Shia LaBeouf turned down The Social Network

Leading Hollywood upstart rejects significant roles

 

Star of Transformers 3, Shia LeBeouf, has revealed that he turned down leading parts in The Social Network and 127 Hours.

He also walked away from talks to feature in future blockbusters The Bourne Legacy and Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

Shia told Details magazine "I'm looking for Warren Beatty-type game changers." 

By turning down David Fincher’s Facebook epic and Danny Boyle’s intense survival thriller, LaBeouf has missed out on three Oscars, seven Golden Globes and numerous other cumulative accolades.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes is the upcoming prequel to Planet of the Apes and, like 127 Hours, stars James Franco (rumours that Franco is LaBeouf’s secret understudy are as yet unconfirmed).

The Bourne Legacy will be the fourth instalment in the Bourne saga with Jeremy Renner (The Town) replacing Matt Damon in the titular role. 

Transformers: Dark of the Moon is currently busy breaking box office records.

Should LaBeouf be LaBlue? Or is he right to be picky with his parts? Let us know what you think...

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    • joker16

      Jul 7th 2011, 15:45

      Yeah right, next he'll be saying that he turned down There Will Be Blood, The Dark Knight and The King's Speech.

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    • LiviConnor

      Jul 7th 2011, 15:58

      he is such a d****e

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    • BaleAndNolanFan

      Jul 7th 2011, 15:59

      He's an idiot if that did in fact happen. He's not really painting a great picture of himself if he turned down great roles to be in a c**p movie

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    • TrentNavarro

      Jul 7th 2011, 16:06

      So he turned down the chance to work with talented directors like David Fincher and Danny Boyle on top quality projects, but he did star in the crappy Transformers films and Eagle Eye? Somehow I don't see those as "Warren Beatty-type game changers." But I'm glad he turned down The Social Network. Eisenberg nailed that part

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    • mcghater

      Jul 7th 2011, 16:57

      is it just me or is this little t*t turning into a douchbag of epic propotions, as for acting skills im still waiting to see any

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    • writerdave87

      Jul 7th 2011, 19:03

      The Social Network, Dark Knight and King's Speech rubbish? Over hyped maybe but they're absolutely brilliant films.

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    • joker16

      Jul 7th 2011, 19:23

      Well there's just no winning with you a*****e.s! Provide me with a f*****g. list of movies that are brilliant but yet not overhyped! Jesus, if I'd have just written "Hello everyone" as my comment you people would have found something to disagree with.

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    • writerdave87

      Jul 7th 2011, 20:00

      It's Dalidab joker, it's not worth it...

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    • Ali1748

      Jul 7th 2011, 23:36

      You guys are being way too h*****n Shia, he's not the only actor who's turned down major/iconic movie roles in the past. Look at Will Smith with the Matrix, Matt Damon with Avatar.

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    • writerdave87

      Jul 7th 2011, 23:36

      I don't think you're evil, I just think you're a moron.

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    • writerdave87

      Jul 7th 2011, 23:40

      Hahahahahaha I can't believe you just got 'hard / on' censored :p. Thing is Smith said himself he didn't feel Neo would have been a good role for him, and Damon is much better than Avatar.

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    • Ali1748

      Jul 7th 2011, 23:41

      LOL I can't even say that here. Who's censoring the site Mickey Mouse ?

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    • writerdave87

      Jul 8th 2011, 0:15

      Um. No. Moron means you're an idiot. Way to prove me wrong...

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    • writerdave87

      Jul 8th 2011, 0:30

      Are you actually kidding?

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    • writerdave87

      Jul 8th 2011, 0:46

      Buy a dictionary. Idiot doesn't mean you're a horrible person, it just means you're stupid. Case in point.

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    • joker16

      Jul 8th 2011, 0:58

      I think I might be of assistance in this matter. The words Moron or idiot mean someone who is lacking in intelligence. It does not mean you are evil. :)

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    • NicolaOfN

      Jul 8th 2011, 9:03

      Thank goodness he did turn them down! I think that films had the perfect casting, it's difficult to imagine it with someone ... If Matt Damon did join Avatar, it probably would've been watchable. Funniest comment argument I have seen for a while as well!

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    • KingofSpain

      Jul 8th 2011, 9:48

      @Trent - if I had to put a bet on it I would guess that Eisenberg ws always first choice for the lead in Social Network. I guess Shia turned down one of either Garfield's or Timberlake's role. Probably Timberlake.

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    • filbert77

      Jul 8th 2011, 13:01

      I believe the very appropriate british phrase would describe him as being up is own anus.

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    • filbert77

      Jul 8th 2011, 13:01

      I believe the very appropriate british phrase would describe him as being up his own anus.

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    • JustinSupremacy

      Jul 8th 2011, 16:05

      haha, dalidab sounds as mad as a hat. I think Shia is good at certain things, he's got a kind of goofy charm but he would be totally wrong for both The Social Network and 127 Hours. So maybe it was better for his career and for us that he did turn them down.

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    • trist808

      Jul 8th 2011, 17:00

      Shia LeBeouf is very good at playing Shia LeBeouf! As much as I enjoy some of his performances, he's one of those actors out there who pretty much does the same schtick in every film he appears in. That's not always a bad thing, if you like him, you'll enjoy whatever film role he's in, but you always know what you're gonna get with him. I don't think he can do drama very well though, had he been cast in 127 Hours, I doubt he could have given the level of performance that James Franco gives and I for one, am glad he passed on that one. Now that he's done with Transformers, it will be interesting to see where he goes from here ... most likely ruining Indiana Jones even further with the fifth entry, which looks fairly certain to happen in the next couple of years and by then people may have had enoguh of him.

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    • DanRose

      Jul 8th 2011, 18:31

      .... and all that stuff about Megan Fox?! What do you reckon? I think all publicity... no way would LeBeef have any luck with the Fox

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    • writerdave87

      Jul 9th 2011, 0:30

      Hey dalidab don't give up yet, the way he's going he'll probably end up on stage with you in Doncaster.

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