This definitely deserves a post. For someone who just graced the cover of GQ, who’s on top of his career right now, endangering the lives of others is a shame.
It’s interesting to note, however, the effect “edge” can have on your image. Thomas Watkins writes on the incident:
LaBeouf has had previous brushes with the law, but until now they’d been relatively harmless _ to the degree that they only served to reinforce his image as a Hollywood good guy with an edge.
A drunken confrontation with guards at a Walgreens in Chicago late last year led to misdemeanor criminal trespassing charges. Arresting police in that incident noted that LaBeouf was “very courteous and polite,” and the charge was dropped because the drug store didn’t want to pursue the matter.
In a lighthearted retelling of the incident to David Letterman on the “Late Show,” LaBeouf said: “Drinking and driving is one thing, but drinking and shopping … it’s just as bad.”
“Edgy” is definitely a style that arises from experience. Life changing events like these changes the public perception, gives you a few battle scars, and can even alter your gaze. It truly is life changing. But what will be important, stylistically, is what he does to bounce back.
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