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Michael Pitt hits out at 'Saw' fans

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Michael Pitt hits out at 'Saw' fans

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The Dreamers star Michael Pitt has lashed out at fans of "torture porn" horror films and critics of his upcoming movie Funny Games.

In an interview with Giant Magazine, Pitt said: "I don’t even know what Saw or Hostel are. Are they like Texas Chainsaw Massacre? I guess I’m drawn to things like Lawrence of Arabia."

The actor had harsh words for those who may not like his new film.

"[Audiences that don’t like Funny Games] can kiss my ass. I hope they do [get angry with] Funny Games. It challenges you. If you’re not up to the challenge, go see Saw."

Pitt was also forthright in his views about the US military, stating: "People think that, until you’ve killed someone or had someone shoot at you, you’re not a grown-up. Going to war isn’t growing up; it’s moving backwards."

Funny Games, Michael Haneke's Hollywood remake of his Austrian film, revolves around two psychotic young men who take a family hostage at their lake house.

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