He's the new, hot, young actor du jour. With a number-one movie currently at the box office and a role in Indiana Jones 4 coming up, Shia LeBeouf is a man in demand.
He's also a man that gave the interview below ...
Do you feel a lot of pressure when it comes to this role?
Extreme pressure. You don't want to be the edition that sucks. You want to be in the edition that enhances it, so it's tough. This is 20 years in the making now. The script has been in development for 15 years. It's a huge project and you treat it that way.
With Disturbia opening at number-one, Transformers out this summer and the still-untitled Indiana Jones sequel due next year, you're everywhere. How do you feel being an 'It' guy?
It's very weird because the 'It' guy usually is not the 'It' guy next year or even a guy that anyone is taking about. I'm not worried about any of it. I'm enjoying it. It's just a weird title.
* The Hollywood Gossip note: Sean Stewart is proof of what can happen when an 'It' guy lets it go to his head.
What's something that you splurge on?
Dodger tickets. Those are pretty pricey. I've spent more on my Dodger tickets that I did on my car.
What happened with your girlfriend?
Our timing was off. There's only so far you can take a relationship before you got to get into things that are too serious or over the top. I'm 20 years old. I was in a relationship with a girl I love for three years. Where do you go after three years? Then you've got to start thinking about other things, and I'm too young to think about those things.
Are you ready to get back in the game?
No. I'm busy with my work and making sure my family is alright. There's really no time for that right now. That will always be there. There will always be opportunities to be in love again. There's not going to be opportunities like what I'm in career-wise all the time. So that's got to kind of take the back burner until I can solidify myself in this career.
* The Hollywood Gossip note: We hope Amy Winehouse and Blake Fielder-Civil take such a mature path together.
There certainly seemed to be chemistry between you and your Disturbia costar Sarah Roemer.
We both were really flirty and into each other throughout the whole movie.
You're not a big clubber like a lot of other young Hollywood stars, are you?
I have no compulsion to do it. It seems like a really cheap thrill. It seems stupid. I could have a way better party at my house with a barbeque and football or at a hotel. You don't have to be in the public with everything. There's ways to have fun and still not jeopardize your situation. I just stay away from the paparazzi.
* The Hollywood Gossip note: So does Lauren Conrad, except for the clubbing and paparazzi parts.
It's not that you're opposed to partying â€" just not in public view?
My partying is, like, lame. We sit around and watch movies, man. We'll have Death Wish parties or we'll have a whole Charles Bronson night. This is a family house. I'm not some solo dude living on the Sunset Strip and inviting a bunch of club kids to my house and having a private little vampire parties at my house.
Do you think this year will be the year of Shia LaBeouf?
I don't think so. It's 2007.