Shia in Lawless and his hair

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 21, 2012 17:27:12 May 21, 2012 17:27:12

I saw Lawless on Saturday morning after 3 hours of sleep. I thought for sure I would nod off during the movie. But not even for a minute. I canΓÇÖt say itΓÇÖs the greatest movie or my favourite - the excessive violence makes me really uncomfortable - but it definitely keeps you there, and I mean more than just Tom Hardy who...oh my God... is as powerful a man presence as you have seen in a while. More on him later.

As for Shia - I have always said that I enjoy watching Shia a lot. He is a strong actor. And heΓÇÖs only getting better. I believe him every time. You know what heΓÇÖs good at? Shia is really good at crying. I first noted this in Money Never Sleeps and itΓÇÖs even more effective in Lawless. ThereΓÇÖs something about the way he accesses grief that I find very compelling, very endearing, and heartbreakingly authentic. His performance however is more than just the tears. Shia plays perfectly to the frustration of being the ΓÇ£runtΓÇ¥ to two older brothers who live on legend, whose family name rides on a reputation heΓÇÖs yet to earn. This is what we have to look forward to - ShiaΓÇÖs skill as an actor is growing very apparently.

As is his hair.

All I can think about when I see his hair is that he relaxes it which is only something I learned recently.

HereΓÇÖs Shia on Saturday at the Palais and on Saturday night at the Johnny Walker Blue Label party for Lawless. He was in a great mood. His ma was his +1. At one point he was behind the counter mixing drinks. Boy knows his way around a bar.


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