Latest From GolfDigest.com
Latest From The Loop
Twitter
Books
  • Lines of Charm: Brilliant And Irreverent Quotes, Notes, And Anecdotes from Golf's Golden Age Architects
    Lines of Charm: Brilliant And Irreverent Quotes, Notes, And Anecdotes from Golf's Golden Age Architects
  • The Future of Golf: How Golf Lost Its Way and How to Get It Back
    The Future of Golf: How Golf Lost Its Way and How to Get It Back
    by Geoff Shackelford
  • Grounds for Golf: The History and Fundamentals of Golf Course Design
    Grounds for Golf: The History and Fundamentals of Golf Course Design
    by Geoff Shackelford
  • The Art of Golf Design
    The Art of Golf Design
    by Michael Miller, Geoff Shackelford
  • Alister MacKenzie's Cypress Point Club
    Alister MacKenzie's Cypress Point Club
    by Geoff Shackelford
  • The Golden Age of Golf Design
    The Golden Age of Golf Design
    by Geoff Shackelford
  • The Good Doctor Returns: A Novel
    The Good Doctor Returns: A Novel
    by Geoff Shackelford
  • Masters of the Links: Essays on the Art of Golf and Course Design
    Masters of the Links: Essays on the Art of Golf and Course Design
  • The Captain: George C. Thomas Jr. and His Golf Architecture
    The Captain: George C. Thomas Jr. and His Golf Architecture
    by Geoff Shackelford
Current Reading
  • The Magnificent Masters: Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, Tom Weiskopf, and the 1975 Cliffhanger at Augusta
    The Magnificent Masters: Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, Tom Weiskopf, and the 1975 Cliffhanger at Augusta
    by Gil Capps
  • His Ownself: A Semi-Memoir
    His Ownself: A Semi-Memoir
    by Dan Jenkins
  • Professional Golf 2014: The Complete Media, Fan and Fantasy Guide
    Professional Golf 2014: The Complete Media, Fan and Fantasy Guide
    by Daniel Wexler
  • Every Shot Counts: Using the Revolutionary Strokes Gained Approach to Improve Your Golf Performance and Strategy
    Every Shot Counts: Using the Revolutionary Strokes Gained Approach to Improve Your Golf Performance and Strategy
    by Mark Broadie
Classics
  • Golf Architecture in America: Its Strategy and Construction
    Golf Architecture in America: Its Strategy and Construction
    by Geo. C. Thomas
  • The Course Beautiful : A Collection of Original Articles and Photographs on Golf Course Design
    The Course Beautiful : A Collection of Original Articles and Photographs on Golf Course Design
    Treewolf Prod
  • Reminiscences Of The Links
    Reminiscences Of The Links
    by Albert Warren Tillinghast, Richard C. Wolffe, Robert S. Trebus, Stuart F. Wolffe
  • Gleanings from the Wayside
    Gleanings from the Wayside
    by Albert Warren Tillinghast
  • Planet Golf USA: The Definitive Reference to Great Golf Courses in America
    Planet Golf USA: The Definitive Reference to Great Golf Courses in America
    by Darius Oliver
  • Planet Golf: The Definitive Reference to Great Golf Courses Outside the United States of America
    Planet Golf: The Definitive Reference to Great Golf Courses Outside the United States of America
    by Darius Oliver
Writing And Videos
Feedblitz
Enter your Email


Powered by FeedBlitz
« Senator Coburn Continues Assault On PGA Tour Practices | Main | $2.3 Billion For IMG On $200 Million In Annual Earnings? »
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.

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

Reader Comments (11)

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

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
All HTML will be escaped. Hyperlinks will be created for URLs automatically.