When you think of fame, some people thing of glamour, success and money. Others think of burden, paparazzi, and obligation. Sometimes a little of one or the other leads to a whole lot of crazy choices., and this is certainly (or is it?) the case with Shia LaBeouf.
Now, let the record show we aren't saying Shia LaBeouf is crazy. Far from it. This weird and fascinating art project he's (inadvertently? consciously?) turned his life into is a force to be reckoned with. We'd love for him to pull the mask (or brown paper bag) off one day and reveal it was one giant, multi-year Joaquin Phoenix-esque charade. But with each altercation and each outlandish new exploit, it gets harder and harder to believe the stories emerging in the news are 100% performance. Every random fight caught on camera, every story of on-set antics, every art display (where LaBeouf is seen to be crying), and every bizarre interview takes him (and us) further down the rabbit hole.These are the craziest things Shia has done, and there are plenty more not represented on this list. That we had enough for leftovers is a testament to what this child star has become, or what he's made himself into. We may never know. But whatever the case, we're all watching.
Gave an Hour Long Silent InterviewShia agreed to an in-depth interview with Aimee Cliff, but only if the interview was conducted via email. True to the agreement, the pair had a "silent interview," wherein both parties sat, for two hours, without a word, filming each other with Go Pros strapped to their heads. “So I’m present in the magazine only in words obtained digitally and online I’m present only through a mute physical presence,” he wrote in one of the emails. “And the reality of my self lies somewhere between and beyond the two. It’s thoroughly metamodern I think."Super Shia?
Chasing a Homeless Man Through the StreetsVideo: YouTubeHours before being arrested for drunk and disorderly conduct during a performance of Cabaret on Broadway, Shia was seen chasing down a homeless man, apparently convinced the man had stolen his hat.Super Shia?
Erratic... Quote... ResponsesVideo: YouTubeIn the midst of his year of madness, Shia still had to do press for Nymphomaniac. After being pressed about the sex scenes in the film, Shia responded by quoting soccer player Eric Cantona: “When seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea. Thank you very much."Super Shia?
Getting Kicked Out of a Broadway ShowDuring a performance of Caberet on Broadway starring Alan Cumming and Michelle Williams, Shia LeBeouf apparently had one too many drinks at the bar. He began screaming obscenities mid-performance. LaBeouf was ejected from the theater and promptly arrested.Super Shia?