Shia LaBeouf Smokes Joint as Spicoli in 'Fast Times' Table Read

Shia LaBeouf as Spicoli smokes a joint during the table read of "Fast Times." John Legend as Charles Washington is in the car with Spicoli when he crashes.

Who better to play Jeff Spicoli in an update of Fast Times at Ridgemont High than Shia LaBeouf?

Comedian Dan Cook organized a table read of the 1982 stoner film classic to benefit CORE and Reform. He brought together a number Oscar winners and CelebStoners to read sections from the script written by Cameron Crowe via Zoom (watch below). Here are the actors and their Fast Times parts:

LaBeouf - Jeff Spicoli

Jennifer Aniston - Linda Barrett

Julia Roberts - Stacey Hamilton

Brad Pitt - Brad Hamilton

Matthew McConuaghey - Mike Damone

Cook - Mark Ratner

John LegendCharles Jefferson 

Ray Liotta - Mr. Hand

Henry Golding - Mr. Vargas

Sean Penn - "Uber Eats driver"

Jimmy Kimmel - various characters

Morgan Freeman - narrartor

The actors run through a number of classic scenes, including Spicoli's class entrance and when he has a pizza delivered to the room and Stacey's diving board bikini fantasy sequence.

Surprisingly, Spicoli's scene (watch below) when he explains his philosphy is omitted:

"All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I'm fine." 

But LaBeouf does smoke an actual joint (see image above) in the car crash scene reenacted with Legend. The Zoom often pans to Penn laughing. He began his career playing the iconic surfer dude. It would've been fun to hear him reprise Spicoli but alas no such luck. Penn hardly says a word during the reading.


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Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

Publisher of, former editor of High Times and Freedom Leaf and co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness.