Harrison Ford Blasts Shia LaBeouf for Criticizing Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Posted 06.30.11 by BrentJS
Shia LaBeouf is something of a rarity in Hollywood. Not only does the 25-year-old actor have starring roles in two major movie franchises — Transformers and Indiana Jones — but he is also one of the few actors who is not afraid to criticize his own movies. LaBeouf slammed Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, saying that he "wasn't impressed" by it and that "the heart was gone." LaBeouf also trashed Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, saying that he "dropped the ball on the legacy" and even claimed that the series' star, Harrison Ford, "wasn't happy with it either."
None of LaBeouf's Transformers co-stars commented on his statements — and director Michael Bay even seems to agree with LaBeouf — but Ford has finally broken his silence about LaBeouf's criticism of Crystal Skull, blasting his onscreen son for not supporting the movie.
I think I told him he was a f***ing idiot.... As an actor, I think it's my obligation to support the film without making a complete ass of myself. Shia is ambitious, attentive, and talented — and he's learning how to deal with a situation which is very unique and difficult.
LaBeouf recently said that he is done with the Transformers franchise, but he is still looking forward to making Indiana Jones 5... if it ever gets off the ground. Way back in October 2009, Ford revealed that creator George Lucas was writing the script for Indy 5, but there has been very little progress since then. LaBeouf told MTV only a few weeks ago that Ford is "staying in the gym" and that the movie is "not so far off," but that could simply be wishful thinking. With Ford turning 69 next month, one has to wonder if he even has it in him to don the hat and crack the whip of one of the greatest action adventure heroes of the modern movie era.