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07.12.2017

UPDATE: Shia has taken to Twitter to issue an apology for his recent behavior during his arrest. Let's hope he can get it together. We're pullin' for ya, Shia.

The original TRANSFORMERS was an unexpected megahit, making over $700 million globally back in 2007, effectively turning star Shia LaBeouf into a superstar. He starred in the following two films, REVENGE OF THE FALLEN and DARK OF THE MOON, but bowed out of future installments to do…whatever it is he’s been doing. Director Michael Bay has extended an olive branch to the actor, though, and has made an offer allowing him to come back to the series…under one condition.

The director recently spoke on the red carpet with Cine Pop, and was asked if the actor could ever return to the series in the future. Bay seemed very open to having the actor return, but only if he keeps himself out of the slammer long enough:

He can come back. If he stays out of jail he can come back. He’s been in jail quite a bit in America, so if he stays out of jail long enough he can come back.

LaBeouf has experienced his share of legal troubles in the last few years and was recently arrested for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct. But legal troubles aside he’s been hard at work, turning in post-TRANSFORMERS movies like LAWLESS, NYMPHOMANIAC, FURY and the upcoming BORG VS. MCENROE. He’s also put out several “performance art” pieces, most famously one where he sat in a theater and watched all his movies, his reactions posted all across the internet.

Needless to say, he’s a busy guy and has turned in his most interesting work since his ‘Formers days. Something about this quote makes it sound like Bay is just being a smart aleck, but if true, and taking LaBeouf's current acting choices into account, a question must be asked: Would he even want to return to the smashing robot series? It seems he’s put his commercial movie days behind him in favor of more stimulating work, and a new TRANSFORMERS script would make it into whatever art installation in his home he calls a garbage can.

If he does laugh off the possibility of doing more I would quickly support him. Doing the movies was a smart move to break out onto the scene, but then he spring-boarded into more mature roles that tested him as an actor. He’s beyond stuff like TRANSFORMERS now, and I’m excited to see what else he puts out. However, it will be hard to see him screaming on the tennis court as McEnroe without imagining him shouting, "OPTIMUS!"

Catch LaBeouf in BORG VS. MCENROE September 8.

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Source: Cine Pop

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5:55AM on 07/21/2017

ha

obviously, they haven't seen any videos of him lately....this dude us an unstable mental patient. then again most of these child actors where touched and he is just another example of the disgust that is hollywood
obviously, they haven't seen any videos of him lately....this dude us an unstable mental patient. then again most of these child actors where touched and he is just another example of the disgust that is hollywood
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4:32PM on 07/14/2017
Michael Bay needs Shia more than Shia needs Michael Bay. Bay's a talentless hack. There's more talent in Shia's missing tooth than there is in Mike's career. Shia gets a lot of shit and his behavior doesn't help but the kid has turned in some truly underrated performances with the right directors. Don't get me wrong... I fucking love The Rock and the Bad Boys franchise but let's not kid ourselves. Bay's best days are well behind him. Shia's has just started. Anyone can turn in a cgi shit fest
Michael Bay needs Shia more than Shia needs Michael Bay. Bay's a talentless hack. There's more talent in Shia's missing tooth than there is in Mike's career. Shia gets a lot of shit and his behavior doesn't help but the kid has turned in some truly underrated performances with the right directors. Don't get me wrong... I fucking love The Rock and the Bad Boys franchise but let's not kid ourselves. Bay's best days are well behind him. Shia's has just started. Anyone can turn in a cgi shit fest and pass it off as a movie.
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10:51AM on 07/13/2017
As much as I like him in Fury, if he stays on this path, no one will want to work with him (not even Michael Bay).
As much as I like him in Fury, if he stays on this path, no one will want to work with him (not even Michael Bay).
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9:36AM on 07/13/2017
Shia was spectacular in Fury. He's a great actor. He just needs to get out of his own way.
Shia was spectacular in Fury. He's a great actor. He just needs to get out of his own way.
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8:06AM on 07/13/2017
The guy has been on a downward spiral for years. It's a shame because I think he's damn talented. It's good he's realized his issues and wants to fix them.
The guy has been on a downward spiral for years. It's a shame because I think he's damn talented. It's good he's realized his issues and wants to fix them.
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12:20AM on 07/13/2017

For Real?

Is this really a thing? Do people care if there are more Transformer movies, and does anyone really yearn to see Shia back in them? Sorry, I just thought we entered the President's land of fake news.
Is this really a thing? Do people care if there are more Transformer movies, and does anyone really yearn to see Shia back in them? Sorry, I just thought we entered the President's land of fake news.
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11:31AM on 07/13/2017
You know, I'm not a big fan of the Transformer movies except for the first one, but even I know that every franchise has its fans. If a Smurfs movie can have sequels, then Transformers isn't so bad.
You know, I'm not a big fan of the Transformer movies except for the first one, but even I know that every franchise has its fans. If a Smurfs movie can have sequels, then Transformers isn't so bad.
11:03PM on 07/12/2017

Hang in there, Shia!

