Shia LaBeouf

Actor
Few of the 21st century class of teen actors enjoyed as meteoric a rise as Shia LaBeouf, who was elevated from kid TV star to bankable movie lead in such Hollywood blockbusters as "Transformers" (2007) and "Indiana ... Read more »
Born: 06/10/1986 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (61)

Fury 2014 (Movie)

Boyd "Bible" Swan (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2003, 2005, 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Man Down 2014 (Movie)

Gabriel (Actor)

Nymphomaniac: Volume II 2014 (Movie)

Jerôme (Actor)

Charlie Countryman 2013 (Movie)

Charlie Countryman (Actor)

Nymphomaniac: Volume I 2013 (Movie)

Jerôme (Actor)

The Company You Keep 2013 (Movie)

Ben Shepard (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2008, 2010, 2013 (Tv Show)

Guest

Lawless 2012 (Movie)

Jack Bondurant (Actor)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

2011 MTV Movie Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Transformers: Dark of the Moon 2011 (Movie)

Sam Witwicky (Actor)

Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps 2010 (Movie)

Jake Moore (Actor)

2009 MTV Movie Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

New York, I Love You 2009 (Movie)

Jacob (Actor)

The British Academy Film Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 2009 (Movie)

Sam Witwicky (Actor)

Eagle Eye 2008 (Movie)

Jerry Shaw (Actor)

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 2008 (Movie)

Mutt Williams (Actor)

Mad TV 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nickelodeon's 2008 Kids' Choice Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live 2008 (Tv Show)

Host

Scream 2007 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2007 MTV Video Music Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2008 Teen Choice Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Disturbia 2007 (Movie)

Kale (Actor)

Nickelodeon's 20th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Surf's Up 2007 (Movie)

Voice of Cody Maverick (Actor)

The 2007 Film Independent's Spirit Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2007 MTV Movie Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2007 Teen Choice Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Transformers 2007 (Movie)

Sam Witwicky (Actor)

A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints 2006 (Movie)

Young Dito (Actor)

Bobby 2006 (Movie)

Cooper (Actor)

The 4th Annual TRL Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Constantine 2005 (Movie)

Chas (Actor)

The Greatest Game Ever Played 2005 (Movie)

Francis Ouimet (Actor)

Unscripted 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

I, Robot 2004 (Movie)

Farber (Actor)

Real Access: Hot 24 in 2004 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2004 MTV Movie Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Caroline in the City 1998 - 1999, 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle 2003 (Movie)

Max (Actor)

Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd 2003 (Movie)

Lewis (Actor)

Even Stevens 2000 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Holes 2003 (Movie)

Stanley Yelnats (Actor)

Project Greenlight 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Himself

Suddenly Susan 1998 - 1999, 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Battle of Shaker Heights 2003 (Movie)

Kelly Ernswiler (Actor)

Touched By an Angel 1998 - 2000, 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Nightmare Room 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Monkey Business 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

ER 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Freaks and Geeks 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The X-Files 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hounded (TV Show)

Actor

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Show)

Presenter

The Christmas Path (TV Show)

Actor

The Even Stevens Movie (TV Show)

Actor

Tru Confessions (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (2)

Born Villain 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Howard Cantour.com 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (2)

Born Villain 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Howard Cantour.com 2011 (Movie)

(Director)
Music (1)

Holes 2003 (Movie)

("Dig It") (Song)

Biography

Few of the 21st century class of teen actors enjoyed as meteoric a rise as Shia LaBeouf, who was elevated from kid TV star to bankable movie lead in such Hollywood blockbusters as "Transformers" (2007) and "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" (2008). Though an Emmy winner for his performance as an excitable grade schooler on the Disney sitcom "Even Stevens" (The Disney Channel, 2000-03), he initially remained a celebrity solely in the eyes of the 'tween' set. However, the quick wit and easy-going charm he displayed in the youth-oriented features "Holes" (2003) and "The Greatest Game Ever Played" (2004) earned him notice from major players like Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay who would both keep an eye on the promising youth. With his high-profile role in the bona fide hit thriller "Disturbia" (2006) LaBeouf proved he could open a movie. He solidified his new A-list status the following year with a starring role in Michael Bay's special effects extravaganza, "Transformers." Only his turn as the Brando-like greaser son of Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) in the highly anticipated "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" could top that double shot of screen success. Though he made news by running afoul of the law on more than one occasion, LaBeouf transcended his off-screen problems with "Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps" (2010) and "Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon" (2011), which maintained his status as Hollywood's star du jour.

