La Beouf made his directorial debut with the short film Let's Love Hate with Lorenzo Eduardo.In Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) he was Indiana Jones' greaser son Mutt Williams.

He made his film debut in Holes (2003), based on the novel of the same name by Louis Sachar.

In 2004, he made his directorial debut with the short film Let's Love Hate and later directed a short film titled Maniac (2011), starring American rappers Cage and Kid Cudi.

Since 2014, La Beouf has pursued a variety of public performance art projects with La Beouf, Rönkkö & Turner.

La Beouf has described his parents as "hippies", his father as "tough as nails and a different breed of man", and his upbringing as similar to a "hippy lifestyle", stating that his parents were "pretty weird people, but they loved me and I loved them." film adaption Holes (2003).

When speaking on the making of the video, La Beouf said: "I'm 22 and I'm directing my favorite rapper's music video.

This shit is better than riding unicorns." Through Cage, La Beouf met Kid Cudi.

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.

Some of the options include Elvis and Alice Cooper packages, or the more generic gangster and gladiator themes.