Tom Sizemore plays several supporting roles
Sizemore achieved popularity in the 1990s. He frequently plays tough guy supporting characters, generally as a soldier, police officer, or criminal. Heat, Pearl Harbor, and Natural Born Killers were among his other filmography credits. Yet he also struggled with drug abuse and spent time in prison for domestic abuse.
Charles Lago’s remarks
Since experiencing a burst brain aneurysm on February 18, Sizemore has remained unconscious. Tom Sizemore passed away on Friday at a hospital in Burbank, California. His manager, Charles Lago, reported that the twins Jayden and Jagger, all 17 years old, and his brother Paul were by his side. The numerous letters of support have brought solace to the Sizemore family, according to Lago. He said that Sizemore’s boys were very upset and pleaded for their privacy.
I am incredibly grieved by the passing of my big brother Tom, according to his brother Paul Sizemore. The man was enormous. More than anybody I know, he has had a significant impact on my life. Tom, according to Paul, was highly talented, caring, and generous. Paul said that his humor and storytelling prowess could keep you amused for hours. Tom Sizemore, who grew up in a working-class neighborhood of Detroit, earned a master’s degree in theater. This was prior to his big break in Hollywood. This came in 1989 with a small role in Oliver Stone’s Born on the Fourth of July.
His work paved the way for greater parts in 1990s dramas. This includes Tony Scott’s True Romance, Devil in a Blue Dress. He starred opposite Denzel Washington in the biopic Wyatt Earp with Kevin Costner. As the brutal Detective Jack Scagnetti in the contentious Natural Born Killers, Stone once again cast him. He also appeared in Heat as the criminal’s henchman.
Golden Globe nomination
He starred with Tom Hanks as the devoted Sergeant Horvath in the Oscar-winning movie “Saving Private Ryan” in 1998. For his role as a gangster in the 1999 television film Witness Protection, Sizemore received a Golden Globe nomination. In 2002, he provided the voice of mob boss Sonny Forelli in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
He revealed in his book about his addictions to heroin and crystal meth. This addiction came along with fame and wealth and resulted in a serious drug habit. He recalled how De Niro threatened to have Sizemore “arrested for heroin possession” if he didn’t enter a treatment facility. This was during one of his rehab stays in 1995. Sizemore went into treatment.
Prior to the production of “Saving Private Ryan,” director Steven Spielberg allegedly threatened to terminate the actor. That was after the first indication of drug use. And the director further threatened that he would reshoot the movie without him. Yet Tom Sizemore struggled to maintain his sobriety. There were more “personal demons” as well.
Final thoughts about his life
He was detained in 1997 on allegations of beating his tennis player and actress wife, Maeve Quinlan. Two years later, they separated. He was typically forced to complete more treatment and anger management. This was after he was found guilty of assaulting his fiancée, the notorious Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss, in 2003. He was also given a six-month jail term. Ms. Fleiss claimed that he allegedly knocked her to the ground outside his house and stubbed out a cigarette on her.
He remarked at the time that he had “permitted my personal demons to take over my life.” After being found to have falsified the results of a drug test in 2005, he was sent back to jail. This was for breaching his probation by failing the test. He was also caught for drunk driving and sentenced to 16 months in prison for breaking the terms of his probation two years later.
In his book, Tom Sizemore said he was a person who’d come from very little and gotten to the top. “The multimillion-dollar home, the Porsche, and the restaurant I co-owned with Robert De Niro were all mine, said Sizemore. And just then, I had nothing.” He wrote that he had an eventful life. Yet I’m unable to express how much I’d give to be the man you were completely unaware of.