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Originally posted 02/09/2014 07:00PM
Shia LaBeouf's bizarre behavior in Germany over the weekend left some wondering if there is cause for concern.
The actor – who's promoting his new film, Nymphomaniac, at the Berlin International Film Festival – arrived sporting a shaved-down tooth and disheveled appearance for the cast panel, answering only one question before quickly exiting the room.
When asked how it felt to be in a movie with such explicit sex scenes, LaBeouf took a drink of water and said, "When the seagulls follow the trawler, it's because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea."
The actor, 27, then thanked the audience, got up and left.
Originally posted 01/10/2014 12:30PM
Shia LaBeouf, currently embroiled in a plagiarism scandal, claims he is saying goodbye to the limelight.
"In light of the recent attacks on my artistic integrity, I am retiring from all public life," the actor, 27, Tweeted Friday.
He soon added, "My love goes out to those who have supported me."
LaBeouf has drawn scorn for allegedly plagiarizing content from cartoonist and graphic novelist Daniel Clowes for a short film he made, and then rolling up his sleeves in preparation for what has been perceived as battle.
Originally posted 01/02/2014 12:00PM
If you have to make a public apology following a very public controversy, what better place to express said remorse than the sky itself?
That was apparently Shia LaBeouf's thinking: The actor apologized to graphic novelist Daniel Clowes, whose work LaBeouf is accused of plagiarizing, and he did so in appropriately outsize fashion, hiring a skywriter to broadcast the message above L.A.
Originally posted 11/14/2013 09:00AM
A lot has changed since 2003. Namely, dogs are climbing Mount Everest and twerking is considered dancing.
But, for now, we're just going to focus on Evan Rachel Wood and Shia LaBeouf.
In their latest film, Charlie Countryman – now playing in select theaters – LaBeouf falls for Wood's character, a Romanian girl who (uh-oh!) is already married.
But before their bad romance plays out on the big screen, let's take a look back at the good ol' days.
Originally posted 10/11/2013 06:30PM
How else to react to the provocative posters for Nymphomaniac – the upcoming film from Danish director Lars von Trier – that capture each of the movie's stars in a seemingly heightened state of arousal.
Set for a world premiere in Denmark on Christmas Day, the controversial NC-17 film follows the erotic life of a woman, Joe (played by Charlotte Gainsbourg) from birth to the age of 50, and stars Shia LaBeouf, Uma Thurman, Christian Slater and Jamie Bell, among others.
Originally posted 02/21/2013 10:00AM
Shia LaBeouf will not be bowing on the Great White Way this spring.
The actor, who was scheduled to make his Broadway debut in a revival of the play Orphans alongside Alec Baldwin, has dropped out due to "creative differences" producers say in a statement released to the Associated Press.
A source confirms the actor's departure, telling PEOPLE, "He was really into it, but at the end of the day he and the director had very different visions of what his character was like. And, unfortunately, they couldn't resolve those differences."
Another source close to the play echoes that the reason for LaBeouf's withdrawal "amounted to creative differences with the director and Shia."
Originally posted 08/28/2012 09:55AM
It looks like Shia LaBeouf may take Method acting very seriously.
For his latest independent film, The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman, which costars Evan Rachel Wood, Rupert Grint, Melissa Leo and Mads Mikkelsen, LaBeouf, 26, plays a Mob character – one who trips out on LSD, reports USA Today.
"There's a way to do an acid trip like [the comedy] Harold & Kumar," he tells the newspaper, "and there's a way to be on acid."
Originally posted 08/14/2012 02:00PM
Robert Pattinson put on a happy face Monday night, at the afterparty following the New York City premiere of Cosmopolis.
Making his way to the PH-D Rooftop Lounge at Manhattan's Dream Downtown hotel at around 10 p.m., the heartbroken actor – who was recently cheated on by girlfriend Kristen Stewart – sipped a bottle of beer and took regular puffs from an electronic cigarette, according to an onlooker.
"He was very charismatic, all smiles, looking very relaxed and hugging all who stopped by to say hi," the insider tells PEOPLE about Pattinson, who left around midnight. "The general crowd gravitated towards his table, but he was shielded by security. He was surrounded by women and the movie's cast."
Adds the source, "The whole room was watching him, and he looked genuinely at ease and comfortable the whole time."
Other guests at the fete included Judah Friedlander, Shia LaBeouf and the film's costar Paul Giamatti, who stayed "away from the cast, looking over at Rob, and looked like he felt sorry for him," the source says.
Earlier in the day, Pattinson did his best at cracking jokes with Jon Stewart during a taping of The Daily Show.
– Kristin Boehm
Originally posted 05/31/2012 05:35PM
They were one of the hottest casts to walk the red carpet this year in Cannes. The stars of the western crime drama Lawless gathered for a special PEOPLE shoot, right after their big moment on the steps of the Palais de Festivals on May 19.
Shot steps from the Palais at the Baoli Beach Club before their after-party, the cast includes Guy Pearce, Jason Clarke, Shia LaBeouf (who brought his mother as his date), Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hardy and Dane DeHaan.
The close-knit cast toasted each other and Chastain, a red carpet mainstay this year, who was on the cover of French magazine Gala. When Hardy held up the magazine vertically, pretending that Chastain was a centerfold, the group burst out laughing.
Festival veteran Wasikowska says, "It's always so great here. It's like Hollywood on overload!"
Originally posted 04/20/2012 02:15PM
He may not be saving the world like his character in the Transformers franchise, but Shia LaBeouf is making his own mark as a comic book cartoonist.
LaBeouf, 25, has drawn and written his own graphic novels, Stale N Mate, Cyclical and Let's … Party, and the webcomics series Cheek Up's, all sold through his self-publishing website.
The actor even surprised attendees at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo last weekend by purchasing a table to sell his books and sign copies for fans. LaBeouf, who went largely unrecognized, says the best part about the impromptu trip was just "having an opportunity to blend in with 5,000 fans all enjoying the same thing."
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