Shia LaBeouf reveals he has stayed in touch with the police officer who arrested him

Shia LaBeouf is forging a friendship with the police officer who arrested him for public drunkenness in 2017.

The actor, 33, revealed he has remained in touch with the officer, who even invited him to go fishing recently.   

Shia gave Officer Brian a shout-out while appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday.  

'That's my guy!' Shia LaBeouf has remained in touch with the police officer who arrested him in 2017 for public drunkenness

‘That’s my guy!’ Shia LaBeouf has remained in touch with the police officer who arrested him in 2017 for public drunkenness

‘Officer Brian!’ Shia exclaimed after he was asked about their friendship. ‘That’s my guy!’    

‘He invited me to go fishing yesterday,’ the actor continued. 

Shia said he never expected to become friends with the officer at the time of his arrest. 

‘Oh no, I f**king hated him!’ he said. 

'He invited me to go fishing yesterday': LaBeouf is even forging a friendship with the officer

‘He invited me to go fishing yesterday’: LaBeouf is even forging a friendship with the officer

Meaningful: The actor wrote the screenplay for his autobiographical film, Honey Boy, while in court-ordered rehab after his 2017 arrest

Meaningful: The actor wrote the screenplay for his autobiographical film, Honey Boy, while in court-ordered rehab after his 2017 arrest

Now Shia holds a soft spot for the officer who helped turn his life around.   

The actor wrote the screenplay for his autobiographical film, Honey Boy, while in court-ordered rehab after his 2017 arrest. 

Shia has remained grateful for the role Officer Brian played in his life at that time, and even gave him a special thanks while accepting a Hollywood Film Award this past weekend.   

'Oh no, I f**king hated him!' Initially, LaBeouf was not a fan of Officer Brian

‘Oh no, I f**king hated him!’ Initially, LaBeouf was not a fan of Officer Brian

‘I want to thank the police officer who arrested me in Georgia,’ Shia said in his speech, according to USA Today

Shia continued as laughter and applause broke out in the audience: ‘For changing my life.’   

Shia has been busy promoting his new film Honey Boy, which sees the Even Stevens actor play his own father. 

Personal: Shia has been busy promoting his new film Honey Boy, which sees the Even Stevens actor play his own father

Personal: Shia has been busy promoting his new film Honey Boy, which sees the Even Stevens actor play his own father

'I said, "Listen man, it's not like that"': The actor said he lied to his father in order to have him approve his portrayal in the film, and told him Mel Gibson would be playing him

‘I said, “Listen man, it’s not like that”‘: The actor said he lied to his father in order to have him approve his portrayal in the film, and told him Mel Gibson would be playing him

The film tells the story of how his childhood as a Disney star impacted his mental health and relationship with his father. 

The actor said he lied to his father in order to have him approve his portrayal in the film, and told him Mel Gibson would be playing him.   

‘My dad’s a pretty off-color character, he wasn’t too enthused about me playing him,’ he said on Jimmy Kimmel. ‘So I lied to him and told him that Mel Gibson would be playing him… Then he signed the paperwork, and I then got home and I broke it to him. I sent him pictures. I said, “Listen man, it’s not like that.” 

Honey Boy will premiere in theaters November 8. 

Coming soon: Honey Boy will premiere in theaters November 8

Coming soon: Honey Boy will premiere in theaters November 8

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