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Shia Laboeuf was born on June 11, 1986 in Los Angeles. Her French-sounding name comes from her father, Jeffrey LaBeouf, of Cajun origin. His mother is a dancer and only son, the little boy quickly proved to be resourceful and extroverted. At a very young age, he started performing stand-up shows. But his ambition doesn’t stop there; at the age of 11, he takes an agent and decides to become an actor. He obtains some small roles in television series before being hired in 2000 by Disney Channel for the lead role in the series The Stevens’ War.
At the end of the series in 2003, he followed this up with his first feature film, The Lizard Bite with Sigourney Weaver and Jon Voight. He distances himself from his image as a Disney actor and gradually integrates the ranks of actors who count in Hollywood. We see him in Charlie’s Angels 2 (2003) alongside Cameron Diaz, in I. Robot with Will Smith in 2004, give the line to Keanu Reeves in Constantine (2005) or integrate the choral film of Emilio Estevez Bobby in 2006.
The following year, Shia Labeouf became a star thanks to two films. He first starred in D.J. Caruso’s hit thriller Paranoiak and then played in the Michael Bay Transformers blockbuster with Megan Fox. He again plays the role of young Sam Witwicky in the two sequels in 2009 and 2011. Continuing in the same vein, he was chosen by Steven Spielberg to be Harrison Ford’s partner in the highly anticipated Indiana Jones 4, and then joined D.J. Caruso again for The Evil Eye in 2008. Oliver Stone makes him play with Michael Douglas in his Wall Street : Money never sleeps in 2010, which allows him to climb the steps of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes for the first time. And Robert Redford makes him his partner in Under Surveillance, the film he directs in 2012. The same year he is the headliner of a gangster film in official selection at Cannes: Des Hommes sans loi.
At the same time, the actor does not hesitate to get involved in more atypical, even provocative works. Thus in 2011, he directed a video for the controversial singer Marilyn Manson. In 2012, he appears totally naked in a video clip of the Icelandic group Sigur Ros.
His short film HowardCantour.com made in 2012 is accused of plagiarism because it is largely inspired by a comic book by American author Daniel Clowes. Moreover, his eccentric behavior during the shooting of the film Fury (2014) was not appreciated by Brad Pitt, his partner on screen. Shia LeBeouf continues her career with the shooting of the film Charlie Countryman with Evan Rachel Wood and Mads Mikkelsen.
On Friday, December 11, 2020, FKA Twigs accuses her former partner, actor Shia Labeouf, of psychological and sexual violence in an article published in the New York Times.
On the private side, after having been in a relationship with actress Carey Mulligan in 2009 and 2010, he had a two-year relationship with Karolyn Pho, an American fashion designer. Since 2013, the actor has been living in a relationship with Mia Goth, a young 19-year-old English actress he met on the set of Nymphomaniac. On October 10, 2016, the couple gets married in Las vegas.