Shia LaBeouf says Michael Douglas has taught him what strength is.
The 24-year-old actor stars alongside Douglas – who is currently battling throat cancer – in new movie ‘Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps’ and can’t believe how strong he is being despite his fight against the potentially-fatal disease.
He said: "He's got a nice way of easing everybody’s tensions. When you walk onto a set like this, where it’s sacred ground, there’s a legacy at stake. But your mascot puts you at ease.
"He is a wolf, and he is a strong man. And I know of his vulnerabilities. When he came to set ... he was dealing with a lot, but never was it, 'Woe is me.' Ever."
Shia is convinced Michael, 65, can beat cancer as he’s such a determined person and is so loved by the public.
Speaking at the New York premiere of the movie, Shia told UsMagazine.com: "He is doing as well as can be expected. I think the fact that the guy’s coming out here in the first place is a testament to who he is, to his character ... He’s not hiding, and I think that’s great."
"People are going to remember him forever. You can’t say that about a lot of people. He's an American institution. It’s intimidating and incredible and exhilarating and rewarding."