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Wednesday
Dec182013

Shia LaBeouf Lifted Lines From Tiger Woods and Robert McNamara And Put Them In One Grand, Utterly Ridiculous Mea Culpa

Jordan Zakarin of Buzzfeed has become a connoisseur of actor Shia LaBeouf's propensity to steal lines from others, including in a new short firm and in a mea culpa speech where the actor managed to lift from Tiger Woods and former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara.

LaBeaof is not best-known for his role as Francis Ouimet in the unfortunate The Greatest Game Ever Played. Though it's not as if he's the only actor committing an atrocity. It's not like he waxed his baby's eyebrow.

LaBeouf took to Twitter to attempt another apology on Wednesday morning, and the apologies he sent out also seem lifted from very famous statements, as first pointed out by blog The Film Stage.

He wrote, “I have let my family down, and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart,” which was taken word-for-word from Tiger Woods’ 2009 apology for infidelity.

Then, LaBeouf tweeted, “I was wrong, terribly wrong. I owe it to future generations to explain why,” which former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara wrote in his memoir about the execution of the Vietnam War.

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Who cares
12.18.2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarl Spachler
That's hilarious - good on him!
12.18.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDonald Luke
LaDoosh plagiarized Tiger's PR firm apology writer
12.19.2013 | Unregistered Commenter3PuttAficionado
"Trangressions" is such a useful world....right up there with "Nebulous".

That golf movie he was in wasn't too bad...the Ted Ray character was funny!
12.19.2013 | Unregistered Commenterjohnnnycz
Why does the media give so much attention to this stuff? And what does it have to do with golf? This is nothing but "filler".
I'm amazed that the "crisis management" and "damage-control" experts at PR firms are recycling apologies. They are getting a lot of money and should at least come up with some new original material. Funny stuff. This would be a great documentary or short film. All of the major screw ups and then the public apologies. Some of the ones with the pissed off wives standing by their man are absolutely Hall of Fame.
12.19.2013 | Unregistered Commenterol Harv
And horrible filler at that, on the same page of a Mariah Carey or Wham yuletide annoyance.
12.19.2013 | Unregistered CommenterPA PLAYA
the unfortunate The Greatest Game Ever Played?

Wow- way harsh. Great art direction, sets, costume design, music. A little shmaltz, but Shia was good as Francis Ouimet. Not completely accurate---but neither was the book apparently. Completely appropriate for both kids and adults. Stephen Dillane as Vardon--very believable.

Anyway I have a soft spot for this movie. I show it to grade schoolers at summer camp if the golf is rained out.
12.19.2013 | Unregistered CommenterT Money
Yeah, I mean it's tough to do a good golf flick not of the slapstick CaddyShack/TinCup variety. I enjoyed The Greatest Game Ever Played. Probably my favorite non-comedy golf flick. The Legend of Bagger Vance was okay.
12.19.2013 | Unregistered CommenterPA PLAYA
LaBeouf sounds a lot like the character in an even more unfortunate move called "Batteries Not Included", a horrible George Lucas flick also replete with gratuitous class warfare lines and a dry plot. It featured a mentally impaired character who communicated soley by speaking in television show catchphrases and ad slogans.

Hey Shia, "Where's the beef?"
Ol Harv - read it more carefully, he's deliberately mocking his critics by posting others' apologies.. he's now posted a few more.

Some of the comments on twitter by those not realizing this are great fun!
12.20.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDonald Luke

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