LaBeouf continues to show signs of meltdown after storming out of a press conference at the Berlin Film Festival only to return later wearing a paper bag over his head.
Shia LaBeouf attends ‘Nymphomaniac Volume I (long version)’ premiere during 64th Berlinale International Film Festival at Berlinale Palast on February 9, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Shia LaBeouf, one of Hollywood’s rising actors, has been behaving showing a few signs of late of troubled behavior, which have become increasingly more intense.
Shia’s latest escapade came at the recent Berlin Film Festival, where he was promoting his latest film, Nymphomaniac Volume I. The 27 year old took umbrage at a question aimed at him at a press conference, and stormed out of the room in dramatic fashion.
Admittedly the question was provocative, relating the controversial movie containing endless and reportedly explicit sex scenes.
Later, when questioned on why he had reacted so ferociously to what was, after all, a legitimate question, Shia took the opportunity to quote another controversial public figure, French soccer player Eric Cantona. Cantona, was one of the World’s leading players in the eighties and nineties, and often a target for the press because of his unconventional behavior and attitudes once referred to the media by making the profound statement “When seagulls follow the trawler it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea.’’
Shortly after, Shia LaBeouf appeared on the red carpet, still dressed in evening wear, but with a paper bag over his head, bearing the message “I am not famous anymore.”
Last month, LaBoeuf after being accused of plagiarizing parts of his short film HowardCantour.com, Shia announced he would be withdrawing from public life, although there seems to be no signs of whether this will be happening or not.
Shia LaBeouf attends the ‘Nymphomaniac Volume I (long version)’ press conference during 64th Berlinale International Film Festival at Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 9, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Shia LaBeouf began his career in the entertainment industry as a child actor, appearing as a regular on the Disney Channel television series Even Stevens playing the role of Louis Stevens, for which he received a nomination for the Young Artist Award nomination in 2001, and later won a Daytime Emmy Award in 2003 for his part in series.
At the age of just 17 Shai made his movie debut in the film Holes, based on the novel of the same name.
In 2007 he received his first major breakthrough taking the lead roles in two of that year’s more commercially successful films, Disturbia, and Surf’s Up.
This performance captured the eye of Michael Bay who cast Shai in the role of Sam Witwicky, the first of the Transformers series of films. Transformers went on to become one of the highest box office success of 2007.
Bay signed up LaBeouf to appear in the two Transformers follow-ups-: Revenge of the Fallen in 2009 and Dark of the Moon of 2011.
In 2008, Shai was cast to play Harrison Ford’s son Henry Jones III in the fourth film in the Indiana Jones franchise- the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
Shai also got to star alongside Michael Douglas in the box office success Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps with his latest movie now in the theaters being Nymphomaniac, released in the of this year.
Shia LaBeouf, despite his meteoric success, tremendously promising future and erratic private life of late devotes a considerable amount of his time to helping the less privileged members of society, particularly children, through the non-profit Give Back to the Children’s Fund, organized by his close friend, actor and comedian Joe Torry.