Tom Sizemore was on a roll in the '90s in films like 'Heat,' 'True Romance,' and 'Saving Private Ryan,' but a cocaine and heroin addiction derailed his promising career. Now, the actor will tell the story of his rocky road with drugs in a new memoir, due out in 2013. "I should have been dead many times over," Sizemore said. "The fact that I'm now sober over two years -- and that I'm acting as much as I did before -- proves that people can overcome obstacles even when they're sure they can't. I hope that this book can inspire other people to never give up."

In the book, which he'll write with journalist Anna David, Sizemore will share his tough childhood growing up in a Detroit housing project, romances with stars Elizabeth Hurley and Sharon Stone and his lowest point: A stint in prison for domestic abuse against then-girlfriend Heidi Fleiss.

Sizemore developed a pattern of cleaning up for major movie roles, then relapsing. He was soon known more for his headline-making misbehavior than for his films. A starring role on the TV series 'Robbery Homicide' didn't last, and he was soon starring in another series: 'Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew.' Sizemore has managed to stay sober since graduating from the reality show.

He's made guest appearances on 'Hawaii: Five-O' and has a number of films in post-production. A 2009 appearance on 'Southland' as an out-of-control movie star was a nod to his colorful past.

[via Deadline]

[Photo: Getty]



Follow Moviefone on Twitter
Like Moviefone on Facebook

CATEGORIES Movies