Michael Pitt for Prada Spring 2012

Posted on December 22, 2011

Boardwalk Empire’s Michael Pitt gets his brooding on for the Prada Spring 2012 menswear ad campaign, photographed by David Sims. He does his best to keep up the tough-guy Cagney act, but it gets a little difficult when sporting floral pants. Still, he takes a good picture; we’ll give him that.

[Photo Credit: David Sims for prada.com]

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    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IHAVNFCLRUU742PA3QYG4RBQOY Eddie

      His upper lip bothers the hell out of me.

      • http://twitter.com/Goldielox73 Goldie

        Funny, for me it’s his bottom lip.

        • Anonymous

          Duck lips?

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KEYJDIENR5MRK2NXJYKNOLWDFE Alexandria

            Guys he can’t help what his face looks like. I think he’s very handsome.

            • Anonymous

              i think his lips are luscious.

            • http://www.facebook.com/people/Angelica-Smith-Mertens/150401222 Angelica Smith Mertens

              His lips are the kissable kind!!!  MMMM… however the first few pictures are way too photo shopped and make his face look slightly alien…

            • Anonymous

              Either lip can bother me any time lovely! 

            • Anonymous

              but he isn’t making that duck face by accident. that’s intentional. and sad.

          • Anonymous

            He’s totally doing duck lips in half of the pictures.

            • Anonymous

              just half? you sure?

        • Anonymous

          Perhaps they’re on upside-down.

        • Anonymous

          hehe  – I thought it was the upper lip so I went back on looked…  it almost looks better upside down :^)

      • Anonymous

        For me, it’s his hair.

    • Amrita Singh

      is it just me, or does he look extraordinarily sickly here?

      • Anonymous

        I think he always does.

      • Anonymous

        I was just thinking the same thing.  The picture in the double-breasted coat looks like he’s about to hurl.  It makes me feel quite sorry for him.

    • Jasmine Moten

      Just…no. I really don’t anything here. 

      Maybe his eyes?

      • Anonymous

        Not even his eyes.

    • Sobaika Mirza

      He looks hilarious in some of these – 2nd and 4th one down, specifically. Still a cutie though.

      • P M

        Possible caption for 2nd one: ‘Behold the beauty of the flower. If you do not behold and be-like it, I will crush you with my icy stare’. 
        Or something. I’m not very good at clever captions. 

        • Sobaika Mirza

          He looks a bit like, “Really? I have to pose with a fucking flower?”

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=12500056 Joseph Lamour

            Thats the caption.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      Oh, god – now boys are gonna start with the duckface too?  I’m too old for this shit.

      • Anonymous

        I know. I was just thinking is he related to Chloe Moretz??

      • Anonymous

        Not just too old but it collides violently with my personal prejudices about male attractiveness.  I once had an in-many-respects marvelous boyfriend whom I could never value adequately because of the cherub-like effect of his lips & curly blond hair.

        I know, wasted on me. 

    • P M

      My God, but his lips are gorgeous. I am still  tickled by the pics, though. 

      • Anonymous

        Gorgeous? Gorged, perhaps.

    • Rei Carter

      He’s reminding me of Byron for some reason. 

    • Anonymous

      Some of the photos are brilliant and then in others I’m getting serious “Bat Boy” vibes from his eyes. 

      • Anonymous

        That’s hilarious.

      • Rei Carter

        Oh goodness, now that is all I see. 

      • Anonymous

        HA HA HA HA – yes, Bat Boy indeed!  Bat Boy Lives!

    • Sara__B

      Those aren’t just floral pants, they’re pastel daisy pants! (I don’t know what I was expecting, but pastel daisy pants caused me to snort my coffee. Extraordinary!)

    • Anonymous

      I have the giggles trying to imagine the look on my boyfriend’s face if he opened a present from me and saw those floral pants inside.

      • Lauren Maier

        I don’t have to try, my boyfriend would ask me why I gave him lady pants for Christmas.  

