I never trust tabloids and industry rumours whenever the words ‘career ending’ or ‘over’ are used. It’s always crap.
Robert Downey Jr was once considered high risk for studios and now he’s a darling thanks to performances in Iron Man to Sherlock Holmes, while Renée Zellweger is soon to dazzle audiences again in Bridget Jones’s Baby, after taking a hiatus most actors would be terrified to go on at any given moment.
The past few years have certainly been colourful for Shia LaBeouf, as I’m sure many of you have read online or heard about at one point or the other. But like so many greats before him, tough lessons, life experience and time have only produced a stronger actor. LaBeouf has recently been enjoying rave reviews for his performance in Andrea Arnold’s American Honey — the best of his career in fact — and has now opened up in a brand new interview with Variety.
Speaking on the awards buzz he’s been getting for his performance, LaBeouf was quick to shut it down. “Nah, dude, not me. The Oscars are about politics. I gotta earn my way back. It’s not about who is the best. I’m not that guy for a long time — for a long, long time. I’m good with that, though. Sometimes that sh*t is a curse.”
LaBeouf also spoke candidly on his past, including his thoughts on director Michael Bay, with whom he made three Transformers movies. “Mike is an artist. People don’t realise how dope that dude is. He’s got to get a little ballsier with his moves — he’s trying to toe the line and be James Cameron, but James Camerons are dying. I don’t know what he’s chasing, but that version of director is dead. If Mike is to sustain, he’s got to get f**king weird,” LaBeouf said.
There are plenty of interesting insights from the interview, which you can see in full by clicking the link below.