Mister Fandango wrote:
Uh, Natalie Portman was making great movies and a highly regarded actress before Star Wars.
LaBeouf is just a little twat who inexplicably keeps being given huge roles in giant blockbusters because someone gave him one previously. He's in no way, shape, or form a box office draw, or even mildly regarded by anyone who's opinion is worth a damn, other than his resume includes a ton of blockbusters. Which were blockbusters despite him, not because of him -- a logic that Hollywood execs just can't wrap their pathetic little heads around.
The point still stands. The point is that you have weak scripts that don't challenge actors. He's only done Blockbusters as far as I'm aware, and so he hasn't had a chance to challenge himself. I'm sure he could be good if he applied himself, so I'm willing to give him benefit of the doubt.
As as for Portman, I wasn't aware of her before Star Wars and I'm sure I'm not the only one.