By now you should be confident that Shia LaBeouf has a "by any means necessary" approach to acting. Having unsimulated sex, trying some moonshine ... he's willing to do it if it'll get him in character.
It's all part of an approach that his "Lawless" director John Hillcoat referred to in an interview with USA Today as "Method-like."
So in order to prepare for his role in 2013's "The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman," LaBeouf set aside a day for a quick acid trip.
"There's a way to do an acid trip like 'Harold & Kumar,' and there's a way to be on acid," the 26-year-old actor told USA Today. "What I know of acting, Sean Penn actually strapped in to that [electric] chair in 'Dead Man Walking.' These are the guys that I look up to."
LaBeouf's been on a quest to show and prove lately, denouncing the studio system that brought forth his blockbuster franchise, "Transformers," in favor of independent storytelling. Speaking with the newspaper, he said he'd also denounce the paychecks that came with that success.
"If I could give the money back and get all the credibility in the world that I'm seeking, I would do it tomorrow," he said. "In a heartbeat."
Regarding his planned acid trip: shame on his director for not having the courage to control his method acting.
Start by giving the money back and then we'll see.
you gotta be completely out of it to go with that one.
you gotta be completely out of to go with that one.
every have s-x straight? -- amazing-...guys have to be with someone they love otherwise most of the time they
are plastered...just saying...
shia, try some humility , dont drink , dont smoke, get real --- then you will see life as it is meant to be
its called true intimacy with being to see outside yourself. -- Good luck - you have what it takes
Credibility only comes with TALENT.
You lack both Shia. How you got Transformers is beyond me.
I wish him well, just doing something besides acting, ANYTHING but acting.
Credibility? I wouldn't hold your breath, Even Stevens. You are a male Miley Cyrus; a former disney channel actor who is desparate to look like a mature, serious actor. Shia, you helped ruin Indiana Jones forever. You starred in three overblown and overly stupid Transformers movies. And now you want us to hold you inthe same kind of esteem as we hold Sean penn?? uh uh.
But hey, if you are serious about the Credibility over cash thing, you can wire me one of your millions and I will consider you the next Daniel Day Lewis.
who'd get in bed with him either...yuck
who would pay a dime for him...he's a skeeve
I'd give it all back for credibility says the guy who wipes his àss with $100 bills. Thankfully in his quest for credibility he'll end up going the River Phoenix route. Or hopefully he'll go the Brandon Lee route and try to get in to character of someone who has been shot by getting himself shot.
Shia, I'd be surprised if the studios wouldn't take the money back. But if they won't, you could certainly donate the money to numerous charities.
But your claim of not wanting to keep the money is ... just an act, and not well played.
Shia LaBeouf is one of the most worthless POS actors alive today. Any movie he does is immediately a C-grade movie. Look how he sabotaged Indy Jones. So if he just goes away and gets a job guarding movie sets, that's just fine with me.
Speak for yourself, I thought it was one of the better Indiana Jones moves.
he looks like he needs a shower..
why is everyone so bitter tonight..its only blogging remember?
you guys need to sing your hearts out with joy.
Stop speaking about it in the media and just act. Your credibility will be earned over your lifetime. Give the money back? Hahahahahahaha. Someone with credibility most likely would never say that.
You guys are angry.
How do you get credibility as a movie star?
How have you even made this world better?
Why does the american public revere hollywood stars and ignore people who accomplish things in the actual world?
The world is in need of real role models, not morons that allow your vapid brains to giggle for 2 hours while munching popcorn in the dark.
Sure now that you're rich and famous you'll give it all back... right you pud.
Even if you gave all your money away the fame wouldn't go away you could just go do 1 movie and be rich again.
Crybaby holy wood loser.
In my oppinion he's came a long way from his childhood acting days. If I see his name as an actor in a movie I always check it out. Every movie I've seen him in has been great. So what that he's Jewish? What are you all, Jewish hating nazis? What's being Jewish have to do with anything? I would like to see him (and many others) do something charitable with their money like Denzel did...
Funny how celebs who already made the money, say things like they would give it all back for credibility etc.
Maybe Mr. LeBeouf could give a 7 figure check to a charity, thereby backing up such a statement. That would be a good first step in the credibility department.
I think he's refering to loss of credibility with making certain types of films, so donating money to charity (a good thing) won't help in that regard.
It doesnt matter how you dress this kid. All I can see is him running screaming with his voice cracking when that girl transformer tried to get it on with him at college. Credibility will indeed need to be earned.
After this film I think Hollywood will realize he's another Michael Cera - people cannot see him other than that dumb Sam wikkittywack guy he plays in transformers
Hey can't blame a manfor his convictions - I guess - but he give more to the poor!! http://www.tutorsonthemove.com
What is the obsession with this guy being Jewish? He was born to a non-Jewish father and a Jewish mother. Why don't you talk about Natalie Portman, Logan Lerman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Mila Kunis being Jewish instead? They were all born to two Jewish parents.
Because you take one look at him & he is instantly recognizable as a Jewish person with all the classic features.
Ha! He says "If I could give the money back...." You can do it Shia! Nut-Up or Shut-Up.
