Shia LaBeouf has certainly packed a lot into his relatively short 30 years on this planet. From child star to a franchise-leading movie star, from avant-garde artist to outspoken asshole, LaBeouf’s been labeled a lot of things (some unfairly, some he’ll cop to quite willingly) and he’s not afraid to talk about all of it in a very honest conversation with Josh Horowitz on this week’s “Happy Sad Confused.”
Professionally, this has been a banner year for LaBeouf, earning widespread acclaim for his role in American Honey. Now he’s returning to his roots, reteaming with A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints director Dito Montiel for Man Down, a PTSD drama co-starring Kate Mara and Jai Courtney.
LaBeouf discusses his changing priorities for his career, how he’s obsessed with chasing truth, why he considers himself a blue-collar actor, and whether he could imagine returning to a Transformers or Indiana Jones movie. The answers, like LaBeouf himself, will likely surprise you.