In My Humble Opinion: It takes a real ass to come out and make negative comments about the very industry that has provided him with a living and his entire way of life. Shia LaBeouf (Transformers Franchise, Indiana Jones) came out and said that he is “done” making big budget films. His exact quote was: “There’s no room for being a visionary in the studio system. It literally cannot exist.” Of course this isn’t the first time he made headlines for his loose lips. He publicly spoke out against Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull which, to no one’s surprise, upset director Steven Spielberg and has since dampened their relationship.
If the studio does hamper the visionary or creative input an actor or director has in a film, surely Mr. LaBeouf realized it after the first Transformers film? I just find it hard to believe that a young man who has made his living nursing on the tit of Hollywood decides now to speak out against it. Of course this could be because he is in the middle of promoting his new film Lawless (which does look good, but only because Tom Hardy can carry any movie he’s in). It just seems like an awfully convenient time for Mr. LaBeouf to reject the very industry that helped him reach stardom in the first place. Not to mention, there are plenty of other actors/directors that have retained their creative and visionary control while making big budget films: Johnny Depp, Steven Spielberg, Oliver Stone Christopher Nolan, Daniel Day-Lewis, Tim Burton, Ridley Scott, James Cameron, Joss Whedon, J.J. Abrams, and of course Quentin Tarantino. If you feel I’ve forgotten someone, please comment!