This past weekend, Shia LaBeouf sported a tuxedo accented with a brown paper bag over his head when he walked the red carpet at the Berlin Film Festival. The actor’s brown paper bag was customized with two holes to see with and bore the words “I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE” written in large, black ink.
These words seem to be LaBeouf’s only message to the world, as he has been tweeting only this phrase nearly every day since mid-January. Contrary to what his tweets say, the actor has actually been in the spotlight a lot recently, since admitting to plagiarism allegations last December.
LaBeouf plagiarized the work of author Daniel Clowes but did eventually apologize for not crediting Clowes properly. Clowes’ graphic novel Justin M. Damiano, contained the art that LaBeouf used as inspiration for his film, “HowardCantour.com”.
LaBeouf has since tweeted his apology and even had the words “I am sorry Daniel Clowes” sky-written above Los Angeles. He also went on to announce that he was “retiring from all public life” in a tweet published on January 10.
In light of the recent attacks against my artistic integrity, I am retiring from all public life.
— Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) January 10, 2014
The 27-year-old actor was in Berlin attending the premiere of his latest film, “Nymphomaniac – Volume 1”, directed by Lars von Trier.
At the press conference to promote the new film, LaBeouf was asked what it was like to be involved in a movie packed with so many sex scenes. The former lead actor of the ‘Transformers’ movies responded slowly with a quote, pausing to take a drink of water in between, “When seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown in the sea.” He then stood up and briskly walked away from the panel.
The quote is credited to Eric Cantona, French soccer star, in Cantona’s statement in 1995 when he was convicted of assault.
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