Alec Baldwin & Shia LaBeouf’s bitchfight continues, Alec has had it

Shia LaBeouf

Shia LaBeouf and Alec Baldwin’s bitchfight rages forth in a wonderful display of dual douchetasticness. To recap, both men were signed (along with Tom Sturridge) to star in an upcoming Broadway play, Orphans, but then Shia broke down (interestingly enough, before Alec) during early rehearsals and punched a backstage door before quitting the show. Then Shia decided to (for unknown reasons) apologize to Alec Baldwin, but he made the mistake of plagiarizing his apology and then posting it to Twitter for all to see. In response, Alec decided to take the high road by declaring to Shia “I don’t have an unkind word to say about you. You have my word.

Well … that was before Shia started posting everyone’s personal conversations with him on the internet, and it turns out that Alec does have a few unkind things to say about Shia, but it’s not like Shia didn’t ask for it because Shia just couldn’t help but to stir things up even more by tweeting, “Theater caters not to the great but to the brash. acting is not for gentlemen, or bureaucratic-academics, what they do is antiart.

Shia LaBeouf

Hmm. Where to start? Well, the great John Malkovich would beg to differ with his opinion: “A movie is like a line drawing, but a theater performance is like a painting.” Alec also has a few words to add (via Vulture) in regards to Shia’s summary dismissal of theater actors:

Alec Baldwin

“I can tell you that, in all honesty, I don’t think he’s in a good position to be giving interpretations of what the theater is and what the theater isn’t. I mean, he was never in the theater. He came into a rehearsal room for six or seven days and, uh – you know, sometimes film actors – I mean, there are people who are film actors who have a great legacy in the theater. Some of the greatest movie stars had really serious theater careers and still do. And many film actors, though, who are purely film actors, they’re kind of like celebrity chefs, you know what I mean? You hand them the ingredients, and they whip it up, and they cook it, and they put it on a plate, and they want a round of applause. In the theater, we don’t just cook the food and serve it. You go out in the garden and you plant the seeds and you grow it. You know, it’s a really very, very long, slow, deliberate – it’s the opposite of film acting. It’s a much more intensive and kind of thoughtful process. And there are people who that’s just not their thing. So for those people who I think it’s not their thing, I’m not really interested in their opinion of it. But thanks.”

[From Vulture]

As much as it pains me to admit, Alec makes a great deal of sense in his assessment of Shia as a theater neophyte who knows not of what he speaks. In response to Alec’s response (this is getting good, right?), Shia has decided to upload screenshots of yet more email conversations. This time, he’s posting emails from Orphans director Daniel Sullivan that enthusiastically bestow praise Shia even before rehearsals began. And of course, Sullivan just had to say that Shia would probably be more prepared than Alec … because Shia was likely thought to be a great catch (his Broadway debut!) before everything fell apart. At this point, Shia just needs to shut his mouth. Nothing good can come of this, but if Shia disappears for a few months, perhaps everyone will forget about it.

Also Shia, stop posting private email conversations!

Alec Baldwin

Shia LaBeouf

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  1. T.Fanty says:

    It’s quite a situation when Alec Baldwin is the reasonable man in the room. Poor Daniel Sullivan.

  2. Mata says:

    I really hope this jackass keeps burning those bridges to the point that no one hires him and we never hear from him again. First pissing off Spielberg and now leaking personal e-mails just to be a douche – he’s a piece of work.

    • RocketMerry says:

      Yep. Shia is reeeaaally tired of the acting world, it would seem, since he’s pissing off every person who could give him a job.

      As for the director’s email, seems like the typical buttering up that directors and producers always have to do: “Oh, you’re soooo much better than all those others at the rehearsal/shooting, you’ll do better than anyone else ever ever ever did, acting was born the day you were…”
      My guess is they have these emails pre-written and just change the names.

      • Lucrezia says:

        If you think about it, the message of the email is basically: “Baldwin is going to read (not act) during these early rehearsals, and you’re just going to have to deal with that. I hired him knowing what he was like.”

        I wouldn’t really call that buttering-up. By making Shia adapt to Baldwin’s method, he’s implying Baldwin ranks Shia … bit of politeness makes that go down easier.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Hey RocketMerry-Yeah I agree. I tend to defend Shia-not his behavior but his acting ability- but he makes it hard for me.

        So unprofessional, so immature…he just seems like such a liability. I think he’s talented, but certainly not talented enough to excuse the perpetual diva-like behavior. Definitely Team Baldwin on this one.

      • RocketMerry says:

        Hey OKitten! :D
        I too have a couple of very unpopular and mostly undefendable actors/celebrities whose behaviour I try to justify: Franco, Baldwin, Labeouf…
        You’re right, this time Shia just did not deserve it. Sigh.

