Shia LaBeouf and Zack Gottsagen arrive at the Oscars. Shia LaBeouf and Zack Gottsagen speak onstage during the Academy Awards. It's leading to self-love, which is leading to an ability to receive love, which is what was lacking in my life." Shia LaBeouf and Zack Gottsagen. He is the purest person I’ve ever met. When LaBeouf … All that to say, it sounds like the two are BFFs who have each others backs no matter what. I'd tell him, 'You gotta stop eating all that ice cream.' Shia LaBeouf Defended by Zack Gottsagen's Mother After Oscars Controversy: 'They Love Each Other' By Trace William Cowen Trace William Cowen is … With Zack Gottsagen, Ann Owens, Dakota Johnson, Bruce Dern. LaBeouf and Gottsagen both hit the red carpet together as well, rocking co-ordinating tuxedos, though Gottsagen wore a silver bowtie and LaBeouf had a … And it seems like the Oscars moments that sent the internet into a tizzy was nothing more than a funny moment between friends. When Shia LaBeouf and Zack Gottsagen walked the 2020 Oscars red carpet together, the two could be seen embracing on multiple occasions, putting their friendship on full display before the "incident" in question. He's been acting longer than me and he's healthier than I am. However, the 34-year-old actor's moment was tainted by Twitter's pseudo-outrage over LaBeouf's supposed behavior. Elton John and Bernie Taupin Discuss Best Original Song Win for 'Rocketman' Backstage at Oscars 2020 Gottsagen is an actor with Down syndrome and, in … Shia LaBeouf made headlines on Sunday night. I mean, you know, Shia is just wonderful, you know, we really love him. I really needed sincerity in my life, and he happened to be that vessel, and I was desperately reaching for something, and he came into my life at the same time, and we just started having heavy talks immediately.”, Throughout their talks, LaBeouf realized that he and Gottsagen had a lot in common. Shia LaBeouf and Zack Gottsagen are interviewed for their movie The Peanut Butter Falcon which also stars Dakota Johnson. Shia LaBeouf and Zack Gottsagen at ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’ film screening at ArcLight Cinemas on August 1, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Natalie Portman attends the 92nd Academy Awards. "I wasn't in love with this no more when I met him. It wasn't until LaBeouf was arrested for public drunkenness during the film's production in 2017, however, that he finally recognized the error of his ways. The Peanut Butter Falcon co-stars … I’ve never listened so much. He really starts dropping bombs, you know, and if you listen, he’s one of the purest [people]. ", LaBeouf also told Sky News, Gottsagen rekindled his love for acting. Zack Gottsagen‘s mom Shelley is defending Shia LaBeouf for what happened on stage during the 2020 Oscars.. Shia LaBeouf and Dakota Johnson talk about working with Zack Gottsagen during the Hollywood remiere of "The Peanut Butter Falcon." And, you know, it just, it upset me when I thought that somebody was thinking that Shia could have ever had a kind of negative attitude 'cause he's been nothing, nothing, nothing but supportive.". And then we’d get off set and we’d go hang out alone, you know? But really, it was me and him laying in bed, watching, wrestling, talking s–t, going through the script, going through our lives.”. Gottsagen … 'The Neighbors' Window' won the award. Credit: Getty. Shia LaBeouf, Zack Gottsagen and filmmakers Tyler Nilson & Michael Schwartz talk the making of SXSW film The Peanut Butter Falcon. And I guess when I met him, I just wasn’t on any kind of Bart Simpson s–t at all. Tweets like that one ultimately demonstrate the public's own ignorance when it comes to the true story about the friendship the two actors developed behind-the-scenes and the real reason why Gottsagen walked the Oscars stage in the first place. "Shia was offered to present an Oscar. The Peanut Butter Falcon hits theaters on Friday, August 9. MARK RALSTON / AFP/Getty Images. He'd say, 'You gotta stop drinking that gin,'" says LaBeouf. "It's stressful up there...". "We'd be sitting there watching wrestling every night. There’s no irony. (From left) Dakota Johnson, Zack Gottsagen and Shia LaBeouf FilmMagic. "I would hate to see any misconception out there. At the 2020 Oscars, the Peanut Butter Falcon star took to the stage with his co-star Zack Gottsagen to … For access to all our exclusive celebrity videos and interviews – Subscribe on YouTube! … There was a time where like, I really couldn’t look at too many other people [or] really talk to too many other people. Although most people are familiar with controversial actor Shia LaBeouf, less people know his Oscars co-presenter Zack Gottsagen, who made history as … ‘Teen Mom’ Stars Who’ve Had Plastic Surgery: Before and After Photos, #Skourtney Forever! When he gets going, he gets going. Click to expand the … Us Weekly has affiliate partnerships so we may receive compensation for some links to products and services. However, it was clear that LaBeouf was on something of a road to redemption with the awards show circuit. He presented with his Peanut Butter Falcon co-star Zack Gottsagen … In the movie, … "He had more self-awareness coming into this picture than I do, which is saying a lot. Shia LaBeouf’s role in the new film The Peanut Butter Falcon was a game-changer for the actor, on account of his friendship with costar Zack Gottsagen. From Fan to Friend. "We just love Shia and the respect that Shia and