I've enjoyed Shia LaBeouf's post-Transformers career picks. Not all have been good, though. Charlie Countryman was plain bad, but Lawless and Fury were entertaining. I'm a huge fan of tennis, so I am excited for his upcoming Borg vs. McEnroe. I don't read much of the tabloid news, and therefore I don't "hate" actors for acting lewd or crude because it's their beef and not mine. However, being a recovering alcoholic myself and having been in Shia's shoes before spewing nonsense and
I've enjoyed Shia LaBeouf's post-Transformers career picks. Not all have been good, though. Charlie Countryman was plain bad, but Lawless and Fury were entertaining. I'm a huge fan of tennis, so I am excited for his upcoming Borg vs. McEnroe. I don't read much of the tabloid news, and therefore I don't "hate" actors for acting lewd or crude because it's their beef and not mine. However, being a recovering alcoholic myself and having been in Shia's shoes before spewing nonsense and offensive language, I know what it's like to feel all that shame and self-disgust the day after. I hope he gets help.
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10:40PM on 07/12/2017

Update to the update above

Shia is prepping a new press release. Apologizes for the fake apology.
Will resume some sort of new performance art that will be less offensive to the police.
Reveals that he just signed Transformers 6.
New contract with Paramount will limit his personal decay to 1 instance every month. Studio and sites will welcome the click bait.
Then reveals this was all part of this newest solo performance act. But not in an elevator this time.
Shia is prepping a new press release. Apologizes for the fake apology.
Will resume some sort of new performance art that will be less offensive to the police.
Reveals that he just signed Transformers 6.
New contract with Paramount will limit his personal decay to 1 instance every month. Studio and sites will welcome the click bait.
Then reveals this was all part of this newest solo performance act. But not in an elevator this time.
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10:27PM on 07/12/2017

Also...

... isn't Bay a coked out rapist with anger management issues? Doesn't seem to have the moral authority to judge others.
... isn't Bay a coked out rapist with anger management issues? Doesn't seem to have the moral authority to judge others.
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10:25PM on 07/12/2017

Shia already had his payday...

It seems that he's doing interesting movies that challenge him and he can be proud of. Who in their right mind would WANT to go back to that dumpster fire of a franchise?
It seems that he's doing interesting movies that challenge him and he can be proud of. Who in their right mind would WANT to go back to that dumpster fire of a franchise?
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10:41PM on 07/12/2017
Holy..damn this was funny!
Holy..damn this was funny!
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10:24PM on 07/12/2017
Here's hoping he gets the help he needs. Shia was the bomb in Even Steven yo.
Here's hoping he gets the help he needs. Shia was the bomb in Even Steven yo.
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9:36PM on 07/12/2017

seems legit.

Seems legit to me.
Seems legit to me.
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9:12PM on 07/12/2017
Remember his "performance art" project with the webcam aimed at a public sidewalk and a sign inviting people to yell at it? Remember when he realized putting it in a public place meant he couldn't control who got on camera, or what they yelled? Remember when he punched the people who yelled things he didn't like?

Yeah. Fuck this guy.
Remember his "performance art" project with the webcam aimed at a public sidewalk and a sign inviting people to yell at it? Remember when he realized putting it in a public place meant he couldn't control who got on camera, or what they yelled? Remember when he punched the people who yelled things he didn't like?

Yeah. Fuck this guy.
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8:21PM on 07/12/2017

All-Spark

I think he's still "Jonsing" for more Energon. Seriously, there are thousands of actors busting their asses, earning for their families, contributing to the industry, our entertainment and we gotta talk about this dude! No thanks. Flush.
I think he's still "Jonsing" for more Energon. Seriously, there are thousands of actors busting their asses, earning for their families, contributing to the industry, our entertainment and we gotta talk about this dude! No thanks. Flush.
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8:00PM on 07/12/2017

Okay, I'm willing to give the bloke another try

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5:07PM on 07/12/2017
Bay will not divide us.
Bay will not divide us.
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6:43PM on 07/12/2017
LOL!
LOL!
8:15PM on 07/12/2017
Bayhem Lives Matter
Bayhem Lives Matter
4:16PM on 07/12/2017
I think Mr. Bay is just being polite because I (IMHO) wants nothing to do with him.
I think Mr. Bay is just being polite because I (IMHO) wants nothing to do with him.
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3:46PM on 07/12/2017

weird personal life stuff aside...

The dude has a pretty clear intent and path in the projects he chooses. Not unlike Tom Hardy at this point. He hasn't done any big swing and misses in the projects he has picked for himself post Transformers for the most part. If he were to get involved in a franchise again, it certainly wouldn't be Transformers. It would be hard to picture him doing any tentpole Marvel, DC or Star Wars type project at this point either. Dude is definitely a talent on screen and it would be interesting to see
The dude has a pretty clear intent and path in the projects he chooses. Not unlike Tom Hardy at this point. He hasn't done any big swing and misses in the projects he has picked for himself post Transformers for the most part. If he were to get involved in a franchise again, it certainly wouldn't be Transformers. It would be hard to picture him doing any tentpole Marvel, DC or Star Wars type project at this point either. Dude is definitely a talent on screen and it would be interesting to see him dip his toes into something a bit bigger again at some point.
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8:16PM on 07/12/2017
Yeah, I liked that day-long performance in the hotel elevator. Oscar caliber. Gawd.
Yeah, I liked that day-long performance in the hotel elevator. Oscar caliber. Gawd.
3:45PM on 07/12/2017
I never used to have a problem with Le Bouf before his weird antics became so commonplace. In fact, I'm probably one of the few that enjoyed his performance in Crystal Skull.

