Shia: [Why he became an actor] Greed. I was poor and it was a way to get out of the hood.
Shia: [when asked about what it's like to be a celebrity] I'll tell you when I become one.
Shia: To be an actor, a true actor, you have to be brokenhearted.
Shia: Talent is funny, I've always looked at talent like what the hell does talent really mean? Talent is to actors what luck is to card players. It's not really anything, it's just a fictitious word that people have created and labeled things. Talent is like you know I never really believed in talent, I believed in drive and determination and preparation...