Shia LaBeouf (born June 11th 1986)
Shia LaBeouf is an American movie star best known for his appearance in the 'Transformers' films and 'Nymphomaniac'.
Net worth: Shia LaBeouf has a net worth of $25 million according to Celebrity Net Worth (2015).
Film career: Shia LaBeouf began his performing career as a comedian at the age of 10. After procuring an agent, he landed a part in the Disney Channel's 'Even Stevens', for which he later one an Emmy. In 2003 he appeared in 'Holes' and landed his next major role in 2005's 'Constantine' opposite Keanu Reeves. In 2007, he appeared in the thriller 'Disturbia' before landing the role of Sam Witwicky in 2008's 'Transformers'. The movie was soon followed up by sequels 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' and 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon'. That year he also appeared in Steven Spielberg's 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' alongside Harrison Ford He directed his first music video with Cage's track 'I Never Knew You'. The pair alongside Kid Cudi also worked on a short together entitled 'Maniac'. In 2010, he starred in Oliver Stone's 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps' and received critical acclaim for his performance. He was the subject of a Rob Cantor parody song which described LaBeouf as a cannibal. It was taken in good humour by the actor who even appeared in the video. LaBeouf is the author of graphic novels 'Stale N Mate', 'Cyclical', and 'Let's F***ing Party', though some content was accused of being plagiarized. 2012 saw him in crime thriller 'Lawless', and that year he went nude for Sigur Rós' 'Fjögur Píanó' video. He appeared in erotic drama 'Nymphomaniac' in 2013 and Brad Pitt's war time movie 'Fury' in 2014. He also starred in the video for Sia's song 'Elastic Heart' alongside Maddie Ziegler in 2015.
Personal life: Shia LaBeouf was brough up in LA to parents Shayna, a dancer and fashion designer, and Jeffrey, a former soldier who struggled with drug and alcohol addictions. They later divorced and Shia was exposed to increasing financial difficulties. He was raised both Jewish and Christian, having had a Bar Mitzvah and a baptism. He went to 32nd Street Visual and Performing Arts Magnet as well as Alexander Hamilton High School. He had a relationship with China Brezner between 2004 and 2007, and later Carey Mulligan from 2009 to 2010. He also admitted having dated Isabel Lucas and Megan Fox while they were both in relationships already. LaBeouf has had various brushes with the law. He was arrested in 2005 sfter an altercation with his neighbour whereby he rammed into his car and threatened him with a knife when he wouldn't let Shia access his garage, He was arrested again for trespassing in 2007 when he refused to leave a Chicago Walgreens. The following year he was fined $500 after failing to attend court for smoking illegally in Burbank, California. That year he was also arrested for drink driving when he crashed into a truck and crushed his hand. His license was suspended, though the incident itself was confirmed as not his fault. His hand required extensive surgery following the accident. In 2014, he was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after perpetually shouting and swearing during a performance at Studio 54 theater in New York. In 2013 he was accused of plagiarism when he released the short 'Howard Cantour.com'. Bloggers pointed out the similarities to Dan Clowes 2007 comic 'Justin M. Damiano'. He later apologised with apparently plagiarized apologies. Following these reports, he arrived at the premiere of 'Nymphomaniac' wearing a brown paper bag on his head with the words 'I am not famous anymore'. The stunt was later repeated as part of an exhibition at an LA gallery entitled #IAMSORRY where he greeted visitors one by one in a room, though he said nothing and sat still the entire time. Visitors were invited to select an object on offer outside and take it in with them. That year he claimed he was raped by a woman during the exhibition, though no-one has been able to track down the perpetrator.
The actor appeared at the film festival where the documentary he produced was premiering.
Shia LaBeouf has opened up about his recent stint in rehab during the screening of Alma Har’el’s documentary, Love True at the Tribeca Film Festival. Sporting a new, long hairstyle the actor appeared at the screening of the documentary by the Bombay Beach filmmaker, which he produced and bankrolled.
LaBeouf has appeared at the Tribeca Film Festival.
“I just got out of rehab nine months ago, and in rehab they make you do this kind of operatic therapy and you sit with this small group, three or four people, and you work through your s–t and somebody will play your father and somebody will play your mother,” the actor told the audience.
