Veteran Italian filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci’s erotic drama “The Dreamers” airs tonight at 11 p.m. ET. The dreamy (get it? get it?) movie stars Michael Pitt as Matthew, an American student studying in Paris during the politically turbulent late ’60s. At a protest demonstration, Matthew meets cinema-obsessed Isabelle (Eva Green) and her twin brother, Theo (Louis Garrel). When their Bohemian parents (Robin Renucci and Anna Chancellor) leave for the summer, the twins invite Matthew to live with them. While the revolution rages on outside, the three young people stay in the comfortable flat playing decadent sexual games. It’s a sensuous, rich film that catapulted Michael Pitt from the slums of “Dawson’s Creek” into the big leagues. You see where we are going with this, right? Oh yeah, it’s a list.
Here are five Michael Pitt roles we love:
5. Paul in “Funny Games”
4. Tommy Gnosis in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”
3. Blake in “Last Days”
2. James ‘Jimmy’ Darmody in “Boardwalk Empire”
1. Matthew in “The Dreamers”
“The Dreamers” airs tonight at 11 p.m. ET and Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 3:30 a.m. ET