First he said Transformers 2 was a waste of space, and now Shia LaBeouf has swung the axe at Indiana Jones 4. It'd be easier to like him if he wasn't starring in all the movies he's moaning about.
It's not often you get a young actor who's willing to put his neck on the line and pour scorn on his past projects, so no matter your feelings towards Shia LaBeouf, you have to admit that he's a confident guy. And, well... he's kind of right. Transformers 2 blew harder than a hurricane.
"I think the audience is pretty intelligent. I think they know when you've made (slop). And I think if you don't acknowledge it, then why do they trust you the next time you're promoting a movie...We [Harrison Ford and LaBeouf] had major discussions. He wasn't happy with it either."
Talking on behalf of Harrison Ford, eh? Continue.
"You get to monkey-swinging and things like that and you can blame it on the writer and you can blame it on Steven. But the actor's job is to make it come alive and make it work, and I couldn't do it. So that's my fault. Simple.
To be fair to him, the monkey scene was inherently ridiculous and should have been scrapped at the planning stages. No one watched that scene and thought, "You know, I just don't believe that he's swinging on vines with monkeys. The actor just isn't selling it to me."
When questioned whether Senor Spielbergo might be dropping him a line, LaBeouf responded:
"I'll probably get a call. But he needs to hear this. I love him. I love Steven. I have a relationship with Steven that supersedes our business work. And believe me, I talk to him often enough to know that I'm not out of line.
"And I would never disrespect the man. I think he's a genius, and he's given me my whole life. He's done so much great work that there's no need for him to feel vulnerable about one film. But when you drop the ball you drop the ball."
LaBeouf, consider yourself moved up a notch in my book. You just made notch one. Now, about your scenes in Transformers 3: I really want to believe you're sitting on an alien truck's shoulders.
Next week: why Oliver Stone totally fucked up with Wall Street 2
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