Shia LaBoeuf walks out of 'Nymphomaniac' press conference after one question

The "Nymphomaniac" star stormed out of his own news conference then wore a paper bag on his head to the premiere.

By Kate Stanton

BERLIN, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Shia LaBoeuf defended his oddball antics -- which have included alleged acts of plagiarism and incoherent Twitter outbursts -- as "meta-modernist performance art," and apologized in an open letter last month. During multiple appearances at the Berlin Film Festival, however, the 27-year-old actor showed no signs of letting up.

LaBoeuf, who wore torn clothing and a dirty baseball cap, sat down with his Nymphomaniac co-stars for a discussion about Lars Von Trier's latest film at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Berlin on Sunday.


He answered just one question about the film's sex scenes by quoting French soccer player Eric Cantona, then promptly left the stage. "When the seagulls follow the trawler, it's because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea. Thank you very much," he said.

LaBoeuf's co-stars, Uma Thurman and Christian Slater, reportedly joked about his comments, saying that the script had a lot of sardines.

LaBoeuf's unusual approach to film promotion didn't stop there. He showed up to the red-carpet premiere hours later wearing a paper bag over his head that read, "I am not famous any more," which gossipmongers will recognize as the message he has tweeted almost every day since he "retired" last month.

[Just Jared, LA Times, BBC News]

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