Since breaking big with his roles in Transformers and Indiana Jones: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Shia LeBeouf’s career has taken new twists. For starters: Instead of a fourth Transformers flick, he might be starring in Lars von Trier’s new project. It’s a big difference! As you might expect, he has a lot to say about the career change. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, LeBeouf offered a number of candid observations related to Hollywood, the studio system, the probability of Terrence Malick directing a Transformers movie (which I’d sort of love to see, but I digress), and more. However, one line sticks out: his broken relationship with Indiana Jones director Steven Spielberg following his comments regarding the fourth movie’s quality, or lack thereof. “[Spielberg] told me there’s a time to be a human being and have an opinion, and there’s a time to sell cars,” LaBeouf said. “It brought me freedom, but it also killed my spirits because this was a dude I looked up to like a sensei.” Which, no offense, is sort of a rude thing on Spielberg’s part, given that he’s more than twice LaBeouf’s age. Mentor your young charge, sensei! It might even be a good move in a roundabout way, if divorcing himself from Spielberg’s blockbuster commitments allows a switch toward more credible projects. As the von Trier rumor shows, he’s already on his way.