THE COMPANY YOU KEEP
SHIA LABEOUF (Ben Shepard) has secured his place as one of the new generation of Hollywood leading
In addition to his participation in the all-star ensemble cast of Robert Redford's The
Company You Keep, Shia can be seen in the crime drama Lawless for director
John Hillcoat. The film, set against the backdrop of Depression-era bootlegging, also
stars Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Guy Pearce, Jessica Chastain and Mia Wasikowska, and
debuted in Cannes to a standing ovation.
Shia most recently wrapped production in Romania on The Necessary Death of Charlie
Countryman opposite Evan Rachel Wood and Melissa Leo. The film focuses on Charlie
and his romantic exploits with a girl who was previously claimed by a mob boss with a
penchant for violence and a gang at his disposal.
In 2011, LaBeouf was seen in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, which marked his third
and final turn as Sam Witwicky. Also in 2011, he starred opposite Michael Douglas in
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, directed by Oliver Stone. In 2008, he starred in the
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
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: Disturbia; the Oscar nominated animated film Surf's
Up; A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints; 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. He
made his feature film debut in the 2003 comedy Holes, based on the best-selling book by
In 2007 Shia 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
On television, LaBeouf garnered much praise 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
LaBeouf currently resides in California.
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