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Shia Labeouf‘s takeover of the art world is continuing along its delightfully bizarre path with his latest project. The conceptual artist and occasional actor teamed up with fine arts students from the Central Saint Martins art school in London to unleash #Introductions on the world this week. Heads, prepare to be scratched. Eyebrows, set yourselves to raised mode. Also Read: Shia Labeouf Slammed by Fashion Police But Gets a Pass From Judge The new project involves Labeouf providing — yup — introductions to the students’ work, resulting in spoken-word snippets on a number of topics. Such as the anonymity created by motorcycle helmets. »
- Tim Kenneally
The world is practically Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s oyster; after thriving as a fashion and lingerie model ever since she first made her debut in 2006, she has since been cited as one of the most desirable women on the planet – and she’s a Hollywood actress, too!
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley first came to people’s attention when she replaced Megan Fox as Shia Labeouf’s love interest in the third Transformer movie – a case of Michael Bay seemingly swapping out one actress hired for her look for another. Because Rosie Huntington-Whiteley had no real prior acting experience – at least, not professionally.
When the movie arrived, teenage boys who felt agonised over Megan Fox’s departure presumably found something new to find comfort in: namely, Huntington-Whiteley’s bum.
That’s to say, her character, Carly Spencer, was introduced by way of a tight close-up of her buttocks – the reasoning behind Michael Bay »
- Sam Hill
By the end of the 2000s, getting number one at the American box office was a valuable marketing commodity. As such, studios pumped more and more money into making sure they at least had a great opening weekend for their product.
The consequence of this was that it was harder and harder for smaller and quirkier films to take a brief spot in the sun. Certainly towards the second half of the decade, it seems that the number one movie each week was pre-ordinained in a marketing meeting somewhere.
Still, there were some films that have since fallen out of public view that clawed their way to number one. How many of these do you remember?
January 2000, one week
Based on Marc Behm's book of the same name, »
From finished films in competition to big packages on the horizon, here’s the hottest titles from around the world up for grabs at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Director: Marc Forster
Film centers on a blind woman and her husband who, upon restoration of her sight, begin to discover previously unseen and disturbing details about themselves, their marriage and their lives.
Director: Andrea Arnold
Key cast: Shia Labeouf
A runaway teenager gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard-partying, law-bending and young love.
Sales: Protagonist Pictures
Director: Ewan McGregor
- Variety Staff
Some people would question why I would watch the theatrical version of Nymphomaniac, never mind the director’s cut, but I tend to like Lars Von Trier’s style. Yes, he goes for the controversial a little too easy, but get past all of the hype and his movies often have meanings in them that are actually thought-provoking. Expecting more explicit scenes in this version of Nymphomaniac I got exactly what I expected, but also a scene that was not only stomach turning and shocking but also affected the movie in such a way that it made this cut all the more worth it, even with its length of over five hours.
Nymphomaniac is the story of Joe (Charlotte Gainsboug) a woman discovered wounded in an »
- Paul Metcalf
Star Wars isn't the only dormant George Lucas cinematic franchise that's being revived thanks to the producer's deal with Disney. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has confirmed that the company has begun "talking about" making a new Indiana Jones film. Harrison Ford's fedora-wearing treasure hunter last appeared in the franchise's 2008 fourth installment Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. However, with the next installment still years away, it's unclear whether or not the 72-year-old Ford will return to crack his trademark whip.
