No this is not a headline from The Onion, it is real. According to Variety, Shia LaBeouf showed up in Berlin wearing a bag on his head at the premiere of “Nymphomaniac Part 1”. Shia walked the red carpet at the Berlin Film Festival Sunday night in your standard tuxedo with black tie but he added his own unique touch wearing a paper bag with two eye holes and the words “I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE” written on the front of it. We are glad he chose paper instead of plastic because he could have suffocated.
This is just one of the latest strange things we have seen from the star of “Transformers” and “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”. I really don’t blame him, if I had been in those movies I would be wearing a bag over my head as well. Earlier in the day Shia walked out of a press conference after answering a single question about the sex scene he had in Nymphomaniac. The answer LaBeouf gave involving sardines would have made Terrance Malick scratch his head and ask “What is that supposed to mean?”
Ever since Mr. LaBeouf was accused of plagiarizing Daniel Clowes for his short film “howardcantor.com”, Shia has continued on a downward spiral that does not appear to be stopping anytime soon.
Lars Van Trier’s “Nymphomaniac Part 1” gets a limited release in the states on March 21st.