SHIA LaBEOUF's (Boyd "Bible" Swan) natural talent and raw energy have secured
his place as one of Hollywood's leading men.
LaBeouf was most recently seen in Nymphomaniac, from avant-garde director Lars
Von Trier, and had the title role in Charlie Countryman opposite Evan Rachel
Wood, Mads Mikkelsen and Melissa Leo. In 2012, he was seen starring in Robert
Redford's The Company You Keep, a thriller about a former Weather Underground
activist who goes on the run from a journalist who has discovered his identity.
The film premiered to rave reviews at the Venice Film Festival and featured an
award-winning ensemble cast that includes Robert Redford, Julie Christie,
Stanley Tucci, Susan Sarandon and Chris Cooper. He was also seen in John
Hillcoat's crime drama Lawless, alongside Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Guy Pearce,
Jessica Chastain and Mia Wasikowska; the film debuted to a standing ovation at
the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.
LaBeouf starred in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, which marked his third and
final turn as the enterprising and heroic Sam Witwicky. From the original
Transformers, which earned over $700 million around the world theatrical release
and became the highest grossing DVD of the year, to the second installment,
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, which garnered global receipts upwards of
$836 million, Sam continued to find himself in the middle of a life and death
struggle between warring robot legions on earth.
Additional film credits include Oliver Stone's Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
opposite Michael Douglas, the fourth installment of Steven Spielberg's Indiana
Jones series, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, alongside
Harrison Ford, D.J. Caruso's Eagle Eye, the Anthony Minghella-scripted segment
of the romantic anthology New York I Love You, 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, LaBeouf 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; he was also awarded
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.
In addition to his work in front of the camera, LaBeouf has also directed
several projects including music videos for Kid Cudi, Marilyn Manson and Sigur
Ros and a short film, "Howard Cantour.com" which premiered at the 2012 Cannes
Film Festival. He has also penned several graphic novels through his
self-publishing company, The Campaign Book.
LaBeouf currently resides in California.