Shia LaBeouf is many things: a plagiarist, a raging asshole, a “serious actor” and apparently a sender of dick pics, especially when there’s a movie role at stake. You see, Lars von Trier was getting ready to cast Nymphomaniac, and Shia really wanted to whip it out in that film, so he figured the best way to secure the part was by, well, sending HIS part in picture form to the film’s production team. Classy!
From an interview with von Trier’s Zentropa Productions:
“The first info we got – and I’ll never forget this because my entire team reacted with such a fear – the first request on the production end, not from Lars, was pictures of my penis.”
Uhhh, okay. I’m sure they just “requested” those from you, and it was the FIRST THING they wanted to see rather than, say, how well you fulfilled the role and how you read the lines. Sure, it’s feasible that at some point, they would want to see what he’s working with, but I doubt it was much of a sacrifice for ole Shia, there, who probably jerks off over a mirror, anyway, and just pulled the photo from his SnapChat history.
Then there’s the fact that he believes his character, Jerome, is “adversarial”, which is why he wanted to play him:
“Previously in my career I’d been the everyman or the normal guy stuck in this extraordinary situation. Jerome was the opportunity to play a slimy, evil, blasphemous, mini-juggernaut of a man.”
I’m sorry, I’m sorry… I just can’t take this guy seriously. Here’s the full interview below. How awful is he?