American actor Tom Sizemore is pictured on August 11, 2014.
Los Angeles (USA) – American actor Tom Sizemore, who is known for his roles in Saving Private Ryan or Black Hawk Down, was hospitalized in Los Angeles over the weekend after suffering a brain aneurysm. Citing Sizemore's manager, The Guardian reported today that the actor's condition is critical. “He is now in critical condition and it is a 'wait and see' situation,” said the 61-year-old actor's manager, Charles Lago.
Tom Sizemore's film and television career spans several decades, but he is best known for his role as a battle-hardened sergeant alongside Tom Hanks in the 1998 war drama Saving Private Ryan, and as a military battalion commander in Black Hawk Down from 2001. In 2000, he was nominated for the Best Actor Award for his role in the TV movie Witness Protection.
Virtually throughout his acting career, Sizemore has struggled with drug addiction and had several run-ins with the law. He was convicted of, among other things, assaulting a former girlfriend, and went to rehab for addiction to methamphetamine and heroin. He has been arrested numerous times in recent years for driving under the influence and possession of narcotics.