Shia LaBeouf is so method that he dropped acid while filming a movie

Shia LaBeouf

Here are some more photos of the Lawless premiere that Kaiser already covered, but Shia is looking like such hell lately that I couldn’t help but rehash the sentiment. I’d like to think that girlfriend Karolyn Pho is laughing her ass off at his hair in the above photo, but she must like what she sees, right? I guess.

Shia has done a new interview with USA Today to promote the underwhelming looking Lawless, and his big deal right now is that he’s so “Method.” At least, that’s his current justification for signing on to have actual, on-camera sex in Lars Von Trier’s upcoming N-mphomaniac, which has just begun production in Germany, and that’s how he’s also explaining his need to completely drop trou for a role in a recent music video. Shia’s also claiming that he drank moonshine while filming Lawless (it’s a Depression-era bootlegging story) and that he dropped some real acid to get into character on the set of The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman. Meanwhile, he’s still whining about the studio system too. Basically, Shia is full of himself, and here are some excerpts:

Shia LaBeouf

He dropped acid for The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman: “There’s a way to do an acid trip like Harold & Kumar, and there’s a way to be on acid. What I know of acting, Sean Penn actually strapped up to that (electric) chair in Dead Man Walking. These are the guys that I look up to.”

Preparing for N-mphomaniac: [H]e just received a request to send the production office photos of his nether regions for body doubles. “I framed the e-mail,” he says. LaBeouf’s limits with role immersion? “There are rules,” he says, reached by consensus with the director. He would not take on an experience like N-mphomaniac without considering his girlfriend, Karolyn Pho. “I have ethics, I’m not completely out of my mind. But I don’t think there’s anything wrong with sex. Sex is beautiful if it’s done right. And I wouldn’t just do it for no reason. … Sex is different than love, and there is a separation, and that middle gap is what the movie’s about.”

On badmouthing the studio system: “All I’m really trying to say in the most politically sensible way is, ‘Thank you so much for giving me the opportunities, I would just like to make movies about people now.’ That’s it.”

What about all his wealth from blockbusters? “If I could give the money back and get all the credibility in the world that I’m seeking, I would do it tomorrow,” he says. “In a heartbeat.”

He calls Robert Redford “Bob”: “I wound up getting into a bar fight. I have to go to work the next day with (Redford) and Stanley Tucci. And I need to get my confidence back. And now I’m sitting in front of legends, and I feel like a (jerk). And Bob goes, ‘Come with me.’ And he shows me scenes that we had been shooting. And then he goes, ‘Listen to me. The only thing that matters is the work, kid.’ And that was it.” [I]t’s part of why working for “free now, essentially,” has meant so much to LaBeouf.

[From USA Today]

I find the double standard with Shia’s drunken antics (i.e., hissy fits and bar fights) to be rather nauseating. Any female movie star who engaged in such behavior would be practically blacklisted and shipped off to rehab, post haste. But with Shia? He gets a nice pat on the back from “Bob” Redford.

Then again, Shia is used to enjoying double standards after he threw Megan Fox under the bed bus and then went on to star in a third Transformers movie only to essentially do the same thing that Megan did (that is, badmouth the franchise and Bay) and then go on to metaphorically crap all over Steven Spielberg too. Yet he continues to be hotly pursued by all manner of directors. I just don’t get it.

Shia LaBeouf

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  1. Eleonor says:

    I think he is one of the most overrated actor out there.
    Plus he wants to come out as true artist. Who the hell does he think he is? Marlon Brando??
    “If I could give the money back and get all the credibility in the world that I’m seeking, I would do it tomorrow,” he says. “In a heartbeat.”
    Why don’t you do it?? You can give them to charity.

  2. Hautie says:

    I don’t get it either. How does this 5’4 male, turn into the go to guy in LA? Seriously.

    The last movie I saw him in that I enjoyed, was “Holes”.

    And now he is a mouthy jerk. Talking sh*t as if he is has this stellar award winning back ground of greatness.

    Yet, I suspect he is about a half a step from mouthing off about the wrong man. And getting his lights punched out.

  3. Sandy says:

    Among his numerous flaws, his beard is just gross. I pity his girlfriend.

  4. Em12 says:

    Gotta love that he uses his “craft” as a way to justify dropping acid and literally screwing women on film. Does he really think anyone actually believes that’s just “being method?”

    • RocketMerry says:

      I agree. I don’t really get the “method acting” thing, in general, as I think that most of the time it prevents actors from really focusing on the emotional and psycological state of their characters by basically only making them concentrate on how they felt in relation to their bodies.
      Also, acting is supposed to be a state of mind, not a state of the body.
      So that is enough to get my eyes rolling. In addiction, he goes on and on about how he does extreme and cringe-inducing stupid stuff like dropping acid for his “method acting”.
      ‘Cause he’s a serious actor, y’all!

      Ugh. My message to Shia: shut up and sit down, gurl, really.

