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Shia LaBeouf revealed government spying in 2008

Soraya Roberts
The Juice

The public may be shocked at revelations that the United States is collecting its citizens' private phone calls (according to the president, it's to fight terrorism), but it's all old news to Shia LaBeouf.

In a 2008 interview on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," LaBeouf (who was at the time promoting his conspiracy action film "Eagle Eye") revealed the extent to which the United States monitors Americans.

In "Eagle Eye," LaBeouf played a young man who was manipulated by an intelligence-gathering super force. According to LaBeouf, an FBI consultant on the film told the actor that one in five phone calls is "recorded and logged."

"I laughed at him, and then he played back a phone conversation I had had two years prior," LaBeouf told Jay Leno. "It's extremely creepy."

So, what exactly did the authorities hear the star of "The Company You Keep" say? "It was one of those 'What are you wearing?' type of things," LaBeouf said. "Yeah, so it was mad weird."

That would likely make the person on the other end of the line China Brezner, the actress LaBeouf reportedly dated from 2004 to 2007 after meeting her on the Montreal set of "The Greatest Game Ever Played."

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