11 Most Ill-Advised Quotes To Fall Out Of Shia LaBeouf's Mouth

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11 Most Ill-Advised Quotes To Fall Out Of Shia LaBeouf’s Mouth

By Agent Bedhead | Seriously Random Lists | September 5, 2012 | Comments ()


Shia LaBeouf demonstrates a serious and ultimately chronic case of verbal diarrhea nearly every time he sits for an interview.. Sometimes the things he says are actually amusing, but a lot of the crap that comes out of his mouth is so rude and disrespectful that -- let's face it -- if a woman said the same stuff, her Hollywood career would be over in a matter of moments (see Megan Fox). Also, it's not as if his level of talent (despite his "method" ways) is so high that it should mitigate some of the damage he wreaks with his cocky remarks, and the manner in which Shia has fed off the studio system in several franchises is almost laughable considering his attitude at present. As far as his acting ego is concerned, the guy is steps away from Samuel L. Jackson-esque steepled fingers while talking about "the craft," only Shia isn't cool enough to get away with that sort of thing.

Oh, and I'd like to remind Shia that Sean Penn's character in Dead Man Walking was executed by means of lethal injection -- not the electric chair. Here are the eleven most ill-advised quotes to fall out of Shia's mouth.

On dropping acid to be method for The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman: "There's a way to do an acid trip like Harold & Kumar, and there's a way to be on acid. What I know of acting, Sean Penn actually strapped up to that (electric) chair in Dead Man Walking. These are the guys that I look up to." - USA Today


On Tom Cruise: "When Tom Cruise walks outside his house, he doesn't pick his nose. From the minute he leaves his door to the minute he comes back home, he doesn't pick his nose. Now that's a certain way to live your life that I have no ambitions toward." - Hero Complex


On his mom: "Probably the sexiest woman I know is my mother. She's an ethereal angel. Nobody looks like that woman. If I could meet my mother and marry her, I would. I would be with my mother now, if she weren't my mother, as sick as that sounds." - NY Daily News


On the Transformers franchise: "There are a lot of people that liked the second one, but I hated it. I just didn't enjoy it. I thought we missed the mark. I got confused, I couldn't see what the fuck was going on, you know with certain robots... I couldn't decipher what was happening. There were storyline paths that I just wouldn't have gone down." - FHM


On the Megan Fox problem: "Megan developed this Spice Girl strength, this woman-empowerment [stuff] that made her feel awkward about her involvement with Michael [Bay], who some people think is a very lascivious filmmaker, the way he films women. Mike films women in a way that appeals to a 16-year-old sexuality. It's summer. It's Michael's style." - Hero Complex


On Steven Spielberg: "I love Steven. I have a relationship with Steven that supersedes our business work. And believe me, I talk to him often enough to know that I'm not out of line. And I would never disrespect the man. I think he's a genius, and he's given me my whole life. He's done so much great work that there's no need for him to feel vulnerable about one film. But when you drop the ball you drop the ball." - Popeater


On all the money he made from blockbusters: "If I could give the money back and get all the credibility in the world that I'm seeking, I would do it tomorrow. In a heartbeat." - USA Today


On Michael Bay "When I met Mike, I was a seventeen-year-old boy. He was my fucking god. Mike is a vulnerable guy." - GQ


On the studio system vs indies: "These dudes are a miracle. They give you the money, and they trust you -- [unlike the studios, which] give you the money, then get on a plane and come to the set and stick a finger up your ass and chase you around for five months." -- Hollywood Reporter


On doing real sex in Nymphomaniac: "[The movie] is what you think it is. It is Lars Von Trier, making a movie about what he's making. For instance, there's a disclaimer at the top of the script that basically says we're doing it for real. Everything that is illegal, we'll shoot in blurred images. Other than that, everything is happening." - Hollywood Reporter "I sent [Von Trier] videotapes of me and my girlfriend having sex and that's how I got the job." - Entertainmentwise


On Justin Bieber: "He's got this presence like Buddha. He's like the young prince. Bieber is bomb. He's like a 16-year-old Frank Sinatra." -- "Jimmy Kimmel Live"


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  • Dear Shia LaBeouf,

    Do yourself a favor. Stop taking drugs.



  • denesteak

    he'll also be the kid from even stevens to me.

  • duckandcover

    He's one of those assholes who always says something nice and tacks on a big BUT ................. after it.

  • annie

    When you can make me sympathize and want to defend Megan Fox, you've reached a level of asshattery that can no longer be quantified.

  • Jerce

    What Sefa said.

