Tom Sizemore Biography

Birthday: 1961-11-29
Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan USA
Height: 5' 11" (1.80 m)
Wiki Biography: Tom Sizemore rose in prominence throughout the 1990s, establishing himself as a memorable tough guy character, sought after by the most respected directors in the business. Born in Detroit on 29 November, 1961, 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 theater 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 rehab program in 1998 after his mother and his friend Robert De Niro appeared on his doorstep during the filming of Witness to the Mob (1998) (TV). Telling him they were there to drive him to jail or to rehab, Sizemore chose rehab. After he completed rehab, he counseled teens involved in substance abuse. Offered both a role in WWII 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 widespread 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 re-shoot 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 pretentiousness is refreshing. A commanding voice and presence on film, Sizemore looks to continue as one of Hollywood's greatest actors.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Lock Up Dallas 1989 Action
Lockup Dallas 1989 Action
Lock-Up Dallas 1989 Action
The Match 1999 Comedy
Robbery Homicide Division Lt. Sam Cole 2002 Crime
Dr. Vegas Vic Moore 2004 - 2004
Shooting Sizemore 2007 Reality Tv
Superstorm Katzenberg 2007 Drama
Strange Days Max Peltier 2010 Family
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Big Trouble Snake Dupree 1986 0
Lock Up Dallas 1989 Action, Crime, Thriller
A Matter of Degrees Zeno Stefanos 1990 Comedy
Blue Steel Wool Cap 1990 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Flight of the Intruder Boxman 1991 0, Game Show, 0, Biography
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man Chance Wilder 1991 Game Show, 0, 0
Guilty by Suspicion 1991 Drama, Thriller
Passenger 57 Sly Delvecchio 1992 Game Show, 0
Love Is Like That Lenny 1992 Drama
Striking Distance Det. Danny Detillo 1993 Comedy, 0
Watch It Danny 1993 Comedy
Where Sleeping Dogs Lie Eddie Hale 1993 Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Heart and Souls Milo Peck 1993 Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Natural Born Killers Det. Jack Scagnetti 1994 0, Comedy, Game Show, 0
Wyatt Earp Bat Masterson 1994 Action, Adventure
Devil in a Blue Dress DeWitt Albright 1995 0, Comedy
Strange Days Max Peltier 1995 Action, Crime, Drama
Heat Michael Cheritto 1995 Action, Crime, Drama
The Relic Lt. Vincent D'Agosta 1997 Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Saving Private Ryan Sgt. Mike Horvath 1998 0, 0, Romance
The Florentine Teddy 1999
Play It to the Bone 1999 0, 0
Bringing Out the Dead Tom Wolls 1999 0, 0
The Match Buffalo 1999 Comedy, Romance, Sport
Witness Protection 1999 Crime, Drama
Red Planet Dr. Quinn Burchenal 2000 Sci Fi, Action, Thriller
Black Hawk Down McKnight 2001 Romance, 0
Ticker Det. Ray Nettles 2001 Action, Thriller, Crime
Sins of the Father 2002
Dreamcatcher Owen 2003 Drama, Horror, Sci Fi
Swindle Seth George 2004 Action, Crime, Thriller
Paparazzi Rex Harper 2004 Action, Crime, Thriller
The Nickel Children Feedo 2005 Drama
Born Killers Dad 2005 Crime, Drama
Zyzzyx Rd Joey 2006 Thriller
Shut Up and Shoot! Tom 2006 Comedy, Thriller
Splinter Detective Cunningham 2006 Thriller
The Genius Club 2006
White Air Steve 2007 Action, Drama, Sport
Bottom Feeder Vince Stoker 2007 Horror
Protecting the King Ronnie 2007 Drama, Music
A Broken Life Max 2008
Red Mr. McCormack 2008 Drama, Thriller
Furnace Frank Miller 2008 Crime, Horror, Mystery
The Last Lullaby Price 2008 Drama, Mystery
Stiletto Large Bills 2008 Action, Crime, Drama
The Flyboys Angelo Esposito 2008 Action, Adventure
Bad Ass Paolo 2009 Action, Crime, Drama
Commute God 2009 Comedy
The Grind Chuck 2009 Thriller
21 and a Wake-Up Jack Breedlau 2009 Drama
Double Duty Craig 2009 Action, Comedy, Romance
Shadows in Paradise Col. Bunker 2010 Action
Game of Life Burt 2011 Drama
Contractor's Routine Art Professor 2011 Drama, Thriller
Collar Chief Hamilton Markham 2011 Crime, Drama
Suing the Devil Tony 'The Hip' Anzaldo 2011 Comedy, Drama
The Speak Doyle 2011 Horror
The Colombian Connection Frank Rossi 2011 Action, Crime, Mystery
Black Gold Detective Brandano 2012 Drama
Slumber Party Slaughter Tom Kingsford 2012 Drama, Thriller
Cellmates Leroy Lowe 2012 Comedy, Drama
Visible Scars Mike Gillis 2012 Thriller
El bosc Pickett 2012
Deep Burial Zek 2013 Thriller
Quad Lucky 2013 Drama
The Drunk Bruce Frye 2013 Drama, Thriller
Radical CIA Agent McKitrick 2013 Action, Drama, Horror
Bordering on Bad Behavior Bob 2013 Action, Comedy, Drama
Meth Head Sonny 2013
Auteur Himself 2013 Comedy, Drama, Horror
Chlorine Ernie 2013 Comedy, Drama
Paranormal Movie Tom 2013 Comedy
Remnants General Vincent Tate 2013 Action, Drama
Crosshairs Jimmy Marcos 2013 Action, Drama, Thriller
Murder101 FBI Agent Ridley 2013 Thriller
Before I Sleep Randy 2013 Drama
Five Thirteen Glen 2013 Drama
Dark Haul Knicks 2014 Horror
Terms & Conditions El Viejo 2014 Action
5 Hour Friends Timothy Bonner 2014 0, 0
The Age of Reason Robert 2014 Adventure
Unkillable Mr. Gilliam 2014 Action
Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D Chief McClelland 2014 Animation, Horror
The Mob Priest: Book I Mob Boss Johnny 2014 Action
Blue Line Detective Broza 2015 Action, Thriller
Exit 14 Roy 2015 Horror
Fair Chase Nick 2015 Thriller
The Intruders Howard Markby 2015
Knockout Bill Harford 2015 Action
Laugh Killer Laugh Orphanage Headmaster 2015 Crime
WEAPONiZED Kyle Norris 2016 Action, Thriller
USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage McWhorter 2016 Action
The Bronx Bull Tony 2016
The Second Coming of Christ Larry 2018