Shia LaBeouf's Highs and Lows

Shia LaBeouf's been having a hard time lately. Take a look back at his acting career highs and unfortunate personal lows.

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EMPTY_CAPTION"Even Stevens": Shia LaBeouf first came to prominence as a teen star in the Disney Channel comedy series about the ups and downs of a suburban family which ran from 2000 to 2003. LaBeouf won a Daytime Emmy for his portrayal of Louis Stevens.
LaBeouf made his big screen debut in the 2003 drama-comedy "Holes" in the lead role of Stanley Yelnats IV. "Holes," based on the novel by Louis Sachar, also starred Sigourney Weaver and Jon Voight.
LaBeouf’s legal troubles began in 2005, when LA police charged him with assault with a deadly weapon after the actor rammed his car into the back of his neighbors’s vehicle, who was reportedly blocking access to his garage.
Critical praise arrived for his performance in the 2007 teen slasher movie "Disturbia," loosely based on Alfred Hitchcock's "Rear Window." The film won 3 Teen Choice Awards including Choice Movie: Horror/Thriller, Choice Movie: Breakout Male (LaBeouf) and Choice Movie Actor: Horror/Thriller (LaBeouf).
LaBeouf lent his voice to penguin Cody Maverick in Sony Pictures 2007 animated family film, "Surf's Up," a mockumentary-style feature telling the tale of how penguins were actually the inventors of surfing.
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LaBeouf was in handcuffs again in 2007, this time for refusing to leave a Chicago branch of Walgreens after a night out drinking. He was arrested for misdemeanor criminal trespassing and told David Letterman of the event that he was "pretty wasted" and went to the store to buy cigarettes and pimple cream. The charges were eventually dropped. Here, his mugshot from the arrest.
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LaBeouf's participation in director Michael Bay's 2007 big screen reboot of the TV cartoon hit "Transformers" catapulted the then 20-year-old onto Hollywood's A-list. As Sam Witwicky, LaBeouf played a teen who held a clue to the ultimate power in the universe - a prize both the Autobots and Decepticons from the planet Cybertron were desperate to obtain.
LaBeouf revisited the role of Witwicky two more times - in "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" (2009) and "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" (2011). The three films have grossed more than $2.5 billion at the worldwide box office. For the latest installment now in theaters, "Transformers: Age of Extinction," Mark Wahlberg took the lead role with LaBeouf and his character nowhere to be seen.
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For the fourth installment in the Indiana Jones franchise, "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" (2008), LaBeouf took on the role of cocky greaser Henry "Mutt" Mullins, who we later discover is Jones' (Harrison Ford) son with Marion Ravenswood (Karen Allen). The film was a critical and commercial success, grossing more than $700 million at the worldwide box office. LaBeouf would later go on to publicly criticize his role in the film, telling the LA Times that he and director Steven Spielberg "dropped the ball on the legacy that people loved and cherished." In response the comment, Ford told Details magazine he thought LaBeouf was a "f---ing idiot."
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An arrest warrant was issued for LaBeouf in March 2008 after he failed to make a court appearance in relation to a ticket he had received for unlawful smoking in Burbank, California. The court commissioner in California recalled the warrant after the actor's attorney arrived a day late to plead not guilty on LaBeouf's behalf. LaBeouf paid a $500 fine and the charge was dismissed.
In the early hours of July 27, 2008 LaBeouf was involved in a car accident in West Hollywood when his Ford F-150 was hit from the side by a vehicle running a red light. LaBeouf had been gripping the top of the windowsill as he drove and, upon impact, the truck rolled onto his exposed left hand, crushing it. Authorities arrested LaBeouf at the scene for misdemeanor drunk driving (he was never charged), and his driver's license was suspended for one year. The actor endured numerous surgeries on his hand and production on "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" was altered to accommodate his injuries. Later that year LaBeouf described the incident to "Entertainment Tonight" as "eye-opening and terrifying."
LaBeouf played Jacob, the fiance of Winnie (Carey Mulligan), daughter of disgraced financier Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) in director Oliver Stone's 2010 "Wall Street" sequel: "Wall Street Money Never Sleeps." LaBeouf's performance and the film in general received mixed reviews.
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LaBeouf ran the 2010 L.A. Marathon in support of U.S. Veterans. LaBeouf's dad, Jeffrey, fought in Vietnam and his paternal grandfather was a Green Beret. The actor completed the course with a time of 4 hours, 35 minutes and 31 seconds.
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In 2011 LaBeouf stepped behind the camera to direct "Maniac," a short film starring Kid Cudi and Cage. The short was inspired by Cudi and Cage's collaborative "Maniac," from Cudi's second album.
LaBeouf was headed to Broadway alongside Alec Baldwin but pulled out before the 2013 production of "Orphans" started citing "creative differences." Baldwin maintains LaBeouf was fired. LaBeouf went on to tweet pictures of email conversations between himself, Baldwin and the play's director, seemingly in an attempt to show how his work on the production was initially praised.
LaBeouf released his short film "Howard" to the Internet in December, 2013. Shortly after his source material was called in to question when similarities to "Justin M. Damiano," a 2007 comic by "Ghost World" creator Dan Clowes, were identified. The most egregious being that the opening monologue for the short and the comic were identical. LaBeouf removed the film and claimed he did not intend to copy Clowes but was instead "inspired" by him. LaBeouf publicly apologized several times via Twitter, and even went as far as to sky-write "I am sorry Daniel Clowes" five miles long above Los Angeles.
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In 2013's "Nymphomaniac I" and "Nymphomaniac II," LaBeouf co-starred in director Lars Von Trier's tale of sexual addiction. 10 minutes into a press conference at the Berlin Film Festival, LaBeouf - who was missing a lower bottom tooth - was asked his first question, which was about doing a movie with multiple sex scenes. LaBeouf replied: "When the seagulls follow the trawler, it's because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea. Thank you very much." He then stood up, ended the interview and left the room.
LaBeouf dated English actress and "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" co-star Carey Mulligan from August 2009 through October 2010. He has also been romantically linked with his "Transformers" co-stars Isabel Lucas and Megan Fox.
On January 10, 2014 after intense Internet backlash and public scrutiny over the plagiarism charges, LaBeouf tweeted: "In light of the recent attacks against my artistic integrity, I am retiring from all public life."
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At the Berlin Film Festival in February, 2014, LaBeouf caused controversy once again when he showed up on the red carpet for the premiere of "Nymphomaniac" wearing a brown paper bag over his head on which was written: "I am not famous anymore."
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LaBeouf parlayed the paper bag stunt into an art exhibition he staged at the Cohen Gallery in Los Angeles titled "#IAMSORRY." During the installation, LaBeouf sat in a chair, hands flat on the table before him, with a bag on his head. Attendees entered one at a time and faced the actor as he simply sat there, not saying anything. The stunt raised the plagiarism flag once more when it was noted the performance piece resembled "The Apology Project" by Toronto artist Maria Legault and also Marina Abramović's "The Artist is Present."
June 26, 2014: LaBeouf was arrested on disorderly conduct, harassment and criminal trespass charges. The actor is accused of disrupting the Broadway show "Cabaret" by yelling and smoking during the performance, and prosecutors say he later unleashed a tirade of expletives and a gay slur at police, saying "Do you know who I am?" Seen here leaving court o June 27, LaBeouf is due back in court on July 24.
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