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Tom Sizemore

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Tom Sizemore rose in prominence throughout the 1990s, establishing himself as a memorable tough-guy actor, sought by the most respected directors in the business.Thomas Edward Sizemore, Jr. was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Judith (Schannault), an ombudsman staff member, and Thomas Edward Sizemore, Sr., a lawyer and professor. Sizemore grew up idolizing the tough-guy characters of the movies he watched. After attending Wayne State University, he got his master's degree in theatre from Temple University in 1986.Like many, he moved to New York City and struggled, waiting tables and performing in plays. His first break came when Oliver Stone cast him in a bit part in Born on the Fourth of July. Bigger roles soon followed throughout the early 1990s, such as Guilty by Suspicion, True Romance, and Striking Distance. 1994 proved to be an even bigger year for Sizemore, as he won the role of "Bat Masterson" in Kevin Costner's star-studded biopic Wyatt Earp, as well as one of his first truly memorable roles as "Detective Jack Scagnetti" in Oliver Stone's controversial Natural Born Killers. In 1995 he appeared in Devil in a Blue Dress, Strange Days, as well as the acclaimed crime epic Heat, directed by Michael Mann. Sizemore's first big leading role is in The Relic, the big-budget effects thriller directed by Peter Hyams.According to a 2001 interview in The Calgary Sun, Sizemore entered a drug rehabilitation program in 1998 after his mother and his friend Robert De Niro appeared on his door-step during the filming of Witness to the Mob. Telling him they were there to drive him to jail or to rehabilitation, Sizemore chose the latter. After completing rehabilitation, he counseled adolescents involved in substance abuse.Offered roles in W.W.II films directed by both Terrence Malick and Steven Spielberg, Sizemore chose the role of "Sergeant Horvath" in Saving Private Ryan. The role and film received wide acclaim and introduced Sizemore's talents to a much broader audience in a more human and well-rounded role than he had previously been given. Sizemore also credits this shoot and Steven Spielberg for helping him with his recovery from addiction, with Steven Spielberg threatening to reshoot the entire film if Sizemore failed a drug test even once.After a flamboyant and uncredited mobster role in Enemy of the State, Sizemore then portrayed a psychotic paramedic in Bringing Out the Dead directed by Martin Scorsese. Seemingly taking it easy, he then turned in fine but stereotypical performances in Play It to the Bone, Red Planet, and Pearl Harbor. Sizemore then received another leading role in the high-profile military drama Black Hawk Down directed by yet another legendary director, Ridley Scott.Specializing in the sort of ultimate tough-guy/manly man roles that hearken back to a different era in film, Sizemore continues to be a favourite of Hollywood's greatest directors. Never afraid to speak his mind about anyone and anything, his sense of blunt honesty and lack of pretension is refreshing. A commanding voice and presence on film, Sizemore looks to continue as one of Hollywood's greatest actors.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Tom Sizemore -- 'Shooter' Stuntman Sues ... He Got Wasted And Ran Me Over!!!

Tom Sizemore
'Shooter' Stuntman Sues He Got Wasted And Ran Me Over!!!

Tom Sizemore was loaded on set before he ran over a stuntman ... according to a new suit. Steve de Castro, who worked as a stuntman on the TV show "Shooter," claims he was within a hair's… READ MORE >

Tom Sizemore -- Facing 3 Years in GF Beating Case

Tom Sizemore
Facing 3 Years in GF Beating Case

Tom Sizemore just got hit with 3 charges for allegedly beating up his girlfriend, and it could mean a nice stretch in jail for him. We've learned the L.A. City Attorney charged Sizemore… READ MORE >

- 97 days ago
Tom Sizemore -- Dropped From USA's 'Shooter' ... DV Arrest the Last Straw

Tom Sizemore
Dropped From USA's 'Shooter' DV Arrest The Last Straw

Tom Sizemore was hired because he's a good dramatic actor, but he was just fired for too much real-life drama in his personal life. Production sources at USA's "Shooter" tell TMZ ...… READ MORE >

- 119 days ago
Tom Sizemore -- Dumped by Manager Over Arrest & Drug Claims

Tom Sizemore
Dumped by Manager Over Arrest & Drug Claims

Thursday 7:21 AM PT -- A rep for Tom tells TMZ ... the ex-manager was actually fired cause he stole more than $86k from the actor. The rep also says Tom's hired an attorney to go after the money… READ MORE >

- 139 days ago
Tom Sizemore -- Arrested for Domestic Violence

Tom Sizemore
Arrested for Domestic Violence

Tom Sizemore has just been arrested for allegedly beating up his girlfriend ... TMZ has learned.  Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... LAPD received multiple 911 calls Tuesday morning about a… READ MORE >

- 140 days ago
'Shooter' Set Accident -- Stuntman Doing OK .... Broken Ribs, Wrist

'Shooter' Set Accident
Stuntman Doing OK Broken Ribs, Wrist

The stuntman Tom Sizemore ran over should make a full recovery ... we've learned his injuries were not as massive as first thought. A rep for the actor tells TMZ the "Shooter" stuntman suffered 2… READ MORE >

- 152 days ago
'Shooter' TV Show -- Tom Sizemore Runs Over Stuntman During Filming (PHOTO)

'Shooter' TV Show
Tom Sizemore Runs Over Stuntman During Filming

2:55 PM PT -- Sizemore's rep tells TMZ the stunt coordinator prompted him to "pull out" once he got in the SUV.  He says 3 cars pulled out at once. Tom, who was driving the SUV with… READ MORE >

- 153 days ago
Tom Sizemore Scores Huge Legal Victory

Tom Sizemore
Scores Huge Legal Victory

Tom Sizemore just won a gargantuan victory in court ... not only did his lawyer prove he did NOT violate his probation, the judge actually ended Tom's probation more than a year early, because… READ MORE >

- 1887 days ago
Tom Sizemore -- Proof My Arrest Was a Mistake!

Tom Sizemore
Proof My Arrest Was a Mistake!

Tom Sizemore is adamant ... he never should have been arrested at his L.A. apartment last week -- and TMZ has obtained the actor's proof ... a document stating he completed his required 80 hours… READ MORE >

- 1896 days ago
Tom Sizemore: My Many Excuses for Getting Arrested

Tom Sizemore
My Many Excuses For Getting Arrested

Tom Sizemore tells TMZ ... he was arrested last night because a guy he barely knows stole a car -- and cops followed the trail right back to him.According to Tom, the car jacker was a friend of a… READ MORE >

- 1904 days ago

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