A night at the museum
Lawsuit claims actor was intoxicated
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