Sh*t the beef: Shia La Beouf translates his name

Nice to see a Hollywood A lister not afraid to take to the piss out of himself.

Indiana Jones star Shia La Beuof, has told how he came to be saddled with such a bizarre moniker which, when translated into French literally means 'shit the beef. A dotty bohemian lesbian granny that's how.

"In French, LaBeouf means 'beef,' but mine is spelled wrong. It should be 'LaBoeuf.' My grandmother was a beatnik lesbian in the '50s, who hated her family and decided to change the spelling, and it's been that way ever since. So you go to France and people are like, 'LaBeouf? You have an illiterate last name.' By the way, Shia is a bad four-letter word in French. So the literal translation of my name is 'Shit the Beef.' Kind of rock-starry isn't it?" Or a wee bit embarrassing depending on how you look at it.... Parade Magazine

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