Shia LaBeouf - 2015 Tribeca Film Festival - 'Love True' screening at SVA Theater in New York City - Arrivals at Tribeca Film Festival - New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 16th April 2015
Shia LaBeouf - Shia LaBeouf, sporting a long ponytail and a silver love heart ear stud tucks into a salad at Hugo's Restaurant in West Hollywood accompanied by a redhead female companion - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 13th April 2015
Paramount Pictures are considering expanding the 'Transformers' universe and Akiva Goldsman is in negotiations to head up the writing team.
The Transformers universe will be expanding and Paramount, the studios behind the hit films, are in negotiations to hire Akiva Goldsman to head a group of writers to pen a series of Transformers scripts. If Goldsman is hired, he will be working alongside director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg.
The Transformers universe will be expanding in a series of sequels and spin-off movies.
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Disorderly conduct charges against Shia LaBeouf will be dropped if he 'stays out of trouble' for six months.
Shia LaBeouf will not face charges of disorderly conduct if he manages to avoid arrest for the next six months. LaBeouf was in court in Manhattan on Friday (20th March) to face charges stemming from his arrest last year. The 28-year-old actor was arrested in New York City last June for disturbing a performance of Cabaret at the Studio 52 theatre. LaBeouf was ordered to undergo an alcohol rehabilitation course after pleading guilty to the charges against him in September. His attorney claims he has successfully completed the course, a factor which led to the judge's decision to drop charges if he 'stays out of trouble'.
Charges against Shia LaBeouf will be dropped if he avoids arrest for 6 months.
American actor Shia LaBeouf was spotted out getting some coffee and a salad. He appeared to be sporting a new rats tail style haircut while he was out in Studio City, Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 2nd March 2015
Sia's new music video for 'Elastic Heart' has been raising a few eyebrows.
Sia returns with another spectacularly choreographed video, once again starring pre-teen dance prodigy Maddie Ziegler who is this time joined by a topless Shia LaBeouf in a caged face-off for the epic single 'Elastic Heart'.
Shia LaBeouf goes primal in Sia's 'Elastic Heart' video
Having previously appeared in the erratic video for Sia's multi-platinum single 'Chandelier', 12-year-old Maddie Ziegler makes a return complete with the same wig and nude-coloured leotard for another bout of expressive movement in 'Elastic Heart'; the song from the soundtrack of 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'. While her talent remains breathtaking in her latest venture, viewers were still quick to criticise the controversial content.
Shia LaBeouf and young dancer Maddie Ziegler star in the video for Sia's 2013 single 'Elastic Heart', a collaboration with The Weeknd and Diplo and co-produced by the latter. The song appears on her '1000 Forms of Fear' album.
The 28 year old actor, who has been behaving somewhat strangely in 2014, gave an awkward / brilliant / delete-as-appropriate interview with Dazed and Confused.
We’ve all seen our fair share of awkward celebrity interviews, but few could be as extreme as actor / performance artist Shia LaBeouf’s recent conversation with a journalist. In a sit-down with Dazed and Confused magazine’s Aimee Cliff, the interviewer and interviewee simply sat down and stared at each other wordlessly for just over an hour. Hmmm…
Shia LaBeouf, pictured earlier this year, engaged in an entirely silent interview with Dazed and Confused
The full video can be seen on Dazed’s website, and is a split screen of the pair looking blankly at each other, occasionally smiling and breaking into nervous laughter. It was recorded with go-pro cameras attached to each other's heads.
Continue reading: Shia LaBeouf In Most Awkward Interview Ever?
The 28 year-old actor appeared in a Manhattan court Tuesday following his guilty plea to disorderly conduct in September after drunkenly interrupting a performance of Broadway's 'Cabarat', and subsequent arrest, in June.
On Tuesday (Nov 25th), Shia LaBeouf appeared in a New York court for a probation compliance hearing after he pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in September following a bizarre incident when he drunkenly interrupting a performance of Broadway's 'Cabarat' this past June.
LaBeouf appeared in court Today following his guity plea to drunkenly disrupting a 'Cabaret' performance in June
The 28 year-old actor, who sported a shaved head while wearing a navy suit, attended court with his attorney Robert Gage, who supplied evidence to show LaBeouf is complying with his drug treatment program after a judge ordered him to receive three months of substance abuse treatment, and to stay out of trouble for six months.
