Shia Labeouf Flays His Indy Performance
Shia LaBeouf is no Indiana Jones. He said so himself in an interview with the Los Angeles Times at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday. "I feel like I dropped the ball on the legacy that people loved and Cherished," he said, referring to his performance in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull . He went on to amplify his self-criticism, saying "The actor's job is to make it come alive and make it work, and I couldn't do it. So that's my fault. Simple." He indicated that he and Harrison Ford were aware that the film wasn't working while it was in production "We had major discussions. He wasn't happy with it either. Look, the movie could have been updated. There was a reason it wasn't universally accepted." When the 23-year-old actor was asked whether he expected to be reprimanded by producer-director Steven Spielberg for his public criticism of the film, he replied, "I'll probably get a call. But he needs to hear this. ... He's done so much great work that there's no need for him to feel vulnerable about one film. But when you drop the ball you drop the ball."