Shia LaBeouf is one of the most controversial public figures of the last decade. Despite the fact that he has never done anything too crazy or committed serious crimes, he has remained well known for his erratic behavior. Anyone who was aware of the actor from his Disney days on Even Stevens or the Transformers movies will probably wonder: exactly what happened to Shia LaBeouf?
The truth is that there are some truly bizarre stories about Shia LaBeouf. Many of them are so strange that you might not even believe them. In some instances, he has been criticized for the movies he has created, and at other times he has just been plain weird. Whatever the case, it is understandable that many people just don’t understand what happened to him. So if you have ever asked, where did Shia LaBeouf go after his blockbuster Hollywood career fell apart, this article will answer all your questions.
A Comic Written By LaBeouf Took Lines From Other Writers
After announcing in 2012 that he was going to become a comic book writer, LaBeouf released two books. Having been accused of plagiarism several times already with his own original work, extra scrutiny was put on these comics. It became clear soon after their release that much of the work had been ripped directly from writers such as Charles Bukowski and Benoît Duteurtre, without any proper credit being given to them.
His 2017 Film 'Man Down' Sold Just 3 Tickets In The UK
Man Down was a 2017 film starring LaBeouf that didn’t exactly perform well at the box office. The drama - which followed the life of a U.S. Marine after he gets back to normal life following a war - made less than half a million dollars in the United States when it had a limited release.
However, the real humiliation came when it hit cinemas in the United Kingdom. Only 3 tickets were sold altogether, bringing the total box office to just $26 in total.
The Actor Retired From Public Life In 2014
After several perceived attacks against, what LaBeouf described as his “artistic integrity,” the Hollywood actor made an announcement that he was retiring. According to the Twitter post he made in January, 2014, he was "retiring from all public life" following the plagiarism row that he had been involved with since the release of his short film.
He Got Into A Feud With Steven SpielbergPhoto: Paramount Pictures
In 2016, LaBeouf spoke out against director Steven Spielberg. He argued that “You’re meeting a different Spielberg, who is in a different stage in his career. He’s less a director than he is a f***ing company.” The feud dated back to the time they worked together on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
After the release of the movie, he had said that it had let fans down and ended up being a disappointment, upsetting the famous director.