Shia LaBeouf’s Hilarious ‘Just Do It’ Motivational Video Jeered – But Was It For Real?
Shia LaBeouf’s new inspirational video speech has inspired a number of rant memes featuring the much-maligned star in a variety of funny settings.
Shia LaBeouf ‘Just Do It’ Motivational Video
LaBeouf’s “Just Do It!” motivational video went viral this week as the actor’s over-the-top performance brought people to tears – of laughter. In the video LaBeouf is seen standing in front of a green screen shouting, “DO IT! JUST DO IT!”
Once the shouting settles LaBeouf continues the dramatics with an emotional, “Don’t let your dreams be dreams. Yesterday, you said tomorrow.” But the yelling starts up again even louder this time as LaBeouf declares, “So just do it! Make your dreams come true…JUST DO IT!”
If you thought the shouting was ridiculous, LaBeouf infuses his speech with weird movements of his body, crouching down like a sumo wrestler and straining his muscles as if he’s constipated. He uses funny hand gestures to get his point across, opening and closing his hand in a crushing motion to symbolize… taking action? LaBeouf ends the video pointing at the camera saying, “If you’re tired of starting over, STOP GIVING UP!”
Overall the video makes LaBeouf look like a lunatic, but doesn’t it encourage you to just – do something. Take a look!
Looks like viewers took LaBeouf’s advice and decided to do something… like create a bunch of Shia rant videos with the actor repeating the speech in hilarious and strange backgrounds. Thank you green screen!
Here are a few funny edited versions of the motivational video.
Sadly, Yahoo Tech reports that LaBeouf was participating in a video art project for a London Arts College. Each student in the class was directed to write a short script for him to perform on camera in front of a greenscreen.