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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 (1989). Bigger roles soon followed throughout the early 1990s, such as Guilty by Suspicion (1991), True Romance (1993), and Striking Distance (1993). 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 (1994), as well as one of his first truly memorable roles as "Detective Jack Scagnetti" in Oliver Stone's controversial Natural Born Killers (1994). In 1995 he appeared in Devil in a Blue Dress (1995), Strange Days (1995), as well as the acclaimed crime epic Heat (1995), directed by Michael Mann. Sizemore's first big leading role is in The Relic (1997), 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 (1998). 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 (1998). 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 (1998), Sizemore then portrayed a psychotic paramedic in Bringing Out the Dead (1999) directed by Martin Scorsese. Seemingly taking it easy, he then turned in fine but stereotypical performances in Play It to the Bone (1999), Red Planet (2000), and Pearl Harbor (2001). Sizemore then received another leading role in the high-profile military drama Black Hawk Down (2001) 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 »

Tom Sizemore Dodges Jail Time in Heroin Drug Case

Tom Sizemore
Dodges Jail Time ... in Heroin Drug Case

Tom Sizemore caught a HUGE break in his drug case after striking a plea deal ... but he's not out of the woods just yet. The Burbank City Attorney's Office tells TMZ ... the actor entered a… READ MORE >

Tom Sizemore Charged with Possession of Heroin

Tom Sizemore
Charged with Heroin Possession

Tom Sizemore could be taking a long trip, and not to a sunny tropical island, either -- he's staring down the possibility of a year in jail after his recent drug bust ... TMZ has learned. The… READ MORE >

- 156 days ago
Tom Sizemore Arrested for Drug Possession

Tom Sizemore
Arrested for Drugs ... New Year, Same Me!!!

Tom Sizemore's new year is going a lot like previous ones -- he landed in jail for a drug bust ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us Burbank PD pulled over the actor because his… READ MORE >

- 165 days ago
Tom Sizemore Sued for Alleged Child Sex Abuse of 11-Year-Old Girl

Tom Sizemore Sued
Allegedly Molested 11-Year-Old Girl ... On 2003 Movie Set

Tom Sizemore inappropriately touched an 11-year-old child actress who was working with him on a film in 2003, and it caused lifelong damage ... according to a new lawsuit. Sizemore is being sued… READ MORE >

- 415 days ago
Tom Sizemore's Ex-Neighbor Gets Restraining Order Against Him

Tom Sizemore
Ex-Neighbor Claims He's Tracking and Harassing Me

10:27 AM PT -- Tom tells TMZ the restraining order is completely baseless and is only an attempt to keep him from retrieving person property he still has at the house. Sizemore claims his landlord… READ MORE >

- 504 days ago
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 >

- 970 days ago
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 >

- 1029 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 >

- 1051 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 >

- 1070 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 >

- 1072 days ago
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