'Shooting Sizemore' Takes Aim at Actor's Road to Recovery
Tom Sizemore Fights His Way Back To The Top Of The Hollywood A-List In The
New VH1 Series Premiering Sunday, January 7 At 10:30pm*
NEW YORK, Jan. 2 -- For the last 15 years, actor Tom
Sizemore has led an A-List life, working with such acclaimed film directors
as Steven Spielberg, Oliver Stone, and Ridley Scott. But underneath it all,
Tom's life was combusting.
The documentary series "Shooting Sizemore," premiering January 7 at
10:30pm, chronicles the harrowing, intimate journey of a talented actor as
he attempts to redeem himself and get both his life and career back on
track while fighting the demons of his past.
Once at the top of his game, Sizemore's career came to a screeching
halt when in a matter of months his methamphetamine and heroin addiction
led to his downward spiral. As a result he lost jobs, went into bankruptcy
and lost his home. Filming from the moment he walks out of rehab and with
unlimited access, VH1 follows Tom and his small remaining entourage,
including Luree, his jaded but fiercely loyal personal assistant as he
tries to put his life back together.
Interspersed in the documentary are pointed flashbacks of Tom's own
never- before-seen personal footage spanning the last few years -- filming
himself on drugs, succumbing to bouts of terrifying paranoia and rage. This
black-and- white, grainy handheld footage is a searing and honest look into
Tom Sizemore's innermost thoughts and fears.
As each setback and challenge unfolds onscreen, viewers will come to
know a man who has a forceful determination to live again. He is a man on a
mission to be accepted by his peers while he attempts to climb back to the
upper echelon of his craft and most importantly to remain a committed
father to his twin children.
"Shooting Sizemore" is a production of VH1 in conjunction with Tijuana
Entertainment. Troy Searer and John Foy serve as Executive Producers for
Tijuana. Jeff Olde, Jill Holmes, Damla Dogan, Stella Stolper and Alex
Demyanenko are Executive Producers for VH1 with Michael Hirschorn also
serving as Executive Producer.
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