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Just like Tom Sizemore's blues

Just like Tom Sizemore's blues

When Tom Sizemore answers the phone in his Miami hotel room, the tough-guy actor of the iconic 1990s films “Saving Private Ryan," "Natural Born Killers" and "Heat" begins speaking in a chain of short-burst, non sequiturs, interrupted by coughing and throat clearing. “I’m in Miami, and I just came back from Cannes [Film Festival],” he says, followed by, “My book’s doing good. Things have really turned around.” Sizemore then pulls his mouth from the receiver and — not for the first time during this 25-minute interview — lets out a moan, followed by a coughing spasm. As if defensively responding to a question...

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