Oh Shia! Troubled LeBeouf Shakes Up Berlin
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*Paging Dr. Phil* Perhaps it’s time someone had a talk with Shia LaBeouf.
The troubled former Disney kid is stirring up controversy again, this time for storming out of a press conference for his sexually-charged new film Nymphomaniac after answering one question. LeBeouf, 27, is in Berlin to promote the Lars von Trier film along with co-stars Christian Slater, Stacy Martin, Stellan Skarsgard, Uma Thurman and producer Louise Vesth.
But, it would appear, the star wasn’t really in the mood for chatting.
When a journalist asked Shia how he felt about appearing in a movie filled with sex scenes, he responded with:
“When the seagulls follow the trawler, it’s because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea.”
And with that, he got up and left the room.
In case you were wondering, that’s the same quote given by soccer legend Eric Cantona, who is featured in Ken Loach’s Looking for Eric.
In one of the most bizarre episodes yet, Shia later showed up on the red carpet for the premiere of the film wearing a paper bag on his head. Scrawled in black letters was the statement:
“I am not famous anymore.”
To be fair, he did warn us. Just last month, the star said he was in fact retiring from all public life.
This is just the latest in a string of bizarre behavior from Shia. He’s spent the past several months under fire for plagiarizing the work of cartoonist Daniel Clowes for his short film, HowardCantour.com.