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June 27, 2007 | Francisco Vara-Orta, Times Staff Writer
A day after sentencing actor Tom Sizemore to 16 months in prison for violating probation on a drug conviction, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge gave him 213 days' credit for time spent in county jail and for a previous stint at a live-in drug rehabilitation center. Judge Cynthia Rayvis also recommended that the 45-year-old actor be sent to the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego County to serve the remainder of his sentence in the facility's drug treatment program.
June 1, 2012 | By Robert Abele
Set in an East Texas work prison in 1976, the turgid indie "Cellmates" pairs an incarcerated Klan bigwig (Tom Sizemore) with a happy-go-lucky Mexican fieldworker (Hector Jimenez). The bigot endures the lectures of a potato-farming-obsessed warden (Stacy Keach, full throttle) and falls for a pretty Latina maid (Olga Segura). Really, you can't blame Sizemore for turning the simplest physical movement or line of dialogue into a hoedown of over-gesturing. Co-writer/director Jesse Baget's incessantly talky mix of faux-Coens-style redneck grandiloquence and un-Coens-like visual flatness leaves the fidgety star trapped in garish close-up for most of the film.
It's the third take of a crucial scene in "Witness Protection," a new HBO film to be shownSaturday, and actor Tom Sizemore is breathing hard, hopping from foot to foot, shiny drops of sweat collecting on his face. "We can make this more intense," he says. "We can jack up the intensity here." In the scene, Sizemore plays a Boston loan shark who has ratted out his Mafia bosses and enrolled his family in the federal witness protection program.
July 13, 2005 | Robert W. Welkos, Times Staff Writer
A judge signed an arrest warrant for actor Tom Sizemore on Tuesday after the costar of "Saving Private Ryan" and "Black Hawk Down" failed to appear at a probation violation hearing because he had checked into a live-in drug rehabilitation program. But Los Angeles Superior Court Judge T.K. Herman held off issuing the warrant to allow Sizemore to return to court July 22, when the judge who has been overseeing Sizemore's case is scheduled to return to the bench. Deputy Dist. Atty.
July 23, 2005 | Robert W. Welkos, Times Staff Writer
Actor Tom Sizemore, whose once-promising Hollywood career went into freefall because of drug addiction and a domestic violence conviction, admitted in court Friday that he had violated many of the terms of his probation, including use of a prosthetic device to mask his continued drug use. He was ordered to remain in a rehabilitation facility for at least the next eight weeks.
October 18, 2005 | Robert W. Welkos, Times Staff Writer
Actor Tom Sizemore was handed a 16-month suspended prison sentence Monday by a Los Angeles judge who warned him in blunt terms that the choice to remain free on probation or wind up behind bars is now in his own hands. Sizemore, 44, who appeared in such hit films as "Saving Private Ryan" and "Black Hawk Down" and the CBS police series "Robbery Homicide Division," found his probation revoked July 11 after he admitted violating numerous drug tests while on probation for methamphetamine possession.
August 17, 2007 | Lael Loewenstein, Special to The Times
Gangland violence shreds a community and shatters a family in "Splinter," the feature debut of Michael D. Olmos. Despite some imaginative elements and a knockout performance by Tom Sizemore, "Splinter" feels very much like a first effort. With its recycled themes and muddled storyline generating a cascade of unanswered questions, the film is more about style than substance. One of its stylistic triumphs, however, is an opening title sequence that in itself almost makes the film worth watching.
March 25, 2005 | Robert W. Welkos, Times Staff Writer
In a day of high theatrics in Los Angeles County Superior Court, actor Tom Sizemore showed that he could range from tragedy to jubilation in minutes as a judge Thursday handed him a 21-month sentence for repeatedly failing drug tests while on probation for beating his one-time girlfriend, former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss.
October 23, 2005 | Dan Neil
I wouldn't presume to advise beautiful and wealthy celebrities how to get along in life, and yet I think someone--some agent or manager or kabbalah rabbi--ought to lay down the law: No video cameras in the bedroom. As of this writing, Britney Spears and swain Kevin Federline are being threatened with the release of yet another celebrity sex tape, this one purportedly made while Britney was pregnant. Oh dear. There's only one proper reaction to this news: nostalgia.
January 7, 2007 | Robert W. Welkos, Times Staff Writer
IN this era of celebrity meltdowns, Tom Sizemore could arguably be the poster boy for actors spinning out of control. The burly character actor, who once worked with such A-list directors as Steven Spielberg on "Saving Private Ryan" and Michael Mann on CBS' 2002-03 cop drama "Robbery Homicide Division," fell into a life of drugs, wild sexcapades and run-ins with the law.
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