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Shia LaBeouf On His Acting Career

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Shia LaBeouf sits down for an intimate conversation about the Slauson Rec. Theater Company, his acting career, and his place within Hollywood with MTV News’s Josh Horowitz. 0:20 The Slauson Recreation Center 0:59 Changing the world through creative outlets 2:46 The tenets of what Shia is trying to teach 4:53 Fundraiser / Benefit concert 6:46 Shia LaBeouf on what 'Even Stevens' gave him 8:03 Shia LaBeouf on 'Honey Boy' 8:58 Would you let your kids get into the entertainment industry? 10:04 The 'Spielberg' years 12:56 Needing friends 14:21 Shia's philosophy on acting 16:38 What's next? 19:43 Trying to create good work #MTVNews #ShiaLaBeouf #PersonalSpace #SlausonTheaterCo Subscribe to MTV News: More from MTV News: Official MTV News Website: Like MTV News: Follow MTV News: MTV News Instagram: #MTVNews is your destination for music docs, celeb interviews and more!


Marké Mark : This is what engaging w/in the community looks like. Shia is just a good dude, he's grown and has a focus.

B : Someone get this man Shai a NETFLIX contract! We want your work

Rahshad Dawson : I’ve always liked Shia. I grew up in the Even Stevens/Transformers era. So, I’ve always been a fan. But after this interview, I’m a super fan. Shia’s a solid dude.

Terry The Kid : Shia has always been that kind of dude that everybody needs as a friend...he just seems like he'd come over and hang out even if you were just washing clothes for the evening...and it would be just a funny ass night

Chris Vazquez : Makes me so happy to see Shia doing well. Great interview and he was so well spoken. Keep it up my dude!

Kenneth Krucina : Think I learned about ten words during this interview

Michael Schidlovsky : “We’re blessed to be existential because we don’t have to worry about what we’re going to eat today..” some of the realest words spoken in an interview by a celebrity/actor

CinemASMR : So glad I clicked on this, watched the whole thing and fealt a real connection and respect for the man. 10/10 interview.

CmonSon6492 : Shia's aura has changed. His transformation is genuine and I couldn't be happier to see him back on his feet after all the BS. Blessings, blessings

Mike Cicciari : "we're blessed in that we get to be existential, because none of us are thinking about how we're gonna eat today" Thats the realest shit I've heard in an interview.

Scarlett Johansson : Shia: **Waves Josh: "Popular guy in the neighborhood." Shia: "Well people run this spot, you gotta kiss the ring" PURE GANGSTA.

PrettyTiaF : Shia is literally still that kid from Even Stevens just wanting everyone to be friends. Hes very emotional perceptive and introspective. Brutally honest. Hes super rare but of course hes imperfect as we all are. I like to watch and support most of the movies hes doing bc theyvare so emotionally intelligent. Man Down was a blessing, I dont even care if it made $1 in the UK. The movie was necessary. American Honey showed us the lives of lost youth and that too was so necessary. I cant wait for Peanut Butter Falcon and Honey Boy. I am sooo excited😍💜 I also loved the short film he did ab the couple on drugs and how it tore them apart as well as his work with Sia. Love u Shia!!! Wish I could meet u someday

Benjamin Pulido : The realest MF that ever lived. I feel a strong connection to him as a personality type.

Oscar Carcamo : I literally live two min away.. damn. Im there! Thank you for giving to the community Mr. LaBeouf

James Kennedy : No disturbia mention? Always loved that one.

Lee Dee : I’m from echo park before it was cute. OG. 😎😅

SPIDER LILIEZ : He's had some issues, who doesn't? He's matured, and wiser now. Good luck Shia, all the best to you!

Ghost Jet : Shia is a freaking real dude! I have a whole new respect for him, much respect Shia! Legendary status for sure!

Bardia Ganji : is it too much to ask this guy to take over all interviews on TV? Dude's amazing at it. Also you could tell shia has been through a lot. Good for him to be able to find peace and happiness in giving back.

