Shia LaBeouf's Peers Are Turning Against Him

Shia LaBeouf's Peers Are Turning Against Him

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Seth Rogen and Patton Oswalt trash the world's most famous plagiarist for his controversy-perpetuating antics

Shia LaBeouf‘s plagiarism case has been taken to the highest public court: Twitter — and now his peers are beginning to make fun of the ridiculous nature of the actor's multiple offenses and even more numerous apologies.

The most recent stab at making amends saw the “Transformers” actor hyperbolically taking to the skies on New Year's Day to apologize — again — to cartoonist and screenwriter Daniel Clowes for ripping off his material without proper acknowledgment. LaBeouf, in an attempt to make humorous the grandiose nature of the controversy, hired a sky-writer to mark the Los Angeles air with the temporary, “I Am Sorry Daniel Clowes.”

He posted the following on Twitter:

Also read: Shia LaBeouf's Sky-Writing ‘Apology’ to Daniel Clowes Keeps the Attention Rolling, Clears Up Nothing

Now, fellow actors, including Seth Rogen and Patton Oswalt, are mocking LaBeouf via the same method. Rogen posted, “This is by far the most I've ever been entertained by Shia LaBeouf.” And Oswalt called LaBeouf “dumb, delusional AND boring” in a tweet.

“Saturday Night Live” writer Chris Kelly (LaBeouf has hosted “SNL” twice, once in 2007 and again in 2008) got in on the fun too, trying to figure out why the “Nymphomaniac” star is hoping to get by extending the discussion.

Here are their tweets:

 

  • JR

    Shia LaBeouf should be very upset to have anyone think that either Seth Rogan or Patton Oswald are among his peers.

    • LP

      I disagree. I think it's insulting to Rogan and Oswald to suggest that LaBeouf is a peer. He's dishonest, narcissistic, and foolish.

      • Gerard Kennelly

        and rogen is the next Day Lewis yeah ?

    • Gerard Kennelly

      shia played a young Downey Jr
      who else could do that ?
      people have very short memories in Hollywood

      • James J.J. Carter

        Fatal casting flaws have happened before, and I'm sure that one won't happen again. Nobody's mistaking Shia for Robert these days.

  • saintgauden

    LaBeouf was being set up to be another River Phoenix or DiCaprio. However, he just doesn't have the Charisma of either of the two. His high point will be Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull…can't remember anything else he's been in. Seth Rogan, the Oswald guy, and numerous others shouldn't talk though…they pretty much suck too. I guess those are the guys from all the gross-out “comedies” of recent years…the ones about bodily functions and the crudest sexual things.

    • JR

      Really? Crystal Skull is his high point? That's really, really sad.

      • saintgauden

        I'd bet money on it. Wouldn't be surprised if he goes B-grade for the rest of his career. Who knows, maybe he'll have the luck of a Keanu Reeves (but I think Reeves had a tad more charisma). “Crystal Skull” had its moments, but I guess was about as out of place as “The Temple of Doom” in the series.

        • JR

          “Holes” was much better.

          • saintgauden

            Never even heard of that movie…will have to google it.

        • ZodLovesMaude

          It's just fine… absurd as the previous three!

      • bb

        i only liked him in The Battle of Shaker Heights

      • Thomas DeFeo

        I like him in Disturbia (even if it was a rip off of REAR WINDOW)

        • JR

          I agree that he was good in that and that it was a ripoff.

        • Gerard Kennelly

          painfully underrated actor
          A Guide To Recognising Your Saints
          Lawless
          The Company You Keep

    • KLR143

      I first saw him when he was still a Disney child actor, not on the Even Stevens TV show, but in a Disney TV movie called Tru Confessions. As the twin brother of the title character (a teenage girl/aspiring filmmaker), he played a teenager with a developmental disability… something akin to DiCaprio in “What's Eating Gilbert Grape.” Although you did indeed get the predictable Disney fluff, Shia LeBeouf's performance was incredible, and had me convinced that he was going to be one of the outstanding actors of his generation… Although I'd still encourage people to look him up in that movie to see what could have been, he has gone considerable off the rails.

      • Gerard Kennelly

        Shia is hated because he told the truth about crystal skull
        telling the truth is suicide in america full stop

    • Gerard Kennelly

      DiCaprio was no better than LaBeouf
      he just had De Niro spoon feeding him
      what other young actor had that ?

