Oliver Stone: 'Labeouf Is No Brad Pitt'
Oliver Stone does not believe Shia LaBeouf will be the next Brad Pitt because he is not good looking enough.
Oliver Stone doesn't think Shia LaBeouf will be "another Brad Pitt".
The director has joked the 24-year-old actor - who plays lead character Gordon Gekko's (Michael Douglas) future son-in-law Jake Moore in 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps' - is not "the prettiest guy" but "casts a spell" when he is filmed.
He said: "Shia is high profile in from of a camera. He isn't exactly the prettiest guy on this planet and he certainly isn't another Brad Pitt.
"But he is casting a spell, as soon as he stands in front of a camera."
However, despite critiquing his looks Oliver claims Shia was perfect for the role in the follow up to the 1987 movie - for which Michael Douglas won an Oscar - because he got as involved in his character as possible, even in his free time.
He told German website subway.de: "I can only praise Shia and his work. Even when he had a day off all he did was occupying himself with his role and informed himself about all sorts of banking matters.
"Shia very much reminds me of a young Tom Cruise back in 1989, both of them have this incredible amount of energy - there is a reason why both of them always seem to be running in their movies."