Shia LaBeouf has continued on his journey on becoming one of the most erratic and odd performers out there today. On Sunday night at the Berlin premiere of Lars Von Trier's newest film, Nymphomaniac Part 1, LaBeouf chose his wardrobe carefully - a black tuxedo, bowtie and...a paper bag over his head with the words "I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE" written on it.
This act of extreme weirdness follows a highly publicised meltdown that started with relevations that LaBeouf's short film Howard Cantor.com was almost identical to a comic by Dan Clowes entitled Justin M. Damiano. What followed was an intense Twitter war between LaBeouf and Lena Dunham, the hiring of a skywriter to apologize to Clowes and even as recently as Sunday morning, when LeBeouf stormed out of an interview after a reporter asked him a question (his first and only question), to which he replied and then left the conference abruptly.
LaBeouf's slogan "I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE" has been a part of his "act" for the past few weeks (he first posted it on January 13, and has continued to post the exact same sentence sporadically) and is a response to his claims that he is retiring from public life. This seems unlikely as he has both parts of Nymphomaniac, the Barry Levinson comedy Rock the Kasbah and the World War II thriller Fury out this year, so it is unlikely that he is going to really retire, and we should take his comments with a slight pinch of salt.
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