BERLIN – Actor Shia LaBeouf hit the Berlin Film Festival in memorable style Sunday, first walking out of a press conference for the film Nymphomaniac Volume I and then wearing a paper bag over his head at the red carpet premiere.
The actor posed for photographers in a stylish tuxedo – and a paper bag with eyeholes and the words I am not famous anymore written across it. LaBeouf has frequently used the statement on his Twitter page.
The unconventional attire came shortly after the star walked out of a press conference with co-stars Uma Thurman and Christian Slater to promote Lars von Trier’s film, the first installment of a two-part drama about a woman’s sexual life from girlhood to age 50.
A reporter’s question as to whether the actors were worried about the film’s sex scenes elicited the response: When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea. Thank you very much. He then walked out.
LaBeouf’s line was borrowed from French soccer player Eric Cantona, who baffled reporters with it in the mid-1990s after his suspension for a flying kick on a heckler.