SHIA LABEOUF (Charlie Countryman) 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.
Most recently, Shia was seen in John Hillcoat's crime drama, Lawless, alongside Tom Hardy,
Gary Oldman, Guy Pearce, Jessica Chastain and Mia Wasikowska. Set in Depression-era
Virginia, the film tells the story of a bootlegging gang and debuted to a standing ovation at the
Cannes Film Festival.
Shia was also seen 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 co-stars an award-winning ensemble cast that includes Robert Redford, Julie
Christie, Stanley Tucci, Susan Sarandon and Chris Cooper. It premiered to rave reviews at the
Venice Film Festival and was released in April 2013. He recently wrapped
production on Nymphomaniac, a drama directed by Lars von Triers which follows the story of a
woman's sexual history.
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 released in 2007 (which
earned over $700 million 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 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 New York I Love You, a romantic anthology, 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, HBO's "Project Greenlight" featuring The Battle of Shaker Heights
produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck and in 2003 he made his feature film debut in the
comedy Holes, based on the best-selling book by Louis Sacher.
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 Holes.
On television, LeBeouf 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
LaBeouf currently resides in California.