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Zac Efron will produce and star in John Grisham's 'The Associate'

Zac Efron will produce and star in John Grisham's 'The Associate'

LOS ANGELES, April 3 (UPI) -- Zac Efron will produce and star in an upcoming film adaptation of John Grisham's novel, "The Associate."
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Actor LaBeouf storms out of news conference after one question

Actor LaBeouf storms out of news conference after one question

BERLIN, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Shia LaBeouf stormed out of a Berlin news conference Sunday for Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac" after answering only one question, witnesses said.
Shia LaBoeuf defends acts of plagiarism as Joaquin Phoenix-style 'performance art'

Shia LaBoeuf defends acts of plagiarism as Joaquin Phoenix-style 'performance art'

Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The "Nymphomanic" star attempts to explain his random acts of plagiarism.
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Jim Carrey's Golden Globes joke prompts retort from Shia LaBeouf

Jim Carrey's Golden Globes joke prompts retort from Shia LaBeouf

Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The "retired" actor slammed Jim Carrey for making fun of him at the Golden Globes. Then he apologized.
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Shia LaBeouf says he's retiring from public life

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Actor Shia LaBeouf hired a fleet of planes to skywrite the words "stop creating" over Los Angeles on the same day he announced he was retiring from public life.
Shia LaBeouf could face charges over plagiarism

Shia LaBeouf could face charges over plagiarism

Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Shia LaBeouf may face legal action over charges he plagiarized much of his new short film.
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Shia LaBeouf accused of plagiarism over short film

Shia LaBeouf accused of plagiarism over short film

Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Shia LaBeouf made his directorial debut Monday with a short film he posted online titled "HowardCantour.com" and while the movie opened to mostly positive reviews, the actor has been facing harsh criticism for failing to credit the story that inspired it.
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Alec Baldwin play, 'Orphans,' to close six weeks early

Alec Baldwin play, 'Orphans,' to close six weeks early

NEW YORK, May 7 (UPI) -- The Broadway production of "Orphans," starring Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster and Tom Sturridge, is to close six weeks earlier than planned, producers said.
Broadway's 'Orphans' gets new start date after LaBeouf's departure

Broadway's 'Orphans' gets new start date after LaBeouf's departure

NEW YORK, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The producers of the Broadway production of "Orphans" said Thursday the play will now start previews March 26, a week later than initially scheduled.

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Ben Foster replaces Shia LaBeouf in Broadway play 'Orphans'

Ben Foster replaces Shia LaBeouf in Broadway play 'Orphans'

NEW YORK, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Ben Foster has replaced Shia LaBeouf in the Broadway production of "Orphans," producers announced Thursday.

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Shia LaBeouf departs Broadway's 'Orphans' due to 'creative differences'

Shia LaBeouf departs Broadway's 'Orphans' due to 'creative differences'

NEW YORK, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Film star Shia LaBeouf will not star as planned in the Broadway production of "Orphans," which is to begin previews in less than a month, producers said.
Tom Sturridge to star in Broadway play 'Orphans'

Tom Sturridge to star in Broadway play 'Orphans'

NEW YORK, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- British actor Tom Sturridge is to co-star with Alec Baldwin and Shia LaBeouf in Lyle Kessler's play "Orphans" on Broadway this spring, producers said.
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Shia Saide LaBeouf ( /ˈʃaɪə ləˈbʌf/, shy-ə lə-buff; born June 11, 1986) is an American actor who became known among younger audiences for his part in the Disney Channel series Even Stevens and made his film debut in Holes (2003). In 2007, he starred as the leads in Disturbia and Transformers. His other films include Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010), and Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011). In 2004, he made his directorial debut with "Lets Love Hate" and later shot a music video for "I Never Knew You" by rapper Cage.

LaBeouf was born in Los Angeles, California, the only child of Shayna (née Saide) and Jeffrey Craig LaBeouf. His mother is a dancer and ballerina turned visual artist and clothing jewelry designer. His father is a Vietnam War veteran who had numerous jobs. LaBeouf's mother is Jewish and his father is a Cajun. LaBeouf was raised in his mother's Jewish religion and had a Bar Mitzvah, though he was also baptized.

LaBeouf has described his parents as "hippies", his father as "tough as nails and a different breed of man", and his upbringing as similar to a "hippy lifestyle", stating that his parents were "pretty weird people, but they loved me and I loved them." The actor also accompanied his father to meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous . LaBeouf has also said he was subjected to verbal and mental abuse by his father, who once pointed a gun at his son during a Vietnam War flashback. LaBeouf says his father was "on drugs" during his childhood and was placed in drug rehabilitation for heroin addiction while LaBeouf's mother was "trying to hold down the fort." His parents eventually divorced, mainly due to financial problems, and LaBeouf had what he has described as a "good childhood", growing up poor in Echo Park with his mother, who worked selling fabrics and brooches. LaBeouf's uncle was going to adopt him at one stage because his parents could not afford to have him anymore and "they had too much pride to go on welfare or food stamps." As a way of dealing with his parents' divorce, he would perform for his family, mimicking his father. LaBeouf remains close to and financially supports both of his parents.

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