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A Close Analysis of Shia LaBeouf’s Evolving Facial Hair

Shia LaBeouf recently told the Hollywood Reporter (with trademark candor) that he is done with blockbusters. "I'm done. There's no room for being a visionary in the studio system," he said, shortly before accusing said studios of sticking fingers up peoples' assess.  This is unhappy news for anyone who enjoyed watching Shia commune with crystal aliens or wise battle-robots — no judgment; America is with you — but it is not exactly a surprise. The writing was on the wall. Or, the writing was hidden in Shia's beard, which has been making slow progress toward Certified Indie Actor facial hair for a year now. Look, we have proof.

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