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“He’s like my husband. I’m his wife”: Shia LaBeouf Was Not the Only Who Was Desperate For Brad Pitt’s Attention in $211M War Movie

"He’s like my husband. I’m his wife": Shia LaBeouf Was Not the Only Who Was Desperate For Brad Pitt's Attention in $211M War Movie

Brad Pitt is among the A-listers of the industry, associated with numerous box office hits in the past decades. The charming star is known for his versatile acting ranging from action, sci-fi to romance. Some of the biggest hits of the star include Fight Club, Bullet Train, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and the list goes on. Working with the talent pool is a golden opportunity for several actors, and one among them was Shia LaBeouf in Fury.

Shia LaBeouf, Jon Bernthal, and Brad Pitt on the sets of Fury
Shia LaBeouf, Jon Bernthal, and Brad Pitt on the sets of Fury

Transformers star Shia LaBeouf shared a very intimate and affectionate relationship with Hollywood star during the filming of 2014 film.

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Shia LaBeouf called Brad Pitt as his husband

The Transformer franchise star worked alongside Brad Pitt in Fury. It was a war film, written and directed by David Ayer. The actor had a great time working with Pitt and he was full of praise for the action star. He shared the actor was like a mentor to him during the shoot.

LeBeouf shared with Ace Showbiz,

“He’s like my husband. I’m his wife, he’s my husband. He’s daddy, I’m mommy. That’s how we were in the tank and that’s how it still is. [Brad]’s very paternal but he’s also an equal. I don’t want to paint him as the old guy in the tank, that’s not who he is. I mean, he’s on the same level as all of us. He just has a lot of wisdom.”

LaBeouf once said on Jimmy Kimmel Live that everyone on the shoot admired Brad Pitt and would do anything to get his attention. He recalled,

“It’s like having five dudes on a date with one girl. You know, everyone is trying to get close.”

Brad Pitt And Shia LaBeouf On Set Of Fury

Moneyball star also reciprocated the appreciation for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull star. He shared in an interview with GQ,

“Oh, I love this boy. He’s one of the best actors I’ve ever seen. He’s full-on commitment, man. He’s living it like no one else, let me tell you. I’ve been fortunate to work with a lot of great actors. He’s one of the best I’ve seen.”

Fury star cast included Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña, and Jon Bernthal.

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Brad Pitt diffused a dispute between Shia LaBeouf and Scott Eastwood on Fury sets

Clint Eastwood’s son, Scott Eastwood, played the role of Sergeant Miles in the Second World War-based film Fury. Pitt played the role of tank commander Sergeant Collier, and Shia LaBeouf portrayed tank gunner Boyd Swan. There was a scene when Eastwood entered the tank of LeBeouf and spit in it. The latter star lost his cool and turned volatile towards Eastwood.

Eastwood told Insider,

“I never think your process as an actor should ever hinder how people are treated on set. It should always enhance the production, not take away and put people in a situation where it’s a s****y work environment or you’re rude or people have to be in an uncomfortable situation.”

Brad Pitt on the sets of Fury (2014).
Brad Pitt on the sets of Fury (2014).

Brad Pitt shared in detail about the incident in 2014 with GQ,

“We were driving down the road, I’m in the turret, Shia is at the other turret, and Scott is on the back, spitting juice. Shia saw it and felt the same – he was disrespecting our home. So Shia had the same reaction I did and started having some words.”

“I had to get in after the cameras were rolling and explain it to Scotty.”

“The funny thing is, when we got home at the end of the day and read the script, it said Scotty’s character is ‘chewing tobacco and spitting it on the back of the tank’. He was just doing as instructed in the script! So we were the knobs in the end.”

Fury was released in 2014 and grossed $211 million worldwide. It is available for streaming on Starz Apple TV.

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Source- Ace Showbiz

Written by Arushi Srivastava

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