Some of his other most notable roles are in films such as Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010), Lawless (2012), The Company You Keep (2012), Nymphomaniac (2013), Fury (2014), American Honey (2016), and Borg vs Mc Enroe (2017).Since 2014, La Beouf has pursued a variety of public performance art projects with La Beouf, Rönkkö & Turner.The same year he was cast in Michael Bay's science fiction film Transformers as Sam Witwicky, the main protagonist of the series.Transformers was a box office success and one of the highest-grossing films of 2007.In 2016, La Beouf starred in American Honey, directed by Andrea Arnold, playing the male lead role, Jake.In Variety, Guy Lodge wrote that "despite the apparent stunt casting of La Beouf", he "easily delivers his best performance here, bleeding the eccentricities of his own celebrity persona into the character to fascinating, oddly moving effect".
In a conversation conducted as part of the trio's #INTERVIEW piece in November 2014, La Beouf said that he was "heartbroken" and "genuinely remorseful and full of shame and guilt" at the start of their subsequent #IAMSORRY performance, in which he occupied a Los Angeles gallery for six days wearing the paper bag and silently crying in front of visitors, but that "in the end I felt cared for however it came—it was beautiful, it blew me away." In 2015, La Beouf appeared in #INTRODUCTIONS, a half-hour video made by La Beouf, Rönkkö & Turner in collaboration with Central Saint Martins Fine Art students, comprising a series of short monologues performed by La Beouf in front of a green screen.In 2004, he made his directorial debut with the short film Let's Love Hate and later directed a short film titled Maniac (2011), starring American rappers Cage and Kid Cudi.In 2007, La Beouf starred in the commercially successful films Disturbia and Surf's Up.He became known among younger audiences as Louis Stevens in the Disney Channel series Even Stevens, a role for which La Beouf received a Young Artist Award nomination in 2001 and won a Daytime Emmy Award in 2003.He made his film debut in The Christmas Path (1998).
Shia Saide La Beouf was born in Los Angeles, California, to Shayna (Saide) and Jeffrey Craig La Beouf, and is an only child. My dad was a wandering dude recovering from the war in Vietnam.