      • saintgauden

        DiCaprio…is just another one of those George Clooney types. His films are considered “good” primarily because he is considered extremely attractive. Although he has been ok (acting-wise) in some of his films.

        • Gerard Kennelly

          hear hear

      • James J.J. Carter

        Oh lord… DiCaprio is at least a real actor, and unless you've got some kind of actual evidence and not speculation, DeNiro has never ‘spoon-fed’ DiCaprio skills or roles or whatever, that just doesn't make sense and doesn't have any basis in reality– you can't ‘feed’ somebody talent, and DeNiro hasn't been holding his hand this whole time. DiCaprio was good in ‘This Boy's Life’ and honestly DeNiro wasn't, if you remember that movie at all. LaBeouf is like somebody who got plucked out of a middle-school play and thrown into ‘Transformers'. There is not a comparison between these guys except ‘they are both in films'.

    • HappyFamilyPlanning

      Patton Oswalt (not Oswald; it's not that hard to spell a name when it's in the text right in front of you) is an incredibly talented stand-up comedian. I'm pretty sure he's never been in a gross-out comedy. I'm not sure if you actually know who he is.

      • Gerard Kennelly

        Patton Oswald is a disgusting galifianakis wannabe
        people watced ‘young adult’ for theron and diablo cody not that fat heap

        • James J.J. Carter

          So, you watch crappy movies, and you don't know how to spell, because it is ‘Oswalt'. If all you know of these guys is the lousy movies they've been in, you really don't know anything about either of them. ‘Galifianakis wannabe'– you REALLY don't know anything about these guys. They are friends, they tour comedy clubs together, and their work onstage hugely overshadows their film work, sorry you were previously unaware of that. Neither of them wants to be the other.

      • saintgauden

        I could actually care less who he is or how his name is spelled. Seems you are a troll. Seeing as many others on here also spelled it “Oswald,” they probably feel the same way about the guy.

        • James J.J. Carter

          So, you don't know what “care less” means (it means you wouldn't have said anything if you really cared less), and don't know how to spell “Oswalt” and are unwilling to take the two seconds to find out (you don't spell a name based on how you “feel” about it), you're a troll who calls others trolls… what else can we throw on your crap-pile?

          • saintgauden

            And you, my friend, are a moron. I could care less….learn your English, troll.

    • Victoria Barton

      oswalt was good in united states of tara

    • James J.J. Carter

      I gotta mention, there is an ocean of difference between Seth Rogen and Patton Oswalt. Seth Rogen's just a fat hairy butt-scratcher who for some reason always picks roles where he's the ‘good friend’ to a hot girl he ends up screwing, and he's never funny, whereas Patton Oswalt is funny as hell in stand-up comedy. His film work doesn't even register on my radar.

      • saintgauden

        James….are you screwing Oswald or something? Seems like you have a lot invested in him.

  • Jim Christiansen

    Too bad he didn't kill himself when he flipped his SUV upside down thinking it would turn into a transformer while he was so drunk/stoned…

  • SoBelle

    Ya'll are f*^kin’ hateful. I wonder about the method to his madness, but I'm not about to wish him dead! He was the main star of “Even Stevens” on the Disney Channel, he was great. Then he was famously in “Transformers” movies. Why do people comment on things they're not knowledgeable about? You've made an ass out of yourself. Now, you apologize and don't write anything until you are certain it's worthy to be read (and check it for plagiarism lol)

    • ZodLovesMaude

      Your son is an asshole.

    • Gerard Kennelly

      lawless
      a guide to recognising your saints
      bobby
      the company you keep
      love him or hare him,, he is a great actor

      • James J.J. Carter

        Are these movies you're talking about? Your points would be much clearer if you would use puncuation, capital letters, and if you say what you mean instead of just a row of random words which don't make sense by themselves. After all, there's no way you're talking about Shia LeBeouf.

    • lazer man

      Nice to see gossip is alive and thriving on the net. Making derogatory comments about people they don't know is a uniquely sick destructive pass time.. ugh ! Shia is an incredibly talented actor. Like him or not he delivers and that is why the big boys have worked with him. If you out there that criticize him are allowed reckless comments, should Shia not have a voice and opinion about the work he has done?

      • James J.J. Carter

        Shia sucks, he's a clown, and you're a fool, not just because you think he's a good actor but also for all the complaining about ‘gossip'. You're here in the middle of it yourself, and pretending like you're above it all somehow, when all you're doing is defending a bad actor.

