Shia LaBeouf tweets personal emails from Alec Baldwin and cast to explain 'Orphans' exit

Posted By KATE STANTON,  |  Feb. 21, 2013 at 10:45 AM
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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.”

"I don’t have an unkind word to say about you," Baldwin wrote to LaBoeuf. "You have my word."

"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."

LaBeouf scattered the emails among various quotes about the theater and acting.

And also Mark Twain:

According to Playbill, "Orphans" would have marked Shia LaBeouf's Broadway debut.

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