2017 Toronto International Film Festival - "Borg/McEnroe" Premiere - Arrivals
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Shia LaBeouf looks unrecognizable is his newest movie role.

The Transformers actor is currently filming Honey Boy, in which he is portraying a character based on his father. In the photo below, a fully transformed LaBeouf can be seen sitting on a sandhill, donning overalls, a balding head of hair, a cigarette balanced in his mouth, and wire-rimmed glasses.

First Look: Shia LaBeouf starts filming drama “Honey Boy”

The film, directed by Alma Har’el, is about a LaBeouf-based child star (played by Manchester by the Sea breakout Lucas Hedges) who tries to mend his relationship with his “law-breaking, alcohol-abusing” father. LaBeouf’s real-life father, Jeffrey LaBeouf (seen with Shia in 2010 in the picture below), reportedly has a criminal past.

*EXCLUSIVE* Shia Labeouf and his rarely seen father buying a Halloween costume **SHOT ON 10/29/2010**

The actor is no stranger to changing his appearance for role; he grew a mustache for his part as a World War II soldier in Fury, and he sported a long braid for his role as a hard-partying magazine salesman in American Honey.

Honey Boy (2019 Movie)

It is LaBeouf’s life story more or less — though he's chosen to take on the role of his own father in his screenwriting debut.
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