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By Kim Voynar

In Other News, Shia LaBeouf is a Bad, Bad Boy

… at least, according to this lengthy interview over at Details. Parts of it, like this, are pretty awesome:

When one photographer aimed a long lens at the window of LaBeouf’s house, the actor burst outside, grabbed several thousand dollars’ worth of equipment from the shooter’s car, and held on to it until the cops showed up. “I’m a little territorial and defensive,” he says. “I don’t like having my space invaded. I’m a fucking human being who pays his taxes. And I don’t respond in a really sweetheart way. I mean, maybe I should develop that, but even as I say that, I have this cheerleader in the back of my head that’s like, ‘No, man, don’t conform!'”

Seriously, even if you think you’re not a fan, go read the full article. It gives you a very different view of Shia LaBeouf than the one you probably have. At least, it did me.

4 Responses to “In Other News, Shia LaBeouf is a Bad, Bad Boy”

  1. Lisa says:

    I don’t know…the more interviews I hear with him the more he seems just unstable. He needs a male influence besides Michael Bay.

  2. RoyBatty says:

    Ah, yet another “actor” who found that stardom comes with certain downsides.

    “No, man, don’t conform.”

    How hard was it for the reporter not to laugh in his face when he said that. This is why I could never do entertainment “journalism” – there’s no way I couldn’t then go down the “60 Minutes” path in responding.

    “Brother, you make movies based on cartoons about cars that become robots. There are some that would say you couldn’t get any more conformist mainstream than that.”

    Sometimes, though, I wonder if LeBeouf understands just how unlikely his star status is and that it’s going to end the second he can’t find another high concept tentpoler to headline. He knows the day is coming when the next ex Nickelodeon star is the “young man who finds himself…” and he desperately trying to reinvent himself on cable or Sundance-bait movies.

    My hat is sincerely off to you, Kim. I’ve read enough of your stuff to know you are rather intelligent writer and how you can deal with the BS that comes from covering the industry. Especially the junkets.

  3. Proman says:

    People who make their living reporting gossip complain and pass judgement about a couple of non too shocking “revelations”. And then they repost them.

    We truly live is a very strange world.

  4. Kim Voynar says:

    Roy, thankfully I don’t cover junkets anymore. I’ve been to enough of them to know that kind of stuff is not my cuppa tea.

    And Proman, assuming that was intended as a dig against me, I’m not sure what your point is. I don’t report gossip. If I find something that interests me, I write about it, or sometimes pass on things I think others might find interesting. These days, if it doesn’t interest me in some way, I just don’t write about it. I’m immersed in other projects right now — a daughter’s wedding, a film I’m hoping to get off the ground — and life is too short to spend time on things that don’t have some kind of value to me.

    I’m very grateful that David gives me the latitude to write about pretty much anything that strikes me as worth writing about, and that I no longer have to troll the internet desperately looking for yet another gossipy topic to rework in some way in order to meet an arbitrary quota of posts. Sometimes people find what I think is worth writing about these days interesting, sometimes not. If you don’t find it of value, well, no one’s forcing you to read or comment here.

    Strange world indeed.

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