And this purple liquid started dripping down my face.And I remember Michael running over—I'm next to this Marine, who's an EMT actually, and he's in the scene.They had no respect for him and they just wanted to eat my face.
And the moisture was all over this blue tarp, and I kept slipping and sliding; I guess we did one take where I slipped and the spear went into my eye about three inches above my retina.
And when I came to see him on set, he had a different look in his eye.
And I would come to know this Michael Bay over the next six years, but at this point in time—day one—I didn't know shit.
**Shia La Beouf: **I did a screen test and they sent my dailies to Michael, and Michael asked to meet with me. I went and sat down with Michael; he had me read these really generic lines for what seemed like a stand-up routine; the character was—it was a neurotic monologue.
And then he asked me to ad-lib my own separate monologue on the tail end of it and then combine the two of them, and then run in this parking lot and do the monologue, and then run up the stairs and do the monologue, and then do push-ups and do the monologue.