Quotes from Tom Sizemore


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My wife and I are a team, and it's good for my work because I'm interested in working from a stable base.


I'm a big baby. I'm not tough at all.


Actors have to make you believe that it's happening for the first time and all that jazz and make it human and at the same time entertain you.


I used to blame my problems on other people. But my moment of clarity, if you want to call it that, came when I was looking in the mirror one day and just burst into tears. It wasn't just that I looked bad, it was that I knew my problem was me.


I weighed 190 when I got to boot camp, I came out at 178. I ate only the beans and tomato sauce.


Acting is never done. We're trying to keep it real and make sure that you're entertained and it seems unrehearsed.


I used to be very rigid because I just wanted to get through it. Now, if I think a scene should go a certain way and it goes another, I'm able to go that new way with ease.


Whatever it is, if you draw, you paint, you're a carpenter, you play football, the more you do it, you're a journalist, the more stories you write, the more people you interview and navigate your way through these different personalities to get your story, the better you're going to get at it. Acting's no different.


I was a wayward kid, a rambunctious and angry teenager, but I found acting as a fifteen-year-old.


Fatherhood didn't change me in the beginning very much.


I try to stop and take a 10-second break and ask myself before I do something: One, is this going to improve my life for my children, or two, will there be a potential for something to go wrong here?


I think being a movie star is about whether an audience can watch you and care about you.


You must have to want it so badly, if there is any way you can live without it, get out of it. Being an unsuccessful actor is like having a skin disease. Make sure your passion is not misplaced.


Why am I the way I am? Well, I used to be different.


I shot a couple of movies in jail, but I was never in jail.


Temptation is impossible for me to resist... Come on. This is Hollywood. It's in the job description.


It's just acting. I take acting seriously but up to a point.


I play tough guys in movies and behaved like one in front of the press because I thought that was what a man did.


Some actors try to play parts and do things they can't do. Being funny is one of them. Being funny's hard.


I'm trying to reestablish my career and do great work and give my kids the life they deserve.