That Time Channing Tatum and Shia LaBeouf Vandalized a Store
You probably had no idea, but one of actor Channing Tatum's first roles was in a dark low budget New York drama A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints.
"Me and Shia, I think we had just met that day. We were, like, 'what shall we go out and do?' We were drinking. And I think our initial thing was 'Alright, let’s go out and try and get in a fight!' This was just young dumb idiot actors thinking that that’s going to bond us. Because we’ll shed blood together blah blah blah. I’ve never seen him since then. The kid’s an incredible actor…I just wish that he would just act. Just act, man!"
"I definitely kicked in a window that night. But it wasn’t Barnes and Nobles. Just a window. I was running."
"We were just running and being hoodlums and throwing trash bags down streets and just being stupid. We were trying to be like eighties hoodlums. And I think as we were running I kicked this thing, not thinking that it would ever shatter. And everything just went raining down. And I was like 'oh shit'. And then we just took off running."
"In hindsight it’s the funniest thing in the world—just typical actors trying too hard. It’s only fun because we didn’t get caught…that I can have perspective on it now and know it was stupid. I don’t think we were thinking."
As for Channing and Shia today, they've unfortunately lost touch with each other. He did have to say this about Shia, "The kid's an incredible actor. I just wish he would just act. Just act, man."
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