In the film Eagle Eye I choose to classify to following actors; Shia LaBeouf is a wild card, Rosario Dawson is a wild card, and Billy Bob Thornton is a personality/ wild card. Shia LaBeouf is a wild card a wild card because he is able to go from one character type to another despite the fact that most of his films are action packed. Examples would be the Transformer trilogy, Indiana Jones Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Eagle Eye. He is able to transform into different types of characters as well examples of these films are Holes, Lawless, and Wall Street. Rosario Dawson is also a wild card that can play multiple roles examples are Grindhouse, The Rundown and Unstoppable. Billy Bob Thornton is a personality actor which means the characters he plays are similar- strong minded, independent, and intimidating. Some examples of these films are Armageddon, Mr. Woodcock, and The Astronaut Farmer.
In the film Eagle Eye Shia LaBeouf is able to play a young man who feels that his worth is sub-par then you are able to see his character change into a courageous individual that saves the government officials. Rosario Dawson and Billy Bob Thornton are strong and determined FBI agents who want to discover the truth.
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