Shia Labeouf makes unlikely fashion statement at Berlin Film Festival

Jewish-American actor wears paper bag saying, "I am not famous anymore"; walks out of press conference after odd statement.

February 10, 2014 16:35
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Shia Labeouf

Shia Labeouf. (photo credit: REUTERS)

You may remember him from Disney's Even Stephens as the annoying little brother, Louis. Shia Labeouf, who has been making Hollywood headlines recently, has made one more strange headline.

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The Jewish-American actor, promoting his new film Nymphomaniac at the the Berlin International Film Festival, caused quite a  scene when he abruptly left a press conference.

He answered only one question from the media-filled audience, and with an odd response. "When the seagulls follow the trawler, it's because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea. Thank you very much," he said before he walked out.

Christian Slater, a fellow actor, attempted to cap the awkwardness with his own statement about sardines, saying, "obviously, the script is packed with a lot of sardines," he joked. "One sardine after another."

Also at the Berlin Film Festival, LaBeouf appeared on the red carpet with somewhat of a fashion statement. Wearing a tuxedo accompanied by a paper bag covering his face. The bag had two eye-holes, and the words "I am not famous anymore."

This slogan, one that has been Tweeted by Labeouf once a day since January 13, is one that has become somewhat of a motto for the actor who was accused in January of plagiarism by author Daniel Clowes for a project he had been working on. He later tweeted an apology, but since has said that he is retiring from the public eye, and has been questioning his own artistic integrity ever since, with stunts similar to his 'Paper-Bag Princess' look.

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