This is straight up BIZARRE!
Perhaps with Orphans costar Alec Baldwin?!
So it seems!
In a very strange move, Shia tweeted PRIVATE e-mails exchanged between himself, Alec, Dan and Tom Sturridge, emails that revealed Shia left because he and Alec clashed heads — at least creatively — and Shia no longer wanted to be involved!
One e-mail includes Shia’s lengthy apology where he talks about his father while also describing what he believes constitutes a “man”.
The young actor also tweeted a video of his hour+ long Orphans audition, as well as some cryptic, dismissive postings regarding acting and theater.
We’ve in included pictures of the e-mails (below), but to read them more conveniently AND to watch Shia’s Orphans audition, click …AFTER THE JUMP!!!
Shia LaBeouf Apology E-Mail:
“My dad was a drug dealer. He was a sh-t human. But he was a man. He taught me how to be a man. What I know of men, Alec is. A man is good at his job. Not his work, not his avocation, not his hobby. Not his career. His job. A man can look you up and down and figure some things out. Before you say a word, he makes you. From your suitcase, from your watch, from your posture. A man infers
A man owns up. That├óΓé¼Γäós why Mark McGwire is not a man. A man grasps his mistakes. He lays claim to who he is, and what he was, whether he likes them or not. Some mistakes, though, he lets pass if no one notices. Like dropping the steak in the dirt.
He does not rely on rationalizations or explanations. He doesn├óΓé¼Γäót winnow, winnow, winnow until truths can be humbly categorized, or intellectualized, until behavior can be written off with an explanation. A man knows his tools and how to use them ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ just the ones he needs. Knows which saw is for what, how to find the stud. A man does not know everything. He doesn├óΓé¼Γäót try. He likes what other men know. A man can tell you he was wrong. That he did wrong. That he planned to. He can tell you when he is lost. He can apologize, even if sometimes it├óΓé¼Γäós just to put an end to the bickering. Alec, I├óΓé¼Γäóm sorry for my part of a dis-agreeable situation. – Shia.”
Alec Baldwin to Shia LaBeouf:
“I├óΓé¼Γäóve been through this before. It├óΓé¼Γäós been a while. And perhaps some of the particulars are different. But it comes down to the fact that what we all do now is critical. Perhaps especially fro you. When the change comes, how do we handle it, whether it be good or bad? What do we learn? I don├óΓé¼Γäót have an unkind word to say about you. You have my word. ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ AB”
“Same. Be Well. Good luck on the play. You├óΓé¼Γäóll be great.”
Tom Sturridge to Shia LaBeouf:
“Are you still here? I don├óΓé¼Γäót really know what to write. I went in this afternoon and they were all there├óΓé¼┬ª producers, etc. I said my piece but they didn├óΓé¼Γäót really listen. I don├óΓé¼Γäót understand what has happened here. Maybe you have had a more enlightening conversation with someone by now. All I can say is that it truly was an honour to work with you even if it was only for a few days. I was stunned by the work you were doing, the performance you were giving. I think you lifted the play to a place high than maybe it even deserved to be. I hope this isn├óΓé¼Γäót the last time we work together and I especially hope it isn├óΓé¼Γäót the last time we see each other. Hope you├óΓé¼Γäóre ok brother ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ Tom”
Dan Sullivan to Shia:
“I├óΓé¼Γäóm too old for disagreeable situations. You├óΓé¼Γäóre on hell of a great actor. Alec is who he is. You are who you are. You two are incompatible. I should have known it. This one will haunt me. You tried to warn me. You said you were a different breed. I didn├óΓé¼Γäót get it. ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ Dan”
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