Shia LaBeouf on Steven Spielberg: "He's Less a Director Than He Is a Fucking Company"

Shia LaBeouf on Steven Spielberg: "He's Less a Director Than He Is a Fucking Company"
Shia LaBeouf is a lot of things: a drifter, a binge-watcher, a kind-hearted hero, a rapper and, yes, even an actor. One thing he's not, however, is a fan of present-day Steven Spielberg.

LaBeouf worked with Spielberg on a number of projects, including DisturbiaTransformers and Eagle Eye as well as the famous flop Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

Speaking with Variety, LaBeouf admitted he was always ambling to work with Spielberg on a project. "I grew up with this idea, if you got to Spielberg, that's where it is," he said. "I'm not talking about fame, and I'm not talking about money."

Unfortunately, LaBeouf has le beef with Spielberg's latter career work as a director. "You get there, and you realize you're not meeting the Spielberg you dream of," he said. "You're meeting a different Spielberg, who is in a different stage in his career. He's less a director than he is a fucking company."

Further, he felt rushed on set with Spielberg. "Spielberg's sets are very different," he said. "Everything has been so meticulously planned. You got to get this line out in 37 seconds. You do that for five years, you start to feel like not knowing what you're doing for a living."

As a result, LaBeouf is not a fan of the bulk of the work they did together. "I don't like the movies that I made with Spielberg," he admitted. "The only movie that I liked that we made together was Transformers one."

These are bold claims to make about a director that many people consider one of the greatest of all time. Is Shia LaBeouf being disrespectful, or is he merely telling the truth?