Now the 31-year-old is trying to salvage his fledgling film career, saying he's ready to "take ownership of my sh- and clean up my side of the street a bit before I can go out there and work again".
However, LaBeouf says the only way he can improve himself is to confront his own behaviour and try to learn from it. "My public outbursts are failures".
He said that when he was younger, he overheard a man raping his mother Shayna and couldn't do anything to stop it.
Mr. LaBeouf, who was also arrested in January 2017 after he allegedly got into an altercation with another man while filming his anti-Donald Trump project "He will not divide us" outside a New York City museum, said his antics have caused him to be marginalized in Hollywood. They're not strategic. They're a struggling motherfucker showing his ass in front of the world'.
'The first time I got arrested with a real charge, it stemmed from the same s***. "Most of my life", he explained.
LaBeouf says his offscreen conduct made him a liability in Hollywood, and that it has become hard for him to book new roles, despite being hailed as the "Best Actor for the Buck" in the late aughts. It's the same feeling of "You need to avenge your mother" he says contributed to his first arrest when he went after a man who "bumped into my mother's vehicle with his auto in a parking lot". "The truth is, in my desperation, I lost the plot".
He added: 'My way of running is to drink.
If anyone can relate to public meltdowns, it's Kanye West - though LaBeouf says his friendship with the rapper soured after West took all his clothes (including LaBeouf's "Indiana Jones" hat).
"To hear him say that he was disappointed in me probably changed the course of my life", LaBeouf told the magazine. "When I brought her backstage, he was a f-ing sweetheart to her". So I'm like, 'Go for it, my guy. "Take everything you want'". I was talking to him about it.
And then there's the unusual story about Shia giving equally hot-tempered rapper Kanye West "all of his clothes" - including his Indiana Jones hat. "He's going through a lot. That dude has a lot of my s-".