Shia LaBeouf

Shia LaBeouf

Highest Rated: 95% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)

Lowest Rated: 10% Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003)

Birthday: Jun 11, 1986

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Actor Shia LaBeouf's screen career arced from child star on the Disney Channel series "Even Stevens" (2000-03) to Hollywood leading man in "Transformers" (2007) and later, an intense and committed staple of indie features like "American Honey" (2017) and "The Peanut Butter Falcon" (2019). Born Shia Saide LaBeouf in Los Angeles, California on June 11, 1988, he was raised primarily by his mother, Shayna Saide, due to drug dependency and financial issues forced her separation from his father, Jeffrey LaBeouf. He fell into performing primarily as a means of providing money for his family, and as a ten-year-old, reportedly worked as a comedian at various Los Angeles clubs. Minor roles on television series preceded his breakout role as the precocious Louis Stevens on the Disney Channel series "Even Stevens." LaBeouf netted a Daytime Emmy for his rambunctious performance, which led to appearances on other television series, including "Freaks and Geeks" (NBC, 1999-2000), and his feature film debut in the quirky youth-oriented comedy "Holes" (2003). Supporting turns in major features like "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" (2003) and "Constantine" (2005), with Keanu Reeves, blossomed into starring roles, beginning in 2005 with the Disney feature "The Greatest Game Ever Played," with LaBeouf as golfer Francis Ouimet, who became the first amateur to win the U.S. Open in 1913. A modest hit, it was followed by the thriller "Disturbia" (2007), but its success at the box office was quickly eclipsed by "Transformers" (2007), a live-action, big-budget take on the popular toy line and animated series. LaBeouf was reportedly recommended for the film's lead by its executive producer, Steven Spielberg, who then cast him as Harrison Ford's son in "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" (2008). But LaBeouf's ascent to stardom was an uneasy one: critical and audience response to his performances in both films was mixed, and the actor himself appeared to struggle with the media attention, preferring instead to focus his energies on a burgeoning directorial career. He had co-helmed a short, "Let's Love Hate," in 2004, but his solo efforts arrived in a flurry in 2011, beginning with videos for rapper Kid Cudi and Marilyn Manson and soon expanding to a satirical horror film, "Maniac" (2011) and "Howard Cantour.com" (2013), with comic Jim Gaffigan as a scabrous film critic. The latter project attracted negative attention when several journalists and bloggers noted a slew of similarities to "Justin M. Damiano," a 2007 comic by Daniel Clowes of "Ghost World" fame. The incident - and LaBeouf's response, which was perceived as insincere - did little to appease his detractors or cull the actor's creative urges, which continued unabated with appearances in two more "Transformers" films ("Revenge of the Fallen" in 2010 and "Dark of the Moon" in 2011), as well as starring roles for Oliver Stone in "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" (2011) and Robert Redford in "The Company You Keep" (2012). Determined to maintain a foot in the art world, he also appeared in Lars von Trier's controversial and explicit "Nymphomaniac" (2013) and embarked on a series of public performance art projects with British author Luke Turner and Finnish artist Nastja Sade. The first of these was a 2014 appearance at the Berlin Film Festival, where LaBeouf walked the red carpet with a paper bag over his head, on which was written "I am not famous anymore." Subsequent efforts found the actor weeping for hours in front of visitors, skipping rope and screening footage of his beating heart online, and watching all of his movies consecutively with an audience while his reactions were live streamed to viewers. Critics were divided in their response to these efforts, while media outlets had a field day reporting on them, which they lumped into a growing list of LaBeouf's public eccentricities that included his fractious departure from a 2013 Broadway production of Lyle Kessler's Orphans and arrests for disorderly conduct and public drunkenness in 2014 and 2017. He emerged from this tumultuous period not only sober but with apparent new focus on his acting talents. He earned solid reviews as a soldier suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder in "Man Down" (2015) and as the freewheeling leader of a magazine sales crew in Andrea Arnold's "American Honey" (2016). After winning critical praise as volatile tennis player John McEnroe in the Swedish drama "Borg vs. McEnroe" (2017), LaBeouf drew on his own childhood to write and co-star in the indie "Honey Boy" (2019), about a young man's relationship with his eccentric father (played by LaBeouf), before earning more critical praise as a troubled fisherman who aids a young man with Down Syndrome on his quest to become a professional wrestler in the indie "Peanut Butter Falcon" (2019).

