After watching all the Shia LaBeouf movies, Shia LaBeouf is cool with being Shia LaBeouf again

Posted on Nov 16 2015 - 10:06pm by Ashley Rey

After watching all the Shia LaBeouf movies, Shia LaBeouf is cool with being Shia LaBeouf again

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Seeing Shia LaBeouf watch all of his movies brought joy to many — but mostly to Shia himself.

The temperamental actor spoke about the experience with Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner, his collaborators on the #AllMyMovies project, and the co-founder of New Hive, the website that live-streamed the event — which you can view in full now, if you dare. Their comprehensive discussion covers self-worth, love, art, celebrity, reflexive biological functions and, of course, pizza.

Shortly after the marathon’s conclusion, LaBeouf already feels like a changed man. He’s no longer hiding from himself; though he used to tell baristas his name is James, he even feels comfortable giving his real name at coffee shops now. Which, of course, prompts a question — has Shia LaBeouf been pretending to be James Franco at coffee shops all this time?

LaBoeuf explains that before the project, he felt lonely and “exiled from life” as a celebrity. He struggled to belong. #ALLMYMOVIES, however, helped to shrink the distance he felt, probably because you’re just as important to The Evens Stevens Movie as he is.

“The Even Stevens Movie was interesting. It’s all of our childhood. It’s mine and it’s yours. It wasn’t just me smiling like that,” said LaBoeuf. “If you look at the freeze frames, everyone is smiling like wow, I remember Beans. I remember that stupid-ass song. We were all looking at our yearbook together and we’re all in the yearbook.”

His collaborators didn’t grow up with Even Stevens. Still, they felt a wave of nostalgia from the energy of the room — a Shia ripple if you will.

Not all the movies gave the audience good vibes, though. LaBoeuf and his collaborators agreed that Dumb and Dumberer is, in fact, “sexist, racist, homophobic” and “quite deplorable,” according to Turner. They could all feel the tension in the room.

But by the end of the three days, said LaBeouf, he felt like he was simply hanging out watching movies with his friends.

Of course, there were also people watching the performance remotely all over the world. They were fascinated to watch him yawn — and he’s equally transfixed by the mystical properties of yawning.

“There’s no intellectual explanation for why when you yawn, I yawn,” LaBoeuf explains. “There’s something magical that goes down. I’m sure there’s science, but there’s also something beyond the science.”

And people watching the live stream had a chance to affect what was going on in the theater, too. When girls ordered pizza for LaBoeuf at the theater — pepperoni jalapeño — and then watched him eat it, the experience gave Verdin chills. LaBoeuf found the experience of eating Dominoes with the crowd “humanizing.”

Really, art is a relatively small part of what made #ALLMYMOVIES a success for LaBoeuf. He says that the experience helped him shed the self-hatred he’s built up for himself over the years, and to understand that there’s love for him out there too.

“This is a genuine fear of mine. I think people hate me. That’s just what goes on in my head. And all I want to do is be liked,” LaBeouf explained. “Men, women, people don’t really want a lot. A person to talk to, and not have problems with nobody, I think it gets really simple when you get to the bottom of it.”

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Source: Mashable Entertainemnet
After watching all the Shia LaBeouf movies, Shia LaBeouf is cool with being Shia LaBeouf again

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