Harrison Ford SLAMS Shia LaBeouf for Indy IV comments

Discussion in 'Lucasfilm Ltd. In-Depth Discussion' started by JohnWesleyDowney, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. JohnWesleyDowney Force Ghost

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  2. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    Interesting. Although both the Transformers stars seem to suffer from a deplorable inability to shut the hell up and be grateful that they're even in movies like Indiana Jones or Transformers; not exactly something everyone gets to participate in, irregardless of whether you liked the film or not.
  3. DRush76 Force Ghost

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    Interesting. Although both the Transformers stars seem to suffer from a deplorable inability to shut the hell up and be grateful that they're even in movies like Indiana Jones or Transformers; not exactly something everyone gets to participate in, irregardless of whether you liked the film or not.


    Shia LaBeouf had every right to express his feelings about the fourth movie. I didn't agree with him, but I believe he was entitled to his opinions. Why do people constantly demand that movie stars say or act as how they want them to? Hell, Spielberg takes every opportunity to say something negative about "TEMPLE OF DOOM", the second Indy film. I don't agree with him, but what I can do? Demand that he keep his mouth shut? Ford had no right to demand that LaBeouf keep his mouth shut.
  4. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    Wow. Thread necromancer much?

    In any case, Harrison was completely right. There's literally dozens of young actors who could probably pass as Indiana's son and Shia should be a tad more grateful to a director who felt he was the perfect pick to be the heir apparent to one of the greatest cinematic characters of the last forty years than criticizing him after the film is out.

    Edit: Snide remarks to the media are just...uncool, to put it mildly. Actor has a problem with the film? How about speaking up when there's actually a chance to change something, like when you're actually filming? Ford did it when he was a supporting actor in The Empire Strikes Back, the sequel to (at that time) the biggest-grossing movie of all time. Shia's already established himself as an actor, too; he's been in non-garbage films like Suburbia, in addition to his roles in the Transformer films. Ford is completely correct to criticize him.
  5. Dark--Helmet Jedi Knight

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    I must have read a different interview with shia then ford did. The one I read had shia saying that he thought they dropped the ball on the legacy people cherished with Skull and that if he didn't acknowledge it why would people believe him the next time he was promoting a movie telling everybody how good it is.He even mentions how he failed as an actor on the movie.

    I don't see anything wrong with what he said,nothing wrong with being honest and owning up to your mistakes.
  6. Darth_Nub Saga, Classic Trilogy and Film Music Manager

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    The same criticism could be applied to a certain Ewan McGregor for multiple comments he made over a period of time while he was working on another LFL production that comprised three films.

    Wasn't completely right then, either, even though he was entitled to his opinion & had every right to express it. You were paid, your profile was enhanced, leave the trashing to the critics and audiences, don't make things worse until your career is genuinely suffering as a result of appearing in such a turkey - something which doesn't ever really happen to actors. STFU & move on.

    Oh, and BTW, DarthBoba - 'irregardless' isn't a real word, just as "a whole 'nother" is a crime against language, regardless of whether or not Luke Skywalker uttered it.:p
  7. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    [face_talk_hand] I'll use imaginary words if I like, thanks.
  8. Darth_Nub Saga, Classic Trilogy and Film Music Manager

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    Stewie Griffin would disagree.;)

    Back on topic - Shia LeBeouf has been building his own condo in the same estate as Alec Baldwin, Charlie Sheen, Mel Gibson and many others for quite some time, I believe it's called Loudmouth Grove, and has a clinic for sufferers of Tourettes Syndrome next door, although the estate "isn't technically regarded as a clinic in itself" (from the brochure). James Woods & Peter Weller were apparently evicted when people forgot who they were. Madonna's sizeable residence is rumoured to be available very soon.

    Do any fans of George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford really care what Shia LeBeouf thinks?
  9. JediKnightOB1 Force Ghost

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    I happen to agree with Shia LeBeouf. Although, I'm not a big fan of him. I personally liked The Temple of Doom. However, I think that The Kingdom of Chrystal Meth was a total waste of time. I even created a blog here entitled "What would get you so mad that you would walk out of Indy 4?" I almost walked out after Indy "escaped" the nuclear test and I thought to myself "relax, it's just a movie" but it got worse by the minute. I think Harrison Ford is a brilliant actor, but I think he is way out of touch regarding "INDY 4".
  10. Hutts Can't Run Force Ghost

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    Indie 4 was one of the most disappointing experiences I've ever had in the cinema. I bought the DVD out of loyalty to a franchise I love but it's an instalment that I think was badly realised in so many ways.