10 Actors Who Had To Get Drunk To Shoot Their Movies

9. Shia LaBeouf - Lawless (2012)

Shia Labeouf Lawless
The Weinstein Company

Lawless was based on the The Wettest County in the World, a book about three brothers who ran a bootlegging operation in Virginia during Prohibition. During filming, one of the stars, Shia LaBeouf, was frequently drunk on moonshine in order to "get in character."

However, his aggressive behavior while drunk bothered some of the other cast members, and co-star Mia Wasikowska admitted that she actually tried to quit the film because she was uncomfortable working with the guy as his love interest.

Recent events have proven that LaBeouf's on-set drinking is probably the least of his real-life problems.


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