Shia LaBeouf is a force to be reckoned with. Throughout 2014 he stunted on people so hard, all the while the media and internet commentators dubbed him a mad man. From rocking neon pink tights to the time he got arrested in NYC—which is a pretty hilarious anecdote—outside of a Broadway performance of Cabaret following a whiskey binge that crossed the Atlantic ocean; from getting into multiple street fights to drunk driving with Adrian Grenier's then-girlfriend riding shotgun, from telling dudes who step to him that he can have them killed to filming a poor drunk girl puking outside a London bar—the list can go on—Shia’s been running through the contemporary moment with a shit load of style that's pissed a lot of people off.
But who cares. Shia's got a weird, rough past that you can look into and make up your mind as to how you feel about him. But until you've looked into that, don't judge him so hard.
Anyway by now he’s apologized for his erratic behaviors, and has ultimately become an actor whom Brad Pitt called “one of the best,” so shout out to him.
Check out his latest, though, as he appears in Sia’s latest video Elastic Heart, in which he does some really tight interpretive dancing and wrestling moves. We are not exactly sure what it all means, but he's in some sort of post-modern Octagon and the tape on his hands are an indicator that he is indeed playing the part of a fighter.
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