- 1v"Even Stevens" was a show about the suburban Stevens family, including siblings Louis, the prankster/wannabe comedian, played by LaBeouf and Ren, the uptight over-achiever.
LaBeouf was extremely lovable as Louis. He actually stared the show when he was about 13, but if you look at the clip, he looks like he is all of ten years old.
- 2vAnother Disney venture for LaBeouf. Joined by many other Disney favorites for this film (it was a book first) about a boy who is wrongfully convicted of a crime then sent to a desert detention camp. LaBeouf plays Stanley Yelnats IV.
- 3vIn this 2003 film, La Beouf has amazing screen presence as seventeen year old Kelly Ernswiler, who is a young war re-enactor. Upon meeting a new friend in battle, he seduces that friend's older sister in the process of learning how to overcome his high school obstacles. The older sister, Tabby, is played by Amy Smart.
Also, it is worth noting that this is the screenplay that won the popular 2003 contest put out by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck called "Project Greenlight".
- 4vI would say this was the first movie Shia made where I actually recognized that he had raw talent and was not just another flash in the pan. In this 2007 flick, LaBeouf plays Kale, a trouble making teenager under house arrest who becomes obsessed with the idea that his neighbor is a serial killer.
- 5vA more sophisticated Disney movie for Shia, this 2005 movie is based on the true story of the 1913 U.S. Open where Francis Ouimet defeated his idol, 1900 champion Harry Vardon.