Through the late ’90s and early aughts, Tom Sizemore was one of the most sought-after supporting actors in Hollywood, lending his thespian chops to “Saving Private Ryan,” “True Romance,” “Natural Born Killers,” “Heat,” and “Black Hawk Down.”
But today, the film Sizemore is most famous for is this four-minute clip obtained by the National Enquirer, in which he purportedly smokes heroin and meth, and observes that Mexican men are a lot like fertilizer, in that they’re brown and smell bad:
The video was given to the Enquirer by a friend of Sizemore’s who was in the room, possibly the camera operator himself. This friend told the tabloid he was handing over the video because, if the world sees it “maybe then Tom will realize he’s killing himself with drugs and clean himself up for good. My plea to Tom is, ‘Get help now before you end up dead.'”
Sizemore has struggled with drug addiction since he was 15 years old. He appeared on the third season of VH1’s Celebrity Rehab, and, in a guest appearance the following season, claimed to have been sober for 14 months.
He is 52 and is the father of 8-year-old twin boys.