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Justin Bieber isn't the only famous face who's been making controversial headlines as of late—he's in good company with Shia LaBeouf.

The 27-year-old actor most recently got into a bar fight at South London's Hobgoblin Pub on Thursday, Jan. 16, where the Lawless was caught on camera berating a fellow patron who apparently dissed girlfriend Mia Goth's mother.

"Are you f--king kidding me, bro?" LaBeouf asked, shouting in the man's face before head-butting him, prompting two women to restrain the Fury star. (It should be noted that this is the second time LaBeouf has gotten into a fight at the South London pub—the first was back in 2012.)

TMZ also obtained footage of LaBeouf apologizing postbrawl, during which the actor proclaimed he's "not trying to have, like, any problems" while insisting he's a "super-normal" human being, "like more normal than most."

But that's hardly Shia's only head-scratching mishap. Here's a look back at LaBeouf's biggest blunders:

August 2010: LaBeouf made headlines for his controversial comments at the Cannes Film Festival when he told the media that he and director Steven Spielberg collectively "dropped the ball" on 2008's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. He later told Parade he regretted his remarks, telling the mag "he's learning" after getting a serious scolding from Harrison Ford, who admitted to calling LaBeouf a "f--king idiot."

October 2011: The Fury star reportedly got into a bar brawl at a Vancouver pub, where he was punched in the head by a shirtless drunken man before attempting to fight back, though he was ultimately restrained by a group of friends.

August 2012: The erstwhile Even Stevens star decided to take his movie prep for his role in the film The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman to a whole new level when he admitted to dropping acid and sampling moonshine in order to get into character. "There's a way to do an acid trip like Harold & Kumar, and there's a way to be on acid," LaBeouf told USA Today in an interview. "What I know of acting, Sean Penn actually strapped up to that [electric] chair in Dead Man Walking. These are the guys that I look up to." Ironically, Fredrik Bond, who directed the actors in the movie, later explained to Vulture that Shia didn't take the actual drug mentioned in the script. "So, Shia said he took acid?" the director said. "I didn't know he went out and said that. But it was always ecstasy in the script." Better luck next time, LaBeouf.

Shia LaBeouf


February 2013: While Shia was set to make his Broadway debut alongside Alec Baldwin last spring in the Orphans, the former child star exited the show due to "creative differences" just one month before the production was scheduled to open.

February 2013: Just hours later, LaBeouf dropped a few Twitter bombshells giving insight as exactly what those creative differences were by posting series of emails on social media between his ex-costar and the play's director Daniel Sullivan. The actor was subsequently replaced by Ben Foster in the production, which also starred Tom Sturridge.

March 2013: After Baldwin was asked about Shia's leaked emails and subsequently compared the movie star's theater experience to that of a "celebrity chef," the young thesp posted yet another email exchange with the director in which LaBeouf seemingly tries to convey that Baldwin was less-than-dedicated to Orphans rehearsals.

Shia LaBeouf


April 2013: LaBeouf still can't stop talking about the Broadway controversy, telling David Letterman that "tension" between he and Alec Baldwin led to his departure from the play. (We had no idea.)

December 2013: The Transformers star takes to Twitter to apologize after he was accused of plagiarism following the release of his short film, which LaBeouf directed and debuted at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and became available online on Monday, Dec. 16. After Buzzfeed pointed out the striking similarities between the short film and a 2007 comic titled Justin M. Damiano written by Daniel Clowes, the actor admitted he "f--ked up." "Copying isn't particularly creative work. Being inspired by someone else's idea to produce something new and different IS creative work," he wrote his social media page. "In my excitement and naiveté as an amateur filmmaker, I got lost in the creative process and neglected to follow proper accreditation."

Jan. 4, 2014: Despite saying he's sorry, the actor still got into a Twitter war with Girls creator Lena Dunham, who slammed Shia for his sky-writing apology to Daniel Clowes. And she wasn't the only one who poked fun at Shia's plagiarism—Seth Rogen, Patton Oswalt and SNL writer Chris Kelly also mocked LaBeouf for his seemingly endless Twitter apologies.

Nymphomaniac, Shia Labeouf

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Jan. 7, 2014: In case his TMI tweets weren't enough, the actor revealed in a press interview for Nymphomaniac that one of the first tests he faced in nabbing the role of Jerome was to send producers a picture of his penis. "Lars [Von Trier] goes, 'Send him the [offer] letter. The letter was, 'Are you game?'" LaBeouf explained. "I guess the first test was, 'Let's time how long it takes this motherf--ker to send his d--k over the Internet.' It was like 20 minutes. They were like, 'All right, kid's ready.'" Well, then.

Jan. 10, 2014: Following his headline-making plagiarism scandal, the actor took to Twitter and wrote, "In light of the recent attacks against my artistic integrity, I am retiring from all public life." Of course, he was tweeting just a few days later.

Jan. 13, 2014: Even Jim Carrey couldn't resist the plagiarism jokes while onstage presenting at the Golden Globes on Sunday, Jan. 12. "Dying is easy. Comedy is hard…I believe it was Shia LaBeouf who said that," the comedian quipped. Only LaBeouf didn't find his comment too funny. "If you explain @JimCarrey you've killed him, Nobody knows if it's for real or not. That way he's immortal," Shia wrote on Twitter before posting a YouTube video of Jim's daughter's band, The Jane Carrey Band while calling the Dumb and Dumber actor out for his parenting skills. "At least I don't get arrested for indecency on major LA highways! Or abandon love child's," he added before changing his tune and writing an apology to the Hollywood veteran. "Jim Carrey states that he is deeply involved in his daughter's life—I accept that. Regret tweet on the matter. Apologies to both parents," he wrote, adding, "I am not famous anymore."

Way to kick off 2014 with a bang, Shia.

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