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Shia LaBeouf Has Watched His Parents Have Sex

Shia LaBeouf Has Watched His Parents Have Sex

Shia LaBeouf covers the latest issue of Parade magazine, where writer Dotson Rader describes the 23-year-old Transformers actor as “foul-mouthed, resentful, funny, prickly, quick-witted, and charming — a package of contradictions.” Interview highlights below:

On where he gets his humor from: “[From] seeing my parents have sex, smoke weed, my mom being naked … [and] twisted R-rated humor.”

On the breakup from his longtime girlfriend China Brezner of three years: “The good actors are all screwed up. They’re all in pain. It’s a profession of bottom-feeders and heartbroken people. Maybe it was career pressure. … Maybe I chose work. Every man has those feelings of escape and survival. I know you shouldn’t be that way. I’m trying to understand it and find the answers. I don’t have them now. Why did the love of my life and I break up? … Man, I have no idea. What was that all about? I have no answers to anything. None. Why am I an alcoholic? I haven’t a damn clue! What is life about? I don’t know.”

On living his life: “Sometimes I feel I’m living a meaningless life and I get frightened. I know I’m one of the luckiest dudes in America right now. I have a great house. My parents don’t have to work. I’ve got money. I’m famous. But it could all change, man. It could go away. You never know.”

On being aware of how easy it is to be overwhelmed by a skyrocketing career: “I don’t handle fame well. Most actors on most days don’t think they’re worthy. I have no idea where this insecurity comes from, but it’s a God-sized hole. If I knew, I’d fill it, and I’d be on my way.”

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  • curious

    Oh I love Shia!!!!

    I’m glad he said China was the love of his life.

    Shia, you’re an amazing actor and will go far in life!


  • ali

    I hope he has a very good therapist. He needs to be supported and helped to understand himself. I don’t think he can do it by himself.

  • Michellee

    he actually is not 23 until tomorrow.

  • Vanessa

    Well …. That Was Odd.

  • joanne


    I agree

  • jo


    oh and same thing for megan fox. i don’t know why she hates men so much

  • Shemp lugosi

    You see, the secret is he’s actually 35. I figured it out, why can’t everybody else see it?

  • whatever

    he needs to never do interviews ever again. last time he said he was attracted to his own mother. wtf wtf wtf?

  • Topi

    YUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!HOW CAN PEOPLE TALK LIKE THAT?

  • jo

    i think he’s just being honest, maybe he’s using the interviewers as therapy? like letting it all out

  • Rocky

    The thought of his mother having sex with anything makes me want to vomit! This ugly kid needs to keep his mouth shut.

  • fedita

    love him!

  • Lisa michelle

    I cant tell if this is a cry for help or not. i don’t know, it kinda scares me. i hope he’s okay, he is so talented. But then again, many comedians vent through comedy. like dane cook (joking about his dead parents. so awkward)

  • Carey

    No wonder this boy is psychologically messed up. He suffers from the Odepus Complex, too. Poor him.

  • Rebecca

    Why am I an alcoholic?

    Because you drink stupid!!! What a jerk!!

  • Calling a doctor

    #2 and #14, ITA. The guy needs help. On his sense of humor, ewwwww!!!!

  • babe_luv_ya


  • Dance Teacher

    Oh my! What an EGO! Good Luck.. In about 5 years no one will even remember him.

  • bint

    OMG will he please shut up!

  • Ilia

    Cool – I have never seen my parents do it – they were such squares. On a serious note however I think this guy is quite a promising talent.

  • [☆I n F a m o u s☆]

    He’s fücking messed up. His parents screwed him up baaaaaaaad. Watching his parents have sex?! WHAT THE FÜCK?

  • miranda

    ew his mom is disgusting

  • eliza

    He needs help. Unless he gets it, there will be more trouble ahead.

  • ATlantic

    He is headed right for a breakdown. Another reason to not let your kid become a child actor, especially if you cant support them yourself.

  • danz

    It’s a God-sized hole because that’s where God is supposed to be, Shia.

  • Roxanne

    The ego these young kids have nowadays is crazy…it’s good to have confidence, but he’s taking it waaaayy overboard.
    WTF!! did he watch his parents have sex on purpose, I don’t get that…that’s so creepy. I walked in on my parents once when I was about 10 years old, and I wanted to die, my goodnes just thinking about it now is making me itchy.
    He’s trying to come off as the tortured soul, misunderstood, mysterious actor, but it’s bordering on egotistical.

