In 2008, LaBeouf played Mutt Williams in "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," directed by Steven Spielberg. The actor passed up the opportunity to go to Yale's drama school so he could work with the famous director. "It's hard to say no to Steven Spielberg. I was gonna go to Yale, or I was gonna go work with Steven. And I'm not an idiot. At Yale, I'd have been reading books about Steven," he told the Los Angeles Times. He got the plum role of Indy's estranged son, and by the end of the film it looked as if any further Indiana Jones films would center mainly on his character Indy gave him the famous hat.
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