  • Rubble44

    I love the fact that we know that a lot of actors are shallow, misinformed, vain and ignorant, and yet we are shocked when they say things that are shallow, misinformed, vain and ignorant. It's partially our fault for throwing the microphone in their face in the first place. Maybe we should just try to ignore these performers when they aren't performing and just concentrate on their work, there's no need to peel back the curtain and see that the Wizard is just some smug douchebag with a shitty beard and a Oedipal complex.

    Wait a second....(looks around)...oh yeah, forgot where I was...

    Fuck that guy.

  • Kip Hackman

    I actually think he was almost right about Michael Bay. He does shoot with a 16-year-old sexuality in mind because he has the sexuality of a 16-year-old.

  • no one

    Yeah. This is what I was talking about in that biggest bombs thread. I won't see a movie with the headcase in it.

  • Wickedpinto

    All but the last two make perfect sense.

  • zeke_the_pig

    Good. A garbled mess of nouns and verbs and braindead similes, that's what I like my 'actors' to spew. This is good. He's talking more like people I actually know instead of a typewriter shitting out a pre-approved statement. Good.

  • laylaness

    On the Megan Fox problem: “Megan developed this Spice Girl strength, this woman-empowerment [stuff] that made her feel awkward about her involvement with Michael [Bay], who some people think is a very lascivious filmmaker, the way he films women. Mike films women in a way that appeals to a 16-year-old sexuality. It’s summer. It’s Michael’s style.” -Hero Complex

    In one fell swoop, this douchebag went pro-Michael Bay, pro-misogyny, and snotty condescension. I didn't think it was possible to get me to rage enough to side with Megan Fox, but there you go.

  • AudioSuede

    Uh, I see that as kind of an anti-Michael Bay comment. It's certainly condescending to Megan Fox, and to women in general, so that's shitty. But he's basically saying that Michael Bay flirts with his actresses and makes movies to appeal to 16-year-old boys. He even says he's lascivious. That seems less than kind to me.

  • laylaness

    I was thinking of this one, too: “When I met Mike, I was a seventeen-year-old boy. He was my fucking god. Mike is a vulnerable guy.” - GQ

    But I guess I also have an anti-Shia bias, so there's that.

  • Siham

    No one wants to say anything about him mailing a sex tape to get a part?

  • Kate at June

    I wonder if the girlfriend gave the ok for that...

  • Erich

    My favorite Shia TheBeef quote comes from when he was promoting the Wall Street sequel. It's how you knew he was given flash cards to memorize, and never strayed from them.
    in every interview I saw, when asked about working with Michael Douglas, he would refer to Douglas as "The ep-i-tome of class and dignity"

    So not only did his handlers never bother correcting him on the pronunciation, the repeatedly mispronounced variation of epitome made it clear that they never bothered actually watched any of his appearances.

  • Steph

    I really resent the fact that he's in Lawless, everything else about it looks great, why did they have to cast the guy who's always the worst thing in already bad movies.

  • Nadine


    I crushed on you so hard. SO hard, Shia. A Guide To Recognising Your Saints, man. Basically nothing else, to your name, like.
    But literally ONE film, dude, and you had me. You had me, I was on board, and I defended you, for a while. But god fucking damn it you fucking doooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooouuuuuuuuuuuuuuccccccccccccchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • Miss Laaw-yuhr

    I'm too scared to Google it, but after reading this post I have no doubt that there is fan fiction out there of LeBeef giving his Mom the family salami. *shudder*

  • lowercase_ryan

    I get that he comes off as an ass, and he probably is in many respects, but these quotes seem to be part of the picture. I know his attitude towards his graphic novel didn't strike me as entitled in the least.

  • Bert_McGurt

    So basically, don't ever shake The Beef's hand in public, because it's probably got boogers like, ALL over it.

  • kirbyjay

    Tom Cruise doesn't pick his nose because he has sheeple to pick it for him.

  • AudioSuede

    I for one loved that Tom Cruise comment. It's funny AND it's calling out Tom Cruise for being nuts in a surprisingly subtle way. How is that not awesome?!

  • spljt

    My thoughts exactly!!!!!

  • chrisahl

    Nothing here is all that bad (well, certainly not everyting). My favorite was his phonetic pronunciation of "epitome".

  • kirbyjay

    Reminds me of when Bill Clinton did an MTV interview with Kennedy
    ( I think) and he said one of his fave musicians was Thelonius Monk and she said
    "Who's the loneliest Monk?"
    and Shannon Doherty in an interview babbling about how she liked Jimi Hendrix and the journalist said
    " Are you Experienced?" meaning did she like that album and she replied
    " Well, yeah, but I'm not a tramp"
    I love it!

  • Kate at June

    I didn't know this much awful was in this person. Huh.