        • Anonymous

          This is such a great idea for a gag gift. I’m going to buy the ugliest pair of men’s pants I can find at the discount store to give him and try my damndest to keep a straight face when he looks at me like I’m crazy and asks if I’m serious. I doubt they will have floral, but I hope so. That way, I can tell him yes I’m serious, Prada has floral pants for men for spring!

      • O Superman

        It’s not like all women’s wear is intended to be ready-to-wear for every
        single person. Your boyfriend doesn’t wear floral pants and that’s fine, but I don’t
        think designers should be discouraged from taking risks in menswear just
        because the average male isn’t that adventurous.

        • Anonymous

          I’m not sure where exactly I said or implied that designers should be discouraged from taking risks in menswear, so feel free to point it out to me. My comments were in regards to my boyfriend only and nowhere did I say anything disparaging about men who are adventurous enough to wear floral pants.

    • Anonymous

      Please tell me he didn’t.  Ugh.  I’m a fan of his, not a fan of these pics. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Maya-KC/537771651 Maya KC

      oh lord, editorial duckfacing :3

    • Anonymous

      Is he doing duck lips in every picture or are his lips naturally weird?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=751285857 Sally Brownson

        Pretty sure his lips are just weird.

      • Anonymous

        He has naturally pouty lips, but yes, he’s doing duck lips. I thought it was bad enough when women do it. Now men too?

      • MilaXX

        He has full lips

    • Addicted2Glamour

      This photo set is a disaster! He’s a  fantastic actor but the boy is no model. And it’s nothing about his looks (I think he’s sexy as all Hell)  it’s not knowing how to hold himself in front of a still camera.

      • Anonymous

        He’s not model-pretty. Which I find sexy along with his on screen presence and attitude. That voice.  There is something about him acting that is magnetic.  He looks great in the clothes of Boardwalk Empire which, obviously, are tailor made for him to wear on set. Where he knows exactly what he’s going to do and where clothes, props and emotions serve a story purpose. 

        None of that prepares him as a print fashion model though. He looks lost here. This is a great example of why every charismatic actor does not a fashion model make.  

    • kerry dee

      oh, he is so beautiful/handsome/perfect. an unexpected choice, i love this campaign! 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jane-Morris/1076502799 Jane Morris

      OH the POOR MAN.  Yikes. and hahahahahaha.

      He isn’t DOING duck lips.  He HAS duck lips.  When he closes his mouth that happens.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t watch  Boardwalk Empire (I know, I know–will start at some point) and I have only seen him in Murder by Numbers…In the first couple of pictures he looks a little axe-murdery to me.

    • Anonymous

      You can just imagine that picture with the guitar as an album cover for some 1950s heartthrob crooner.  I’m hearing some corny cowboy music just looking at it

    • Anonymous

      HBO needs to make him Eric’s younger brother on True Blood. It’s what I want for Christmas.

      • Anonymous

        Oh god, please no.

    • up with pod people

      I freaking love these. I’m a BE fan though (total “Harrowin’ Addict”) and I love flamboyant menswear, so.

    • http://twitter.com/PsychicMuppet Bitsy Carver

      I’d be trying to keep a brave face on, too, if I was just shot in the head by my surrogate father.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_64HSRZWCSJ5RBFGCWDLFQOICYM G

        Indeed.  Considering that, he looks amazing.  (And what a horrific surprise it was, Bitsy).

    • Sarah Lynnae

      I only like the fifth. Not sure what the problem is, but most of them aren’t working for me at all.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1264609232 Samantha Ritchie

      loving it. cant put to words why…but these are great in my opinion.

    • Anonymous

      Oy. What an odd selection of photos.  In the one with the guitar, he looks like one of the Nelson brothers on Ozzie and Harriet.

      If I ever see some guy walking down the street in those daisy pants, I am going to seriously burst out laughing.

      • MilaXX

        Can’t believe I just typed something similar. I wrote that he looked like Ricky Nelson.

