Not that I’m a big fan of hers, but even Megan Fox knows that big-budget shlock Director Michael Bay’s films are all explosions and no plot.
But even more novel is Bay’s confused response to Fox’s comments, telling the highly reputable Us Magazine: "Nick Cage wasn't a big actor when I cast him, nor was Ben Affleck before I put him in 'Armageddon.' Shia LaBeouf wasn't a big movie star before he did 'Transformers' -- and then he exploded. Not to mention Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, from 'Bad Boys.”
Let’s start at the beginning, shall we?
Nick Cage starred in “The Rock”--one of Bay’s few watchable films-- in 1996, but was in many noteworthy films prior – winning an Oscar the previous year for “Leaving Las Vegas” and breaking into the public eye in 1988 with “Moonstruck.” So Cage was indeed a “big” actor before Bay cast him. The same goes for Affleck, who cut his teeth with Kevin Smith (not Bay) and won an Oscar for co-writing “Good Will Hunting” in 1997, two years before appearing in Bay’s laughable “Armageddon.”
As for Shia LeBeauf, yes, “Transformers” was a visible role for him, but arguably the part which really got him noticed was in 2007’s “Disturbia.”
So once again, not only is Michael Bay a horrid choice for anyone expecting a coherent movie plot, but his personal recollection of actors he’s worked with is almost as bad.