  • true dat

    “I don’t handle fame well. Most actors on most days don’t think they’re worthy. I have no idea where this insecurity comes from, but it’s a God-sized hole. If I knew, I’d fill it, and I’d be on my way.”
    Fill it with God then, sweetie!

  • I have an opinion

    Jesus Christ! This kid needs to start zipping his lips the f*** up! Where are his publicists? Do they not recognize that being super candid becomes a super turn off super fast
    Yikes… I like him and all but… EGADS.


    Somebody get this guy some help, he’s depressed!!

  • true dat


    Well …. That Was Odd.
    I thought is was wonderful how honest he was. He just needs some answers outside his work and he’ll be ok. Keep up the good work, Shia. He that seeks shall find…

  • NOPE

    Shia, quit fronting buddy!
    People are not going to take you seriously as an acotr until you start making serious actor choices… being messed up is not the same as being a quality performer… it’s just annoying…

  • Jen

    I really like him.. I think he is a cutie and very talented and it’s cool that he is trying to be honest but reading this just made me sad for him.. Seems like he’s lost or something.. I hope he gets it together…

  • Tracy

    I think he’s just being honest about what he thinks.

  • truth seeker


    Balance your life out by seeking God first, career 2nd. You’ll be discovering the answers to your own questions as you seek God for wisdom. All the best to you.

  • Meee

    So, let me get it straight. Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox DON’T want people to go see Transformers, then? If so they are doing wonderfully.

  • yay


  • Hi, I’m Shia LaBeouf

    I would like to destroy my career before it runs it’s course naturally.
    Nice to meet you.

  • ani

    Huh, i just don’t get this ridiculous openess about what is on his mind and his childhood experiences. Is he really that naive, or spinning stories as a way to reach a more famous status? What is this boy trying to do? Give us EVERYTHING? Even his soul? Bless you Shia. And Happy Birthday tomorrow.

  • Not impressed by JA

    Brainless Fox and him are both f*cked up ! They are not even supremally famous yet ! When the media pressure will be on them, they will end up as scr*wd up as Lindsay Lohan.
    They are pigs !

  • T

    Okay, really? This is getting ridiculous. I love u Shia, but some things you need to just keep to yourself!

  • jmrxo

    he’s amazing and talented
    i think he may be trying to get of the lime light
    as like he said he carnt cope with it all and all
    the things that hes telling every one maybe his way of getting out by making people hate him which gets him less jobs therefore no one follows him and tha if this is what hes doing
    as you can see from the comments its working

  • cheekee

    WOW. One fo the most honest interviews ever. Especially him admitting he is an alcoholic, and that he doesn’t hanfle fame well.

  • Boyrock Oboyma

    He’s being honest.That’s why i respect mr labeouf,amongst other things.Such as,he’s not flying to africa with television cameras(charity is good but that’s fake).He’s not talking with republicans negatively about the good president.He seems to look at acting as a job only.Therefore staying relatively normal.Good look mr labeouf,you deserve it.

    Note:These statements are opinion.Has not been researched or conclusively proven.

  • Boyrock Oboyma

    “Good look mr labeouf,you deserve it”

    Correction:Good luck mr labeouf,you deserve it

  • Me!

    And we need to know this because…….

  • deeds

    I don’t know why but I thought Shia was as cool as his name.. am not too sure now. This is the first interview that I’ve read of his and boy, am I disappointed. Spending too much time with MM – Megamouth Megan perhaps. I still like them both though.. strange but true.

  • jaye

    Imagine him thinking he’s a GOOD actor. lol.

    Seeing your parents have sex can be pretty traumatic. wonder how old he was. He’d better get some help, he needs someone to talk to and I don’t think it’s the general public. There are some things about actors I just don’t want to know; that’s what therapists are for. His statement that he’d marry his mom if he could and that she is the sexiest woman he knows is ringing all kinds of warning bells in my head now.

    Being an alcoholic doesn’t get better as you get older. He’d better get his life on track or he’ll end up as one of those has-beens real soon.

  • agi

    i love shia….he is the best….he is great actor…and i wish him the best

  • mimi