I don’t… really even know where to begin with Shia LaBeouf‘s brand of insanity. He’s another one in desperate need of a 5150 hold, but for some reason, that dubious honour tends to fall on crazy female celebrities more than male. Anyhow, Shia’s totally fine now! He’s back on track and that’s all because he found God while he was shooting Fury with Brad Pitt and co.
“I’ve been a runner my whole life, running from myself. Whether to movies or drinking and drugging or f—ing calamity or whatever it is, I’ve always been running. I’m a dude who loves delusion. It’s why I love being an actor – I never have to actually look at myself or be faced with my s— or take responsibility.”
“I found God doing Fury,” he says. “I became a Christian man, and not in a f—ing bulls— way – in a very real way. I could have just said the prayers that were on the page. But it was a real thing that really saved me. And you can’t identify unless you’re really going through it. It’s a full-blown exchange of heart, a surrender of control.”
I have no problem with whatever faith anyone follows – what you believe and whatever helps get you through the shitty days we can have sometimes is something I’m all for. However, an honest question: why do people in this kinda position – addicts, derelicts, the mentally ill – ALWAYS go God-crazy?
The best thing this guy can do is, you know, leave the spotlight and the industry. Living that kind of life would make a lot of people crazy, but you need enough self-preservation to get yourself out of it to save your own life.