Harrison Ford To Shia LaBeouf: 'You're A F—ing Idiot'
Harrison Ford slammed his younger counterpart Shia LaBeouf for criticizing their 2008 film, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. In a recent interview, Ford said that he called LaBeouf a "f—-ing idiot" after the 25-year-old spoke out against the project.
"I think I told him he was a f—-ing idiot," Ford told Details. "As an actor, I think it's my obligation to support the film without making a complete ass of myself."
LaBeouf, who has a reputation for being outspoken, gave a poor review of the Indiana Jones installment shortly after its release. He claimed that both he and director Steven Spielberg "drop[ped] the ball" on the $185 million film. Numbers, though, tell a different story. Although the flick never cracked the top twenty in all-time box office rankings, it grossed over $786 million worldwide.
Lucky for LaBeouf he didn't face the same pink slip treatment of his Transformers co-star Megan Fox. The actress was fired from the franchise after calling Transformers director Michael Bay a Nazi. "He wants to be like Hitler on his sets, and he is," Fox told Wonderland magazine in 2009. "So he's a nightmare to work for but when you get him away from set, and he's not in director mode, I kind of really enjoy his personality because he's so awkward, so hopelessly awkward."
Fox was replaced by Victoria's Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for the third Transformers installment, Dark of the Moon. Ford apparently hoped his stern talking would keep LaBeouf from facing a similar fate. "Shia is ambitious, attentive, and talented," Ford said. "And he's learning how to deal with a situation which is very unique and difficult."