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Now that he has made plenty of “Hollywood, F-You” money, Shia LaBeouf running around promoting his latest indy flick “Lawless” & proudly proclaiming to anybody who’ll listen that he has had it with Hollywood. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the Hollywood studio poster child told it like it is, “There’s no room for being a visionary in the studio system. It literally cannot exist,” he says. “You give Terrence Malick a movie like ‘Transformers,’ and he’s f—-d. There’s no way for him to exist in that world.”
Regarding the lead financier of his two upcoming films L.A.-based Voltage Pictures, Shia only had kind things to say: “These dudes are a miracle,” 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.”
According to interviews during his stint at Cannes Film Festival earlier this year to promote “Lawless,” apparently it had a big effect on him as an actor. This was one of his first films where he wasn’t along for a billion dollar ride alongside Hollywood bigwigs (“Indiana Jonnes” w/ Steven Spielberg & “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” w/ Oliver Stone), but rather had to fight tooth & nail to get this film made. I guess the joy that comes with watching your finished product flourish is worth the agony (can’t say the same for our redesign efforts).
Anyway, Shia’s next film will be director Lars von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac,” which centers around a woman who discovers her hidden erotic desires–with the woman in question being Nicole Kidman. Sounds like last year’s “Shameless,” except with a female lead (i.e. instant Oscar, if someone else was directing it!). For those of you who forgot Lars Von Trier, he was the dude who made certain anti-Semitic remarks during a Q/A session for his end-of-the-world-epic “Melancholia” at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. In hindsight, I feel like he walked into a trap b/c Lars seems like a very spontaneous guy when it comes to candid commentary. Let’s just say, proclaiming he’s a Nazi & calling Israel annoying will always offend a few people in the film industry. For his exact comments, check here.
Since “Lawless” is his latest ticket, check the trailer below.View All Photos ›