      • Mean Hannah says:

        I agree, Lucrezia, but I’ve done this, and it’s also buttering up. if you get caught doing this (I now do this over the phone, only), you can say to Alec that you were just trying to prepare Shia to his working style, and Shia can get some confidence boost.

    • Tanguerita says:

      +10000

    • lin234 says:

      What did he do to Speilberg?

  3. allons -y alonso says:

    Ugh….they’re both clown shoes.

  4. dref22 says:

    OMG can he be even more annoying? Also, he looks ugly in the first pic. Big head, small body.

  5. elceibeno08 says:

    Shia has a lot of growing up to do. He is a spoiled child actor who is used to getting his way and when he doesn’t he throws a tantrum.

  6. lucy2 says:

    Shut. It.

    Yes, we all want a lecture on art from the star of Transformers.

  7. a321 says:

    he looks like alollipop head in the first pic. this kid is desperate for attention . what is he on? seriously????

  8. Eleonor says:

    Alec could kick Shia’s ass whenever he wants… and to me his statement seems perfectly reasonable.

  9. Abra says:

    What has Shia ever done that warrants him attention as a good actor?

    I don’t get it. The kid is a schlub.

  10. Ashling says:

    Shia is such an immature joke of a person. He’s just a huge douche.

  11. Mrs. Darcy says:

    Also read Lainey’s take on this, and my god what a little brat Shia is. Where on earth does he get off declaring the real meaning of theater when he’s never done it/couldn’t even make it through rehearsals? Un-gracious Loser. Team Alec!

  12. bea says:

    Shia Ladoof is really working on his
    un-employability, which is a good thing. Those jorts will help as well.

    Sorry, I can’t help but love Alec from afar (the best way to love him, I’m sure). SO glad he doesn’t have to dye his hair for 30 Rock anymore! (altho I do miss 30R)

  13. bettyrose says:

    This kid’s career is why?

  14. Sarcasmo says:

    Only assholes and MTV “stars” post private emails online.

    That is all.

  15. Rhea says:

    From the way he acts lately, seems like he’s going for a breakdown. Or maybe he just needs to grow up!

  16. Mia 4S says:

    To paraphrase one of my now ended favourite shows, it”s like choosing between the lesser of who cares!?

    Shia, you failed at something, it happens to everyone, grow up! I actually liked the guy for about five minutes there. Lesson learned.

  17. Aussie girl says:

    Shia is shooting himself in the foot. No one will want to work with him now. Oh & please do tell, what happend with Spielberg???

  18. EscapedConvent says:

    What an assjack! Imagine broadcasting other peoples’ e-mails! I hope this is the nail in the douche coffin. Maybe some of the other brat behavior could be set aside, but everyone will remember that he made the e-mail messages of other people public. Wow, that’s stupid.

    Not to mention how he lifted that writer’s article from Esquire! This kid is seriously screwed up. I’m surprised he got this far in his life.

  19. Caroline says:

    I know Alec is a known rager but absolutely everything in his commentary is 100% true. Alec has spent years in the theater (to the detriment of his film career) and understands the work and commitment required. You may not like his general outbursts or attitude, but it’s hard to argue with him on this. Shia should really, really get a hold of himself (or his “team” should) and just stop. Seriously. Stop.

  20. Jayna says:

    What the F is wrong with Shia? I used to love him. Dissing theatre actors? Seriously? He has no legitimacy to even offer an opinion since he has never done it. Keeping a performance fresh every night for a live audience is not for the weak or untalented.

    Great tweet by Alec. You can hate his temper, but that man is highly respected as an actor, an actor’s actor, not a poser movie star.

  21. gg says:

    Go do another pr0no, Shia.

  22. EscapedConvent says:

    Alec Baldwin is THE last person I would engage in a bitch-fight/spat with, in person, on Twitter, or anywhere! Alec is incredibly witty, clever & a master of the art of `snarking.’ Shia, you cannot win! Alec is the Yoda of put-down artists! Sit the !@#$ down & shut the !@#$ up!

  23. lisa says:

    im not even sure how shia got into the position where he has bridges to burn. he’s not cute and not unusually talented. he’s a very lucky boy and he’s pissing it all away.

    • Julie says:

      He got to where he is because he used to be likeable. I don’t know what happened to him, he’s such an ass now.

  24. RHONYC says:

    Am I a sh*t ’cause I was secretly hoping he had ripped Shia a new one ala Ireland?

    “I’M GONNA STRAIGHTEN YOU OUT!!!”

    ah, memories. :lol:

    • EscapedConvent says:

      Not at all. I’m looking forward to Alec’s hot head heating up & voice-mailing LaDouche about being rude and thoughtless. And this time it will be true.