Relationships

Lauren Hastings Actor

Companion
Reportedly dated in 2008 No longer together

Jeffrey La Beouf

Father
Separated from LaBeouf's mother c. 1996

Shayna La Beouf

Mother
Separated from LaBeouf's father c.1996

Carey Mulligan Actor

Companion
Met while filming Oliver Stone's sequel "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" (2010) Began dating in August 2009 Reportedly split in October 2010

Karolyn Pho

Companion
Reportedly dating as of June 2011

EDUCATION

Hamilton Academy of Music

Los Angeles , California

Magnet School of Performing Arts

Los Angeles , California

Milestones

2012

Cast opposite director Robert Redford and "New York, I Love You" co-star Julie Christie in thriller "The Company You Keep"

2012

Co-starred with Tom Hardy and Guy Pearce in Prohibition-era Western "Lawless"

2011

Re-teamed with director Michael Bay for "Transformers: Dark of the Moon"

2010

Played a young ambitious trader opposite Michael Douglas in Oliver Stone directed sequel "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps"

2009

Joined ensemble cast in romantic anthology "New York, I Love You"

2009

Re-teamed with director Michael Bay to reprise role of Sam Witwicky in "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"

2008

Co-starred with Michelle Monaghan in thriller "Eagle Eye"

2008

Cast as Indy's (Harrison Ford) son in fourth installment of adventure series "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"

2007

Played Sam Witwicky, a brainy teen charged with saving the world from impending robo-calypse in director Michael Bay's "Transformers"

2007

Starred in thriller "Disturbia," a high-tech teen update of "Rear Window" (1954)

2006

Co-starred in Emilio Estevez's directorial debut "Bobby," an ensemble centered around night of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination

2006

Played a young Robert Downey Jr. in coming-of-age drama "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints"

2005

Portrayed real-life amateur golfer Francis Ouimet who defeated British champion Vardon at 1913 U.S. Open in "The Greatest Game Ever Played"

2005

Starred opposite Keanu Reeves in "Constantine," the supernatural thriller based on DC/Vertigo comic book Hellblazer

2004

Featured opposite Will Smith in sci-fi thriller "I, Robot"

2003

Made feature starring debut in "Holes," based on bestselling book by Louis Sacher

2003

Cast as Bosley's protégée in action sequel "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle"

2003

Starred in "The Battle of Shaker Heights," produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

2002

Co-starred in family drama "Tru Confessions" (Disney Channel)

1999

Landed breakout role on award-winning Disney Channel series "Even Stevens"

1998

Made acting debut in feature "Breakfast with Einstein"

Began doing standup at age 12, entertaining adult audiences with tales of adolescent sexuality

Booked own agent and auditions before he turned 14

Bonus Trivia

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His name "Shia" (which rhymed with "hiya") was Yiddish and French. It translated to "thank God for the beef."

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"I want to get bigger. I'm sick of being a boy. I know that there's this innocence that I have but I feel like I've played that guy. The whole goal for me has been diversity and diversifying your portfolio and making sure you do a whole bunch of different things and you don't get typecast. If I become a type, my career is over." – LaBeouf to CNN.com, March 23, 2007

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"You don't want to flood the market with yourself. They put you in this little shoe box and every time a certain role comes up they pull it out. I want to fit into every kind of shoe box. Comfort and typecasting are the two killers of a career." – LaBeouf to EW, June 2007

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On Nov. 4, 2007, LaBeouf was charged with misdemeanor criminal trespassing after he refused to leave a Chicago drugstore.

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On July 27, 2008, LaBeouf was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after an early morning wreck in which he injured his hand and knee.

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LaBeouf on past rituals with his father, quoted in the September 2008 issue of Details magazine: "We would drink together and smoke together. And it's just a bad deal. It's not something that is conducive to being a role model – no iconic actors that I know of have problems like that. And I don't know how to do it like a gentleman. I don't know how to have one drink."

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"I'm not going to lie to you; the acting I do in these movies isn't 'The Elephant Man' or anything. These are massive f*cking movies, and my job is to be the anchor in the chaos. Amazing for a little Jew from Echo Park, isn't it." – LaBeouf quoted in Playboy magazine, June 2009

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"I grew up with a bunch of hippies, and marijuana was always around. I like pot. It has never been a monster for me. But I definitely saw from a very young age what drugs can do to you. Watching my dad wasn't fun." – LaBeouf quoted in Playboy magazine, June 2009

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In October 2011, LaBeouf was involved in a bar brawl outside Cinema Public House in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. The actor was restrained by friends shortly after an unidentified man repeatedly punched him while he was lying on the sidewalk. LaBeouf was in Vancouver filming "The Company You Keep" (2012).

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In February 2013, LaBeouf dropped out of the Broadway play "Orphans" due to creative differences. Ben Foster replaced the actor, who was originally cast opposite Alec Baldwin and Tom Sturridge.

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