The first lines of the song “Cabaret” go, “What good is sitting alone in your room?” Well, perhaps Transformers star Shia LaBeouf should have done just that instead of coming to the “Cabaret” revival. As Alan Cumming and Michelle Williams were on stage. LaBeouf lit a cigarette and started yelling at actors onstage, security guards and even spat at an officer’s shoe as he was dragged away. He then screamed, “Do you know who I am?”
Shia LaBeouf pleaded guilty to trespassing and disorderly conduct. Lawyers said he has been getting treatment for alcohol since his June arrest, and if he remains in treatment for 3 months with no repeat incident in 6 months, the case will be dismissed. It is not unusual for cases like that to be dealt with fairly leniently, or perhaps the fact he got off lightly was because he might have added an interesting moment to the show.
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Whether or not because of drinking, LaBeouf has displayed some odd behaviors lately, including admitting lifting lines directly from a graphic novel, getting up and walking out of a news conference for the film “Nymphomaniac Volume 1” at the Berlin Film Festival, and appearing at the red carpet ceremony with a brown paper bag over head. On the bag was written, “I’m not famous anymore.”
In 2008, he was picked up for drunk driving, but the accident, harming his knee slightly, was the fault of the other driver who ran a red light. One wonders how many lucky breaks are left for LaBoeuf.