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Published: Tuesday March 24, 2015 14:00 PM EDT

2015

JAMES FRANCO

No one quite understands Shia LaBeouf's erratic behavior … that is, except for James Franco, who took it upon himself to analyze LaBeouf's antics in a 2014 Times piece, "Why Actors Act Out." Franco hypothesized that the young star's strange behavior, paper-bag-wearing included, is "intended as a piece of performance art, one in which a young man in a very public profession tries to reclaim his public persona."