Harrison Ford reportedly calls Shia LaBeouf an 'idiot'
Harrison Ford reportedly did not think too highly of Shia LaBeouf criticizing "Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull" during an interview in 2010.
While doing press at the Cannes Film Festival for "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," LaBeouf told the in Los Angeles Times that the latest "Indiana Jones" film wasn't up to par with the rest of the franchise, claiming he and director Steven Spielberg "dropped the ball" on the project.
"He's done so much great work that there's no need for him to feel vulnerable about one film," LaBeouf said in 2010 about Spielberg. "But when you drop the ball you drop the ball."
"We [Harrison Ford and LaBeouf] 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," LaBeouf added.
In his recent interview in Details magazine LaBeouf says that Ford privately praised his outspokenness, however Ford tells the magazine, "I think I told him he was a [expletive] idiot." He adds, "As an actor, I think it's my obligation to support the film without making a complete ass of myself. Shia is ambitious, attentive, and talented -- and he's learning how to deal with a situation which is very unique and difficult."
Ford's spokesperson had no immediate comment on the magazine report.
In the 2008 film, Ford reprised his role as Indiana Jones while LaBeouf appears as Mutt Williams, the son of Jones' longtime love Marion Ravenwood. Williams also turns out to be Jones' son.
In the Los Angeles Times interview, LaBeouf puts most of the blame for the film's failure on himself. "You get to monkey-swinging and things like that and you can blame it on the writer and you can blame it on Steven [Spielberg, who directed]. But 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."
The actor has worked with Spielberg on several films, including the "Transformers" franchise, and "Eagle Eye."
It seems LaBeouf is beginning to learn how to filter himself. "I just turned 25, and I'm learning how to edit myself and say 'no comment' now," he reportedly said in an interview with Access Hollywood.
LaBeouf recently made headlines when he suggested in the same Details interview that he had become romantically involved with Megan Fox while shooting a "Transformers" film. She has not commented. On Wednesday, June 29, Us Weekly magazine quoted a set source as saying: "Yes, Megan and Shia hooked up."
"Look, you're on the set for six months, with someone who's rooting to be attracted to you, and you're rooting to be attracted to them," LaBeouf had told Details, without specifying a time. "I never understood the separation of work and life in that situation. But the time I spent with Megan was our own thing, and I think you can see the chemistry onscreen."
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