(BERLIN) — Shia LaBeouf must really believe he’s “not famous anymore.”
In the midst of the public backlash against him for plagiarizing another artist’s work, the 27-year-old actor tweeted last month, “I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE.” On Sunday night, he wore a paper bag over his head carrying that same message, as he walked the red carpet of his new film, Nymphomaniac: Part 1, at the Berlin Film Festival.
Photos of LaBeouf in all of his paper bag glory have been posted by Variety and other outlets. He was wearing a black tuxedo, too.
The paper bag stunt may not have been the strangest moment of LaBeouf’s day. Earlier, he left a press conference after he was asked about his sex scenes in the Lars Von Trier-directed movie. He replied, “When seagulls follow the trawler it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea,” then made his exit.
LaBeouf has exhibited unusual behavior since he released in December a short film, HowardCantour.com, which, it turned out, ripped off a graphic novella by artist Daniel Clowes. He apologized numerous times in odd fashion, including by hiring a plane to skywrite a mea culpa. He eventually claimed his apologies were part of a long piece of performance art for a project called #stopcreating.
Nymphomaniac: Part 1 opens in limited release March 21.
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