Ladies and Gentlemen, Shia LaBeouf Has Left the Building
For someone who is "not famous anymore," Shia LaBeouf certainly knows how to grab headlines. The actor sparked yet another scene while promoting his latest movie, the nudity-heavy Nymphomaniac, at the Berlin International Film Festival on Sunday. Shia wrapped up the eventful day after hitting the red carpet with a paper bag over his head. Complete with scissor-cut eye holes, the bag read, "I am not famous anymore," a message the actor has repeated several times in recent Twitter rants.
Earlier in the day, Shia joined director Lars von Trier and costars Uma Thurman, Christian Slater, Stacy Martin, and Stellan Skarsgard at a press conference to discuss the film. Despite Shia's ensemble — a rugged jacket and soiled hat — it started out as your typical Q&A. Then a reporter asked a question about the numerous sex scenes in the film. "When the seagulls follow the trawler, it's because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea. Thank you very much," he replied. In typical Shia fashion, the quote belongs to someone else — in this case, French soccer star Eric Cantona, who famously ended a press conference with the same line in 1995.
After quoting Eric, Shia proceeded to get up from his chair, walk off stage, and leave the building. Meanwhile, his costars handled the awkward departure with grace, clapping and carrying on. It's just the latest of several weird developments in Shia's storied career. Keep reading to see video and photos of the actor's big Sunday.