Shia LaBeouf is many things: a plagiarist, a raging asshole, a “serious actor” and apparently a sender of dick pics, especially when there’s a movie role at stake. You see, Lars von Trier was getting ready to cast Nymphomaniac, and Shia really wanted to whip it out in that film, so he figured the best way to secure the part was by, well, sending HIS part in picture form to the film’s production team. Classy!
From an interview with von Trier’s Zentropa Productions:
“The first info we got – and I’ll never forget this because my entire team reacted with such a fear – the first request on the production end, not from Lars, was pictures of my penis.”
Uhhh, okay. I’m sure they just “requested” those from you, and it was the FIRST THING they wanted to see rather than, say, how well you fulfilled the role and how you read the lines. Sure, it’s feasible that at some point, they would want to see what he’s working with, but I doubt it was much of a sacrifice for ole Shia, there, who probably jerks off over a mirror, anyway, and just pulled the photo from his SnapChat history.
Then there’s the fact that he believes his character, Jerome, is “adversarial”, which is why he wanted to play him:
“Previously in my career I’d been the everyman or the normal guy stuck in this extraordinary situation. Jerome was the opportunity to play a slimy, evil, blasphemous, mini-juggernaut of a man.”
I’m sorry, I’m sorry… I just can’t take this guy seriously. Here’s the full interview below. How awful is he?
January 7, 2014 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
Shia LaBeouf is a douche, hands down. Lena Dunham isn’t my favorite person either, but Shia really is the worst. Mr. LaBeouf has had a problem with plagiarism in the past, and he’s still doing it. He directed a short, HowardCantour.com, that was lifted from Daniel Clowe’s graphic novel, Justin M. Damiano. It’s not just that he stole the idea from the book or borrowed a line; people are saying he ripped it off “word for word.”
And then when he apologized to Mr. Clowe, that was also plagiarized. (Digital Spy reports that it was a modified version of a speech given from UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.)
His latest apology stint is getting a skywriter to write “I’m sorry Daniel Clowes” across the sky.
So where does Lena Dunham come into this? She tweeted,
I’ve always felt, utterly and unchangeably, that only sociopaths hire skywriters.
I mean that’s awfully specific but it’s funny and screw Shia, so I’ll allow it. His response (via Twitter):
I don’t mind creating debate with thoroughly considered artistic expressions but I don’t want to offend with a tweet. Sorry world.
I’m addicted to lean & that shit ain’t no joke. I can barely remember all the things I’ve done & said. However there’s no excuse 4 skywriting.
Uh, okay. Ms. Dunham tweeted back to the former Even Stevens star,
Vaguely recognized Shia LaBeouf’s latest twitter apology and realized it was MINE! Touché, Louis Stevens.
(I’m guessing she’s referring to his first tweet, not the one about “no excuse 4 skywriting.”)
Is there a side worth being on here? I’ll go with Dunham, because LaBeouf is a little shit.
January 4, 2014 at 4:00 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Is there a bigger toolbox in the world than Shia LaBeouf? I know that’s a difficult question to answer when people like Justin Bieber and Chris Brown exist, but I feel like they’re in a different league. Shia is just… corny, and a total dickhead who doesn’t realise he’s a dickhead, he thinks he’s being “artsy”. That’s why, in preparation for his role in Charlie Countryman, he decided to drop acid to really get into his character’s head. One problem with that: the character never took acid, he took ecstasy, and according to the film’s director Fredrik Bond, he didn’t need to take anything at all.
“In the script, it’s Carpathian ecstasy, a special hostel ecstasy that exists in maybe just Bucharest … So, Shia said he took acid? I didn’t know he went out and said that. But it was always ecstasy in the script.” Did Bond know Shia was going to take Method acting this far? “No, he informed me that he was going to go out on a limb and push the envelope,” Bond said. “He said he wants to make this like they did in the seventies; he was like, ‘I want it to be like there’s a gun against my head.’” Must have been the acid talking.
I’m rolling my eyes so hard. The whole thing is so contrived and try-hard… and Shia isn’t even a GOOD actor. What an absolute idiot.
November 15, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
Shia LaBeouf is a total mess, and I can’t imagine any woman would find him attractive. And yet, he obviously thinks he’s the shit and that it was a good idea to post a photo of himself naked on Twitter. Of course, it cuts off just above The D (thank God, I’ve just had my breakfast), but even the little bit we see is enough to make me gag.
The photo isn’t some random selfie he took when bored (though I’m sure he’s got plenty of those on his phone), but it is from a movie called Charlie Countryman, in which he plays an American living in Romania who falls in love with a woman that has ties to a gangster. Sounds pretty generic and not at all exciting, but Melissa Leo is in it and she’s great. On the other hand, Rupert Grint (Ron from Harry Potter) also stars. LOL, I kid, love u Ron.
October 22, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
Shia LaBeouf has always been a bit of a douchebag and frankly, I think a punch in the face is the least of what he needs. In any case, apparently he got two of them while out in London recently. He was walking around Leicester Square one night when he noticed two drunk women walking around. One of the women was sick, and Shia thought it’d be a totally awesome idea to start filming them both on his phone. He was asked to stop, he refused to do… and so a stranger punched him twice in the face.
The Sun claims that a bouncer from a nearby club split up the scuffle, and Shia and whatever friend he was with ran away like little bitches. Because of course they did.
Listen, there are so many things wrong here. I don’t condone violence, but what grown man thinks it’s a great idea to film two women against their will – drunk or not – on his phone while out at night? That’s not at all creepy or fucking weird or anything. Then, you’re asked to stop, and YOU REFUSE? I want to meet the stranger who socked him in the face so that I can shake his hand and thank him for his contribution to society.
October 11, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
Chris Brown is a hated celebrity but apparently not as much as Anne Hathaway (which James Franco totally gets, btw). Star magazine released their super scientific list of top 20 most hated Hollywood celebrities. Weirdly Jay Leno is more hated than Chris Brown, which is making me laugh really hard. Here’s the stupid list:
20. Chris Brown
19. Jesse James
18. Taylor Swift
17. Shia LaBeouf
16. Lindsay Lohan
15. Angelina Jolie
14. Jay Leno
13. Ashton Kutcher
12. LeAnn Rimes
10 and 11. Kris Jenner and Kim Kardashian
9. Anne Hathaway
8. Justin Bieber
6. Matt Lauer
5. Katherine Heigl
4. John Mayer
3. Jennifer Lopez
2. Kristen Stewart
1. Gwyneth Paltrow
This is a pretty good list. I’m shocked to see that Kanye West isn’t on here. I love him but I thought he was one of the most hated people around. I’m not sure if he’s psyched or pissed not to be included. I also didn’t realize that people hated Matt Lauer this much. Damn. Too bad this poll was taken after Justin Bieber’s idiotic Anne Frank statement or I’m sure he would be higher up. Kristen Stewart now has the dubious honor of being one of the most hated and least attractive female celebrities. Hey, good for her! At least she’s good at stuff!
Who is your ultimate most hated celebrity?