LaBeouf Backtracks On Spielberg Criticism

Shia LaBeouf’s career went from promising newcomer to household name to oddball artiste in over the past few years. He’s made headlines for various strange acts, but one that scored a lot of infamy was when he bit the hand that fed him.

Earlier this year, he slammed working with director Steven Spielberg after having not liked his experience working with the celebrated filmmaker – saying he’s “less a director than he is a f–king company”. LaBeouf seems to regret those words recently, issuing something of an apology during a recent appearance on the SiriusXM Sway in the Morning radio show (via EW):

“I f–ked up sometimes, you know. I probably could’ve gone lighter on Spielberg, that was probably something I should’ve backed off of. But my feelings are real. The dude gave me a lot of opportunities, though, and that’s on me.”

Spielberg directed LaBeouf in “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” which was highly profitable but not critically well received. They also worked as executive producer/actor on several Dreamworks projects including “Disturbia,” “Eagle Eye” and the “Transformers” franchise.