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Shia LaBeouf Announces Retirement

Shia LaBeouf alongside Megan Fox at the premier of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen in Paris

Shia LaBeouf alongside Megan Fox at the premier of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen in Paris

In a story straight from the celebrity crybaby files, Shia LaBeouf has announced that he is planning a disappearing act. Via his twitter account, LaBeouf says that he is “retiring from all public life”.  No one really know if this ends his acting career or just his writing and directing career.

For several months LaBeouf has been under some intense scrutiny from the media and fans over claims of plagiarism of David Clowes’ graphic novel “Justin M. Damiano”  for a short film he wrote and directed. The Transformers actor cited his excitement for Clowes’ work. However, the budding director proceeded to mock Mr. Clowes’ legal team when he tweeted a storyboard for a second short film David Boring.  It was this move that warranted a letter specifically instructing that LaBeouf cease and desist from further copyright infringements and “ridicule”. It was after receiving this letter than the announcement was made.

 

Shia LaBeouf’s first major role was as Louis Stevens in the Disney TV series Even Stevens. He then went on to play roles in movies such as I, Robot, Constantine, Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull and the Michael Bay Transformers series.

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