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
19% 72% The Tax Collector Creeper (Character) $942.7K 2020
76% 89% Pieces of a Woman Sean (Character) - 2020
94% 92% Honey Boy James (Character),
Screenwriter
$3M 2019
95% 96% The Peanut Butter Falcon Tyler (Character) $20.5M 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet #Take Me Anywhere Self,
Director,
Producer
- 2018
84% 74% Borg vs. McEnroe John McEnroe (Character) $228.8K 2017
79% 63% American Honey Jake (Character) $662.8K 2016
78% 69% LoveTrue Executive Producer - 2016
16% 58% Man Down Gabriel Drummer (Character) - 2015
76% 84% Fury Boyd "Bible" Swan (Character) $85.8M 2014
60% 55% Nymphomaniac: Volume II Unknown (Character) - 2014
76% 69% Nymphomaniac: Volume I Unknown (Character) - 2014
27% 49% The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman Charlie Countryman (Character) $8K 2013
54% 45% The Company You Keep Ben Shepard (Character) $5.1M 2012
66% 74% Lawless Jack Bondurant (Character) $37.3M 2012
35% 55% Transformers: Dark of the Moon Sam Witwicky (Character) $352.4M 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maniac Director (Character),
Director,
Executive Producer
- 2011
55% 44% Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Jake Moore (Character) $52.5M 2010
37% 37% New York, I Love You Jacob (Character) $1.6M 2009
20% 57% Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Sam Witwicky (Character) $402.1M 2009
26% 62% Eagle Eye Jerry Shaw (Character) $101.1M 2008
78% 53% Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Mutt Williams (Character) $317M 2008
58% 85% Transformers Sam Witwicky (Character) $319M 2007
69% 77% Disturbia Kale (Character) $80.1M 2007
79% 70% Surf's Up Cody Maverick (Voice) - 2007
75% 73% A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints Young Dito (Character) $516.1K 2006
47% 72% Bobby Jimmy (Character) $11.2M 2006
46% 72% Constantine Chas Chandler (Character) $75.5M 2005
63% 82% The Greatest Game Ever Played Francis Ouimet (Character) $15.3M 2005
56% 70% I, Robot Farber (Character) $144.8M 2004
42% 40% Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Max (Character) $100.8M 2003
10% 23% Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd Lewis (Character) $26.1M 2003
39% 48% The Battle of Shaker Heights Kelly Ernswiler (Character) $279.3K 2003
78% 76% Holes Stanley Yelnats (Character) $67.3M 2003
40% 52% The Even Stevens Movie Louis Stevens (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 84% Tru Confessions Eddie Walker (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 46% Hounded Ronny Van Dusen (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 62% The Christmas Path Unknown (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 50% Monkey Business Wyatt (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Breakfast With Einstein Joey (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 75% Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Asbel (Voice) - 1984

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2018-2019 2016 2014 2008-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2019 2016 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Boy's Neighborhood Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2019 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2016 2009-2011
No Score Yet 33% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2008-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kickin' It: With Byron Allen Guest 2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainers: With Byron Allen Guest 2010 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mark at the Movies Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2008-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.com Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 2007-2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet On the Lot Judge 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Even Stevens Unknown (Character) 2000-2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Nightmare Room Unknown (Character) 2001
No Score Yet 80% ER Darnel Smith (Guest Star) 2000
75% 86% The X-Files Richie Lupone (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1999

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