Shia LaBeouf has caused a stir at the Berlin Film Festival by storming out of a press conference about his new movie, and then appearing at the film’s premiere with a paper bag on his head emblazoned with the words ‘I am not famous anymore’.
The actor, who was with his Nymphomaniac co-stars Uma Thurman and Christian Slater at the press conference, left after 10 minutes when questioned about the movie’s explicit sex scenes.
As the 27-year-old Hollywood star got up and left, he said: “When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea. Thank you very much.”
The cryptic line was originally uttered by footballer Eric Cantona in 1995 after he kicked a fan in the crowd while playing for Manchester United.
After the notably awkward moment at the press event, Thurman and Slater laughed off their co-star’s comment, adding that the Lars Von Trier-directed movie features a lot of sardines.
“Obviously, the script is packed with a lot of sardines … one sardine after another,” Slater quipped.
It was noted that LaBeouf looked dishevelled in appearance and was missing a bottom tooth at the press conference.