SHIA LABEOUF’s natural talent and raw energy have secured his place as one of Hollywood’s leading men.
Shia was most recently seen in the drama Borg vs McEnroe. The film shows the rivalry, friendship and personas of Björn Borg and John McEnroe and how they became international superstars, both within the athletic world and mainstream culture. It premiered to rave reviews at last year’s Toronto Film Festival and critics heralded LaBeouf’s performance as “perfection,” “flawless” and “explosive.”
Shia recently wrapped production on an array of projects including, Honey Boy, which reunited him with director Alma Har’el and also stars Lucas Hedges. The film follows a child actor and his law-breaking, alcohol-abusing father as they try to mend their tumultuous relationship over the course of a decade. LaBeouf and Har’el previously collaborated on the documentary, LoveTrue, which she directed and he executive produced. Shia also stars in The Peanut Butter Falcon, which follows a young man with Down syndrome who runs away to pursue his dream of becoming a professional wrestler. The film which was co-directed by Tyler Nilson and Mike Schwartz, also stars Dakota Johnson, Bruce Dern and Zachary Gottsagen. Shia most recently wrapped production on the crime drama, The Tax Collector, which was written and directed by David Ayer.
In 2016, Shia starred in the critically acclaimed independent film American Honey, a coming-of-age drama about a gang of law-breaking teenagers chasing the American dream. His performance earned him a British Independent Film Award nomination for “Best Actor,” a London Critics’ Circle Film Award nomination for “Supporting Actor of the Year,” and an Independent Spirit Award nomination for “Best Supporting Male.” Prior to that, Shia co-starred in the post-apocalyptic thriller, Man Down alongside Gary Oldman, Jai Courtney and Kate Mara, the war drama Fury, directed by David Ayer with Brad Pitt and Logan Lerman, the Lars von Trier’s drama, Nymphomaniac, a film about a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac who recounts her erotic experiences and the suspense drama Charlie Countryman, opposite Evan Rachel Wood, Mads Mikkelsen and Melissa Leo.
LaBeouf starred in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, which marked his third and final turn as the enterprising and heroic Sam Witwicky. From the original Transformers released in 2007 (which earned over $700 million around the world in theatrical release and became the highest grossing DVD of the year) to the second installment in 2009, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, (which garnered global receipts upwards of $836 million,) Sam continued to find himself in the middle of a life and death struggle between warring robot legions on earth.
Additional film credits include Robert Redford’s The Company You Keep, Lawless alongside Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman and Guy Pearce, Oliver Stone’s Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps opposite Michael Douglas, the fourth installment of Steven Spielberg’s “Indiana Jones” series, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, alongside Harrison Ford, D.J. Caruso’s Eagle Eye, the Anthony Minghella-scripted segment of New York I Love You, a romantic anthology, the popular thriller Disturbia, the Oscar® nominated animated film Surf’s Up, A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, which won “Best Ensemble Cast” at the Sundance Film Festival, Emilio Estevez’s acclaimed drama Bobby, The Greatest Game Ever Played, I, Robot, Constantine, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, HBO’s “Project Greenlight” featuring The Battle of Shaker Heights produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck and in 2003 he made his feature film debut in the comedy Holes, based on the best-selling book by Louis Sacher.
In 2007, Shia was named the “Star of Tomorrow” by the ShoWest convention of the National Association of Theater Owners, and in February 2008 he was awarded the BAFTA Orange Rising Star Award, which was voted for by the British general public. In addition, he was nominated for four Teen Choice Awards for Transformers, winning the Breakout Male Award, the Teen Choice Award for Movie Actor in a Horror/Thriller for his performance in Disturbia; as well as a Scream Award. In 2004, he was nominated for the Young Artists Award for “Leading Young Actor in a Feature Film” and the “Breakthrough Male Performance” at the MTV Movie Awards for his performance in Holes.
On television, LaBeouf garnered much praise from critics everywhere for his portrayal of “Louis Stevens” on the Disney Channel’s original series “Even Stevens.” In 2003, he earned a Daytime Emmy award for “Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Series” for his work on the highly-rated family show.
In addition to his work in front of the camera, Shia has also directed several projects including music videos for Kid Cudi and Marilyn Manson.
LaBeouf currently resides in California.