Shia LaBeouf Wears Paper Bag on Head to ‘Nymphomaniac’ Berlin Premiere

In the latest in a string of bizarre behavior, Shia LaBeouf donned a paper bag on his head to walk the red carpet at the premiere of Lars Von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac: Part 1” at the Berlin Film Festival Sunday night.

PHOTOS: Shia LaBeouf Wears Bag on Head to Berlin Premiere

While the rest of his wardrobe — a black tuxedo and bow tie — suited the event, the message written in black paint over the paper bag is in line with his ongoing Twitter stunt. It read “I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE,” which the 27-year-old star of “Transformers” and “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” has been repeatedly posting on his Twitter account since Jan. 13.

Just earlier that day, LaBeouf had stormed out of a press conference after responding to a single question about performing sex scenes in the explicit film.

“When seagulls follow the trawler it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea,” he said before abruptly leaving the stage.

SEE MORE: Shia LaBeouf Storms Out of ‘Nymphomaniac’ Press Conference

The star was also caught on video head-butting a man in a London bar fight last month.

The odd behavior comes after LaBeouf had recently claimed to be “retiring from all public life” after being accused of plagiarizing Daniel Clowes for his short film “”

“Nymphomaniac: Part 1” is to have a limited release in the US starting March 21. Along with LaBeouf, it also stars Christian Slater, Stacy Martin, Uma Thurman and Stellan Skarsgard.

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  1. I think this just shows he is one of our greatest performance artists alive today. Truly a genius.

  2. OBXconsumer says:

    Shia – we need help in Outer Banks, NC to help the homeless, starving kitty cats. They are in dire need of your help. Instead of freaking out, why not try giving something of yourself to help someone or an animal in need? You would actually find fulfillment.

  3. Actually, he’s never looked better. Poor bag.

  4. kevin thomas says:

    I get it, he can’t act his way out of a paper bag…

  5. occultology says:

    It’s so nice seeing The Elephant Man making a comeback!

  6. Jacques Strappe says:

    This is only his “first” official retirement. Many more to come.

  7. big daddy D says:’ve clearly got anti-semetic issues. What’s your problem with Jews? And for the record..Whoopi Goldberg is not her real’s Caryn Elaine Johnson

  8. AAA says:

    This is what hollywood has become. This second rate, unknown, nobody is a putz. And to think this cheese-eating WEASEL is so oblivious that he thinks he can claim (and get away with it) that a beautiful woman like Meagan Fox would want ANYTHING to do with him is just pathetic.

    • big daddy D says:

      It’s called ACTING? Megan Fox is with 90210’s Brian Austin Green..and still can’t act her way out of a paper bag.

  9. Wentworth Cheswell says:

    Another actor bites the dust!

  10. Rex Reed says:


  11. maria smithe says:

    Now that’s a great line!

  12. P_Ang says:

    That seagull line reminds me of the following: “When you learn to balance a tack hammer on your head, you will fight off your foes with a balanced attack!”

  13. kcm says:

    Is that paper bag made of recycled material?..

  14. oliver says:

    This is how you ruin you reputation in a record time. He made some mistakes previously, and now he acts like this instead of keeping low and quiet for some time. Bad choices here…

  15. Shia the intellectual property thief says:


  16. Norman Webster says:

    He has a point, launched a franchise that did well, played part in the ensemble Jones movie, lived upto giant expectations. May have an ego as is necessary to be a star, sublimated or otherwise, doesn’t suffer fools, is young enough to be one at times, made mistakes, but he’s not the cinematic Bieber the media paint him to be just because he doesn’t play ball and jump through the meat puppet hoops. Needs an ‘old school’ mentor to help look at the lengthy perspective of his existing and future career. He should enjoy working with others more and equal such generosity and wisdom.

  17. john chrislip says:

    Shia never did hae any talent; but he has an enormous ego, and he’s been surrounded by sycophants who constantly build up his artifically inflated ego. Pay no attention to him.

  18. Dave says:

    Why hasn’t he overdosed yet? He needs a Thera-flu delivery stat.