Shia LaBeouf is well-cast in this freewheeling combination of comedy, romance and action. He plays a scruffy guy with no plans and nothing to lose, lost in a strange culture while falling in love with the wrong woman. It's not a particularly original premise, and much of what happens feels wildly improbable, but the characters and situations are so entertaining that we can't help but hold on for the ride.
It opens in Chicago, where Charlie (LaBeouf) watches helplessly as his mother (Melissa Leo) dies in hospital, asking her what he should do next. Then there she is appearing to him, telling him to visit Bucharest. "That's weirdly specific," he replies, but he follows her advice, and on the flight over has another encounter with a dead person. This one asks him to look up his daughter Gabi (Evan Rachel Wood) and give her a message. Of course, Charlie is instantly smitten, but tries to ignore the fact that Gabi's psychopathic husband Nigel (Mads Mikkelsen) looks easily capable of murder. As does the mobster club owner Darko (Til Schweiger) Charlie has a run in with while out on the town with his youth hostel roommates, two chucklehead Brits (Rupert Grint and James Buckley).
As the title suggests, Charlie feels like death is inevitable for him, especially now that he seems to have caught whatever that kid from The Sixth Sense had. LaBeouf gives Charlie just the right mix of hapless loser and quick-thinking resourcefulness, and his chemistry with Wood is tetchy and fun to watch. Meanwhile, the scene-stealing supporting stars Mikkelsen, Schweiger, Grint and Buckley add a terrific mixture of comedy silliness and dark peril. This seems to be director Fredrik Bond's main goal here: to blend genres from grim drama to sweet romance to goofy slapstick to Taken-style action violence.
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Brad Pitt took extensive research into the toils of war in preparation for 'Fury'.
Now storming through cinemas worldwide after claiming the US box office crown last weekend, the World War II tank-crew thriller 'Fury' is an old-school war movie that attempts to update the genre with a more internalised approach to its characters.
Brad Pitt has deep respect for the war veterans who inspired 'Fury'
"It's about a family and their love for each other," says writer-director David Ayer of the five-man crew played by Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena and Jon Bernthal. "We wanted to explore the moral and psychological hazards of war, and how they affect this family of brothers."
Continue reading: Brad Pitt And Co Head Back To WWII With 'Fury'
From Training Day to this year's Sabotage, filmmaker David Ayer writes and directs movies about the cathartic power of releasing your inner warrior. And this World War II action thriller is more of the same, with a "war is hell" message stirred in for good measure. The problem is that there's nothing particularly new here. It's a beautifully shot and edited film, with terrific performances and a remarkable sense of scale, but there have been so many movies made about this conflict that it's difficult to find something original to connect with.
It's near the end of the war, April 1945, as Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) leads the crew of a tank named Fury: Bible (Shia LaBeouf) is a true believer, Gordo (Michael Pena) is a relaxed joker, and Coon-Ass (Jon Bernthal) is a hot-headed thug. Having just lost their driver, they're joined by rookie Norman (Logan Lerman), who doesn't yet have a wartime nickname because he never thought he'd end up driving a tank. Together, they head further into Germany, not as liberators but as invaders and occupiers, working with other tank crews to take a strategic town before heading further into the hot zone, where a series of particularly brutal Nazi assaults ensue.
The point of the film seems to be that war erodes a person's humanity over time, and the sharpest aspect is the way each character emerges at some point on the continuum. Obviously, Norman is the naive newbie who still has a strong conscience, while at the other extreme Coon-Ass is virtually a monster. Wardaddy is somewhere in between, a tough guy who still has a sense of perspective, such as when he reasons that Norman should be allowed to have some private time with a young German girl (Alicia von Rittberg) simply because they're "young and alive". All of the actors are excellent, adding telling details to their characters that deepen every scene. And the camaraderie between the five-man crew is remarkably authentic, as is their ease inside the cramped quarters of the tank, which makes submarine movies look spacious by comparison.
Continue reading: Fury Review
Brad Pitt was joined by his 'Fury' co-stars at a Paris photocall held at Les Invalides. He posed on the red carpet in front of an army tank with actors Logan Lerman, Shia LaBeouf, Jon Bernthal and Michael Pena, as well as director David Ayer. During the photo session, Shia and Jon appeared to share a little playful banter, with Shia exclaiming, 'What's the deal, man?!' as they are joined by General Christian Baptiste and General Herve Charpentie.