Saving Private Ryan star Tom Sizemore, 61, is in critical condition after suffering a brain aneurysm at home in LA at 2am
By MELISSA KOENIG
Saving Private Ryan star Tom Sizemore is in critical condition at a Los Angeles hospital after he suffered a brain aneurysm at his home.
His manager Charles Lago said Sizemore was at his Los Angeles home at around 2am on Saturday when he suffered a brain aneurysm and became unconscious.
Someone found the 61-year-old actor and quickly called 911. EMS crews then transported Sizemore to a local hospital, where he was listed in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit.
‘He is in the hospital,’ Lago told FOX News. ‘His family is aware of the situation and are hoping for the best.
‘It is too early to know about [a] recovery situation as he is in critical condition under observation.’
TMZ first broke the news of Sizemore’s condition, and DailyMail.com has reached out for comment from his representative, who has not yet responded.
Tom Sizemore is in critical condition at a Los Angeles hospital after suffering a brain aneurysm
Sizemore is best-known for his role as Sgt. Mike Harvath in Saving Private Ryan
Sizemore is best known for his work in films like Black Hawk Down, Born on the Fourth of July, Natural Born Killers and Heat.
He is now set to star in a new indie science fiction film, Impuratus, in which he plays a police detective who is forced to believe in the supernatural after witnessing a Civil War veteran’s death bed confession.
But the action star’s career has been riddled with scandals, as he battled drug addition, and had several run-ins with the law.
He has been arrested for driving under the influence, domestic violence and possession of a controlled substance.
In 2013, Sizemore released a tell-all book in which he tells of his affair with Elizabeth Hurley. He pains the actress, then the girlfriend of Hugh Grant, as a seductress who he fell in love with on the 1992 set of Passenger 57.
He was later married to actress Maeve Quinian from 1996 through 1999.
Sizemore’s new film is expected to be released next month, but the first public screening will be held in Doylestown, Pennsylvania near where Impuratus was filmed next week.
Speaking to Age of the Nerd about his most recent project, Sizemore said he signed on because he ‘enjoyed the script’ and is a ‘terrific leading part.
‘It was a period peace, which was interesting, and I really like the people that were involved,’ Sizemore said of the film, which also stars John Quigley, Robert Miano and Lew Temple.
He added that he saw a ‘very early cut, and I was blown away.
‘The quality was astounding, the acting (including some of mine, of course), but seriously everyone was outstanding and the photography superb,’ Sizemore said, adding he ‘can’t wait to see the final version with the music all in.’
When asked about his 30-year career, Sizemore attributed his success to his ‘passion for the work.
‘I’ve always loved movies,’ he said. ‘That’s why I started doing this, and after all these years I still adore movies.’
He noted that the industry has changed over the years, ‘so I think it’s just about just having a real passion for stories and my nascent curiosity.’
Sizemore added: ‘I believe that I have a second act coming and that I need to start doing more dramatic roles and stay away from the bad guy, military and cop roles.’
Sizemore was married to actress Maeve Quinian from 1996 through 1999. They are seen here at the 1998 premiere of Saving Private Ryan
Sizemore is set to star in the indie science fiction film Impuratus as a detective who is forced to believe in the supernatural
Sizemore was born in Detroit, Michigan, where his mother was a member of the ombudsman staff and his father worked as a lawyer and philosophy professor.
His early roles included appearances in Oliver Stone’s Born on the Fourth of July in 1989, as well as in Point Break and Natural Born Killers.
He also starred in the independent drama Love is Like That in 1993 with actress and model Pamela Gidley and had a supporting role in Kevin Costner’s Wyatt Earp as Bat Masterson in 1994.
For his work in Heart and Souls in 1993, Sizemore was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor.
From there, he had a succession of well-received supporting roles, including his portrayal of Michael Cherito in the 1995 heist film Heat.
But his biggest success was playing Sgt. Mike Harvath in Saving Private Ryan in 1999.
One of his earliest roles was as a supporting character in Natural Born Killers (pictured)