  19. Yukiko says:

    Someone should set him up with Amanda Bynes. The pair of them could fly up to the cuckoo’s nest together.

  20. caligula says:

    he’s 27 and still acts 16. can you say, “developmentally challenged”?

  21. caligula says:

    good riddance. i always thought he sucked. very forced acting. cringeworthy at best.

  22. Julienne says:

    To young…too much…too soon. He should get-out before he commits suicide

  23. Barry bin Inhalin says:

    As with most of Holly wood – what a galactic sized Dbag.

  24. Fred Garvin says:

    Nice improvement, THANKS !

  25. Brandigo says:

    I’d wear a paper bag or a disguise and try to hide too if I were going to a “Nymphomanic” premiere. I wouldn’t want friends and family to know it was me

  26. Brandigo says:

    So he’s one of those celebs who wants all the perks of stardom but is rude to those who made him a star?

  27. Steve Parker says:

    How long are we going to have tolerate this no talent crappy piece of garbage actor. He epitomizes everything that is wrong with the Hollywood system.

  28. Anita Selltickets says:

    Publicity “stunts” to capture the media’s attention and promote this film, nothing more, nothing less.

  29. freeek says:

    He’s a genius. He’s trolling and playing with the media and all you jerks are falling for it. Funny as hell.

  30. Jason says:

    Now he is even plagiarizing Eric Cantona’s comments from his press conference when he was banned from football for tackling an absuive fan! Does this guy have any original thoughts! Seriously though this guy needs counselling as the paper bag is a cry for help if ever I saw one.

    • freeek says:

      LOL so you are complaining because he happened to say the same sentence as another person?

      Kidding right?

      If you don’t know it’s part of an act and you are falling for it.

      • caligula says:

        he’s just a talentless nickelodeon child actor who can’t cut it in the big leagues. he’ll fade into the toilet bowl of history soon enough.

  31. An actor acting oddly is news? By the way, saw American Hustle with the wife over the weekend and we cannot understand why it has not been panned. This move was incredibly dry and basically pointless. We waited for something big to happen, and it never did.

  32. Nate Self says:

    WOW, this is unbelievable, Christian Slater still makes movies?!!

  33. Kieran says:

    Will someone please sell him a batch of that dodgy heroin that’s going about, so he can does is all a favor!!…

  34. HarrisonFjord says:

    He was never famous to begin with.

    • Hunter1114 says:

      Yeah, I don’t understand what the big deal with him has been about. If he retired from public life tomorrow, I wouldn’t miss him.

  35. Scott Segal says:

    He thinks he’s “edgey” i
    What’s your frequency Shia?

  36. Ladies & germs, I give you: The new Gary Busey.

  37. From big budget flicks to this trash, did Spielberg pull the plug on this kid?

  38. pinkincide1 says:

    I suppose we’ll soon hear he’s making the rehab circuit, but I can’t work up any sympathy for these entitled brats throwing their lives away.

  39. Guido says:

    Hopefully he get’s the message that nobody cares anymore. He can fade into obscurity now.

  40. Rodrigo Espinosa says:

    That quote is from Eric Cantona, a French footballer.

  41. JL says:

    I really really really can’t stand this dumbass

  42. THX says:

    Shia LeBeouf was never famous.

  43. Joe Pass says:

    He is very ill and needs a 5150 put on him for an evaluation of his mental health. He punches people, is verbally abusive and headbutts. His strange behavior is because he is sick. I feel sorry for him.

  44. Rob says:

    He’s a transformer called Baggotron. His alternate mode is that of no longer famous actor.

  45. Rotagilla says:


  46. Fitzzz says:

    When I go to see a movie, I want to be entertained, I want the cast to be good looking, or very talented
    He is neither, why is he even in films ?
    He did a movie with Tom Hardy, at that press conference, which was large, every single reporter kept asking Tom questions, no one ask this loser That should tell movie makers the whole story

  47. He’s an actor. That’s all he is, an actor. Actor. Actor. Actor. Nothing more, just an actor.

  48. echo sierra says:

    Well then the next step after retiring is rehab, if he’s following the normal script.

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