Shia LaBeouf was once recognized a talented newcomer in Hollywood but he has overtime upgraded his stature as an eccentric artist who follows his own rules to live by. As a result of that, he has earned a reputation as quintessential ‘Hollywood Bad Boy.’ Born in Los Angeles, amidst the glitz of Hollywood, Shia always had the Hollywood dream ever since he was a kid. Starting his career with a Disney children series ‘Even Stevens,’ he played a goofy young man in ‘Transformers,’ and a mature husband to a troubled sex-addict in ‘Nymphomaniac.’ Shia has portrayed excellent showmanship throughout his career. His eccentric behaviour has made him a more intriguing personality. His interviews, books, articles, talk show and award show appearances have gifted us with many interesting quotes on love, Hollywood, films, career, struggle and emotions, many of which are mentioned in our list.
We did this two-week boot camp before we filmed the movie. I got to know everybody in the group and we became friends. We got really tight throughout those two weeks.
When you look at golf films before us they're all - garbage or satire. A lot of sports films tend to vilify the opposition. Where the opposition becomes this big angry monster, so big you can't beat him.
I don't even really know what it is I do for a living - the level of insecurity is very, very high. You're making a lot of money, getting a lot of accolades and positive criticism for something where you don't even know what you're doing.
They're very, uh, you know, I don't come from the suburbs and a jolly, Disney type of lifestyle. I come from something totally different. And they're cool and bare minimum so it's not always a money issue for me.
If people perceive you as a good actor then they'll wish for you to be a good actor and they'll root for you when they watch you, but if you come out and you're going to clubs every night people don't root for you anymore.
I was always raised on cowboy films, and then when I could start making choices about the movies I wanted to watch I found myself wanting to watch gangster films which were slightly more sophisticated than the baseline stuff that was in westerns.
I turned down a scholarship to Yale. The problem with college is that there's a tendency to mistake preparation for productivity. You can prepare all you want, but if you never roll the dice you'll never be successful.
You can't have bank holding companies acting as hedge funds. You can't have them taking a million-dollar pension plan for Joe Schmo the bus driver and treat it with the same risk appetite that you treat George Soros' pocket money. It's fundamentally ridiculous.
Talent is to actors what luck is to card players. It's not really anything; it's just a fictitious word that people have created and labeled things. Talent is like, you know, I never really believed in talent, I believed in drive and determination and preparation, but talent is sort of like luck.