Hollywood Gives Tom Sizemore Another Chance

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Actor Tom Sizemore arrives at the 19th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party at the Pacific Design Center on February 27, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for EJAF) Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for EJAF/2011 Getty Images

A bit of pilot casting news out of TV land today offers hope that perhaps one day Charlie Sheen could be taken seriously again as an actor. Tom Sizemore, whose last big TV role was as a very strung-out cast member clashing with fellow junkie Heidi Fleiss on VH1's Celebrity Rehab, has cleaned up enough to land a regular role on Ethan Hawke's Fox drama pilot Exit Strategy. A Fox rep confirms Sizemore is set to play a Q-like character who procures resources for Hawke's character. If the show is picked up to series, it would be Sizemore's first regular TV gig since 2002's underrated CBS crime drama Robbery Homicide Division.