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Actor Shia LaBeouf attends the "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" photocall at the Palais des Festivals during the 63rd Annual Cannes Film Festival. (May 14, 2010) Credit: Getty Images

"Transformers" star Shia LaBeouf was punched and knocked to the ground during a fight in Vancouver, British Columbia, early Friday.

Video footage posted at TMZ.com shows a man identified as LeBeouf on his back on a sidewalk outside a bar, as a stocky, hairy, shirtless man rains blows on him. A man on crutches and a bearded man separate the fighters, and the shirtless man wheels backward, unsteady on his feet and almost falling down. The man identified as LeBeouf springs up, and two men keep him from approaching the shirtless man, whom another person calls "Mike."

The video then shows LeBeouf huddled with the two men who helped him, the latter of whom gently advises, "Better lay low. You better lay low right now." They and others continue trying to calm LeBeouf during the 1 1/2-minute video.

The film-industry trade site TheWrap.com said it was told by an eyewitness that LaBeouf, 25, was "obviously pretty intoxicated" at the bar Cinema Public House in Vancouver's Granville Street club area, and that he began arguing with "Mike" about 12:30 a.m. Friday. Security separated the pair, but sometime afterward the altercation turned physical outside.

"[LaBeouf] took a few punches to the face," the witness says. At this point, the video begins.

A representative for Cinema Public House told TMZ that LaBeouf, who is in Vancouver shooting director Robert Redford's thriller "The Company You Keep," has been a regular at the bar.

People magazine reported that LaBeouf was photographed biking around Vancouver on Sunday, displaying no apparent injury.

In February, the actor was briefly handcuffed by police as they sorted out a brawl between him and another man outside Mad Bull's Tavern in Sherman Oaks, Calif.

LaBeouf's spokeswoman did not respond to a Newsday request for comment.

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