London: Actor Shia Labeouf says he is proud of his "wild child" image in Hollywood because his short temper wins him more respect.
The 25-year-old has had numerous run-ins with the law, reports contactmusic.com.
"I`m a little territorial and defensive. I don`t like having my space invaded. I`m a f**king human being who pays his taxes. And I don`t respond in a really sweetheart way," he told Details magazine.
"I`ve noticed that since this `wild child` s**t has been posted on my head, people seem a little more respectful," he added.