Shia LeBeouf says he ‘Found God’, Became a Christian While Acting in “Fury”

Actors (L-R) Logan Lerman, Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf pose during a photocall for Fury in London on Sunday. (REUTERS/Neil Hall)
Actors (L-R) Logan Lerman, Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf pose during a photocall for Fury in London on Sunday. (REUTERS/Neil Hall)

Jewish-born actor Shia LeBeouf has converted to Christianity.

 

The actor, who was born to a Jewish mother and a Christian father, said he had “found God” while playing a devout Christian character on the set of the 2014 movie “Fury.”

“I became a Christian man, and not in a f*cking b*llshit way — in a very real way. I could have just said the prayers that were on the page,” LeBeouf said in an intimate conversation with Interview Magazine which features pictures of the 28-year-old in a number of shirtless poses. “But it was a real thing that really saved me…It’s a full-blown exchange of heart, a surrender of control.”

LeBeouf, who was the star of the popular Disney show “Even Stevens” and the enormously successful “Transformers” movie franchise, said “Fury” director David Ayer and fellow co-star Brad Pitt helped him through the conversion process.

LeBeouf had previously identified as Jewish, and had a Bar Mitzvah at age 13. When contributing to a book titled “I am Jewish” in 2004, the actor said it was “beneficial to be Jewish,” and that he had “a personal relationship with God that happens to work within the confines of Judaism. Really, I feel cocky when I say I am Jewish, not bad cocky, but good cocky. Because what I am really saying is that I am one of the few chosen ones out there. I made it; God chose me and I take pride in that,” LeBeouf concluded.

SOURCE: JUSTIN JALIL
The Times of Israel

One thought on “Shia LeBeouf says he ‘Found God’, Became a Christian While Acting in “Fury”

  1. For future reference:Actors of fully Jewish background: -Logan Lerman,
    Natalie Portman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mila Kunis, Bar Refaeli, James Wolk,
    Julian Morris, Esti Ginzburg, Kat Dennings, Erin Heatherton, Odeya Rush, Anton
    Yelchin, Paul Rudd, Scott Mechlowicz, Lizzy Caplan, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Gal
    Gadot, Robert Kazinsky, Melanie Laurent, Marla Sokoloff, Shiri Appleby, Justin
    Bartha, Adam Brody, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Gabriel Macht, Halston Sage, Seth
    Gabel, Alden Ehrenreich.

    Actors with Jewish mothers and non-Jewish fathers -Jake Gyllenhaal, Dave
    Franco, Scarlett Johansson, Daniel Radcliffe, Alison Brie, Eva Green, Emmy
    Rossum, Jennifer Connelly, Eric Dane, Jeremy Jordan, Joel Kinnaman.

    Actors with Jewish fathers and non-Jewish mothers, who themselves were either
    raised as Jews and/or identify as Jews: -Andrew Garfield, Ezra Miller, Gwyneth
    Paltrow, Alexa Davalos, Nat Wolff, James Maslow, Josh Bowman, Ben Foster, Nikki
    Reed, Zac Efron, Jonathan Keltz.

    Actors with one Jewish-born parent and one parent who converted to Judaism
    -Dianna Agron, Sara Paxton (whose father converted, not her mother), Alicia
    Silverstone, Jamie-Lynn Sigler.

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