is an American actor, performance artist, and director who became known among younger audiences as Louis Stevens in the Disney Channel series Even Stevens.
In 2005, he co-starred in Constantine, playing the role of Chas Kramer, with Keanu Reeves in the starring role.
The same year he provided the voice of Asbel in the Disney-produced English dub of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.
La Beouf made his directorial debut with the short film Let's Love Hate with Lorenzo Eduardo.
In 2007, La Beouf starred in the commercially successful films Disturbia and Surf's Up.
The same year he was cast in Michael Bay's science fiction film Transformers as Sam Witwicky, the main protagonist of the series.
Despite mixed reviews, Transformers was a box office success and one of the highest-grossing films of 2007.
La Beouf later appeared in its sequels Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) and Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011), both also box office successes.
In 2008, he played Henry "Mutt Williams" Jones III in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, the fourth film in the Indiana Jones franchise.
His other films include Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010), Lawless (2012), The Company You Keep (2012), Nymphomaniac (2013) and Fury (2014).