‘Fury’: Brad Pitt Broke Up ‘Volatile Moment’ Between Scott Eastwood and Shia LaBeouf

Fury is an American war film that sports an impressive cast of big-name actors. However, they didn’t all necessarily get along while shooting the movie. Actors Scott Eastwood and Shia LaBeouf shared a “volatile moment” on the set that required a specific intervention to break things up. As a result, Brad Pitt stepped in to stop his Fury co-stars from further escalating the situation.

‘Fury’ stars Brad Pitt, Scott Eastwood, and Shia LaBeouf

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Fury is written and directed by Suicide Squad filmmaker David Ayer. The story takes place in April 1945 during World War II. The Allies are looking to make their final push in the European theater. Don “Wardaddy” Collier (Pitt) is a tough-as-nails Army sergeant, who leads a Sherman tank containing five men. However, Don has the dangerous mission of trying to get behind enemy lines in what likely means death.

Boyd “Bible” Swan (LaBeouf), Grady “Coon-Ass” Travis (Jon Bernthal), Trini “Gordo” Garcia (Michael Peña), and “Red” are all ready to follow Don’s command. However, an inexperienced soldier named Norman Ellison (Logan Lerman) takes Red’s place after his death. They must work together to overcome overwhelming odds as they enter the heart of Nazi Germany. Their odds of survival dwindle by the moment.

Brad Pitt broke up a ‘volatile moment’ between Scott Eastwood and Shia LaBeouf

Insider interviewed Eastwood to talk about his experience filming Fury alongside co-stars Pitt and LaBeouf. He explained that there was a particularly tense moment on the set. LaBeouf was offended when Eastwood spat on the tank. However, it was written in the script for his character to do so. As a result, this led to what Eastwood described as a “volatile” moment.

“I never think your process as an actor should ever hinder how people are treated on set,” Eastwood said. “It should always enhance the production, not take away and put people in a situation where it’s a s***ty work environment or you’re rude or people have to be in an uncomfortable situation.”

However, Pitt stepped in and broke things up and allowing the set to return to normal. Insider reached out to Pitt and LaBeouf, although they didn’t receive a response regarding the on-set dispute.

‘Fury’ succeeded at the box office

Fury ultimately succeeded at the box office. It earned a worldwide total of $211 million against a $68 million budget. Overall, critics and audiences both gave the movie generally positive reviews. Fury digs into the horrors of war with solid performances. However, some critics believe that it doesn’t go beyond that to dig deeper into the story’s meaning.

Ayer’s Fury didn’t score any nominations in any awards shows, such as the Oscars or the Golden Globes. However, it earned Critics’ Choice Awards nominations for Best Action Movie and Best Actor in a Motion Movie for Pitt. Fury lost out on both categories, but audiences continue to admire Ayer’s journey into war.

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