Actor Shia LaBeouf Says He Found God While Filming 'Fury'

((Photo: Reuters/Tony Gentile))Actor Shia LaBeouf poses on the red carpet during a screening for the movie ''The Company You Keep'' at the 69th Venice Film Festival September 6, 2012.

Embattled actor Shia LaBeouf, who is starring in the new military action movie "Fury," recently discussed his alleged conversion to Christianity following a string of embarrassing public spats and treatment for alcoholism.

In a recent discussion with Interview magazine, LaBeouf said he found God while filming the movie "Fury" alongside fellow actors Brad Pitt and David Ayers. This past year, LaBeouf has been behind a string of strange behavior that includes bar fights, public drunkenness, and accusations of plagiarism, among other incidences.

"I found God doing 'Fury'. I became a Christian man, and not in a [expletive] [expletive] way – in a very real way. I could have just said the prayers that were on the page. But it was a real thing that really saved me."

"I had good people around me who helped me. [Brad Pitt] was really instrumental in guiding my head through this. Brad comes from a hyper-religious, very deeply Christian, Bible Belt life, and he rejected it and moved toward an unnamed spirituality. Whereas [David Ayers] is a full subscriber to Christianity. But these two diametrically opposed positions both lead to the same spot, and I really looked up to both men."

In July of this year, LaBeouf announced he would be seeking treatment for struggles with alcoholism. Although the actor did not enter a rehabilitation facility, he reportedly is taking a 12-step Alcoholics Anonymous course to combat his addiction.

The actor's representative told TMZ that "he has taken the first of many necessary steps toward recovery."

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