"When it will happen, I'm not quite sure, »
At one point, Shia Labeouf and Jesse Eisenberg were attached to star in "Arms and the Dudes" for director Todd Phillips (The Hangover). The two actors eventually dropped out and were replaced by Jonah Hill and Miles Teller. Today, we have the first photos from the California set, giving us a look at a very heavy Hill, who lost lots of weight in the past, but has apparently gained it all back, and then some. Check out the photos below. The movie is based on a true story and focuses on two stoners (Hill, Teller), who got a $300 million contract to supply weapons for allies in Afghanistan. Due to their inexperience, they quickly find themselves in danger abroad and in trouble back home. Photos: (click to enlarge) »
Shia Labeouf has been going through a lot of changes recently. He got a rattail. He got a mohawk. He started growing a fish farm. And now it seems he might have changed his career completely. Yesterday the actor (or, should we say, on-again off-again actor) was spotted at TreePeople Park in Studio City, CA, collecting an exorbitant number of logs. He was decked out in full log-collecting regalia, too, from his heavy duty combat boots to his professional lumberjacking gloves. (Or what we assume to be lumberjacking gloves, as we've never worn any ourselves.) After we saw these incriminating photos we got to thinking: Is Shia Labeouf actually a lumberjack? Have we all been living a lie for decades, going about »
Shia Labeouf's got wood ... Lots of it -- after hauling off huge loads of logs in L.A. Looking like a hybrid of a hipster lumberjack and a smooth jazz DJ -- ponytailed Shia was doing some major wood work Monday ... hauling logs with TreePeople, an La based non-profit environmental organization. Hard to tell what Shia's up to now -- bizarre art installation, Diy home improvement project, or just charity ... honestly, we're stumped. At »
- TMZ Staff
Deborah Williams to support roll out of ‘Three Ticks’ diversity initiative across all BFI funding activity.
The BFI (British Film Institute) has appointed Deborah Williams to the new role of diversity manager.
Williams commences her role at the BFI on June 1 to help push forward its diversity agenda and augment the Three Ticks initiative across all BFI funding activities.
Joining the BFI from Arts Council England (Ace) where she was senior officer, policy and research, equality and diversity, Williams will sit within the BFI Film Fund team and report directly to Film Fund director Ben Roberts.
Developed by the BFI and backed by UK producers’ association Pact, Three Ticks requires all recipients of BFI Lottery film production funding to demonstrate commitment to encouraging diverse representation across their workforces, creating opportunities for training and skills development and on-going career progression, and advancing the portrayal of under-represented stories and groups on screen.
Williams’ responsibilities »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Um…excuse me, Shia Labeouf, is there something you want to share with us? The actor was seen leaving a hydroponic store in Los Angeles carrying a florescent lamp that, well, is often used to grow marijuana. While there's no telling precisely what Mr. Labeouf was using the light for, we'll let you come to your own conclusions about the actor's latest hobbies. But we should warn you, before you go making any assumptions about the 28-year-old, we'd like to revisit an old interview the Fury actor gave to E! News back in 2012. Labeouf dished about growing a fish farm with his girlfriend at the time, saying, "Me and my girlfriend are getting ready to build an aquaponics farm up »
Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson on the Oscars' Red Carpet Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson at the Academy Awards Eli Wallach and wife Anne Jackson are seen above arriving at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony, held on Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The 95-year-old Wallach had received an Honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards in November 2010. See also: "Doris Day Inexplicably Snubbed by Academy," "Maureen O'Hara Honorary Oscar," "Honorary Oscars: Mary Pickford, Greta Garbo Among Rare Women Recipients," and "Hayao Miyazaki Getting Honorary Oscar." Delayed film debut The Actors Studio-trained Eli Wallach was to have made his film debut in Fred Zinnemann's Academy Award-winning 1953 blockbuster From Here to Eternity. Ultimately, however, Frank Sinatra – then a has-been following a string of box office duds – was cast for a pittance, getting beaten to a pulp by a pre-stardom Ernest Borgnine. For his bloodied efforts, Sinatra went on »
- D. Zhea
