Actor Shia LeBeouf Picture: Chatham County Sheriff's Office/Reuters

Washington - Actor Shia LaBeouf was arrested in the US city of Savannah for disorderly behaviour Saturday, but was later released after paying a bond, US media has reported.

The 31-year-old actor was arrested early on Saturday after approaching a man and a local police officer in the southern US city asking for a cigarette, police said in a statement.

When LaBeouf wasn't given a cigarette he "became disorderly, using profanities and vulgar language" the statement said. When he was told to leave the area, he reportedly became aggressive towards the officer.

The actor was later released after a $7 000 (about R93 000) bond was paid, the Los Angeles Times said.

The actor, known for his roles in Transformers and Fury is in the Savannah area filming his new movie, The Peanut Butter Falcon, which also stars Dakota Johnson, the Times said.

In January, LaBeouf was arrested in New York and charged with misdemeanour assault and harassment while performing at an art installation critical of US President Donald Trump.