  25. ernie says:

    So he’s that douche loser who badmouths his colleagues to the boss. Lovely. And then tries to school the world on what it means to be a man. God, I really hope Tom Hardy and Jason Clarke slapped him around good on the set of Lawless.

  26. justforfun says:

    Shia is wearing some serious lifts in that header photo.

  27. Paloma says:

    This is great; two idiots having a public fight. Now this is what I call theater.

  28. Sarcasmo says:

    It’s like the douche version of Spy vs. Spy.

    • RHONYC says:

      LMMFAO!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • FassDaActor says:

      Hahaha!!!!!
      Douche v douche…and you KNOW who’s an expert. Don’t start something you can’t finish Shia. You are not that good of an actor so stay humble and be glad that some pp still interested in you…tho I don’t know who that is.

  29. eileen says:

    Asshole Vs. Asshole
    I hope they take each other down and both disappear.

  30. Sweet Dee says:

    I know everyone here hates Shia, but I have to stand up for him a little bit right now.

    Guys, it takes a lot of work to outdo Alec’s rage with nothing but pure douchiness. Think about it: who would you rather work with, a racist agro-addict yelling insults all the time or a douche? Probably the douche, right? But if he is SO douchy that the racist agro-addict (with DECADES more experience making people hate him) comes of looking better…? I’m saying. He’s good.

    • Claudia says:

      I would rather work with Alec. At the least he is professional in his work and with his peers. He’s not racist.

  31. Stormy says:

    Seriously Shia LaDouche is not a freaking actor. He is a freaking child masquerading as a man.

    I think most child actors (like he is) have a hard time operating in the real world and having to actually work at their craft when they get older.

    Frankly if I was anyone in Hollywood I would take note that I would never ever send freaking Shia an email in case he decides to freaking twit it later.

    The issue between him and Speilberg is that he went out and totally crapped on Indiana Jones 4. I admit that it was not the greatest of movies but he went out and talked crap on Speilberg and Harrison Ford. Harrison Ford had a few choice words for him as well. Shia made a big miscalculation since that movie though it wasn’t an American blockbuster still did well enough they could have had sequels in which he could have starred instead of being in Transformers and screaming at green screens all day.

    • Stormy says:

      What Shia said to reporters in Cannes on Indian Jones 4 in 2010 promoting Wall Street.

      “I’ll probably get a call. But he needs to hear this. I love him. I love Steven. I have a relationship with Steven that supersedes our business work. And believe me, I talk to him often enough to know that I’m not out of line. And I would never disrespect the man. I think he’s a genius, and he’s given me my whole life. He’s done so much great work that there’s no need for him to feel vulnerable about one film. But when you drop the ball you drop the ball.”

      • Tiffany says:

        He also talked about the last Transformer films being crap as well and not returning to become a ‘real’ actor in indie films.

  32. Miss M says:

    Shia needs some anger management classes, therapies and I don’t know what else, at least sees he needs those things. Having talent, but not having professionalism won’t help him in the long run.

    I agree with Baldwin. Shia, for your own sake: grow up! *SHill out* :)

  33. Diana says:

    Douche….

  34. Joanna says:

    alec looks like shit. he needs to get the bags under his eyes fixed. i know, that’ not nice, but hey, we pick on women’s looks all the time, turnabout’s fair play. he wouldn’t date a woman with bags under his eyes, he should keep himself up to the same standards. that’s my biggest pet peeve about men. they’ll have big bellies, etc., but they wont date women that have that.

    • Claudia says:

      I don’t think it’s fair play when it would involve that person getting plastic surgery. My dad has those under-eye bags and nothing short of plastic surgery can change that, but hey, growing old happens. I’m glad Alec lost weight though, I recently watched ‘It’s Complicated’ and was so grossed out with the love scenes between his characters’ and Meryl Streeps’.

    • buckley says:

      Didn’t he get all healthy, quitting sugar and alcohol? Also lost a bunch of weight? and yet I’ve never seen him look so bad.

  35. darlie says:

    Shia’s a bitch.

  36. CC says:

    WordsWithFriendsAlex Vs ShiaLaDouche…

    fun! haha

  37. Runs with Scissors says:

    AMAZED at how reasonable and downright kind Alec’s response was.

    I’m sure most theater actors would have destroyed him verbally.

    • EscapedConvent says:

      Agree. Alec was gracious & restrained. Given that LaDouche doesn’t know theatre from his widdle pinkie, Alec would have been well within his rights to simply hand his ass to him.

      But I hope we have that to look forward to. When Alec Baldwin gives someone a verbal smack-down, they know they’ve been smacked.

