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Thursday
Mar072013

Shia LaBeouf Calls Out Alec Baldwin Via Twitter

Mike Marsland/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Just one day after Alec Baldwin compared Shia LaBeouf to a "celebrity chef," the Transformers star shot back by leaking two emails that appear to portray Baldwin as being the one who was unprepared for rehearsals for their Broadway show Orphans.

Ever since LaBeouf exited the play last month, reportedly due to "creative differences," he has been posting email exchanges on Twitter between himself and director Daniel Sullivan, Baldwin and co-star Tom Sturridge that showed there was more drama happening off stage than on.

This week, LaBeouf was apparently upset about some quotes that Baldwin gave to New York magazine's Vulture.

When Baldwin was asked about LaBeouf's tweet in which he wrote, "The theater belongs not to the great but to the brash," the 30 Rock star responded, "Some of the greatest movie stars had really serious theater careers and still do.  And many film actors, though, who are purely film actors, they're kind of like celebrity chefs…You hand them the ingredients, and they whip it up, and they cook it, and they put it on a plate, and they want a round of applause.  In the theater, we don't just cook the food and serve it."

LaBeouf must hate to cook, because being compared to a celebrity chef seemed to annoy him.  LaBeouf has tweeted an email conversation he had with Sullivan when he was still involved in the play, in which the director informed him that he "thought it was a very good first day" of rehearsal, "even if Alec never looked up" from the script.

LaBeouf also posted some emails that showed he and Baldwin were not getting along very well.  Baldwin confessed in the email, "We start Monday.  But I'm so f***ing tired."

LaBeouf responded, "I'm a hustler.  I don't get tired.  I'm 26 chief."

Baldwin snapped back, "Listen, boy.  I'm not your f***in' chief.  You got that?  Ha.  Hahahahaha.  Let's go."

LaBeouf simply responded, "yes sir," then forwarded the entire email exchange to Sullivan with the remark, "I think he's nervous."

Sullivan wrote back to LaBeouf saying, "I suspect he's not nearly as prepared as you are.  Not unusual at all when actors have a good long rehearsal time like we have.  I just don't want it to throw you.  I did a reading of another play once with Alec and about 10 minutes in I thought, 'Oh, I guess he's just going to read it.'"

Following his departure from the play, LaBeouf posted onto Twitter a screenshot of a private email exchange in which he apologized to Baldwin for "his part of a dis-agreeable situation," to which Sullivan replied, "I'm too old for disagreeable situations.  you're one hell of a great actor.  Alec is who he is.  you are who you are.  you two are incompatible.  i should have known it.  this one will haunt me.  you tried to warn me.  you said you were a different breed.  i didn't get it."

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Thursday
Aug162012

Shia LaBeouf Swears Off Big-Budget Movies

Mike Marsland/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Shia LaBeouf is quitting the big-budget Hollywood scene to concentrate on indie films, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Transformers star tells the trade publication, "There's no room for being a visionary in the studio system.  It literally cannot exist."

He adds, "You give Terrence Malick a movie like Transformers, and he's f***ed.  There's no way for him to exist in that world."

LaBeouf further expressed his disdain for big-time studios while praising the company that financed his upcoming Robert Redford-directed film, The Company You Keep.

He says, "They give you the money, and they trust you -- [unlike the studios, which] give you the money, then get on a plane and come to the set and stick a finger up your a** and chase you around for five months."

Recalling a previous trip to Cannes to promote Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, LaBeouf says he "deeply regrets" negative comments he made publicly about his movie and its director, Steven Spielberg.

"He told me there's a time to be a human being and have an opinion, and there's a time to sell cars," LaBeouf says, adding, "It brought me freedom, but it also killed my spirits because this was a dude I looked up to like a sensei."

LaBeouf, who recently appeared naked in a Sigur Rós music video, will start shooting Nymphomaniac after he attends the premiere of The Company You Keep at the Venice Film Festival.  Von Trier intends to release two cuts, one much more sexually explicit than the other.

LaBeouf explains that he took the role "because he's dangerous.  He scares me.  And I'm only going to work now when I'm terrified."

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