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Shia LaBeouf On Becoming a Christian: 'It's a Real Thing That Really Saved Me.'

BY RELEVANT CULTURE / FILM October 23, 2014

Shia LaBeouf, as we know, has had an interesting year. He’s fielded plagiarism accusations, worn weird masks to premieres, done some “art” and spent a bit of time in rehab. He is also, in spite of all that, an undeniably gifted actor whose latest movie, Fury, is genuinely terrific. And now, according to Interview Magazine, he’s become a Christian and he is not making any bones about what kind of Christian he is:

I became a Christian man, and not in a f***ing bulls**t way — in a very real way …I could have just said the prayers that were on the page. But it was a real thing that really saved me. And you can’t identify unless you’re really going through it.

He went on to say that his conversion has been “a full-blown exchange of heart, a surrender of control” that he experienced while making Fury. He had conversations with co-star Brad Pitt (who was raised as a Christian) and director David Ayer (who still is one) and made his decision. “But these two diametrically opposed positions both lead to the same spot,” he says. “And I really looked up to both men” …

3 thoughts on “Shia LaBeouf On Becoming a Christian: ‘It’s a Real Thing That Really Saved Me.’

  1. Keep him in your prayers! Lets pray for this to be a real thing for him, that Christ really is the center of his life now and that Holy Spirit keeps working in him for good!

  2. I hope this is true. I really do. I wouldn’t be surprised if the ended up being a sort of “performance art” stunt. But I really, really hope it’s true.

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