  • AudioSuede

    Am I the only one that thinks most of these quotes make me like him more, not less? I'm alone, aren't I?

    Shit. Phantom Zone.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Yeah, I'm ambivalent about him - he raises no ire in me - so these quotes aren't piling on to a giant pile of hate, like they may be for other pajibabies.

  • AudioSuede

    I mean, since when do we want to defend Michael Bay and the fourth Indiana Jones movie? Are we on their side now?

  • I've always been alright with him...it's not like he put a foot in his mouth John Mayer style. He just needs to remember people are recording every stupid bs thing you say.

  • Nadine

    It's the PRINCIPAL of the thing!

  • Danielle

    Comparing Bieber to the Buddha...just....wow...I don't even have a snappy comeback for that

  • TheOriginalMRod

    Oh geez... what an idiot.

  • Snath

    I'm still waiting for the gritty Even Stevens reunion where he's a drug addict and is in jail for killing his family.

  • Shonda aka fpkillkill

    This is part of an interview with him in 2007:

    "Drugs, alcohol, fancy cars, mansions, and public displays of dumb fun of
    any kind are also forbidden. 'It could all go away tomorrow if I'm at a
    club drinking like an a--hole,' warns LaBeouf, who drives a
    nondescript Nissan and lives in a two-bedroom house in the Valley.
    'Someone like
    Lindsay Lohan's personality is [more] famous than her performance.
    You've got to maintain some mystery.' But doesn't he worry that all
    work and no play might make Shia a dull boy? 'Part of me wants to go
    out and see my peers. But if I go to a club and get my picture in the
    press, then I am that young Hollywood a--hole. That would shatter my

    Five years later? Grade A a--hole.

  • Wicked

    And to think i kinda liked him when I watched Project Greenlight :(

  • Kay

    I liked him then too. I liked him so much from that that I even ignored his douchey ways up until recently

  • linnyloo

    ...I'm just trying to scrub my brain from seeing Bieber's baby tighty-whitey bottom right next to something fuzzy. He's like a thug-lite bunny. Jesus. I suddenly feel a powerful urge to get drunk.

  • Rocabarra

    I just saw Lawless last night. It would've been flawless but for LeBeef's moronic presence. Pardon the rhyme, I couldn't resist.

  • Kala

    He's the only reason I can't bring myself to get my ass to the theater to see it. Incredible how one man's douchiness is enough to tamp down what is otherwise an amazing cast.

  • Rocabarra

    I will definitely buy the movie, but then fast forward through all his parts and end up with a brilliant Tom Hardy/Gary Oldman/Jessica Chastain movie.

  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    No really, Shia's mom does things that no other woman will do. I sent her a video of me and my giant Care Bear having sex. That's how I got the job.

  • John G.

    good thing it was a GIANT care bear, otherwise it might have been weird.

  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    Funshine bear is a total whore, by the way.

  • AngelenoEwok

    I have never been filled with more self-loathing than at this moment, but I still would.

  • In all honestly, I would have, right up until those recent images of him with the greasy long hair and beard.

  • Guest

    I'd just take him to get sheep-shorn. Subtracting hair is always easier than adding!

  • Bieber is the next Frank Sinatra? ***Bashes head against wall to dislodge that comparison*** I believe Piscopo doing Sinatra said it best, "I have chunks of guys like you in my stool."

  • puddin

    That was Hartman! You lose ten Gryffindor points and have to make a sex tape with Shia as punishment

  • Hartman??!?? Well damn. And really, sex tape with Shia is redundant. Every picture he's in he's a giant dildo.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    These quotes don't seem off the wall to me. The money one, bullshit. The Spielberg one, entitled, maybe. The Sean Penn one may be wrong in the specific, but not the gist.

    But they sound like someone actually giving his opinion instead of prescripted pablum.

  • agreed. he seems earnest, young, and maybe like he likes talking and talks just a bit faster than he thinks. slightly manic people (over represented among actors) are often like this.

  • Arran

    Yeah, a lot of these actually make me like him more.

    The one about his mother, though...

  • MichaelAndTheArgonauts


  • almond

    He's the other James Franco, only with less meta art.

  • John G.

    Like I needed more reasons to hate this little entitled douchebag. He'd give the money back, yeah right. Go grow another beard to make yourself more indie, you little moron.

  • David Sorenson

    Nonsense. I will give The Beef one credibility point for every ten dollars he gives me. I think the exchange rate is actually $25 for 1 cred, but he seems like a nice kid. I'll give him a deal.

    But that's not the point. The point is that I will gladly take his money. For credibility or something. Whatever. If he's dumb enough to think that beard looks good, he's dumb enough to give me money.

  • Kati

    Here's something he can do with all that cred:


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