      Sadly, his nutty/(or if you prefer unusual) upbringing is showing through in this episode. He doesn’t seem to have basic life skills. Someone with their head attached properly would be thrilled with the opportunities he’s had, & wouldn’t sabotage himself like this. Incredible that he actually talked smack about Steven Spielberg! It’s not brash, Shia, it’s ignorant.

  38. Meanchick says:

    Two weeks working the drive-thru ought to wake Lil Shy-Shy up.

  39. stellalovejoydiver says:

    Maybe I am reading his tweet wrong, but isn´t antiart refering to “gentlemen, or bureaucratic-academics” and not to theater?
    I think Shia is a Douche with a capital D, but he might be misinterpretated this time.

  40. Jayna says:

    Jeez, even loudmouth, arrogant, young Sean Penn wouldn’t have been badmouthing all the films and projects he was attached to as a young actor (how stupid can you be), and Sean had the amazing talent to back it up. He just went home and took his anger out on Madonna, tying her up and smackng her around. (Bad joke)

    Then add the way he had to throw in he screwed Megan Fox. It really tells me his arrogance is masking true deep insecurities, but he doesn’t even know it yet. He believes his own hype. He truly is arrogant for where he is in the film world with a slim body of work that is average as far as showcasing true acting talent.

  41. Jayna says:

    I agree wth this post regarding the emails he tweeted:

    I think he’s actually crossed a line here – not a moral one, but a dumbass one. I mean, look at this – this could end his career.

    Are you going to hire Shia LaBeouf if he’s given out private emails to the press, threatening to destabilize someone’s career and their relationships with people they work with? If you have reputation for doing that sort of thing, it’s not going to matter how famous or talented you are, and LaBeouf isn’t exactly at the pinnacle of either.

    Seriously – this could be it for him for a very long time

  42. Bijlee says:

    What a massive loser. Moron. I used to thnk he was one of the more talented Disney starlets, but this guy is just not talented not professional and dumber than a box of hair.

  43. Apsutter says:

    Lainey’s write-up on this is freakin hilarious. I’ll just say that I’ve always hated Shia Labeouf because he seems like such a little douhcebag and I think that was confirmed to be true now lol

  44. Lachica says:

    Alec forgot to add that Shia is an ungrateful thoughtless little pig.

  45. Mouse says:

    Geez Shia, put down the bottle. If there was any doubt that this guy is unhinged…

  46. nadia says:

    Le Douche strikes again.

    But, I don’t think he was dissing theater actors…I think he was dissing “gentlemen and academics” like Alec, and the producer who offered to introduce him to folks at Yale drama (via previous leaked emails, what a dick). He’s saying he’s the true artist, because he’s the “brash” one. lol. The arrogance, where on earth does he get off talking about theater when he hasn’t even done any?

    • I Choose Me says:

      Yeah, I think that’s what he was saying as well, which just emphasizes his douchery even more.

      eta. I’m gonna see the word douche and all its permutations in my dreams tonight. :D

  47. Anastasia says:

    Alec is a joke of a man but a serious actor. He generally keeps his shit together in the rehearsal room, he takes theater seriously and he respects and works hard at the craft. And his particular method doesn’t include a great deal of pre-rehearsal preparation because other than learning his lines, he prefers to do all the exploration in the room with his fellow actors and director. And even if he is a douche in his spare time, Shia has totally out douched him and he doesn’t deserve to ever work again. He broke an important rule in theater…shut your mouth about what goes on in the room. The rehearsal room should be treated as sacrosanct and that should include emails and communication between the company about the work. Actors need to feel safe in the room to explore and screw up and try new things while trusting that they won’t be abused in the process. And we aren’t supposed to know these things anyway. On this issue, Meryl Streep borrowed the phrase “no one wants to know how the sausage is made.”

    • Jayna says:

      Bingo. Another thing about Alec I have always admired is the way he would take small almost cameo roles and really has the heart of a character actor, not a leading man, so approaches it that way, no vanity.

  48. Lindsey says:

    Can we ship LeBouef, Bieber and Swift to an island and then send 1 million black scorpions on that island? I think it would make great television and it would kill three birds with lots of scorpions.

  49. OutstandingWorldCitizen says:

    Shia is a talented douche bag however Alec is not only a TDB, he is a smart, amahzing, kick arse, seasoned actor with an uncanny knack for comedy, dance and song AND he is a NYer plus a hard arse(even to his own daughter not the best example). Should I hate him? Maybe but I DO NOT. AB can do no wrong. I also love Sean Penn but would never want to date either. That said, at least he has not put his foot up SB’s arse. :)

  50. WendyNerd says:

    When you’re making Alec Baldwin look like the soul of class, you are a douche.

    Also, I bet Baldwin is PARTICULARLY sensitive about people posting conversations/messages that are supposed to be private on the net.