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American actor, voice actor, and comedian known for his role in Even Stevens


Shia Saide LaBeouf began his acting career in 1998 at the age of 12. He became popular for his role in the Disney Channel series Even Stevens. LaBeouf also appeared in three Disney TV movies. His filming debut came in 2003 movie Holes. Shia LaBeouf was known for his lead roles in movies like Disturbia and Transformers>. He also appeared in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. SHia LaBeouf is currently in a relationship with her co-star in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Carey Mulligan.

Shia LaBeouf Info

Birth nameShia Saide LaBeouf
Date of BirthJune 11, 1986
Place of BirthLos Angeles, California, United States
OccupationsActor, comedian, director, voice actor
Years active1998–present
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 I love Megan. She was great in the movies she was to work with, great energy, great personality. But it's kind of a blessing that she wasn't in this movie...selfishly. 
— Shia LaBeouf / June 28, 2011
 I knew nothing about finance coming into this movie, so I had to learn everything from scratch. I had a meeting arranged with Oliver Stone in Los Angeles and about three or four days before that meeting I walked into Schwab Investment Services and asked them to walk me through everything. I wanted to learn as much as possible about the business and trading. I opened up an account with $20,000 of my own money and started trading, and the value of the account went up to $300,000 in two and a half months. 
— Shia LaBeouf turned $20,000 to $300,000 preparing for the role in his new movie Wall Street: Money never sleeps / September 26, 2010
 How did I do it? I had a great circle of people around me who gave me good information because they wanted to come on set. I invested my own money because it wouldn’t matter to me unless it affected me personally. To really understand a loss you’ve got to experience it. I also went to the brokerage firm Schottenfeld Group, although to work there I had to take a test to become a licensed broker-dealer. I passed — thankfully — and started going to different hedge funds and trading. I set up a million-dollar account at Schottenfeld and started trading that on a day-to-day basis. This wasn’t my money — I was trading for the firm. I know I made them some money, although I’m not sure exactly how much. I do know, however, that on one of the days I was trading the account was up $32,000. 
— Shia LaBeouf turned $20,000 to $300,000 preparing for the role in his new movie Wall Street: Money never sleeps / September 26, 2010
 Whatever people say, I do think there is a good side to Wall Street. It was created almost as a civic service to fund our wars. It wasn’t created for this greedy, self-indulgent ‘Get rich’ mentality. It wasn’t always that way and it’s not always that way now. It’s not all of them who are corrupt and the guys that I’ve met aren’t that way. They do a lot of good things and raise a lot of money for charity. They’ll raise $70 million in a night. It’s easy to just point fingers at the rich guys, but there are a lot of quality people who aren’t motivated solely by greed. I think what you end up with often on Wall Street is the guys who couldn’t make it onto the sports team at school; a lot of them wanted to be competitive athletes and found themselves in finance, which is just as competitive a field. It’s a ‘kill or be killed’ mentality. It’s very competitive – worse than Hollywood. I still trade every morning. I come from poverty and it’s like night and day. My mother laughs about it: she went on welfare, we had no money and now I’m trading $300,000 in the morning. It’s outrageous. 
— Shia LaBeouf turned $20,000 to $300,000 preparing for the role in his new movie Wall Street: Money never sleeps / September 26, 2010
 Seagal was big for me, He had, like, three years where he was untouchable… His ponytail was the whole thing for me. I was a 12-year-old Jew. Looking at that ponytail, you wanted one. But if I’d have grown it out it would have been like a Brillo pad. It would just have been, like, two Afros. 
— Shia LaBeouf wanted a pony tail like Steven Seagal / September 24, 2010

 Everyone loves him as Gordon Gekko, He’s a cockroach but he’s sexy as hell. For a lot of guys on Wall Street he’s a hero. He’s their Superman. He’s their Rocky. He’s untouchable. 
— Shia LaBeouf said of Michael Douglas / September 23, 2010
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 He’s got a nice way of easing everybody’s tensions. When you walk onto a set like this, where it’s sacred ground, there’s a legacy at stake. But your mascot puts you at ease. He is a wolf, and he is a strong man. And I know of his vulnerabilities. When he came to set … he was dealing with a lot, but never was it, ‘Woe is me.’ Ever. 
— Shia LaBeouf saying Michael Douglas taught him what strength is / September 22, 2010
 He is doing as well as can be expected. I think the fact that the guy’s coming out here in the first place is a testament to who he is, to his character … He’s not hiding, and I think that’s great. People are going to remember him forever. You can’t say that about a lot of people. He’s an American institution. It’s intimidating and incredible and exhilarating and rewarding. 
— Shia LaBeouf thinks Michael Douglas can beat cancer / September 22, 2010
 I’m gonna be honest with you, I’m not environmentally friendly. I drive a truck, I’m a loser that way. I’ll figure it out eventually but I’m not the greatest guy… I’m horrible, horrible, horrible. My mom hates me for it. Sometimes I put the can in the right bin, sometimes I don’t. I have to be better about it, I know, and I’m sorry world. 
— Shia LaBeouf is not environmentally friendly / September 21, 2010