Shia LaBeouf

10 Candidates to Play Han Solo in the Upcoming ‘Star Wars’ Prequel

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It’s official: the new era of Star Wars inaugurated by The Force Awakens, kicking off the hype cycle for the next movie this December, will also include an origin story for Han Solo, Ground Zero for every bad-boy complex from the late ’70s onward. More likely than not, Han 2.0 will be played by a complete unknown, like his (or her!) predecessor. Still, here are ten actors we’d love to see following in Harrison Ford’s footsteps.
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“It’s Why People Don’t Pick Their Nose on CNN”: Words of Wisdom From Shia LaBeouf, Producer

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I would’ve been at the Tribeca Film Festival work-in-progress preview for the new Alma Har’el movie LoveTrue no matter what. I saw her last film, Bombay Beach, at Tribeca back in 2011 and it knocked me out; whatever she’s doing next, I’m in. But that’s not why there was a throng of photographers on the red carpet. It’s because Shia LaBeouf was there.
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In Praise of Kanye West, James Franco, and Other High-Art Multi-Hyphenates

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Earlier this year, famed rapper, producer, and headline subject Kanye West put out a fashion line through Adidas, called Yeezy Season 1. It was not the prettiest thing in the world, and, though he made grand proclamations about his intention to have these items priced fairly, at $450 for a sweatshirt, it is not affordable to most human beings, no matter how you shake it. To put it simply: the line was pretty much universally panned, and people told him to stop. But he shouldn’t stop. Neither should James Franco, Lena Dunham, Miranda July, Ethan Hawke, Shia LaBeouf, or any of their other multi-hyphenate friends. They should do whatever the hell they want — and, in fact, the more the merrier.
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David Fincher, ‘Strangers on a Train,’ and the Tricky Business of Remaking Hitchcock

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It’s a classic good news/bad news scenario: the good news is that director David Fincher, screenwriter Gillian Flynn, and star Ben Affleck are looking to reteam after the critical and popular success of last fall’s Gone Girl. The bad news? It’s for a remake (or, as Variety inexplicably dubs it, a reboot) of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1951 adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s Strangers on a Train. The news is getting a pretty mixed reception among film buffs, even Fincher diehards, and for good reason: remaking Hitch is not, traditionally, a feat wisely attempted or successfully accomplished.
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Anti-Fame Enthusiasts Shia LaBeouf and Sia Collaborate for Intense “Elastic Heart” Video

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Before there was the platinum blonde wig, there was the paper bag. Pop singer Sia Furler has become known for hiding her face and using wigged proxies like Lena Dunham and 12-year-old dancer Maddie Ziegler, but the first incarnation of this attempt to maintain anonymity was the same as Shia LaBeouf’s: a paper bag mask that decried fame. In fact, Furler donned a bag months before LaBeouf debuted his “I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE” stunt at the Nymphomaniac premiere last February. In October 2013, Sia appeared on the cover of Billboard Magazine wearing a paper bag that touted her enormous commercial accomplishments as a songwriter before adding — imagine it — “…and [she] doesn’t want to be famous.” (The paper bag aesthetic has crept into Sia’s press photos as well.)

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Flavorwire Staffers Weigh in on What Was Criminally Underrated in 2014

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It’s tough adoring something that nobody else seems to want to get behind; it leads you to feel isolated in the golden fortress of your own  misunderstood tastes — worse, it can lead you to question, even turn against, your own flawless judgment. Of course, once you’ve done enough pontificating about a good show (or what have you) that nobody watches but must — once, finally, other people show interest in entering your shining castle of excellence — you’ll begin to feel crowded. “I knew it before it really became a thing,” you’ll think. “It’s kind of lost its edge.” But let’s not get ahead of ourselves; this post is but the first, pontificating step. Here’s everything you’re not watching or listening to or liking, but maybe should — everything Flavorwire thought was criminally underrated in 2014. Just know that if and when these things become popular, “we knew it before it really became a thing.”
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James Blunt Is On Our Side, Admits “You’re Beautiful” Is Annoying: Links You Need to See

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With Halloween nearing and everyone guzzling listicles of scary things — essentially having their fears dictated to them — it’s easy to forget the commonplace horrors. For example, while you’ve likely been busy getting your coulrophobia rekindled by American Horror Story, your fear of say, Comic Sans, has probably been relegated to the backseat of your subconscious. Well, I’d like to change that. There’s lots out there to be afraid of, and most of it isn’t bedecked in foam noses and white makeup (though, arguably, Comic Sans would be the actual most horrific thing in the world if it were wearing a clown costume).
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