Hey, remember Shia LaBeouf? You know, the guy Steven Spielberg inexplicably thought was going to be the next Tom Cruise, James Dean and Robert Redford all rolled into one, despite the fact that he looks like he should be serving curly fries at Arby’s? Haven’t heard much from him lately — well, aside from his groundbreaking comics work of course.
What happened? Hmmm, maybe it was that time he pooped all over Crystal Skull only weeks after it came out?
“I feel like I dropped the ball on the legacy that people loved and cherished. 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. 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.”
Way to disingenuously “take the blame” while citing a scene no actor could have saved. Harrison Ford succinctly summed up the reaction of the Spielberg/Ford/Lucas camp…
“I think he was a f–cking idiot.”
According to Shia, Spielberg had a little talk with him about his tendency to be a f–cking idiot…
“He told me there’s a time to be a human being and have an opinion, and there’s a time to sell cars. It brought me freedom, but it also killed my spirits because this was a dude I looked up to like a sensei.”
Yes, Shia LaBeouf was shocked and disillusioned when he discovered Steven Spielberg likes to make money. The dude who invented the Hollywood blockbuster. Okay.
But hey, this isn’t the end of Shia LaBeouf, it’s the beginning of Shia LaBeouf, artiste. Whether it’s really offensively bad and/or wiener-baring music videos, or “indie” movies that still appear to have budgets in the tens of millions, Shia does it all. Also, he’s going to be doing a Lars Von Trier movie with real humping in it! So in other words, yeah, it’s okay — you can continue to pretend Shia LaBeouf no longer exists.