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Shia LaBeouf

Highest Rated:   87% LoveTrue (2016)
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Birthplace:   Los Angeles, California, USA
Shia LaBeouf decided, during his preteen years, to launch himself as an actor, and stories abound concerning how far he carried his own drive to establish himself. According to People Weekly magazine, LaBeouf auditioned for Even Stevens (2000), the Disney Channel series that delivered him into the spotlight, and subsequently told each of the youngsters who were waiting to audition that he had the part -- thus eliminating the competition. Such determination, coupled with raw ability and charisma, doubtless helped propel LaBeouf straight to the head of Hollywood's young stars.Born on June 11, 1986, in Los Angeles, LaBeouf grew up in the neighborhood of Echo Park, and was raised in a decidedly colorful family of mixed ethnicity. His Cajun father, Jeffrey LaBeouf, was a Vietnam vet who held a series of odd jobs as a circus clown, a sno-cone salesman, and a stand-up comic. Shia's Jewish mother, Shayna, worked as a clothier and jewelry craftswoman. Upset about his mother's financial struggles after his parents split, Shia observed another boy of about the same age (a cast member of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman) whose financial returns from Quinn gave him a posh lifestyle. LaBeouf suddenly understood the financial benefits of before-the-camera work, and -- though he had no formal dramatic training -- foresaw himself breaking into acting via comedy. He used a phone book to find an agent, then honed a stand-up comedy act over the course of two years, that found him (at age 12) delivering "blue" routines to adult audiences at a Pasadena comedy club, The Ice House. By his own admission, LaBeouf was booted out of every school he attended (for his notoriously profane mouth and for other reasons), but he more than compensated for this with his professional drive. By 2000, he auditioned for the Even Stevens series on Disney, and landed the part.That sitcom concerned the relationship between Louis Stevens (LaBeouf), a silly and goofy teen, and his older sister, Ren (Christy Carlson Romano). The program quickly found an audience on Disney and lasted for several seasons; its popularity spawned a small-screen feature, The Even Stevens Movie, in 2003. The time span of 2002 to 2003 was a busy one for LaBeouf -- arguably his breakthrough period. In addition to The Even Stevens Movie, the actor signed on to participate in season two of the controversial Project Greenlight, the Damon and Affleck-created national contest for aspiring indie filmmakers, with its attached HBO reality series of the same name. Thus, at-home viewers had the opportunity to watch LaBeouf, Elden Hensen, Kathleen Quinlan, Amy Smart, and other actors endure the tumultuous production of Efram Potelle and Kyle Rankin's quirky comedy drama The Battle of Shaker Heights, months prior to that film's release. When the finished film debuted in August of 2003, it did so to generally terrible reviews, but a number of journalists (Roger Ebert among them) singled out LaBeouf's lead performance as something special amid a decidedly flawed film.That same year, LaBeouf starred in the Andrew Davis-directed Disney fantasy Holes, as a youngster sent to an oddball Texas detention center and forced to dig a series of 5-foot-deep pits in the desert sun for mysterious reasons; it scored with the public and press and became one of the sleeper hits of 2003. And indeed, its success doubtless spurred LaBeouf on to even greater heights, his dramatic ability honed even more sharply by his interaction with co-star Jon Voight (Coming Home), whom LaBeouf would later list as a key professional influence. In late 2004, LaBeouf signed on for the lead in another Disney film, The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005) -- a biopic of golfer Francis Ouimet directed by Bill Paxton; the film itself divided critics rather sharply but provided an outstanding showcase for LaBeouf's talents. The next several years found LaBeouf signing on for several of the most sought-after A-list roles in Hollywood -- from director Francis Lawre

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
73% Borg vs McEnroe (Borg McEnroe)
  • John McEnroe
2017
18% Man Down
  • Gabriel Drummer
2016
79% American Honey
  • Jake
$0.7M 2016
87% LoveTrue
  • Executive Producer
2016
77% Fury
  • Boyd "Bible" Swan
$72.7M 2014
60% Nymphomaniac: Volume II
  • Jerôme
$0.3M 2014
74% Nymphomaniac: Volume I
  • Jerôme
$0.7M 2014
No Score Yet Spy's Kid
  • Actor
2014
28% Charlie Countryman
  • Charlie Countryman
2013
54% The Company You Keep
  • Ben Shepard
$5.2M 2013
67% Lawless
  • Jack Bondurant
$36.4M 2012
35% Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • Sam Witwicky
$352.4M 2011
No Score Yet Maniac
  • Executive Producer
  • Director
2011
55% Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
  • Jake Moore
$52.5M 2010
No Score Yet The Associate
  • Actor
2010
36% New York, I Love You
  • Jacob (Shekhar Kapur segment)
$1.6M 2009
19% Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
  • Sam Witwicky
$402.1M 2009
26% Eagle Eye
  • Jerry
$101.2M 2008
77% Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  • Mutt Williams
$317M 2008
57% Transformers
  • Sam Witwicky
$319.1M 2007
78% Surf's Up
  • Cody Maverick
$58.9M 2007
69% Disturbia
  • Kale
$80.1M 2007
46% Bobby
  • Jimmy
$11.1M 2006
76% A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints
  • Young Dito
$0.5M 2006
63% The Greatest Game Ever Played
  • Francis Ouimet
$15.3M 2005
46% Constantine
  • Chas
$75.5M 2005
No Score Yet Let's Love Hate
  • Director
2004
58% I, Robot
  • Farber
$144.8M 2004
41% The Battle of Shaker Heights
  • Kelly Ernswiler
2003
43% Charlie's Angels - Full Throttle
  • Max
$100.7M 2003
No Score Yet The Even Stevens Movie
  • Louis Stevens
2003
10% Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd
  • Lewis
$26.1M 2003
77% Holes
  • Stanley Yelnats
$67.4M 2003
No Score Yet Tru Confessions
  • Eddie Walker
2002
No Score Yet Hounded
  • Ronny Van Dusen
2001
No Score Yet The Christmas Path
  • Cal
1998
No Score Yet Monkey Business
  • Wyatt
1998
87% Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (Kaze no tani no Naushika)
  • Asbel (English)
1985

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2012
  • 2007
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Host
  • Performer
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Darnel Darnel Smith
  • 2000
No Score Yet Freaks and Geeks
1999-2000
  • Herbert
  • 2000
No Score Yet The X-Files
1993-2016
  • Richie
  • 1999
No Score Yet Project Greenlight
2001-2015
  • Appearing

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