La Beouf has emerged from his past and his stint in rehab with more clarity.
La Beouf co-wrote the film’s script and hosted it on the Black List, a website tracking the most popular unproduced scripts in the industry that’s become a resource for directors searching for their next projects.’s profile of him published this week; the publication noted that the fake name roughly translates to “Wealthy Turd.” The profile also found La Beouf, whose struggles and escapades have been making headlines practically since he broke into mainstream stardom by headlining the first movie, speaking candidly about numerous topics, including the state of his career: “I’m run out,” he said.
La Beouf said his Savannah arrest last July was particularly mortifying.
La Beouf spent most of his youth pinballing back and forth between the set of the Disney show that gave him his big break and the various 12-step programs of his father, a former professional clown and recovering heroin addict.
You come up on these stories about takes the real events of La Beouf’s young life and fictionalizes them, giving the characters different names.
The actor was also struck by a car running a red light in July 2008.
La Beouf received a misdemeanor DUI for refusing a breathalyzer test after the accident.
“They felt dated as fuck,” La Beouf said of “Transformers.” “You come up on these stories about ‘Easy Rider’ and ‘Raging Bull’ and De Niro and Scorsese and Hopper, and you find value in what they do.
Meanwhile, you’re chasing energon crystals.” VILLARD/SIPA/REX/Shutterstock La Beouf said he reacted to this career problem in two ways: Drinking, and going full method on more edgier projects. “I’m a good old-fashioned drunk—whiskey and beer—and have been since I touched alcohol.” La Boeuf’s alcoholism led to an arrest in November 2007 for trespassing at a Chicago Walgreens.
“What went on in Georgia was mortifying,” La Beouf said, “White privilege and desperation and disaster. It was me trying to absolve myself of guilt for getting arrested.
I fucked up.” Niels Thastum La Beouf has often found himself in trouble because of his reactionary behavior.
“It was the first time I ever heard the word pubic” La Beouf said of listening to his mother’s assault story. The next day at school, I told some kid that his hair looked like pubic hair, and I remember getting in trouble.
They never found the guy.” La Beouf also witnessed his mother get hit by a car in a parking lot years later, which he said was one of the emotional factors that led to his Savannah arrest.
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