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Unplugged: How Tom Sizemore, Star of Saving Private Ryan, Died

Date: March 27, 2023 Time: 10:34:42

Tom Sizemore can hardly be called a big Hollywood star, but during his lifetime he starred in many hits.


It has been known for several days that actor Tom Sizemore is doomed. On February 18, he collapsed at his Los Angeles home after doctors diagnosed a ruptured brain aneurysm. The wall of the cerebral artery in this disease becomes thinner and bulges out, and then bursts, causing massive hemorrhage. An aneurysm is often compared to a time bomb: a person can live with it for decades, sometimes without even suspecting that something is wrong with it, and then the “bomb” explodes without warning. So, for example, the actor Andrei Mironov and the artist Nadya Rusheva died.

Sizemore was taken to the hospital, he underwent all the necessary medical manipulations, but it soon became clear that it would not be possible to save his life, or at least restore consciousness. He was on artificial life support. On February 27, his relatives were informed that it no longer makes sense to keep him there. On March 3 it was decided to turn it off. At the time of death, with Tom Sizemore were his brother Paul and his sons, twins Jayden and Jagger, aged 17.

Tom Sizemore can hardly be called a big Hollywood star, but during his lifetime he starred in many hits. The first thing that comes to mind is Saving Private Ryan, Steven Spielberg’s war epic (1998), where Sizemore played one of the central roles: American soldier Mike Horvath. Overall, he made his film debut in 1989, one of his first roles being an episode in Oliver Stone’s Born on the Four of July, where he played a Vietnam War veteran. (Because of his rather brutal appearance, he was often invited to the roles of military men, criminals, detectives, in general tough and serious guys). In a couple of years, he played major, but, as a rule, not leading roles: in “Passenger 57” with Wesley Snipes, in “Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man”, in Tony Scott’s “True Love”, in “Strange Days” Katherine Bigelow, in Michael Mann’s “Heat” and Martin Scorsese’s “Raising the Dead.” This is in the 90s. And then there was Pearl Harbor, Black Hawk Down, Dream Catcher…

Unfortunately, they soon started talking about Sizemore in relation to ugly stories, far from the cinema itself. He had serious drug problems. In 2003, he attacked his then-girlfriend, and she was the famous “Hollywood lady” Heidi Fleiss, who provided elite girls to rich and famous clients. Tom was sentenced to seven months in prison and then further treatment at a drug treatment clinic. He could not give up drugs for a long time, and the birth of children in 2005 from another girlfriend did not stop him. Or he got arrested for going crazy, then he got caught with methamphetamine… For some reason, a sex tape also appeared, in which Sizemore has fun with several girls and announces that he had sex with Paris Hilton (and, apparently, he lied). All this could not but affect his career: there were fewer and fewer great movies, and more and more cheap and unnoticed movies.

It culminated in 2017 when it was reported that nine years earlier, on the set of Born to Kill (not to be confused with Oliver Stone’s Natural Born Killers, in which he also starred in Sizemore), he allegedly seduced or tried to seduce an 11-year-old girl. -old girl. Sizemore vehemently denied this, and in 2020 the court agreed with him, dismissing the claim of the same girl, now an adult.

He was a good actor, and he could count on more in the movies. But, as often happens in Hollywood, and not only in him, the hectic life broke his plans. In any case, he will not be remembered for the scandals, but for his roles in his favorite movies of the 90s and 2000s.

Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.

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