Shia LaBeouf shows just how gracious he is about Broadway firing

March 27, 2013

LaBeouf at the Sundance Film Festival in January. (Mario Anzuoni / Reuters)

Shia LaBeouf is so gracious. No hard feelings whatsoever about getting fired from that Broadway show. How do we know? Because he physically manifested just how supportive he is of his fellow actors during a preview performance of “Orphans.” The New York Times reports that the volatile former child actor showed up unexpectedly in the front row Tuesday. At the curtain call, LaBeouf jumped to his feet before anyone else, applauding hands-over-head; when Ben Foster, the actor who replaced him, smiled at him, he pounded the stage appreciatively with his hand. And then left. Whatta guy, that Shia LaBeouf. After exiting what was to be his Broadway debut last month (“creative differences,” etc.) the “Transformers” star went on a passive-aggressive Twitter tear, leaking private emails with cast and crew, suggesting that he had clashed with co-star Alec Baldwin.

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