        • Anonymous

          I was thinking more David Nelson, but Ricky will do!

          And PS–we may be the only ones old enough to know who Ricky and David are. Sigh.

          • Anonymous

            Nope! There are more.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_64HSRZWCSJ5RBFGCWDLFQOICYM G

      Why Nucky why?

      • MilaXX

        Cause stupid Eli is easier to manipulate than Jimmy.

    • Anonymous

      Okay, I am mostly not into this, but for some unknown reason, I think the 5th picture down–the one where he looks a bit like he might be boxing–is hot. Really hot. Don’t ask me to explain, I can’t.

      • Anonymous

        I also think that’s the most appealing photo [of him, personally] of the bunch.

        I think it’s because the angle of his head & arms give the impression he’s been caught mid-motion rather than it being a static pose. Healthy, fit young people are sexier in motion.

    • Anonymous

      Prada AND Michael Pitt? I love life.

    • Anonymous

      From Tommy Gnosis to Tommy GnoBro.

      • Anonymous

        Thank-you. That was literally laugh-out-loud funny.

    • Alloy Jane

      This dude is cute in an awkward way, but he looks too boyish for my tastes.  LOVE that silly shirt with the people and bassist.  The lips are definitely nicer when he isn’t making a duck-face.  But I’m not into thin-lipped men.  It’s like kissing teeth.

    • http://twitter.com/nanipoo Ilana Schenck

      Really gonna miss him on BE :(

    • MilaXX

      Oh Jimmy, I’m gonna miss you. he’s giving a bit of duck face in the second pic and the pic with the guitar reminds me of a 50′s heart throb like Ricky Nelson. Overall I like the spread, especially since it’s not the jeans, tshirt and sweater/leather jacket look  editors so often default to .

    • Anonymous

      I may be too old, but this is making me think they were going for a sort-of updated Ricky Nelson vibe.  Can’t say that I like it, but I get that feel from it.

      • MilaXX

        Great now I got Garden Party going through my brain.

        • Anonymous

          Went to a Garden Party, to reminisce with my old friends …

    • Anonymous

      I don’t know who he is but I can’t get over how much he looks like McCauley Culkin…

    • Anonymous

      I love the lineart print on that button-down, but these pictures mostly just look odd to me. I guess it’s a bouquet, but the first picture looks like he is holding a handful of paper scraps while staring vacantly into space. He reminds mo of Chloe Grace Moretz and they both seem to make the same duckface for photographs (I have seen both in movies and they don’t have duckface there, so I know it isn’t just genetic).

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1253053236 Belle Burnett

      I’ve always loved this kid, but these photos look weird. What’s with the extra poutiness?

    • Anonymous

      He looks dopey. More Dark Shadows than Cagney.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1344922354 Eric Scheirer Stott

      Does he have trouble holding his neck straight?

    • Anonymous

      I dig the clothing and general midcentury vibe, but some of his expressions are really goofy. I busted up laughing at the double-breasted coat shot. I don’t watch Boardwalk Empire, so I can’t extrapolate from these shots to how he is in motion.

    • Rand Ortega

      Yeah. Ok.

    • Hetha Innis

      The first thing that came to mind on viewing these shots was Christopher Walken. Wonder what turn Michael’s career will take next? I love these, but I’m a huge fan of Jimmy, so there ya go. 

    • http://profiles.google.com/grandiva1968 e jerry powell

      Don’t get me wrong, Michael was great on Boardwalk Empire, but for me, he’ll always be Tommy Gnosis.

    • Anonymous

      nice lips.  beautiful coat.  my husband is still howling with laughter about those floral pants. 

    • Anonymous

      I like the sweater and both jackets. That is all the positive I can say.

      I want to like the print shirt, but for some reason that print looks dated to me. (I know the graphic style intentionally evokes days-gone-by. I mean truly past the sell-by date, maybe because I live/work in and/or adjacent to a thriving hipster enclave?)

