9 Outlandish And Weird Things Shia LaBeouf Has Done Since Getting Famous
Born to parents he’s repeatedly described as "hippies" and naturally interested in projects that fall well outside the lines most actors are willing to color within, Shia LaBeouf came out of the womb destined to be a bit of a weirdo. He was never going to be the type of guy who churns out bland romantic comedies and summers with Ben Affleck, but over the past few years, he’s pulled his toe out of the weirdness waters and plunged in headfirst without the slightest fear of what others might think. In fact, a case could be made that he’s Hollywood’s single most peculiar resident since Howard Hughes.
That’s not inherently a good or bad thing. At this point, it seems to be more of a mixed bag than anything else. That drive to be unique and do things has own way has led him to star in fascinating indie projects and direct unique music videos. It’s also led him to storm out of press conference, reveal pieces of personal information about others during interviews and get into dust-ups with the law. Someday, it will probably push him to teach a college English class at any Ivy League School, invent a new form of camping equipment, shoot someone with a crossbow or commit widespread voter fraud in support of a third party candidate. He’s a wild card in all the best and worst ways.
So, in honor of LaBeouf, let’s take a look back at 9 of the stranger situations the actor has found himself in.
Allegedly Threatened His Neighbor With A KnifeBack in 2005, LaBeouf arrived back at his apartment complex, but he was unable to pull in because a neighbor was talking to his girlfriend and blocking the garage. The actor, who was still an up and comer back then, laid on his horn and screamed at the dude to move. When he refused, LaBeouf allegedly went all Julia Stiles in 10 Things I Hate About You and intentionally hit the dude’s car. Hours later, he reportedly showed up at the same neighbor’s apartment with a knife, and the two fought it out before the cops showed up.
Of course, LaBeouf tells the story a little differently. During a 2008 interview with GQ, he told the outlet the brouhaha actually happened because the neighbor rear ended his mother and later insulted her. So, he got out a knife, brought along a friend and hit up the guy’s apartment, where he was allegedly jumped by six dudes before the cops showed up. You’re free to believe whichever version you like, especially since both are profoundly weird and both involve LaBeouf knocking on his neighbor’s apartment while wielding a knife.
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