Hollywood’s favorite hell-raiser Shia Lebeouf knows what it’s like to have a bucket of shit poured over him by the press – so it’s refreshing to hear that he believes that f***ing things up from time to time can actually be beneficial.

The 29-year-old actor – who was charged with public intoxication in Texas last month – has been pouring out his heart in an essay about jail-time.

The Transformers star has contributed a chapter to new book Prison Ramen, in which he explores his demons by outlining his various run-ins with the law.

The star reportedly writes: ”I have been incarcerated five times … The first time I was only nine years old. It was in Pacoima, California. I was arrested for stealing a pair of Nike Cortezes from a local shop and held for six hours.

“The most recent time was 2014, when I was twenty-eight and in New York City. I went to see the play Cabaret. I didn’t behave very well during the performance and ended up spending twenty-five hours or so behind bars…”

Despite being banged up in a holding cell, Shia reckons the experience changed him for the better.  ”Thinking about my screw-ups loosens the grip of fear. It’s freeing to f*** up and recover,” he says.

That’s fine by us, Shia – at Ginger Clam we love a good f***-up!

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