At 28 years old, Shia Labeouf could be said to done it all, as far as cinema goes. He's led a major blockbuster franchise with "Transfomers," worked with directors as varied as Lars von Trier, John Hillcoat, Robert Redford and Oliver Stone, and has spent no shortage of time making headlines as an enfant terrible. So it's not a surprise that he's become wary of celebrity in general, and that he's finding more inspiration in performance art. "The craft of acting for film is terribly exclusive and comes with the baggage of celebrity, which robs you of your individuality and separates you," the actor told Variety. "The performance work is democratized and far more inclusive," he continued. "As a celebrity/star I am not an individual —I am a spectacular representation of a living human being, the opposite of an individual. The enemy of the individual, in myself as well as in others. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Sia has added even more star power to her latest music video. On the heels of her controversial "Elastic Heart" clip with Shia Labeouf and Maddie Ziegler, the singer has recruited Heidi Klum and "Game of Thrones" hottie Pedro Pascal for her latest single, "Fire Meet Gasoline." In the oh-so-sexy video, the sexy supermodel gets extra cozy with the shirtless actor, as she rolls around in nothing but lingerie (from her Heidi Klum Intimates line, of course!). Klum then sets the house ablaze, while throwing on one of Sia's trademark short blonde wigs. "Sia is one of those incredible artists who puts so much passion into her work, and I am thrilled to be part of a music video," Klum said in a statement. "I remember being blown away the first time I heard her voice on 'Breathe Me.' And I love many songs she has written for other artists, »
- tooFab Staff
A packed house gathered today at the Sva Theatre for the Tribeca Film Festival’s A Conversation With Harvey Weinstein, in which the The Weinstein Co. film chief canvassed an array of topics including the Sony hacking, Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight and Oscar campaigns. While Shia Labeouf’s discussion on his doc production Love True only drew a half-filled house on Thursday afternoon at the Sva, ushers today were pulling out extra folding chairs to accommodate… »
Earlier this week, the 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival welcomed none other than noted performance artist and rattail enthusiast Shia Labeouf, executive producer for Alma Har'el's new documentary Love True. Labeouf previously worked with Ha'rel on Sigur Rós's video for the song "Fjögur pianó," for which he was completely nude. More recently, he appeared as a mostly-naked, cage-fighting character in Sia's video for "Elastic Heart" — a performance that garnered a hefty amount of controversy. At a Q&A for Love True, Labeouf talked about the differences between his work with Sia and Ha'rel:i think the Sia one is more about aesthetics. It's performance gymnastics, the big crying scene, dance moves. It's cool but it's like Scarface, Al Pacino acting. Nothing against him, but there's a big difference between something that's presentational and representational. I think even Pacino would agree that his work is representational, whereas somebody like Joaquin Phoenix »
- Brooke Marine
Read More: "Bombay Beach" Director Alma Har'el: "I'm Not a Documentarian, or a Filmmaker, or Anything." Last night at New York's School for Visual Arts, a number of Tribeca Film Festival attendees saw an exclusive preview of scenes from Alma Har'el's new film "LoveTrue." Har'el returned to Tribeca this year after winning the festival's Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary in 2011 with "Bombay Beach," a surreal and beautiful portrait of a small town in the California desert. After directing Shia Labeouf in the music video for Sigur Rós' "Fjögur píanó," Har'el and the actor teamed up for "LoveTrue," which she directed and he produced. The two discussed the project in between three clips from the film. "LoveTrue" is as of yet a work in progress, to be completed next year. The film blurs the line between documentary and fiction, interweaving three distinct (true) love stories of couples living. »
- Anya Jaremko-Greenwold
Shia Labeouf is interesting. He.s able to finance his current artistic endeavors because of his work on the likes of the Transformers franchise, but that hasn.t stopped him from turning on the robotic series and its director with some biting comments. Labeouf was speaking to The Hollywood Reporter at the Tribeca Film Festival ahead of Alma Har.el.s documentary LoveTrue, on which he is an executive producer. Sporting a unique new bouffant, Labeouf spoke passionately about artists who believe wholeheartedly in their material, and suddenly turned on his signature franchise, saying: Bumblebee never sounds real, it.s just a fucking name. The name alone you can never make real, no matter how much you put into it, because on the other side you have a director who doesn.t believe it either. Shots fired! The Bumblebee in question has been a key member of the Transformers series »
Shia Labeouf might have "retired" from public life, but he seems to be fully back in it, openly discussing his stint in rehab and life as a celebrity. Note: he is a performer and doesn't want to be known as a star. The Transformer actor-turned-performance artist opened up to Variety about his return to the Tribeca Film Festival where he and director Alma Har'el debuted LoveTrue, an "experimental" drama that combines documentary and fiction. Labeouf served as executive producer of the film, or as he says, "I gave her the money." Even though his involvement in LoveTrue is purely away from the cameras, the Even Stevens star told the trade publication that he will never consider directing »
After an enigmatic, teary-eyed piece of performance art last year and an incident at Broadway’s Cabaret that wasn’t so artsy, Shia Labeouf made an appearance today at the Tribeca Film Festival to show that he has turned a page in his career. The actor, whose filmography collectively has amassed $3.9B at the worldwide box office, appeared onstage at the Sva Theater as the executive producer/financier of a work-in-progress documentary Love True from director Alma Har'el. … »
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