On the heels of the news that Tom Sizemore passed away on Friday following a brain aneurysm that occurred one month prior, directors, actors, friends, and fans have taken to social media to pay tribute to the late figure.Sizemore stole the show with even minor parts in movies like “Point Break” (1991) and “Enemy of the State” (1998), but he was plagued off-screen by addiction, which was evident in films such as “Heat”
(1995) and “Saving Private Ryan” (1998). His enormous talent was evidently on display in these films.“In 2015 Sizemore read… [actor Eric Bogosian’s] part at a table reading for Gems,” Josh and Benny Safdie, filmmakers, tweeted in reference to their film “Uncut Gems” (2019).
Improvisational theater “He improvised with the actor next to him (despite the fact that they were not in the action), sometimes thinking up fresh story aspects…it made an entirely predictable experience unpredictable. RIP.”
Sizemore was able to hold his own on-screen against screen titans such as Robert De Niro and made an indelible impact in cult classics as well as films that won Oscars.His career was plagued by substance misuse problems as well as convictions, which caused his star to begin to diminish at the turn of the millennium.