    • Leslie Streeter

      All the prints seem to be from 60s wallpaper patterns. And he looks like Elvis’ delicate cousin, Percy.

      • Anonymous

        OMG that made me snort my eggnog.  Love it.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JSGAZPEESHQT47ATH55GNOHHBY Erin

      How has he not aged at all since he played Tommy Gnosis?  He must have a portrait somewhere that is starting to look like hell.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1573976444 Kary McGonigal Barrie

      And now I want to punch him. 

    • Anonymous

      Interesting looking guy but the last two shots are laughable. Light, goofy, whimsical clothing just doesn’t work on him.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Emily-Smith/12431153 Emily Smith

      he looks like he’s making the duckface.

      • Anonymous

        exactly- duck lips.  he and paz can get together on the set during down time and practice their duck faces.  still, he’s hot hot hot.  but these pictures are not serving him well.  hard to look like a hot guy with daisies on your pants and cartoons of teen age girls dancing on your shirt.

        • http://twitter.com/DarthJaeda Jaeda Laurez

          although, to be fair, I think Paz just LOOK like that lol

    • Anonymous

      Just to show that no one of the Dicaprio facial type matures/ages well into their face.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mary-Elizabeth-Poytinger-Baumer/1516981341 Mary Elizabeth Poytinger Baume

      eek.no.

    • http://twitter.com/SparklyCasanova UglyCasanova

      Nay!  

    • Anonymous

      Substitute a ukulele for that guitar and you can just hear him singing, “Tiptoe Through The Tulips”.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      Gosh, I really hate these pictures. Love the guy, LOVE him, but just– NO.

    • Anonymous

      He looks like the dummy you can buy for your car so it looks like you’re not alone.

    • Anonymous

      *swoon*

    • Anonymous

      Nothing says “do not mess with this tough guy” like wearing your little sister’s flannel pajama top with a mismatched ascot.

    • http://www.wordydoodles.com WordyDoodles

      Imma just say it. This guy looks crazytown to me. Especially #2 and #4. Maybe it’s the smoochylips. Very likely it’s the white eyeliner. Actually, it’s both those things plus the awful slicked back hair. All together it says, “I’m broody and deep and I don’t want to be here so fuck this flower shit.” Maybe I have to start watching Boardwalk Empire so I can have a personality to love.

    • Anonymous

      hes not sexy (in my eyes) but hes a pretty great fashion model.
      something you see often in female models but not that often in male ones.
      i like the pictures and the clothes. and him.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patrick-Cleary/1201575213 Patrick Cleary

      He’s a handsome fellow, but why do the boys get a pass on posing? He looks like all his photos were taken post-lobotomy.

    • Anonymous

      That’s a pretty sweet looking Gretsch…  Best thing I can say about these photos. 

    • Anonymous

      CREEPY

    • Anonymous

      the fourth picture from the top is truly marvellous.
      nobody shouldve ever stuck him in floral pants even if that was the point.

    • Anonymous

      This is a profoundly stupid bunch of photos.

    • Anonymous

      i’m a little bit in love with him. He’s a brilliant actor.

    • http://profiles.google.com/clairehaley1 Claire Haley

      Love him. And he’s playing my dream guitar!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Austen-Jane/100002245814326 Austen Jane

      He looks cross-eyed and kinda slow in most of these pictures.

    • Melvis Velour

      Is it me or does he look like Odo (or whatever the hell he was called) from Star Trek: Deep Space 9?

      • Susan Crawford

        I see your point, Mavis – he has that frozen face, but remember, Odo didn’t have lips, and this fellow seems to have so much lip going on that it’s actually rather disturbing, and not in a good way!

        • Melvis Velour

          Darling, it’s “Melvis” not Mavis…. ;)~

    • Anonymous

      I kind of hate him. I can’t tell if it’s because I still irrationally hold his character’s behavior in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” against him or if it’s because he just strikes me as kind of a tool. Maybe both. Either way, I don’t think he’s giving great face here, though I like the style of the shoot itself.