    • ol cranky says:

      how does it count as acting if you actually have to be stoned/drunk while filming to be able to portray being those things on film?

  5. ds says:

    I like him. He doesn’t look like all the other Hollywood polished boys. I never followed anything about him before but I think he’s got talent. I’d cast him in my films if I could afford him

  6. Dorothy#1 says:

    Nasty piece of work.

    If he wanted to give his money back why doesn’t he donate it all to worthy causes? That would give him some credibility.

  7. Anait says:

    Actors generally “pretend” to do something on the big screen (they pretend to cry, to love, to kill, to die etc.) if you have to do thing “for real” to give a good acting performance, my dear Shia, you are not the great actor you think to be.

    • Liv says:

      I agree so much!! This method thing is so creepy. They are supposed to imitate a figure, not get lost in it.

    • stellalovejoydiver says:

      That guy has a serious alcohol problem, he got in a couple of bar fights, so I think his “method acting” = dropping acid, going off the wagon, is more an excuse to go back to his old addict behaviour.
      Problem drinker and confirmed weirdo Shia LaBeouf told Page Six he fell off the wagon in order to better fulfill his role as a Prohibition-era bootlegger in Lawless.“I did it for the movie. I didn’t drink off set for no reason. I did it because, when I showed up on set the next day, my [bleep]ing eyes looked like this and my face… had that drunk bloat that I needed, that I couldn’t have if that wasn’t going on.”

      • LeslieM says:

        I dated a Method actor for 3 years. He was a wonderful guy and gorgeous but could rarely get work. He was so Method he would be up for a role on a soap opera and never watch it. In fact he would never watch tv at all. So I would read lines with him and know he would never get the part because he couldn’t put the character in context. I’d seen the show and knew who his love interest was supposed to be and the way he played it was just-off. He’s still trying to make it after 25 years but since he refuses to watch tv he knows nothing about the way actors are portraying their characters on dramas and sitcoms. Method acting is for the birds! Act. Pretend you are on acid. Don’t take it for godlike!
        People have been simulating sex since tv and films began why are you so pompous about your Method that you think you are the one person who actually has to do the deed to portray it?

  8. Liv says:

    God, I can’t stand him. Is there an actor out there who is more dislikable?

    How could he ever be with Carey Mulligan?? What a mystery.

  9. Andy says:

    Shit LaBeouf craves respect in his craft. He may try not being an asshole 24/7 and stay out of bars. That may help some.

    Taking some acting lessons also wouldn’t hurt.

  10. Anna says:

    He’s male Kristen Stewart.

  11. flan says:

    What a douche excuse.

    Yeah, don’t like it one bit how Bey and his asslicker Labeouf kept throwing shit at Megan Fox long after she stopped commenting. (Yeah, He’s one of my celeb-grudges along with Chris Brown, Donald Trump Junior and Blake Shelton :P ).

    They seemed like two little boys who are angry that a girl can’t be twisted like a doll.

  12. Boxy Lady says:

    It seems like the actors who want to be all Method like Marlon Brando forget that Brando actually had a lot of training. These actors would benefit from acting classes before they accidentally kill themselves by trying to be “Method actors.”

  13. Shitler says:

    His “rebel without a cause” schtick is getting so old. I have news for you Shia- your not that talented! Deal with it

  14. Viv says:

    Awww, Shia, so sorry to hear that. Why don’t you send all of us here on CB all your money and we will work on your credibility?

  15. Madpoe says:

    Wish LaDouche would go LaPoof!

  16. NeNe says:

    It’s time for him to STFU already. Does anybody really care about all this BS??? Not, I.

  17. The Original Mia says:

    LaDouche is in rare form these days. I don’t pity his girlfriend, though. I wonder wtf she sees in him.

  18. TheOriginalKitten says:

    I never paid much attention to him before but I’m starting to kinda like him-not sure what that says about me…

    As an art school product, I’ve always had a soft spot for the artsy fartsy types-I can’t help it.
    He DOES remind me of a young Sean Penn-but has yet to prove that he has the same level of talent.

  19. lucy2 says:

    He’s that method? Quick, someone cast him as a mute hermit who disappears for 40 years.

    He is so ridiculously pretentious and douchey, he makes James Franco look humble.

  20. Jenna says:

    Forget Shia, but ‘Lawless’ was far from “underwhelming”. -_-

  21. princesslizabeth says:

    He’s such a twit.

  22. I saw “Lawless” at a press screening today and even though Tom Hardy and Guy Pearce absolutely were the best actors in the film, Shia held his own against them. He was wery charming and likeable whilst still being sort of annoying as the youngest Bondurant brother. I do think he is a good actor, but not as great as he seems to think.

    “Lawless” was really good by the way, I highly recommend it!

  23. Evelyn says:

    He kind of reminds me of male K Stew, he tries so hard to look and act like he’s above it all.
    But how funny would it be to see someone drop acid and try to act! It makes it impossible to do anything, even speak at a normal pace or volume.