But he's really just gone too far, particularly with his weird performance art, especially the one with the web cam where he chants something about not being divided, the one that 4CHAN keeps screwing with. He's really just too bonkers for me to take seriously anymore.

Of course, I don't watch Transformers movies
I never used to have a problem with Le Bouf before his weird antics became so commonplace. In fact, I'm probably one of the few that enjoyed his performance in Crystal Skull.

But he's really just gone too far, particularly with his weird performance art, especially the one with the web cam where he chants something about not being divided, the one that 4CHAN keeps screwing with. He's really just too bonkers for me to take seriously anymore.

Of course, I don't watch Transformers movies anyway, so I guess I don't really care one way or another ultimately.
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3:31PM on 07/12/2017

The Real Questions is.....

.....what will it take to bring people with half a brain and integrity back to the theaters for this crap
.....what will it take to bring people with half a brain and integrity back to the theaters for this crap
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6:45PM on 07/12/2017
A full reboot that resembles something closer to the comics/animated show, particularly in terms of the mythology.
A full reboot that resembles something closer to the comics/animated show, particularly in terms of the mythology.
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3:20PM on 07/12/2017
an open bar will bring him back. free drinks on the set will bring him back. its a shame cuz the dude can act when he wants to. he needs some help.
an open bar will bring him back. free drinks on the set will bring him back. its a shame cuz the dude can act when he wants to. he needs some help.
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2:32PM on 07/12/2017
This is Bay being a shit head, nothing more. It's not an offer or an "olive branch". It's obviously intended to be a slight. LaBeouf has plenty of his own problems to be sure, bit this is classic Bay at his shittiest.
This is Bay being a shit head, nothing more. It's not an offer or an "olive branch". It's obviously intended to be a slight. LaBeouf has plenty of his own problems to be sure, bit this is classic Bay at his shittiest.
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8:34PM on 07/12/2017
My thinking is, at some point, LaBeouf has or is about to exhaust people's patience. I'd forgive...to a point, and then it's 'you're a third rail'. Bay is Bay. He's a shithead. But for now, he's in control of a multi-billion dollar franchise. He's reached the level of I don't give a shit...in a nice way.
My thinking is, at some point, LaBeouf has or is about to exhaust people's patience. I'd forgive...to a point, and then it's 'you're a third rail'. Bay is Bay. He's a shithead. But for now, he's in control of a multi-billion dollar franchise. He's reached the level of I don't give a shit...in a nice way.
2:14PM on 07/12/2017
He's done with the Transformers franchise, but with Bay stating that, it doesn't seem like he is
He's done with the Transformers franchise, but with Bay stating that, it doesn't seem like he is
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2:04PM on 07/12/2017
Shia LaBeouf is too good for the Transformer films anyway at this point. He really is a good actor with the right material (A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, Lawless, Fury).

Rather see him doing dramas than bullshit Transformer films.
Shia LaBeouf is too good for the Transformer films anyway at this point. He really is a good actor with the right material (A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, Lawless, Fury).

Rather see him doing dramas than bullshit Transformer films.
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5:34PM on 07/12/2017
totally agree. hes talented.
wahlburg is better suited for this crap.
totally agree. hes talented.
wahlburg is better suited for this crap.
10:18PM on 07/12/2017
I forgot about him in Fury. He was good, right? ...because I forgot about him. See what I did there?
I forgot about him in Fury. He was good, right? ...because I forgot about him. See what I did there?
1:14PM on 07/12/2017
Shia LaBeouf doesn't care
Shia LaBeouf doesn't care
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12:58PM on 07/12/2017
"has made an offer allowing him to come back to the series…under one condition".

So Bay isn't done with Transformers like he said he was? That wouldn't' be surprising.
"has made an offer allowing him to come back to the series…under one condition".

So Bay isn't done with Transformers like he said he was? That wouldn't' be surprising.
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2:08PM on 07/12/2017
He'd probably still be Producer. I'm hoping he doesn't direct again but I can fully see him as a Producer at this point.
He'd probably still be Producer. I'm hoping he doesn't direct again but I can fully see him as a Producer at this point.
3:30PM on 07/12/2017
Yes that may very well be true. I can see him doing that if the films continue.
Yes that may very well be true. I can see him doing that if the films continue.
10:09PM on 07/12/2017
At this point, Cash-cow - Bay = studio risk. We'll all be growing gray hair and Bay will still be involved.
At this point, Cash-cow - Bay = studio risk. We'll all be growing gray hair and Bay will still be involved.
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