  • fallon wilder

    LaBeouf thinks he is smarter than he actually is. It appears he is anti profit when it comes to artists owning their ideas and works. Clowes ideas and works are his own and not LaBeoufs'. LeBeouf wasn't sitting around a campfire spinning tall tells for friends but simply plagiarizing. He is sounding like a communist now and keeping the company of the likes of socialist billionaire George Soros doesn't help any! Hey Shia, how about just sticking to reading scripted words on a movie set even if its Transformers 15. It would be better than stealing from someone and then acting like its their fault somehow. I guess we just don't get your greatness.

  • jhs39

    Even before all of this erupted Shia LaBeouf was sabotaging his career by ripping his own movies and the people who made them (including the Transformers series and Indiana Jones) and then making public what were clearly intended to be private messages sent to him during his troubled rehearsals for the stage play Orphans. There aren't really a lot of people left who are going to want the trouble of working with him at this point.

    • Gerard Kennelly

      so telling the truth is wrong ?
      crystal skull WAS a lame film

      • jhs39

        Shia LaBeouf is an actor. He's not a movie critic. If you want to keep working with people you can't rip their movies in the press. That's just common sense.

        • Gerard Kennelly

          i respect your opinion
          but in all fairness
          if you worked with an actor /director you admired
          and it was a sad disappointing experience
          why would you lie just to preserve future films with them ?

          • HappyFamilyPlanning

            It's bad for business. Openly criticizing a movie you're in while it's still out in theaters makes you less attractive to other directors. Even if the movie is good, there will be that lingering fear that the actor might say something negative due to his or her personal opinion of the film, and that can hurt an otherwise good movie.
            That's just a hypothetical, of course.

          • Gerard Kennelly

            telling the truth makes you less attractive to other directors ?

          • James J.J. Carter

            It goes without saying that you don't know the difference between “telling the truth” and “being an asshole”

          • James J.J. Carter

            Hey, did you know that sentences are formed by consistent lines with capitals and punctuation? You're not writing poetry in any sense of the word so quit wasting space and learn how to form a sentence like a big boy.

          • saintgauden

            Who are you trying to be anyway? The little old grammar lady?

      • saintgauden

        “Telling the truth” is always wrong in modern America. Learn what is “politically correct” and always mouth the popular line as convincingly as you can.

        • Gerard Kennelly

          1994 Rwanda –500,000 dead
          Iraq –god knows how many dead
          9/11 almost 3,000 dead and the whole world takes (is forced to take) a day of mourning
          can anyone tell me,,
          where is the day of mourning for the people
          murdered BY america ?

          • saintgauden

            It's all part of America's psychopathy. Violence only matters if it is done against America. Americans victimize the weak (domestically and internationally) and then whine and gnash their teeth when it comes back to them. Our country and many of its citizens are incapable of understanding that violence begets violence.

          • Gerard Kennelly

            America is shooting itself to death almost every week
            and they act like butter wouldn't melt

          • michael rebholz

            Rwanda was inter-tribal genocide, but I guess you put that in because you wanted America to intervene there? what about Bosnia, was that America's fault too? don't be such an absolutist you sound like an idiot

          • Gerard Kennelly

            was there oil in Rwanda
            no need for America to ”intervene” so was there ?
            9/11 was America getting what it gave to other countries
            and they act like it was unprovoked
            who they think they are fooling ?

          • James J.J. Carter

            hey did
            you know
            this style
            of writing
            doesn't make
            anybody look
            smarter
            and we're
            not talking
            about politics

  • Nathan

    I NEVER understood Shia LaBeouf's fame in the first place. He's both boring and not at all sexy.

    • Gerard Kennelly

      Jenkins and strathairn are both boring
      is james woods sexy ?
      they are all oscar nominated actors

    • asharpman

      Imagine thinking sexiness = talent. Lmao.

  • Escape76

    Not really a Shia Lebouf fan, but “This Is The End” is the most unentertaining piece of crap I've seen in recent memory.

    • Gerard Kennelly

      Rogen is maybe the only celebrity i would be happy to see dead

      • saintgauden

        There's another “actor” just as bad as Rogen….Jonah Hill. He always plays the goofy fat guy….what a mystery it is that he is in so many movies. He certainly had to have major connections.