Lisa Meredith : Am I the only one who thinks Shia should be the next Leo DiCaprio, Denzel Washington, ya know? I think he is such an underrated actor. He's such an amazing person, and actually cares about real world issues. Hes an Activist, and he's opinionated and stands up for what he believes, he's the type of person people should look up to. He has so much going for him. He's genuine, very hard to come by now a days.

ShadoeFax : This guy is a phenomenal actor, I can't express how happy I am to see him in a good place now. He seems geniuly happy.

fryguyshvifty5 : This interviewer was fantastic - great vibe, super positive, awesome questions. Give this guy a raise already

Cree Todacheenie : I swear his last name was spelled differently. Lol I'm tripping 🤦🏽‍♀️🤣 I must of not paid enough attention to the spelling of his last name.

Javier Gomez : Shia is so well spoken, almost like poetry

sealteam 6 : Blown away by his turn around sounds like he's at peace with his inner self and found his true identity.. this man is as real as it gets great interview

Christopher Banuelos : @11:16 he just described Leonardo DiCaprio's way of picking roles. Leo wants MEAT to sink his teeth into. What a wise, wise man Shia is. Geez!

Macc aroni : I never kept up with shia and do remember hearing about him getting arrested a couple times i think.. But this interview DEFINITELY changed my mind about him. He's such a good guy and very self aware! Humble dude fr!

Stephen C : Great interview, but turn the f'n bleeps down to even audio levels in the edit!

Dartagnan Magic : Met Shia coming out of Interstellar in New Orleans a few years back. Had a great conversation. Had some deep things to say.

CrownedxKay The MUA : 6:38 - "We're blessed in that we're able to be existential since neither of us aren't thinking about how we're going to eat today"

theSven.Johnson : great interviewer, did an awesome job!!! you could see shia felt comfy talking to him

Jamesdoodles : Shia is underrated honestly, I love his movies and any time I talk about him to my friends they're like "ehh"

Nedi Bailon : Some of the realist lines/quotes.. ig bio worthy

rodrigo monroid : fastest 20minute interview. just like that . its over.. when you enjoy something thats what happens . you forget the time

Chris Roper : It's comforting to know that people who seem to have everything can still struggle to find their place, I'm glad Shia has found his. This interview was very well done.

Dom W : My guy is an A list actor really in the middle of the hood, at a park, calling people by their street names. This is mind blowing

2006sirignano : He's so well spoken n a genius actor.After all he's been through im happy he is in a good place.God Bless him!!

Hunter Sutton : A real one. This interview shined a lot of light on him. He seems human like everyone else but he's honest af

AJ Nooren : Shia you truly inspire me, thanks for this interview MTV

Margo Doughty : Keep up the good work Shia LaBeouf! I'm looking forward to seeing "The Peanut Butter Falcon".

Sarin Sinclair : Very good interviewer. Engaging, but not overwhelming. The conversation felt natural the entire time. Thanks for this one MTV!

StopThatSquirrel : Wow he articulated some things I've been thinking about for a while. This was a really cool interview.

Rottenlofi : I’ve always wanted to meet Shia and pick his brain or have a “heart to heart”. I was always on his side whether he felt he wasn’t famous anymore, or his car accidents and fleeing, I’ve never had a negative view on the man. His rap videos, his art exhibit, method acting, his beliefs. Having slap battles and taking a hit. He reminds me a lot of myself. This man is truth. He’s a beautiful soul and wears that shit on his sleeve-and then some. I respect this man and I hope by some chance we can meet, cause I definitely don’t want to abuse what he has going on with Slauson just to meet him. Good lil rant for myself carry on folks

Opi FiD : 1:52 Shia: White people don't come down here. 1:57 Interviewer: O.O

Clint Hyson : Best interview I’ve seen in awhile! Great questions, great answers, great all around vibe

Michael Hancock : Good for you Shia! It makes me happy to see you doing well!

Kismet : Exceptional interview. So glad he found something that brought him back from the dark road that sadly few brilliant creative actors make it back from. All the best bro. 🤙❤️

Haten Onme : I love this guy the moment I saw him on TV. Kool dude

born_ : I didn't want this too end 😞amazing interview