Shia LaBeouf Dons Paper Bag at Movie Premiere


Actor Shia LaBeouf’s bizarre paper bag antic grabbed quite a few eyeballs at the  64th Berlinale International Film Festival, where he was attending the launch of his movie Nymphomaniac, Volume 1. The actor sported a tuxedo and a paper bag on his head, that read, “I am not famous anymore,” in bold, a message he has repeatedly tweeted since January. The actor posed for the camera as he peeked through small cutouts made in the bag. Earlier, the actor walked out of a press conference, after answering only one question. The other panelists, Stacy Martin, Christian Slater, Uma Thurman, Stellan Skarsgard and Louise Vesth, looked faintly surprised by the gesture, and broke into a light applause, when LaBeouf quickly exited.

The actor’s recent behavior has brought him to the spotlight more than once. Earlier, on Saturday, LaBeouf had lunged at three men who had tried to click a photo of him, while he was at the Ritz Carlton Lounge. The actor’s friends were quick to restrain him and they calmed him down. In January, the 27-year-old Hollywood actor, had declared on Twitter that he was looking at retiring from public life. The tweet came around the time, when his film Howard was said to have lifted ideas from comic Justin M. Damiano by Dan Clowes.