Shia LaBeouf | Rotten Tomatoes (2024)

Highest Rated: 95% Honey Boy (2019)

Lowest Rated: 10% Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003)

Birthday: Jun 11, 1986

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Actor Shia LaBeouf's screen career arced from child star on the Disney Channel series "Even Stevens" (2000-03) to Hollywood leading man in "Transformers" (2007) and later, an intense and committed staple of indie features like "American Honey" (2017) and "The Peanut Butter Falcon" (2019). Born Shia Saide LaBeouf in Los Angeles, California on June 11, 1988, he was raised primarily by his mother, Shayna Saide, due to drug dependency and financial issues forced her separation from his father, Jeffrey LaBeouf. He fell into performing primarily as a means of providing money for his family, and as a ten-year-old, reportedly worked as a comedian at various Los Angeles clubs. Minor roles on television series preceded his breakout role as the precocious Louis Stevens on the Disney Channel series "Even Stevens." LaBeouf netted a Daytime Emmy for his rambunctious performance, which led to appearances on other television series, including "Freaks and Geeks" (NBC, 1999-2000), and his feature film debut in the quirky youth-oriented comedy "Holes" (2003). Supporting turns in major features like "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" (2003) and "Constantine" (2005), with Keanu Reeves, blossomed into starring roles, beginning in 2005 with the Disney feature "The Greatest Game Ever Played," with LaBeouf as golfer Francis Ouimet, who became the first amateur to win the U.S. Open in 1913. A modest hit, it was followed by the thriller "Disturbia" (2007), but its success at the box office was quickly eclipsed by "Transformers" (2007), a live-action, big-budget take on the popular toy line and animated series. LaBeouf was reportedly recommended for the film's lead by its executive producer, Steven Spielberg, who then cast him as Harrison Ford's son in "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" (2008). But LaBeouf's ascent to stardom was an uneasy one: critical and audience response to his performances in both films was mixed, and the actor himself appeared to struggle with the media attention, preferring instead to focus his energies on a burgeoning directorial career. He had co-helmed a short, "Let's Love Hate," in 2004, but his solo efforts arrived in a flurry in 2011, beginning with videos for rapper Kid Cudi and Marilyn Manson and soon expanding to a satirical horror film, "Maniac" (2011) and "Howard Cantour.com" (2013), with comic Jim Gaffigan as a scabrous film critic. The latter project attracted negative attention when several journalists and bloggers noted a slew of similarities to "Justin M. Damiano," a 2007 comic by Daniel Clowes of "Ghost World" fame. The incident - and LaBeouf's response, which was perceived as insincere - did little to appease his detractors or cull the actor's creative urges, which continued unabated with appearances in two more "Transformers" films ("Revenge of the Fallen" in 2010 and "Dark of the Moon" in 2011), as well as starring roles for Oliver Stone in "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" (2011) and Robert Redford in "The Company You Keep" (2012). Determined to maintain a foot in the art world, he also appeared in Lars von Trier's controversial and explicit "Nymphomaniac" (2013) and embarked on a series of public performance art projects with British author Luke Turner and Finnish artist Nastja Sade. The first of these was a 2014 appearance at the Berlin Film Festival, where LaBeouf walked the red carpet with a paper bag over his head, on which was written "I am not famous anymore." Subsequent efforts found the actor weeping for hours in front of visitors, skipping rope and screening footage of his beating heart online, and watching all of his movies consecutively with an audience while his reactions were live streamed to viewers. Critics were divided in their response to these efforts, while media outlets had a field day reporting on them, which they lumped into a growing list of LaBeouf's public eccentricities that included his fractious departure from a 2013 Broadway production of Lyle Kessler's Orphans and arrests for disorderly conduct and public drunkenness in 2014 and 2017. He emerged from this tumultuous period not only sober but with apparent new focus on his acting talents. He earned solid reviews as a soldier suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder in "Man Down" (2015) and as the freewheeling leader of a magazine sales crew in Andrea Arnold's "American Honey" (2016). After winning critical praise as volatile tennis player John McEnroe in the Swedish drama "Borg vs. McEnroe" (2017), LaBeouf drew on his own childhood to write and co-star in the indie "Honey Boy" (2019), about a young man's relationship with his eccentric father (played by LaBeouf), before earning more critical praise as a troubled fisherman who aids a young man with Down Syndrome on his quest to become a professional wrestler in the indie "Peanut Butter Falcon" (2019).

