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Seizing on the blockbuster cliche of the week, there is definitely more than meets the eye when it comes to "Transformers" star Shia LaBeouf. The 25-year-old actor sat down with Ann Curry on TODAY Tuesday morning and he also opened up to Details magazine for its August issue.
"I would like to be George Clooney -- diplomatic," the famouslyhot-headed LaBeouf tells Details in wishing he could handle situations with more finesse. "I just don’t have the wherewithal yet or the inner serenity. My bulls--t meter is tuned very sensitive. The minute it starts kicking up, I get back to truth, and sometimes that involves, you know, 'I don’t want to take a picture.' And if that’s the case, am I an a--hole for being honest? Or am I an a--hole for being dishonest, smiling in your picture and I f--king hate being there? Which one is worse? These are the questions I ask myself that George Clooney doesn't ask."
LaBeouf also addresses the subject of former "Transformers" co-star Megan Fox, both in Details and on TODAY.
Asked if he hooked up with Fox, LaBeouf nods affirmatively in his Details interview. "Look, you’re on the set for six months, with someone who’s rooting to be attracted to you, and you’re rooting to be attracted to them," he explains. "I never understood the separation of work and life in that situation. But the time I spent with Megan was our own thing, and I think you can see the chemistry onscreen." As for Fox’s status at the time with her longtime boyfriend, Brian Austin Green, LaBeouf replies, "I don’t know, man. I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know ..." -- repeating the phrase exactly 12 times in various intonations, as if trying to get it just right. Finally, he says, "It was what it was."