Now, "Late Show" host David Letterman is good friends with Baldwin, and he didn't hesitate to put LaBeouf back on his heels over the public spat.
Letterman suggested a hypothetical scenario -- "Alec went to the producers and said, 'I can't take it another day, fire him'" -- and was surprised to hear LaBeouf agree.
"We had tension as men," LaBeouf explained. "Not as artists, but as men. I think in a room, that became a hard thing to deal with, and I think that when you have tension as men, that's tough til July."
LaBeouf said he went and saw "Orphans" from the front row, "It was the only ticket I could get actually. I've been part of the play for three years, and I showed up as a fan." And while he was hesitant to attempt reconciliation with Baldwin, he said he was ready to put all the animosity to rest.
"I got nothing bad to say," LaBeouf said. "Alec, I think you're awesome. That's it."