        • James J.J. Carter

          I actually like Jonah Hill a lot but I can't stand Rogen. They are very similar, but Rogen tends to get roles where he's the slob with the hot chick, like almost every time, whereas Hill isn't trying to fool anybody that he's a ladies man. Rogen comes off pathetic in my opinion, but Hill makes fun of himself adequately and I think he's a better actor in general.

  • Daniel Sterling Sample

    Poor Shia, too bad you didn't talk to your lawyer before you admitted to plagiarism. You never (read NEVER) confess to plagiarism in Hollywood! Next time, Shia, and there will obviously be a next time with you, just drag the offended writer you ripped off into your lawyer's office, close the doors, then wave a bank check under his nose. Also, hand him a non-disclosure agreement to sign. If you still don't understand what I am trying tell you, please phone Spielberg and he will explain the procedure to you. sample.daniel@gmail.com

  • Gerard Kennelly

    Seth Rogen laughs like a retard
    Patton Oswalt is a fat overrated cunt,, a Galifianakis wannabe

    • Damn-Deal-Done

      …and Shia was in Transformers.

    • James J.J. Carter

      You don't know anything about Oswalt or Galifianakis. Go watch their standup, that's what they really do. Movies are for little kids like you.

  • Benjamin Roussey

    Transformers was awesome.

  • Benjamin Roussey

    Good job in Transformers Shia.

  • Benjamin Roussey

    Bill
    Clinton said this economy could not be fixed in 4 years giving Obama a pass.
    Wrong. A liberal could not fix it in 2 centuries, I could fix it 2 days or 2
    weeks, give or take.

    To get this country back at 3-5% growth rate and 5% unemployment rate, it is
    real simple. We need to:

    1.
    Cut
    taxes, possibly move to a flat tax (18%) or a more simpler tax code

    2.
    Reform
    and gut the IRS

    3.
    Dump
    Sarbanes Oxley

    4.
    Dump
    Dodd/Frank bill

    5.
    Dump
    Obamacare (allow for more competition and pass a tort reform bill)

    6.
    Reform
    health care

    7.
    Reform
    social security (increase age in states and stop at age 72) and bolster social
    security (make sure it is not about to run out of money)

    8.
    Undermine
    the EPA which is just killing jobs and economic activity

    9.
    Undermine
    the Dept. of Energy and Interior (new leadership)

    10.
    Drill
    off shore, open more lands for non-wasted use, become energy efficient

    11.
    Pass
    the Keystone pipeline bill

    Miscellaneous:

    12.
    Build
    the wall along our Southern Border

    13.
    Confront
    Iran and Russia over Iranian nuclear sites (take out Iran’s leadership)

    14.
    Get
    almost all of our troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan (help Afghanistan develop
    that tritium deposit and keep hundreds of drones flying over Afghanistan and
    Iraq too)

    15.
    Get
    troops out of Germany and Italy and everywhere else they do not need them to be
    and have them live and train on American soil

    16.
    Make
    South Korea to pay us to keep our troops there

    17.
    Make
    Japan pay us to keep our troops there (or ask China to pay us to keep our
    troops there) ; Bolster position in Hawaii

    18.
    Lower
    all federal wages across the board, cut benefits and pensions for all federal
    employees

  • Benjamin Roussey

    “Give
    a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for
    a lifetime” New White House Proverb: Give a man a welfare check, a free
    cell phone with unlimited free minutes, cash for his clunker, food stamps,
    section 8 housing, free contraceptives, Medicaid, 5 years of unemployment
    checks, free meds, and they will vote for Democrats the rest of their
    life…even after they are deceased.

  • Benjamin Roussey

    If you want to create jobs you need to make this a business friendly
    environment. How do you do this? You curtail Sarbanes Oxley, the EPA,
    Dodd/Frank, lower taxes, and cut out other job killing regulations. If you want
    businesses to create jobs, this is what you do. Why do think you businesses are
    going to hire in America when you are attacking them every day? Obama is
    assailing the private sector every day, Obama does not understand profits and
    he does not understand how businesses work. This is why 15 million black people
    are unemployed and they deserve to be because they continue to vote for tax and
    spend liberals.

  • Al-jazebra

    Shia LaBeouf always looks like he's twenty seconds away from committing a date rape.

  • Javier Motechiani

    LeBeouf.. is such a untalented ugly bastard..I guess the only think that makes him enter holliwood was his jew nose or the blowjob to steben spilberg..