Shia LaBeouf Opens Up About His Difficult Year On The Ellen Show


Today Shia LaBeouf is appearing on The Ellen Show and let me tell you he’s holding nothing back.

Shia admits that he suffered through an “existential crisis” this past year that we all witnessed through his trouble making headlines. He credits his mom and his 12-mile daily runs for giving him clarity.

“Man, I went through, like, an existential crisis, which turned into some explorations. I had some hiccups, some judgment errors,” he told Ellen.

The 28-year-old actor spoke frankly about some of his crazy public stunts like wearing a paper bag over his head reading “I’m not famous anymore” at the premiere of Nymphomaniac Vol. 1.



Shia seems at peace with the media’s negativity. “I got into this industry cause I had this void,” he said. “I’m a kid of abandonment thing … so I thought being good at being an actor would somehow fill that void … So people online making the comments just want to make a mark. So I think we suffer from the same thing, which is just a lack of … attention and love.”

He talked candidly about his arrest after spitting on a cop. He says that being behind bars, strapped like Hannibal, straightened him out.

It wasn’t his first time in jail, but “this [was] the worst time. I really went all the way with it – they put a Hannibal mask on me and a lead jacket. It was just really rough.” He even addressed the police officer he spat on while on the show. “If you’re watching, dude, I’m sorry. That was crazy, man.”

Check out part of his interview below:

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