The “Saving Private Ryan” actor Tom Sizemore is in the hospital’s intensive care unit after experiencing a brain aneurysm. His representative confirmed to CNN early on Sunday.
According to the spokesperson, Charles Lago, Sizemore is in critical condition and is in a “wait and see situation.”
In the 1990s and 2000s, Detroit native Sizemore, 61, starred in a number of popular war and crime films, including “Heat,” “Natural Born Killers,” “Pearl Harbor,” and “Black Hawk Down.”
He frequently plays tough guys, but his most famous role is as Sgt.. Mike Horvath in the World War II film “Saving Private Ryan.”
Sizemore, who co-stars with Tom Hanks as the devoted sergeant. Says, “Someday we might look back on this and decide that saving Private Ryan was the one decent thing we were able to pull out of this godawful s***ty mess,” in the movie’s closing moments.
In addition, he received a Golden Globe Award nomination in 2000 for Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television for his work in “Witness Protection.” He made appearances in episodes of the TV shows “Twin Peaks” and “Cobra Kai” more recently.
Sizemore has a history of legal troubles throughout his career and a long history of drug addiction. He was found guilty in 2003 of charges of domestic violence related to union with his former fiancée Heidi Fleiss. Admitted to having a cocaine, heroin, and meth addiction to CNN’s Larry King in a 2010 interview. He took part in the reality series “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew” that same year.