Date: 11th June 2009
Shia Labeouf is convinced talent means nothing in Hollywood - and success is all about luck, motivation and ambition.
The actor admits he has no idea what makes him an in-demand movie superstar - but he doesn't spend too much time thinking about it.
He tells Parade magazine, "Actors live dependent on being validated by other people’s opinions. I don’t understand what it is I do that people want. I don’t know what an actor does. I have no credentials. I don’t know what I’m doing."
"To my mind, talent doesn’t really exist. Talent is like a card player’s luck. It is motivation, ambition, and luck. It’s just a drive to be the best. I think acting is a con game."
And he urges Hollywood wannabes to think twice before signing up for movie game: "The good actors are all screwed up. They’re all in pain. It’s a profession of bottom-feeders and heartbroken people."
Source: Press Release