For someone who keeps telling us he’s retired and no longer famous, Shia LaBeouf certainly does like showing up in the news. His Twitter feed is currently just a stream of “I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE” declarations, but this weekend he extended that concept to real life, showing up to the Nymphomaniac premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival wearing a paper bag over his head with the same message written on it. It’s funny that he keeps saying he’s not famous, because the stunts he’s pulling to drive that point home are kind of having the opposite effect. He should really reconsider his technique.
Before the red carpet, Shia joined his co-stars for a press conference, which he promptly walked out of after answering one question about the film’s sex scenes. How did he answer the question, you ask? Did he give a thoughtful analysis of his character’s motivations or share some insight into the thematic significance of depicting such explicit sexual encounters? Nope. He said this:
“When the seagulls follow the trawler, it’s because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea. Thank you very much.”
Those words of course did not come from Shia LaBeouf’s brain, as he’s currently on a strict plagiarism-only diet. They also did not come from a mad libs game. Rather, they were spoken by French soccer player Eric Cantona in the film Looking for Eric. It should also be pointed out that Shia was reportedly missing a tooth, which would add validity to that whole story about him pulling it out on set.
As you can see in the video below, Shia’s co-star Stacy Martin just laughs along like it’s all so entertaining and silly. I don’t want to put thoughts into her head, but I’d venture to guess that she’s not quite so amused on the inside. I wouldn’t be surprised if Stacy’s thinking the same thing I am: “So this is still happening, huh? Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh.”
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