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Saturday 24 February 2018

Shia LaBeouf: I'm taking risks more

Shia LaBeouf said that he is taking more risks these days
Shia LaBeouf said that he is taking more risks these days

Shia LaBeouf has revealed he is taking more "risks" with his career these days.

The actor - who found fame in blockbusters such as Transformers and Indiana Jones - appears in prohibition-era Lawless, which screened at the Cannes film festival.

He said he was gratified to have been a part of the film from start to finish, rather than, he said, "just piggybacking" on the success of a massive blockbuster. Shia, who also stars in Robert Redford's next film, The Company You Keep, hopes Lawless is the start of a new phase for him.

"I'm taking risks more," said the star.

"'I was really risk-adverse for a while because I had a big nugget to protect, not only for myself but for the people who were behind me. I think I've become less corporate."

Lawless director John Hillcoat said 25-year-old Shia "has been a prisoner of the franchise films for a while".

"He was so hungry for a real character, a real part," he said.

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