Highest rated movies

95% Honey Boy 95% The Peanut Butter Falcon 84% Borg vs. McEnroe 80% American Honey 78% Holes 77% Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 76% Pieces of a Woman 76% Fury

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LAWLESS, Tom Hardy (back), Shia LaBeouf, 2012. ph: Richard Foreman Jr./©Weinstein Company HOLES, Shia LaBeouf, 2003, (c) Walt Disney HOLES, Shia LaBeouf, Jon Voight, 2003, (c) Walt Disney INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL, (aka INDIANA JONES 4), Shia LaBeouf, director Steven Spielberg, Ray Winstone, Karen Allen (seated), Harrison Ford, on set, 2008. ©Paramount SURF'S UP, Cody Maverick (voice: Shia Labeouf), 2007, ©Sony Pictures International AMERICAN HONEY, from left: Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf, 2016. ©A24 HOLES, Shia LaBeouf, Khleo Thomas, 2003, (c) Walt Disney NEW YORK, I LOVE YOU, 'Shekhar Kapur' segment, from left: Julie Christie, Shia LaBeouf, 2009. ©Palm Pictures THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED, Stephen Dillane, Shai Labeouf, 2005, (c) Walt Disney Fury HOLES, Shia LaBeouf, Byron Cotton, Max Kasch, Miguel Castro, Jake M. Smith, Khleo Thomas, Brenden Jefferson, 2003, (c) Walt Disney INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL, (aka INDIANA JONES 4), Shia LaBeouf, Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, 2008. ©Paramount Shia LaBeouf, Harrison Ford and Karen Allen in "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL, (aka INDIANA JONES 4), Shia LaBeouf, 2008. ©Paramount WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS, from left: Shia LaBeouf, director Oliver Stone, Michael Douglas, on set, 2010, ph: Barry Wetcher/TM & Copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. Shia LaBeouf in "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" LAWLESS, from left: Shia LaBeouf, Mia Wasikowska, 2012. ph: Richard Foreman Jr./©Weinstein Company INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL, (aka INDIANA JONES 4), Ray Winstone, Shia LaBeouf, Harrison Ford, 2008. ©Paramount TRANSFORMERS, Josh Duhamel, Shia Labeouf, 2007. ©Paramount DISTURBIA, Shia LaBeouf, Sarah Roemer, 2007. ©Paramount

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
53% No Score Yet Megalopolis Clodio Pulcher (Character) - 2024
32% 39% Padre Pio Padre Pio (Character) - 2022
75% 70% A Man Named Scott Self - 2021
76% 84% Pieces of a Woman Sean (Character) - 2020
18% 72% The Tax Collector Creeper (Character) $942.7K 2020
95% 92% Honey Boy James (Character),
Screenwriter
$3.0M 2019
95% 96% The Peanut Butter Falcon Tyler (Character) $20.5M 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet #Take Me Anywhere Self,
Director,
Producer
- 2018
84% 74% Borg vs. McEnroe John McEnroe (Character) $228.8K 2017
78% 69% LoveTrue Executive Producer - 2016
80% 63% American Honey Jake (Character) $662.8K 2016
16% 59% Man Down Gabriel Drummer (Character) - 2015
76% 84% Fury Boyd "Bible" Swan (Character) $85.8M 2014
76% 69% Nymphomaniac: Volume I Jerôme (Character),
Unknown (Character)
- 2014
59% 55% Nymphomaniac: Volume II Jerôme (Character) - 2013
27% 49% The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman Charlie Countryman (Character) $8.0K 2013
55% 45% The Company You Keep Ben Shepard (Character) $5.1M 2012
67% 74% Lawless Jack Bondurant (Character) $37.3M 2012
35% 55% Transformers: Dark of the Moon Sam Witwicky (Character) $352.4M 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maniac Director (Character),
Director,
Executive Producer
- 2011
55% 44% Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Jake Moore (Character) $52.5M 2010
37% 37% New York, I Love You Jacob (Character) $1.6M 2009
20% 57% Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Sam Witwicky (Character) $402.1M 2009
26% 62% Eagle Eye Jerry Shaw (Character) $101.1M 2008
77% 53% Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Mutt Williams (Character) $317.0M 2008
57% 85% Transformers Sam Witwicky (Character) $319.0M 2007
79% 70% Surf's Up Cody Maverick (Voice) - 2007
70% 77% Disturbia Kale (Character) $80.1M 2007
47% 72% Bobby Jimmy (Character) $11.2M 2006
76% 73% A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints Young Dito (Character) $516.1K 2006
63% 82% The Greatest Game Ever Played Francis Ouimet (Character) $15.3M 2005
46% 72% Constantine Chas Kramer (Character) $75.5M 2005
57% 70% I, Robot Farber (Character) $144.8M 2004
50% 52% The Even Stevens Movie Louis Stevens (Character) - 2003
39% 48% The Battle of Shaker Heights Kelly Ernswiler (Character) $279.3K 2003
41% 40% Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Max (Character) $100.8M 2003
10% 23% Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd Lewis (Character) $26.1M 2003
78% 76% Holes Stanley Yelnats (Character) $67.3M 2003
No Score Yet 84% Tru Confessions Eddie Walker (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 43% Hounded Ronny Van Dusen (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 62% The Christmas Path Unknown (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 57% Monkey Business Wyatt (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Breakfast With Einstein Joey (Character) - 1998
90% 91% Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Asbel (Voice) - 1984

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2020
No Score Yet 36% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2008-2011 2014 2016 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2014 2016 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hot Ones Guest 2019
No Score Yet 19% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2016
No Score Yet 58% Saturday Night Live Host 2007-2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet On the Lot Judge 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Even Stevens Unknown (Character) 2000-2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Nightmare Room Unknown (Character) 2001
No Score Yet 85% ER Darnel Smith (Guest Star) 2000
74% 85% The X-Files Richie Lupone (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
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