His performance was met with mixed reviews with Todd Gilchrist of IGN commenting "one can't quite help but wonder what Spielberg saw in the young actor that inspired him to cast La Beouf".His next film was Eagle Eye, released on September 26.In 2014, Cantor produced a music video based on this song.Despite the title and lyrics, the intent was humorous and non-serious, and La Beouf appeared at the end of the video, applauding.When later asked whether they regretted not having a code of conduct for participants during the exhibit, Turner said, "I don’t think you need a notice on the wall saying 'Do not murder the artist'." On June 26, 2014, La Beouf was charged with disorderly conduct and criminal trespass at New York's Studio 54 theater.He was reported to have been "acting disorderly, yelling and being loud".All three of them have formed a friendship and continued to work together.
In Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) he was Indiana Jones' greaser son Mutt Williams.
His performance received mixed reviews, with Josh Bell of Las Vegas Weekly saying he "makes a credible bid for action-hero status, although his occasional stabs at emotional depth don't really go anywhere." In February, La Beouf made his music video directorial debut, directing the video for "I Never Knew You", a single by American rapper Cage, from his third album Depart from Me (2009).
It was shot in Los Angeles and features several cameo appearances from Cage's Definitive Jux label-mates.
In 2007, La Beouf starred in the commercially successful films Disturbia and Surf's Up.
The same year he was cast in Michael Bay's science fiction film Transformers as Sam Witwicky, the main protagonist of the series.