Hollywood star Tom Sizemore was arrested on Tuesday (19 July) on suspicion of domestic violence. Police arrived at the actor's Los Angeles home after receiving a series of 911 calls following reports of screaming from the property.

The 54-year-old's partner who has not been named, was found with "visible marks" and is said to have told the police he "struck her in the head and face" after an argument, reported TMZ.

A police spokesperson said the woman refused medical attention. The actor was taken into custody and was released a few hours later after posting $50,000 bail. Sizemore has reportedly been booked for cohabitant abuse.

The Saving Private Ryan star has had previous convictions for domestic violence. In 2003, he was convicted for the assault and battery of his ex-girlfriend, Heidi Fleiss. She told a court that the actor punched her in the jaw at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Fleiss also alleged that Sizemore beat her so badly on another occasion in New York that they could not attend the premiere of his movie "Black Hawk Down." Sizemore was sentenced to six months in jail, however after his conviction, he continued to deny Fleiss's claim alleging that she fabricated the allegations and faked a picture showing her bruises.

Sizemore found fame in the 1990s with roles in films such as Saving Private Ryan and Heat. At the height of his success he succumbed to substance abuse which stalled his career and left him in debt.

After a failed suicide attempt he tried to turn his life around. In his book "By Some Miracle I Made It Out of There: A Memoir" he opened up about his recovery from addiction attributing his downfall to the rigours of fame.

The actor recently found work as a recurring character on the upcoming television series "Shooter," an adaptation of a book and film about a marksman drawn into a modern day conspiracy to assassinate the US president.

Sizemore's manager declined to comment on Tuesday's arrest.