Shia LaBeouf Ran Out of the ‘Nymphomaniac’ Press Conference, Wore a Paper Bag Over His Head

Not even 10 minutes in, Shia LaBeouf walked out of a press conference for Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac on Sunday. LaBeouf showed up at the event in the Ritz-Carlton looking thinner and showing off a missing bottom tooth that he pulled out for David Ayer’s Fury. Reports say he wanted to prove how great a method actor he was. It worked! No one was annoyed with him at all.

Anyway, this all happened after Shia was asked his first question, “When you got involved in this project knowing there were going to be a lot of sex scenes, were you afraid it was going to be too much or were you completely confident in Lars von Trier”.

He carefully replied, “When the seagulls follow the trawler, it’s because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea. Thank you very much.” Then he got up and left.

The line is delivered by French soccer player Eric Cantona at the end of Ken Loach’s Looking for Eric. So, no, Shia didn’t make it up and, yes, Shia plagiarized something else.

If it wasn’t clear that Shia is just trolling everyone, an hour after the conference, he showed up to the premiere with a paper bag over his head with the words, “I am not famous anymore,” written on it.

I guess this is supposed to be some sort of artistic statement. That statement being, “I’m a giant asshat.”

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