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Shia LaBeouf

'Transformers' Felt Like

A 'Finger Up My Ass'

8/15/2012 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0815_tmz_shia_labeoufShia LaBeouf claims filming "Transformers" felt like having a "a finger up your ass" -- and now, the actor says he's quitting big budget movies for good.

26-year-old Shia spoke with The Hollywood Reporter recently, swearing off studio flicks for the rest of his life ... in favor of a career in indie films -- saying, "I'm done ... There's no room for being a visionary in the studio system. It literally cannot exist."

Shia said, "You give Terrence Malick a movie like 'Transformers', and he's f**ked. There's no way for him to exist in that world."

Shia then gushed about the people behind his new movie "Lawless" -- saying, "These dudes are a miracle ... 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 ass and chase you around for five months."

That stinks.


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career suicide

709 days ago


Didn't his parents teach him about not biting the hand that feeds him? What an ungrateful little douche.

709 days ago


He comes across as such an obnoxious ass all the time

709 days ago


Who cares what this drunk thinks about Hollywood - I'm glad I will be seeing less of him. This also means that I wont have to see him in the next Indiana Jones movie.

709 days ago


What an asshat.

709 days ago


Five finga nalgada! Lmao

709 days ago


Can someone please explain to me why everyone is so ticked off about this? He wasn't happy with the work he was doing and now he's going to do something he is happy with. Have none of you ever left/wanted to leave a job you were unhappy with? Are you only mad because the job he was unhappy with made him so much money? So, what? Rich people aren't allowed to decide they want something different out of life? They aren't allowed to make a change in careers? Even though you all say how much you hate him, he's supposed to keep doing something that makes him happy just to avoid being a "selfish, ungrateful ass"? Please, someone explain all the hate over his choice.

709 days ago


He doesn't sound like a douche at all...

709 days ago


The author of this piece is lying! If you actually read it, he never says Transformers was like a finger up his ass! He says the studios follow you around like a finger up his ass!

709 days ago

Metta Worldhate    

You can't spell "A SHI.t hole" without Shia.

709 days ago


Without Transformers he'd still be on the Disney channel.

709 days ago

Diamond Goddess!    

Seriously, Mr., I mean OLIVIER bwah-hah-hah-hah! You work for cheap on enough "art films" and you'll be BEGGIN' for another shot at the big $$$! Both you and that negative-talent Megan Fox have bitten Michael-Bay's-hand-that-fed-you QUITE enough, methinks. Yes, the producers RISK a lot of $$$ on big movies, that's why they're around, dope! I bet Shyta isn't getting the big $$$ offers anymore, so this is sour grapes. You're NOT an "artiste," you're an a$$hole!

709 days ago


Thank god. Harrison Ford once apparently gave him a talking to about being thankful for the opportunities he's been given in Hollywood when he went around trashing Indy 4. (I'm not defending that film by the way, but..) I'm glad we won't see his smelly fingers anymore on screen and he can just fade away. Up and coming actors would kill to have made the ridiculous amounts of money he's made and would not dare complain about it due to how hard it is to even try to create relationships in the industry and maintain them for the long run.

709 days ago

Diamond Goddess!    

Bye-bye, Shyta! We won't even know you're gone, except for that SMELL you leave behind! Seriously, are you too drunk to bathe? The people on-set who get your garbage-bag ass camera-ready need double pay. Recall when he drunkenly messed up his hand and then they had to shoot AROUND his drunken hand injury? Well, that all co$ts money. I'm thinking he's poison to the bigwigs now.

709 days ago


I still feel this is all Bays fault, he is the one that pretty much raped the franchise and stole its wallet while it was sobbing.

708 days ago
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