Shia LaBeouf celebrates his 24th birthday today, June 11th.
Don’t dish it to Shia LaBeouf, if you can’t take it, or let him take it for that matter!
Shia LaBeouf was fed up with a X17 paparazzi, when the photo stalker began taking pictures outside the actor’s Hollywood Hills home. Upset about a paparazzi bothering him while he was inside his own house, Shia ran outside to snatch the camera equipment that the paparazzi was using to photograph him and then ran back into his house. Further, LaBeouf then called the police to complain about the photographer.
The police did have to ask Shia to return the $3,000 worth of equipment, but also stayed at Shia’s house to make sure the paparazzi didn’t further bother the star.
The last time Shia LaBeouf came to Cannes, in 2008, it was to promote “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” the revival of the swashbuckling adventure franchise that went on to earn a whopping $787 million around the world. LaBeouf is back on the Croisette this weekend to flog “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” another revival of a classic from several decades ago. But he’s not willing to forget about what he says were rampant problems with Indy 4 — and he doesn’t expect fans to, either.
“I feel like I dropped the ball on the legacy that people loved and cherished,” LaBeouf said, explaining that this upped the ante for him before he began shooting the “Wall Street” sequel. “If I was going to do it twice, my career was over. So this was fight-or-flight for me.”
Meeting with reporters Saturday on a terrace at the Hotel du Cap, he had some strong, confessional words about his acting in the film, which he said he felt didn’t convince anyone that he was the action hero the movie claimed him to be.“You get to monkey-swinging and things like that and you can blame it on the writer and you can blame it on Steven [Spielberg, who directed]. But the actor’s job is to make it come alive and make it work, and I couldn’t do it. So that’s my fault. Simple.
Shia LaBeouf says the second “Transformers” movie got too big for its own good — but the third one brings the heart back to the franchise.
LaBeouf, who starts work on the next “Transformers” sequel Tuesday, said the third installment will be the best one yet. The new script restores a human element that got lost in the second movie, LaBeouf said.
“When I saw the second movie, I wasn’t impressed with what we did,” LaBeouf said in an interview Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival, where his finance drama “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” is premiering. “There were some really wild stunts in it, but the heart was gone.”
“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” was a runaway commercial success but was drubbed by critics.
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Shia LaBeouf will star in The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman for Mandate Pictures.
According to THR, the story has the title character “travel to Budapest after his mother dies of cancer, and he becomes entwined with a mysterious Hungarian girl with romantic and violent repercussions.”
Shia and on-and-off-screen girlfriend Carey Mulligan are expected to walk the red carpet with director Oliver Stone for their new flick, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.
The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman is set start production in Fall 2010.
Shia LaBeouf has a “dark side”.
The ‘Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps’ actor – who is dating actress Carey Mulligan – could never be as squeaky-clean as other Hollywood stars because he has always been “a ruffian”.
He explained: “I’ve never been like Zac Efron. I am a bit of an a*shole. I have a dark side. I’m a bit of a ruffian. I’ve never tried to be anything else. I was never educated properly because I got kicked out of every school.”
Shia has also admitted the only reason he wanted to be a Hollywood star was because the large pay would help ease his family’s financial problems.
He added: “Initially, it was all money driven. I didn’t give a s**t about arts. We were as broke as balls, so I just wanted to move my family into better digs.”
The 23-year-old star also revealed he has banned himself from celebrity parties for the sake of his career as he doesn’t trust himself around alcohol.
He told Britain’s Glamour magazine: “I am not good at going to parties and doing the schmoozy thing. I drink to get drunk, so I don’t go to social things for a couple of drinks because two and two makes 12. The way I deal with being at those functions is to get wasted. And that jeopardizes what I love and what keeps my family fed, and builds my self-worth. I’d risk too much.”
Shia LaBeouf is still fuming at the driver who caused the actor’s car crash in 2008, leaving him with an injured hand and without a license for 12 months.
The actor was arrested in July 2008 on misdemeanor DUI charges in Los Angeles after he collided with a fellow motorist.
The smash left him with a severely damaged hand and his passenger, actress Isabel Lucas, with minor injuries.
However, police decided not to press charges against LaBeouf after ruling he was not at fault in the accident, but the star was still suspended from driving until two months ago.
And the 23-year-old can’t shake his anger over the whole affair.
He tells GQ magazine, “I’m so angry. Because this accident was not caused by me. I got hit. I had a green (light). This (guy) ran a red light. And he flipped my truck, and he shoveled it on my hand.”
And LaBeouf confirms he lost his fingers in the car accident: “This is fake, dude. This is hip bone and the skin that was left over.”
Take a peek at the first images from Oliver Stone’s Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps, starring Shia LeBeouf and Michael Douglas. Douglas reprises the role that won him an Oscar in the 1987 original, while former Even Stevens star LeBeouf plays a successful investment banker whose firm is being threatened by bankruptcy. Would you be interested in seeing the film?
Last night, sexy Shia LaBeouf paid a visit to Jimmy Kimmel to promote Transformers 2 which already has its 2-day domestic total up to $89.2 million. He’s movie gold!
Shia LaBeouf covers the latest issue of Parade magazine, to which he discusses his parents, love and life.
On where he gets his humor from: “[From] seeing my parents have sex, smoke weed, my mom being naked … [and] twisted R-rated humor.”
On the breakup from his longtime girlfriend China Brezner of three years: “The good actors are all screwed up. They’re all in pain. It’s a profession of bottom-feeders and heartbroken people. Maybe it was career pressure. … Maybe I chose work. Every man has those feelings of escape and survival. I know you shouldn’t be that way. I’m trying to understand it and find the answers. I don’t have them now. Why did the love of my life and I break up? … Man, I have no idea. What was that all about? I have no answers to anything. None. Why am I an alcoholic? I haven’t a damn clue! What is life about? I don’t know.”
On living his life: “Sometimes I feel I’m living a meaningless life and I get frightened. I know I’m one of the luckiest dudes in America right now. I have a great house. My parents don’t have to work. I’ve got money. I’m famous. But it could all change, man. It could go away. You never know.”
On being aware of how easy it is to be overwhelmed by a skyrocketing career: “I don’t handle fame well. Most actors on most days don’t think they’re worthy. I have no idea where this insecurity comes from, but it’s a God-sized hole. If I knew, I’d fill it, and I’d be on my way.”