Shia LeBouf has had a change of heart. After years of being the face of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters, he is calling it quits.
The 26-year-old actor told THR “I’m done. There’s no room for being a visionary in the studio system. It literally cannot exist.”
The actor isn’t giving his craft up however. He is moving on to the indie sector of movie making. He’s already been involved in many upcoming projects, including this summer’s indie film Lawless, which he helped produce, and appears in The Company You Keep and The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman, two other indie productions. He also recently signed on for a role in Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac.
He simultaneously praised the people he worked with on Lawless and blasted Hollywood studio economics by saying “These dudes are a miracle … They give you the money, and they trust you– [unlike the studios, which] give you the money, then get on a plane and come to the set and stick a finger up your ass and chase you around for five months.”
Interesting choice of words.
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