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February 21, 2010

Actors: Tom Sizemore

Tom Sizemore
Tom Sizemore, born September 29th1964, is almost as famous for being a fucked-up coke/meth head as he is an actor - which is pretty sketchy even by Hollywood standards. Sizemore's acting career has seen a number of high intenisty, full-throttle and gritty portrayals of crooked cops, grizzled veterans and unhinged criminals. Sizemore's roles have been stand-out performances in the films he's had time to appear in while not in drug treatment or a guest of the state of California in county jail.

Before his troubles started, Sizemore attended Michigan State University for a year as well as Wayne State University. He earned a Master's degree in Theater from Temple University in 1986 and subsequently moved to New York City to pursue an acting career. Since then, he's worked with Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorcese, Oliver Stone, Tom Hanks, Stephen Spielberg and Michael "Miami Vice" Mann.

Selected Filmography:
China Beach (TV series 1989-1990)
Sgt. Vinnie Ventresca

Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
Villa Dulce

True Romance (1993)
Cody "Nickel" Nicholson

Natural Born Killers (1994)
Detective Jack Scagnetti

Heat (1995)
Michael "Slick" Cheritto

Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Sgt. Micheal "Mike" Horvath

Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
Paramedic Tom Wolls

Sizemore, in spite of a dependence on the old Bolivian Marching Powder, has been featured in crime dramas (Heat w/ Al Pacino), war films (Saving Private Ryan), horror films (The Relic), sci-fi flicks (Red Planet w/Val Kilmer) and has also been done V.O. for several video games.

Wikipedia, Tom Sizemore
IMDB, Tom Sizemore

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