As an avid user of the internet I often come across things the average person wouldn’t necessarily stumble upon. This includes random music, video clips, and pictures of things both edited and not. Shia is someone who appears pretty frequently on the websites I use. Aside from being absurdly perfect he is also an extraordinary actor and a very cool person. He’s more charming than most of the men out there, and in my opinion he is one of the most handsome men in Hollywood. From his acting methods to the projects he chooses to pursue, the career of this young star has kept me interested and waiting for more. This list is comprised of just a few of the many things I love about this very cool cat.
5. His character tripped acid, so he really tripped acid.
Sounds unconventional, but this go getter chose to go the distance for his most recent role in The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman which called for a scene where his character Charlie takes LSD. Reports say director Fredrik Bond was nervous filming someone in that state of mind, but LaBeouf at the very least tripped in order to get the vibes of how he really should behave during production. He referenced Sean Penn being an influence of his method because of the extremes he has taken for tough roles.
4. Oh, you need me to be naked? That’s cool.
The name Sigur Ros may not strike a chord, but through their forward thinking and progressive music this Icelandic band aims for new heights. At times the band’s creative juices mix with that of their fans, which, in this particular case, resulted in a music video influenced by the contestants of Sigur Ros’ Mystery Film Experiment. The winning video was a wonderfully understated and poetic drama narrated the band’s song “Fjögur Píanó”. The video also featured a very naked Shia! I was shocked when I heard the news and immediately went to Youtube to see the vid. While the video isn’t as intense as the press made it sound, Shia’s nudity was fitting for the piece and, in context, felt natural.
3. The song “Shia LaBeouf” by Rob Cantor
Now where this came from or why it exists, I do not know. But exist it does, and it might be one of the most hilarious and disturbing things I’ve found in recent years. The song, which insinuates that our dear Shia is a cannibal, takes you through an attack and eventual murder.If you think you can stomach it you should check out the video. There isn’t anything quite like this anywhere else. The fact that someone felt the urge to create this must mean Shia impacted him in some way, right?
2. Now second of all, have you seen him?
You don’t just get to be on the cover of GQ. It takes a certain quality of man to grace the pages of this magazine, and he has certainly got it. I could fawn over him all day (in fact, I probably have once or twice). He’s been a cutie ever since he first started out, and has only since matured into a very handsome young man. Whether he is clean shaven, sporting a little scruff, or rocking a full on beard, his smiling eyes and happy smile shine through.
1. ‘Even Stevens’
I mean, come on. Even Stevens is absolute gold, and one of the greatest things to come from the Disney channel. There wasn’t an episode I missed. At the time I had a strange attraction to his spastic and troublemaker character. The fact that he is one of the few child stars with a reputable acting career is a pretty epic feat in itself.
If this isn’t enough to make someone your favorite, you must be a tough critic. With all of these qualities, if Shia ran for president I’d probably vote for him. All jokes aside, he really is just an amazing actor and an extraordinarily interesting human being. Given the chance I’d love to sit down and have a conversation with him, as I feel he would have very unique ideas and viewpoints that I’d love to hear about.