Shia LaBeouf biographyUndeniably charismatic and talented American actor, filmmaker and winner of multiple awards and nominations with BAFTA and Saturn being the most notable of them, Shia LaBeouf is well known not only for his immaculate performance in such blockbusters as Transformers, Disturbia and Eagle Eye but also for taking part in scandalous and controversial performances.
Early Life and childhoodShia Saide LaBeouf was born on June 11, 1986, in Los Angeles, California in a very peculiar Jewish family, which actor himself later described as decent but quite strange. His grandmother, for example, changed one letter in her surname so it would sound like beef in French just to piss off her parents. This surname, paired with such an unusual name, Shia, which is derived from Hebrew and means gift of God, formed quite an extravagant name combination that was probably picked by his parents just for giggles.
When Shia was around six years old, Jeffrey wasn’t able to cope with his addiction on his own and went straight to rehab. Mother, tired of his husband's addiction filed for divorce and left the family, taking the son along with her.
Early careerPretty soon Shia got an agent, who helped the young actors to navigate around Hollywood acting circles and secure some big roles in serious movies. Prior to that, LaBeouf already tried the waters on screen, but mostly in series, where he was cast on secondary roles. Holes (2003) has brought Shia his first share of popularity; he got an opportunity to work alongside Sigourney Weaver and Jon Voight. Being known mostly for his comedic performances, in the movie Shia got to showcase his impressive dramatic talent, broadening his own professional horizons.
Career BreakthroughTransformers was an enormous box office success, allowing its creators to continue on with franchise with second and third parts of Autobot saga. Thanks to his appearance in these movies, Shia LaBeouf was able to secure his future financially and not care about the money at all, even though he was never focused on the material side of life.
Controversy and scandalous behaviorShia literally attracts controversy, constantly appearing in the middle of scandals and even legal troubles, and he genuinely seems to enjoy it. Forget about his already becoming regular fights with the police, multiple arrests, and driving while under the influence legally questionable substances. Lately, he is notorious for his performances, which often lead to public resonance and making the front pages of many outlets.
He also arranged a meeting with his social media followers it one of the New York cinemas, where he was watching his own movies for three days straight.