Confused actor Shia LaBeouf

'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' star Shia LaBeouf admits he is insecure and is shocked when people praise his acting

Shia LaBeouf

Confused actor Shia LaBeouf

Shia LaBeouf doesn't understand his job.

The 22-year-old actor - who stars alongside Megan Fox in 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' - has no idea what his career entails and finds it "crazy" when he is complimented on his work.

He said: "I don't even really know what it is I do for a living - the level of insecurity is very, very high. You're making a lot of money, getting a lot of accolades and positive criticism for something where you don't even know what you're doing. There's no business-model for this. You can't go home and say, 'You did your job today,' because I don't know what my job is! That gets crazy, trying to figure that s**t out."

Shia - who rose to fame starring in several Disney Channel TV shows as a child - recently admitted he is so insecure he feels he is conning the world into believing he is talented.

He said: "Actors are 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. I think acting is a con game."


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