Shia LaBeouf’s ‘Man Down’ is a spectacular flop. According to The Guardian, the latest Shia LaBeouf flick managed a meagre £7 at the UK box office… but it might not be as bad as it sounds. “Signature’s theatrical distribution of Shia LaBeouf war movie Man Down may be fairly termed token – it opened on Friday in just one venue, concurrent with release on digital platforms,” they revealed.
Harry Potter star Gary Oldman has revealed that he spent over 200 hours in the make-up chair to transform into wartime prime minister Winston Churchill for his new movie.
In a shift from recent years, Shia LaBeouf has gotten more attention in 2016 for his acting abilities than bizarro art installations or general misdeeds. First there was the Cannes sensation American Honey, which just earned LaBeouf an Independent Spirit Award nomination, and now comes the military thriller Man Down. LaBeouf has scored some serious props for the role, with Variety even comparing his dramatic approach to the likes of Marlon Brando and Montgomery Cliff.
Gary Oldman has the “role of a lifetime” playing a dwarf, it features Matthew McConaughey and Kate Beckinsale at the height of their mainstream fame, yet it’s been called one of the worst and most tasteless movies ever made. When the British actress signed on for 2003’s ‘Tiptoes’, written and directed by cult filmmaker Matthew Bright, she agreed to do it for SAG minimum wage – with one condition. The now-63-year-old (below) had actually written the script for ‘Tiptoes’ when he was 18.