    • Anonymous

      never send an actor to do a model’s job.  Or vice versa, really.

      • Anonymous

        There should be a law.

    • Anonymous

      Of course it does not help that I find him unattractive, but those (non-existent?) facial expressions are bad.  I guess if I cover his head I can try to see the clothes.   

      OK went back, too retro, I guess the first sweater is ok.   I hate the last couple of outfits

    • Anonymous

      I think it’s that he’s actively doing *something* with his lips in pics 2 and 4.  In those pictures, his lips look off.  In all the others, he looks his normal quirky self.  Oh, and that first boxing picture?…

      I’d just like to say that I’m amused by the swath-of-fabric-as-shirt / undershirt trend going on currently.  Who knew she was just being avant garde?

    • Anonymous

      He looks like a little dweeby kid.  I want to give him a snack and ask him if he’s done his homework.  Like the jackets though.

    • aarthi anantharaman

      He looks a bit like Darrell Hammond imitating Donald Trump on SNL…

    • Anonymous

      The other thing is that this shoot seems like it was overseen by two competing sylists/creative directors. On one hand you have the slicked back, somewhat 50′s hair, fit of the clothes and the boxing posing and he seems to be tough, sexy and old school (or at least referring to that kind of a vibe). On the other hand, you have the shots that are all pouty, dandified, childish (not boyish) and even androgynous (especially the eyelids one at the end). 

    • Merridith Kristoffersen

      Good Lord he’s got the hotness.

    • Anonymous

      To me, there is nothing appealing about these photos, at all.  He looks extremely uncomfortable and the clothes do not suit his looks at all.  Ugh…

    • Anonymous

      reminds me of a young, spooky version of the already spooky christopher walken

    • Genevieve LeFluer

      He and Chloe Moretz could be brother and sister.

    • Lauren M.

       Michael Pitt: Crying Behind The Music

    • Anonymous

      hahahahahhaa he’s making the “duck face” in almost all these pictures! It’s actually kind of offensive that you wouldn’t call him out on that. This is seriously one of the worst photo spreads I’ve ever seen.

    • Anonymous

      Wait, I need to comment again. The fact that you two didn’t immediately laugh this guy to the curb with these pics causes me to SERIOUSLY question your judgment. How could you not notice how terrible these pictures are? How can I ever trust you again? Are you being paid off by his publicists? That might really be the only excuse.

    • Anonymous

      Wait, I need to comment again. The fact that you two didn’t immediately laugh this guy to the curb with these pics causes me to SERIOUSLY question your judgment. How could you not notice how terrible these pictures are? How can I ever trust you again? Are you being paid off by his publicists? That might really be the only excuse.

      • http://www.tomandorenzo.com Tom and Lorenzo

        “WHY ARE YOU NOT SAYING EXACTLY WHAT I THINK YOU SHOULD BE SAYING?!? SOMEONE MUST HAVE PAID YOU OFF! I WILL NEVER TRUST ANYTHING YOU SAY AGAIN BECAUSE YOU DIDN’T WRITE DOWN THE EXACT THOUGHTS I HAVE IN MY HEAD!!!!!”

    • Anonymous

      I love the clothes!  All of them — love the floral trousers for men.  Why not?  I think he looks great.  A young F Scott Fitzgerald.  The last outfit is just insanely different and chic — for a man, a woman, a vegetable or a mineral.   Bravo to Prada!  Truly refreshing.

    • http://democracydiva.com/ Democracy Diva

      Sorry, TLo, I’m gonna have to agree with some of the bitchier comments here and question your ability to judge this man without bias – these are some of the stupidest pictures (and particularly faces) I’ve ever seen. He looks like a conceited hipster egomaniac with some facial paralysis issues.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t get this guy. Boardwalk Empire had the perfect ending this season…

    • Anonymous

      puhleez

    • Zach Ng Zheng Yang

      ick