Shia LaBeouf, who used personal sex tapes to audition for Lars von Trier and downed moonshine for "Lawless," continues to make a reputation for himself as an unpredictable actor who occasionally maintains strained relationships with his co-workers. Shortly after the producers of Broadway's "Orphans" announced that LaBeouf would be leaving the production, the 26-year-old actor took to Twitter to shed light on what they really meant by "creative differences."
The "Transformers" star shared private emails between himself, director Daniel Sullivan, and cast members Alec Baldwin and Tom Sturridge in a series of tweets posted Wednesday night and Thursday morning, in which LaBeouf seems to apologize for disagreements with Baldwin.
"My dad was a drug dealer," LaBeouf begins in an email from Tuesday. "He was a sh** human. But he was a man. He taught me how to be a man. What I know of men Alec is -- A man is good at his job. Not his work, not his avocation, not his hobby. Not his career. His job. A man can look you up and down and figure some things out. ... He can tell you when he is lost. He can apologize, even if sometimes it’s just to put an end to the bickering. Alec, I’m sorry for my part of a disagreeable situation."
"I’m too old for disagreeable situations," LaBeouf's director Daniel Sullivan responded. You’re one hell of a great actor. Alec is who he is. You are who you are. You two are incompatible. I should have known it. This one will haunt me. You tried to warn me. You said you were a different breed. I didn’t get it.”
creative differences twitter.com/thecampaignboo…— Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) February 20, 2013
"I don’t have an unkind word to say about you," Baldwin wrote to LaBoeuf. "You have my word."
"acting has become a profession of the genteel class" - David Mamet twitter.com/thecampaignboo…— Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) February 20, 2013
"I don’t understand what has happened here," LaBoeuf's "Orphans" co-star Tom Sturridge wrote. "Maybe you have had a more enlightening conversation with someone by now. All I can say is that it was an honour to work with you even if it was only for a few days. I was stunned by the work you were doing, the performance you were giving. I think you lifted the play to a place higher than maybe it even deserved to be. I hope this isn’t the last time we work together and I especially hope it isn’t the last time we see each other. Hope you’re ok brother."
Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.Tom = good dude - good actor. twitter.com/thecampaignboo…— Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) February 21, 2013
LaBeouf scattered the emails among various quotes about the theater and acting.
the theater belongs not to the great but to the brash.acting is not for gentlemen, or bureaucratic-academics. what they do is antiart.— Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) February 21, 2013
"its no wonder truth is stranger than fiction. fiction has to make sense"-mark twain twitter.com/thecampaignboo…— Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) February 21, 2013
According to Playbill, "Orphans" would have marked Shia LaBeouf's Broadway debut.