Shia LaBeouf’s Voight bond

Shia LaBeoufShia LaBeouf and Jon Voight became friends because they were “two lonely dudes” with “no family.” The Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps star has revealed how he befriended the Hollywood veteran when they were both at low points in their personal lives. Shia said: “We did a couple of movies together and for a long time we were filling each other’s voids. He would never say that, but he had no family, I had no family. We were just two lonely dudes that met each other and became friends. The first face I saw when I came out of the emergency room after my car crash was Jon Voight’s before my own father’s.”  Although Shia — who starred in Transformers and Holes with John — hasn’t had an easy relationship with his dad, who has battled drug addiction, he admits his desire to succeed stems from wanting to please his parent. He explained to Glamour magazine: “My father is the sweetest man in the world and the scariest dude all at the same time. Nobody affects me to the magnitude that he does, emotionally. He’s got the power to ruin me because my whole life has become about trying to please him, because he wasn’t around much for me.” Fortunately for Shia, his mother was a much more positive influence on him. He said: “She’s a rock. She’s cement. She’s a f***ing angel. She walks on clouds.”

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  1. Lisa • April 10, 2010 @ 11:52 PM

    woow, good for him. hope he will be great actors like Voight.

  2. Jo-Anne • April 11, 2010 @ 10:45 PM

    I must say I haven’t enjoyed this actor’s performance in any of the films I’ve seen him in to date, so I usually have little interest in his work…shame, as Wall Street, the original was a solid film…

    the idea he and Voight formed such a “tight bond” seems unusual to me…

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