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Actor Tom Sizemore arrested on outstanding warrant [Updated]

September 20, 2011 |  8:25 am

Actor Tom Sizemore arrested
Actor Tom Sizemore found himself behind bars again Tuesday morning.

Sizemore, whose once-promising acting career has been derailed by a series of drug arrests and probation violations, was arrested by Los Angeles police officers on an outstanding battery warrant at an apartment on Wilshire Boulevard early Tuesday, said Officer Diana Figueroa.

No information on the alleged battery was available Tuesday morning.

The 49-year-old actor, who has appeared in films such as "Heat" and "Saving Private Ryan," was booked into L.A. County Jail in lieu of $26,000 bail, according to jail records.

Sizemore pleaded no contest in January 2006 to possession of methamphetamine. He was sentenced to probation. In 2007, he was arrested for methamphetamine possession in Bakersfield. An L.A. County Superior Court judge later sentenced him to 16 months in prison.

[Updated at 8:45 a.m.: In recent months, Sizemore had been reviving his career. His Twitter page mentions filming episodes of the CBS television series "Hawaii 5-0" last month. He also starred in the independent comedy "White Knight," which premiered Saturday at the Arizona Underground Film Festival in Tucson. The film is about a grand dragon of the Ku Klux Klan who is sentenced to a prison hard-labor camp and forced to share a cell with a Latino field worker.]

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-- Sam Quinones

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Photo: Tom Sizemore.  Credit: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

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