Shia NEVER wants to be like Tom Hanks

Shia LaBeouf isn't exactly famed for his sensible persona. If he isn't wearing a paper bag on his head on the red carpet, he's regaling us with frankly hilarious stories of his infamous arrest. Now, he tells us that he decided he didn't want to be the next Tom Cruise when he realised, on Steven Spielberg's guidance, that he wouldn't be able to pick his nose in public. Interesting.

And Cruise wasn't the only Tom that failed to completely impress Shia. Although the Transformers star says he respects Forrest Gump actor Tom Hanks, he reveals he wasn't too happy with the comparison made between him and the fifty-eight-year old star in a 2007 Vanity Fair article. He reveals: “I just didn't feel like we were cut from the same fabric. My upbringing was darker. They guys who I looked up to were far darker.”

It seems that actors like Joaquin Phoenix and Sean Penn were the type of performer the twenty-eight-year-old related to. Speaking about the stars of Walk the Line and Milk, he says: “When I watched the movies of the guys I admired, it felt like they had put a spin on it.” We can definitely see where Shia is coming from, but how can you not want to BE Tom Hanks? Hell, WE want to be Tom Hanks!

Shia is currently starring opposite Brad Pitt in World War II film, Fury.