Loved you as a kid. Sorry to see you grew up pretentious and full of yourself. Don't worry! There are hundreds of other young men who would happily fill your shoes and make movies to entertain and enjoy.
The movie going public
It is unfortunate that all that practicing doesn't lead to him being a good actor, except in his own mind.
Envious bugger aren't you?
Sorry Shia, the role of Hollywood D0uche-Bag has already been filled by James Franco. You aren't good looking. You can't act. You have a small winkie... There's NOTHING to base any "credibility" on. You're just a B-List (at best) actor trying to emulate other actors...
PS: Take a shower, wash your face, shave and cut your hair...
...and you'll still look pretty damn average.
What electric chair?
Sean Penn's character from Dead Man got A lethal injection.
I thought the same thing. He obviously never saw the movie. A lot of Dead Man Walking dealt with whether or not a condemned man feels any pain from the lethal injection. it goes into detail about what the three drugs do to the body. Anyone who saw the movie and was impacted by it would know that there was no electric chair.
peace love and joy to all. love thy neigbor, love people, have lots of s-x with the one you care about.
stop the hatred.
Sean Penn can act. You cant. That is the diff.
Seriously – look up supreme dou**e in the dictionary and you'll see a pic of this dude. You know what Shia? If you feel so strongly about 'credibility' and 'giving back" – why don't you donate all the money you got from 'selling out' in that dreck Transformers franchise to a charity. It's quite easy and will make you look more like a man of principle and less like the uber dou**e that you are.
You mean when I'm seeing actors have $ex on film it's not real? ... *scratching head*...
I'll take your money, you can have my credibility and then some. All of my friends will tell you I never BS.
Yikes! He's going 'charlie' !
your not evil knievel..shut up–
Sometimes actors can get a bit full of themselves. What is so impressive about Sean Penn strapping himself into an electric chair? Sorry, that DOESN'T equate to the real thing. I'd be impressed if he had the switch thrown for a few seconds. Great actor, but that is more stunt than anything else.
Is he ready to pull a Joaquin Phoenix?
If he made these bold assetions BEFORE becoming a millionaire, I would admire him. If he has so much conviction, rather than pay it back to the studios, why not pay it forward as charitable donations, and then we can see where his priorities lie...
Credibility?!?! The only reason you have a job is because you are Spielberg's pet Jewish project.
haha awesome well said man !!! i couldn't agree more
Shia... how about "Soap over Filth" .... Dude, I can smell you from here.......
and possibly a shave..but he's not that bad looking.
What a retard
good looking man. needs a hair cut.
thnk abt yr snr yrs nw
are ovr for him
phn tdy and wk friday slp wth prsn hoo caires
Stop hating everyone..Shia is a gifted young up incoming actor.
You got the young part right in that equation but you're way off base on the gifted part.
Is this the look he's going for in this new movie? He looks more like a serial killer, than a lady's man. I'm sure most women wouldn't want to jump in bed with him looking like that. Of course, I could be wrong about that one! lol
I think he's smoking! I would kíll for hím bc he's so fííínnnnneeeeee! You mean to tell me that you wouldn't want him chasing you around the room with his iron pipe while rolling your rrrrrrrrrr and listening to jungle music? Roll play of Tarzan and Jane...Lmao (I'm just kidding of course).
Hey Electra- lol. Whatever floats your boat, I guess. Tarzan & Jane? Did you have too much caffeine this am? Got your imagination on overdrive? lol...have a good day!
His acting..sucks it does....
Obama does not care that seniors can get no return on their money.
Cut the cuss words.
My dog could act better than this guy. Hollywood is full of no talents who still make so much money. American people are OCD on celebrities! Stop supporting them!
he's 26 and has never done acid????? usually you out grow that stuff by then.
As an actor myself, NOBODY else can tell him what he needs to read or do or work on to be a better actor. That's for his acting coach and him to make the decision because they know him, none of us do. It's different strokes for different folks, this method for him may work. People are so quick to criticize every five minutes.
Oh c'mon. Kid just discovered Strasberg's version of the "method". He's acting like a freshman year theatre major who read his first book.
I know it sounds cool and all, but none of that will make him a better actor. I would recommend he reads a book by Stella Adler, as well as Improvisation for the Theatre by Spolin, and Uta Hagen's books on acting theory. It would give a more well rounded perspective. That type of extreme "method" acting just makes you feel like your performance is real, while observers would tend to disagree.
I'm so drunk right now, I have no idea why I would offer acting advice to Shia Lebeouf.
He is willing to screw a starlet on screen? What an artist!!!
Wrong way to go about getting credibility.....really think already.
Is he actually going to take acid, so he can get into the character? Well, I guess that's as good as an excuse as anything. lol
Its simple, you can "give back": simply donate the $$$ you received for acting in those blockbusters less the amount you receive for your indie work .. to charity. Once that is done, then your statement will be more credible.
Funny how d0uches that are millionaires always say things like " credibility over money”, or I’m doing it because I love acting”. Do it for free @$$wipe, then you’ll have some leg to stand on
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