  24. Kate says:

    He is full of himself. No doubt. But I love his no filter attitude. Kind of refreshing. Regardless of his method, he translates on screen real emotion. He has convinced me on many roles-as much as I want to say “shia sucks” he is actually quite good at his “craft” (barf. Hate it when they use that word)

  25. Ella says:

    Wow, making movies is so dangerous, man. It’s terrifying. Shia LeBeouf is seriously courageous. I mean, not courageous like someone who fights in Iraq is courageous, or someone who survives a concentration camp, fights fires or resuscitates the dying, or even someone who has children and raises them to be functional human adults. But courageous like people who stop trimming their facial hair, take off their clothes in music videos and pretend to be entertaining fictional characters in exchange for large sums of money. Now that’s living on the edge.

  26. lrm says:

    meh; i dont hate him and for some reason i think he’s got some kind of,um, i guess sex appeal? yes, i should be embarrassed, i know….but he’s got a charisma on screen, i guess….
    i dont think his hair or beard are that gross? certainly not grosser [is that a word?] than depp or pitt….

    I like him as an actor. I did not know he was ‘highly rated’, so I therefore cannot say he is ‘over rated’…..
    I mean, just b/c he is cast in many films, does not mean ppl rate him highly; it may mean he brings box office, ya know?

    It’s weird how short he is though-why are so many hwood leading dudes short?

    Oh, and SURELY he is a far better actor than Kstew—we must agree on this, right?
    although, he needs to curtail the bar fights.

  27. henderswife says:

    My husband would tease me about how much I was attracted to Shia when he was in Transformers and Suburbia. He really was hot back then. Now he just looks like a homeless hipster kid. I wish he would start dressing well, take a shower and get a hair/beard cut. A girl can dream….

  28. hatsumomo says:

    I may be the only one here, but I still dont feel like he should be shit on for coming clean about banging Megan Fox. It takes two to tango and she was all for it a hot minute after temporarily “breaking up” with her man.

    And as for Shia himself, meh. I could take him or leave him.

  29. TheTruthHurts says:

    I find him so repulsive and he’s a sh-tty actor.

  30. Lindy says:

    Could not agree more with everything you said, Bedhead!

    Shia is an epic asshat who is unprofessional and ungrateful and unreliable, and yet he gets no pushback from producers and other power players.

    Why? He is horrible. I wish he’d go away. I don’t even think he has that much talent, either, and he got hit with the ugly stick for sure. Ugly ugly, too, and not ugly-but-interesting.

  31. ramona says:

    Best thing this dude ever did was Freaks and Geeks.

  32. whateveryouwantittobe says:

    Love it how actors think this shit actually matters.

  33. msw says:

    I think he is trying to make the career transition to older, more serious actor. It’s going to be hard to do because he did the Transformers franchise. Maybe because I didn’t waste my time seeing any of them that I still like the guy, and hope he makes it. He comes from a rough background and now has a lot of fame and money. I think he has to find some purity in what he does in order to live with himself. He is conflicted.

  34. Aud says:

    Shia LaDouche. Not only is he dumb, the degree of self love he has is out of touch with the reality of his ugly douchy face and attitude.
    He’s going to be in for a rude shock when the footage of him having sex is released to the world and a global tsunami of vomit rises.

  35. Tiffany says:

    I think that he is going to ‘I am no longer part of the system’ crap is because he pissed off the RIGHT people. Say what you want about Spielberg, in private. That man is Hollywood. He had a hand in Fox’s termination and now there is talk of Transformer 4 and he is not even in consideration. This is just him attempting to save face. You screwed the pooch LaDouche.

  36. avh says:

    In Dead Man Walking, wasn’t Sean Penn’s character executed by lethal injection? I’m just sayin’ Shia…

  37. avh says:

    Hey Shia – In Dead Man Walking, wasn’t Sean Penn’s character executed by lethal injection?

  38. RdyfrmycloseupmrDvlle says:

    Im an actor in NYC and I went to the Lee Strasberg Schoo where we are taught The Method. The Method happens to be really difficult and thats why its so often misused or actors get confused about how its done. You need a couple years of good training and to do a lot of reading. From everything I know of Shia he doesnt have the first clue about the Method. The Method definately is NOT about doing things “for real” real drinking, real drugging, real sex…..he’s helping to perpetuate a myth about the Method ….all he’s really doing is being very “show off-y” about how a;; method he is.
    I used to like him but after he badmouthed Megan, the studios and started flipping cars I cooled off. Also, Carry Muligan left so fast she left skid marks I realised he’s probably one amazing ass hat for her to leave so fast.
    If Sean Penn is his idol Id say he’s on his way swimmingly!

  39. Melanie says:

    You know he still wants the money. He could always give it away to charity. “If I could give it all back…” No one’s falling for that.