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

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. | (Photo: Reuters/Tony Gentile)

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."