A night at the mu­seum

Law­suit claims ac­tor was in­tox­i­cated

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A host of A-list stars turned out on for the sixth an­nual Los An­ge­les County Mu­seum of Art (LACMA) Art+Film Gala. This year, the hon­ourees in­cluded artist Robert Ir­win and Academy Award-win­ning film­maker Kathryn Bigelow. LACMA trustee Eva Chow and ac­tor Leonardo Di­Caprio were the co-hosts, with the event bring­ing to­gether fa­mous faces from art, film, fash­ion and en­ter­tain­ment, in­clud­ing Gwyneth Pal­trow (right) and Zoe Sal­dana (above). Past hon­ourees of the Art+Film Gala in­clude artists John Baldessari, Ed Ruscha, David Hock­ney, and James Tur­rell and film­mak­ers Clint East­wood, Stan­ley Kubrick, Martin Scors­ese and Ale­jan­dro González Iñár­ritu. A stunt­man who was in­jured when he was run over while film­ing an up­com­ing tele­vi­sion se­ries is su­ing ac­tor Tom Size­more and the pro­duc­tion.

Steve de Castro filed a law­suit against Size­more and Paramount Pic­tures, claim­ing the July in­ci­dent in which he was pinned be­neath a sport util­ity ve­hi­cle driven by Size­more, left him with sig­nif­i­cant in­juries.

The law­suit claims the ac­tor was in­tox­i­cated at a re­mote desert air­port in north­ern Los An­ge­les County dur­ing film­ing of the up­com­ing USA Net­work ac­tion show Shooter.

De Castro was air­lifted from the scene but the law­suit does not spec­ify what his in­juries were, de­scrib­ing them only as “nu­mer­ous in­ter­nal and ex­ter­nal in­juries”.

Sher­iff’s deputies did not open an in­ves­ti­ga­tion, say­ing at the time that it would be han­dled by oc­cu­pa­tional safety in­spec­tors.

Paramount de­clined to com­ment on the law­suit. Size­more’s agents did not im­me­di­ately re­turn emails. De Castro’s law­suit states that some of his in­juries are likely to be permanent and they have ham­pered his abil­ity to work. In a sep­a­rate in­ci­dent, Size­more was ar­rested in July on sus­pi­cion of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence and has pleaded not guilty to be­ing abu­sive to his ex-girl­friend. The ac­ci­dent and crim­i­nal case oc­curred amid Size­more’s lat­est come­back at­tempt af­ter years of sub­stance abuse prob­lems. He has a re­cur­ring role in Shooter, but his ca­reer has fallen from its hey­day when he ap­peared in such films such as Sav­ing Pri­vate Ryan and Black Hawk Down. Shooter is a TV adap­ta­tion of a 2007 film with the same name and a best­selling novel, Point of Im­pact.

COME­BACK: Tom Size­more

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