Zack have for each other is beautiful. However, once actor Shia LaBeouf and co-star Zack Gottsagen took to the Dolby Theatre stage to present the award for Best Live Action Short Film, the movie's leading men quickly came under public scrutiny when LaBeouf appeared to be laughing at Gottsagen as he struggled to read the teleprompter. “I’ve never been so quiet. Walking out, I've adopted a lot of his self-love and his confidence. I'd be drinking gin. Part of the A360 Media Entertainment Group. “I met [Zach] at a wild time in my life,” LaBeouf, 33, revealed. Shia LaBeouf arrives for his appearance on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on April 2, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Before meeting Zack Gottsagen, Shia LaBeouf admits that he'd lost his way, often resorting to alcohol to numb his pain and cope with inner turmoil. Shelley Gottsagen, the mom of Shia LaBeouf's "Peanut Butter Falcon" co-star Zack, is setting the record straight after some viewers misunderstood an interaction between the two on the Oscars stage. Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick’s Sweetest Photos Over the Years, Robert Pattinson, Mia Goth Pose Together After Their Exes Shia LaBeouf and FKA twigs’ Relationship Is Confirmed. On Thursday, however, LaBeouf told Us he was in “a good spot” in his life, having had many conversations on set with Gottsagen, 34, as they portrayed an outlaw and an aspiring wrestler, respectively, who become friends as they sail down the North Carolina coast. Shia LaBeouf joined the actor to present the best live-action short prize at the 2020 Academy Awards on Sunday. The Truth About Shia LaBeouf And Zack Gottsagen's Relationship, LaBeouf appeared to be laughing at Gottsagen, LaBeouf was arrested for public drunkenness, walked the 2020 Oscars red carpet together. Shia LaBeouf and 'Peanut Butter Falcon' co-star Zack Gottsagen present at 2020 Oscars The two have a close friendship and Shia LaBeouf has even credited Zack Gottsagen for … He'd be eating ice cream. He holds tight onto the arm of Zack Gottsagen, his costar in … “You know, Zach kept telling me to slow down and pace myself, among other things. Zak runs away from his care home to make his dream of becoming a … Natalie Portman. And he made space for me cause I came in a little crooked. Despite the fact that The Peanut Butter Falcon was the highest grossing independent film of 2019, the comedy-drama sleeper hit garnered little mainstream attention before the Oscars broadcast on Feb. 9, 2020. At the film’s Los Angeles premiere on Thursday, August 1, LaBeouf told Us Weekly and other reporters that Gottsagen helped him through upheaval in his personal life. “You know, we’re both quite sheltered,” he said on Thursday. However, once the two men met, The Associated Press writes, they "quickly became close, spending their evenings watching wrestling and their days on 12-hour shoots across the Georgia countryside, swimming in rivers, dancing on railroad tracks and having watermelon fights.". Users took to social media to bash the 33-year-old Transformers star with one person tweeting, "But why was Shia Labeouf so disrespectful towards the man who announced the #Oscars winner?". "He knows about my pain intimately," LaBeouf told AP. Shelley added that LaBeouf has been very supportive of Gottsagen's acting career. And the unwavering support definitely isn't one-sided. “[He] taught me about myself,” the Disney Channel alum continued. A few blocks away, Shia LaBeouf is on a sixth-floor patio overlooking the historic landmark. Shia LaBeouf was not being a jerk at the Oscars. Zack Gottsagen and Shia LaBeouf in a scene from “The Peanut Butter Falcon.” (Nigel Bluck/Road Side Attractions/ Armory Films) She added that her … Credit: Getty. Their friendship is really, really beautiful. "My little kid was dead," he said. Under the Knife! I never talked so little. The Fury star didn’t elaborate his “wild” time, but he was arrested for drunken behavior in Savannah, Georgia, during the production of the film and later pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct. The Fury actor, 33, … "This is the least judgmental friend that I have, the most supportive, the most consistent," LaBeouf told The Associated Press. Working with an idol isn’t the only positive that’s come out of the experience of … However, once actor Shia LaBeouf and co-star Zack Gottsagen took to the Dolby Theatre stage to present the award for Best Live Action Short Film, … And I was hyper-aware that this was his shot and his opportunity and made as much space as possible. Shia LaBeouf's "Honey Boy" director came to the actor's defense after some viewers misunderstood an interaction between him and Zack Gottsagen on the Oscars stage Sunday night.. Amid the attempt to "cancel" Shia LaBeouf on Twitter, Zack Gottsagen's mother, Shelley, spoke with TooFab to set the record straight, further emphasizing the "beautiful" relationship the two men share. I wanted to see the new Shia that I know. “We both come from like really loving mothers, absent fathers. So everything he’s saying is coming from a very sincere place. In fact, it's because of Gottsagen, that LaBeouf has learned how to give and receive love and embrace their relationship wholeheartedly. "This man's a year older than me. Talking about his co-star, Gottsagen added, "I was doing things for Shia because I just don't like to see old Shia act like this. 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