Despite Steven Spielberg supposedly being his dream director, Shia LaBeouf blasted him in the media not once, but twice. In 2010, after the fourth installment of “Indiana Jones” hit the theaters, LaBeouf said he wasn’t satisfied with the film, placing the onus on himself.
“I feel like I dropped the ball on the legacy that people loved and cherished,” LaBeouf told the Los Angeles Times. “If I was going to do it twice, my career was over. So this was fight-or-flight for me.” He didn’t think Spielberg would fault him for saying something negative about the film, though. “I’ll probably get a call. But he needs to hear this. I love him. I love Steven. I have a relationship with Steven that supersedes our business work. And believe me, I talk to him often enough to know that I’m not out of line,” the actor said.
Years later, LaBeouf criticized the director again. He said that he put Spielberg on a pedestal, and working with him was not as great as he imagined it to be. “You get there, and you realize you’re not meeting the Spielberg you dream of,” LaBeouf told Variety. “You’re meeting a different Spielberg… He’s less a director than he is a f***ing company.” He added that he didn’t get much leeway in terms of how he acted as everything was “meticulously planned.” And while they got to work together multiple times, he only really liked one film out of all of them. “The only movie that I liked that we made together was ‘Transformers’ one.”
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