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Shia LaBeouf

Shia LaBeouf has quickly become one of Hollywood's most sought-after actors. His natural talent and raw energy have secured his place as one of Hollywood's leading men. LaBeouf starred in TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON, which marked his third turn as the enterprising and heroic Sam Witwicky audiences have come to know and love. From the original TRANSFORMERS, released in 2007 (which earned over $700 around the world in theatrical release and became the highest grossing DVD of the year); to the second installment in 2009, TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN, (which garnered global receipts upwards of $836 million,) Sam continuously finds himself in the middle of a life and death struggle between warring robot legions on earth.

LaBeouf recently completed production on the political thriller THE COMPANY YOU KEEP, opposite Robert Redford, who also directs. The thriller is centered on a former Weather Underground activist who goes on the run from a journalist who has discovered his identity. LaBeouf is currently in Romania shooting THE NECESSARY DEATH OF CHARLIE COUNTRYMAN, opposite Evan Rachel Wood.

LaBeouf starred opposite Michael Douglas in the WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS. Directed by Oliver Stone, LaBeouf played a young investment banker who forges an alliance with the infamous 80s trader Gordon Gekko, in order to stop a hostile takeover. In 2008, he starred in the highly anticipated fourth installment of Steven Spielberg's INDIANA JONES series, INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL, opposite Harrison Ford; teamed with director D.J. Caruso's for a second time on the thriller EAGLE EYE, co-starring Michelle Monaghan, Rosario Dawson and Michael Chiklis; and appeared with Julie Christie and John Hurt in the Anthony Minghella- scripted segment of NEW YORK I LOVE YOU, a romantic anthology.

Additional film credits include the popular thriller DISTURBIA; the Oscar nominated animated film SURF'S UP; A GUIDE TO RECOGNIZING YOUR SAINTS, which won Best Ensemble Cast at the Sundance Film Festival; Emilio Estevez's acclaimed drama BOBBY; THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED; I, ROBOT; CONSTANTINE; CHARLIE'S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE; and HBO's Project Greenlight feature THE BATTLE OF SHAKER HEIGHTS, produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. In 2003 he made his feature film debut in the comedy HOLES, based on the best-selling book by Louis Sacher.

In 2007, he was named the Star of Tomorrow by the ShoWest convention of the National Association of Theater Owners, and in February 2008, he was awarded the BAFTA Orange Rising Star Award, which was voted for by the British general public. In addition, he was nominated for four Teen Choice Awards for TRANSFORMERS, winning the Breakout Male Award, the Teen Choice Award for Movie Actor in a Horror/Thriller for his performance in DISTURBIA, as well as a Scream Award. In 2004, he was nominated for the Young Artists Award for Leading Young Actor in a Feature Film and the Breakthrough Male Performance at the MTV Movie Awards for his performance in HOLES.

On television, LaBeouf garnered much praise from critics everywhere for his portrayal of Louis Stevens on the Disney Channel's original series Even Stevens. In 2003, he earned a Daytime Emmy award for Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series for his work on the highly rated family show.

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Shia LaBeouf Facts

Birth Name Shia Shaide LaBeouf
BirthdayJune 11, 1986 (37)
BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA
Height5' 10½" (1m79)  How tall is Shia LaBeouf compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Man Down
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures
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