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Tom Sizemore

Tom Sizemore has established himself as one of the most versatile actors working in film today. His co-starring role opposite Tom Hanks in Steven Spielberg's Academy Award nominated drama, Saving Private Ryan, in which he portrayed Sergeant Michael Horvath and gendered enormous critical praise for his depiction of a tough-as-nails, but ever loyal ranger.

Recently, Sizemore starred in the CBS Television drama series RHD for creator Michael Mann. He also starred in the lead role of Tom Cherry in Sins of the Father. As Cherry, Sizemore delivered an emotional performance playing a son who spends his adult life seeking the love and approval of his father, but who eventually realizes that his father was complicit in one of the most violent hate crimes in U.S. history.

Sizemore has become highly sought after for lead roles in major feature films. He starred in the Academy Award nominated film Black Hawk Down, with Ewan McGregor and Josh Hartnett for director Ridley Scott. His upcoming independent films include The Florentine with Chris Penn, Jeremy Davies and Michael Madsen for director Nick Stagliano, and Polygram FilmĀ¹s The Match with Ian Holm, Richard E. Grant and Max Beesley.

He co-starred in the blockbuster film Pearl Harbor, directed by Michael Bay and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. Sizemore has also played major roles in Red Planet, Martin Scorsese's Bringing Out the Dead, Play it to the Bone and Big Trouble. Sizemore gained critical acclaim for his role in HBO's Witness Protection, in which he starred as a man who must comply with the government to win his family's safety from the Boston Mafia.

Sizemore's first movie role was for Oliver Stone in Born on the Fourth of July. He later re-teamed with Stone to play Scagneti, the self-promoting detective who apprehends Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis in Natural Born Killers. Other standout performances include the 1997 suspense thriller The Relic, in which he starred with Penelope-Ann Miller in a role that garnered him a Best Actor Award at the Madrid Film Festival.

In 1995, Sizemore had a banner year in which he starred opposite Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Val Kilmer in Michael Mann's Heat. He also starred opposite Denzel Washington in director Carl Franklin's Devil in a Blue Dress, based on the acclaimed novel by Walter Mosley, and in Strange Days for director Kathryn Bigelow. Sizemore has graced the screen in a wide range of films including Ron Underwood's Hearts and Souls, Tony Scott's True Romance, Lawrence Kasdan's Wyatt Earp, Passenger 57, Watch It, Guilty Suspicion, and NBC's highly successful miniseries, Witness to the Mob, in which he portrayed John Gotti to critical raves.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Tom Sizemore Facts

Birth Name Thomas Edward Sizemore Jr.
BirthdaySeptember 29, 1961 (61)
BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, USA
Height6' (1m83)  How tall is Tom Sizemore compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Saving Private Ryan
USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage
The Relic
Black Hawk Down
Witness Protection
Wyatt Earp
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