It’s been a rough couple of years for actor Shia LaBeouf. The intense former “Transformers” star has made more headlines lately for his off-screen antics than his on-screen abilities thanks to a series of bold public pronouncements, brushes with the law, and surprising artistic endeavors that have raised eyebrows and landed him in handcuffs on more than one occasion.
LaBeouf, 28, got his start in the ’90s in a series of TV gigs before graduating to the big screen in 2003’s “Holes” and going on to star in such films as “Disturbia,” “Transformers,” “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” “Lawless” and the two-part “Nymphomaniac.” But he began running into legal problems back in 2007, when, shortly after his 21st birthday, the star was arrested at a Chicago Walgreens after appearing intoxicated and refusing to leave the store.
In the ensuing years there have been alleged bar fights in Vancouver in 2011, and London earlier in 2014. He also seriously injured his hand in a car accident in 2008, when police claimed he was intoxicated (though the other driver was cited), acted strangely at the press junket for “Nyphomaniac,” was accused of plagiarism several times, then mounted a most unusual apology art project. Just last week he was filmed attempting to tangle with a homeless man and was handcuffed and escorted during a live performance of “Cabaret.”
If it feels like a lot to keep track of, well, it is. So check out a timeline of Shia LaBeouf’s arrests and legal woes: