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James Franco appears at a press conference for the film Homefront on Nov. 17, 2013. / Shia LaBeouf appears at the 64th Berlin Film Festival on Feb. 9, 2014. - Provided courtesy of MUNAWAR HOSAIN /startraksphoto.com  / Aurore Marechal/Abaca/startraksphoto.com
02/20/2014

James Franco analyzes Shia LaBeouf's recent behavior in a new op-ed featured in The New York Times.

The piece, which is titled "Why Actors Act Out, was printed in the newspaper on Wednesday, Feb. 20. In it, Franco brings up LaBeouf's plagiarism controversy, the time the 27-year-old actor wore a paper bag on his head at the Berlin Film Festival and LaBeouf's participation in the #IAMSORRY art exhibit.

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02/12/2014
Shia LaBeouf appears at the 64th Berlin Film Festival on Feb. 9, 2014. - Provided courtesy of Aurore Marechal/Abaca/startraksphoto.com

Shia LaBeouf is making headlines again, this time the actor appears as part of an art exhibit in Los Angeles called #IAMSORRY.

The exhibit, which opened at the Stephen Cohen Gallery on Tuesday, Feb. 11, features LaBeouf sitting in a room with a paper bag over his head that says "I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE," according to CNN. The paper bag is similar to a bag he wore over his head on the red carpet at the Berlin Film Festival on Feb. 9.

02/10/2014
Shia LaBeouf attends the Nymphomaniac premiere at the Berlin Film Festival on Feb. 9, 2014 wearing a bag that reads, Im not famous anymore -- words hes tweeted since he declared he was retiring from all public life after a plagiarism scandal. - Provided courtesy of Aurore Marechal / Abaca / Startraksphoto.com

See photos of Shia LaBeouf at the premiere of "Nymphomaniac Volume 1" at the 2014 Berlin Film Festival, wearing a paper bag with a message and leaving a press conference after responding to one question, on Feb. 9, 2014.

The actor had declared in January he was retiring from public life and has for the past few weeks tweeted he's "not famous anymore," following a plagiarism scandal.

02/10/2014
Shia LaBeouf attends the Nymphomaniac premiere at the Berlin Film Festival on Feb. 9, 2014 wearing a bag that reads, Im not famous anymore -- words hes tweeted since he declared he was retiring from all public life after a plagiarism scandal. - Provided courtesy of Aurore Marechal / Abaca / Startraksphoto.com

Shia LaBeouf is continuing to make headlines with bizarre public behavior.

The 27-year-old "Transformers" actor had famously declared on Twitter on Jan. 10 that he was "retiring from all public life," following a plagiarism scandal over a short film he released, and has since Jan. 13 tweeted the message "I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE" every day at 3 p.m. ET (which means he may have it scheduled automatically). Those words were displayed over his face on Sunday, when he again raised eyebrows, this time at the Berlin Film Festival.

01/10/2014
Shia LaBeouf appears at the premiere of The Company You Keep in New York City on March 26, 2013. - Provided courtesy of Kristina Bumphrey/Startraksphoto.com

Shia LaBeouf announced on his Twitter account on Friday, Jan. 10, that he was "retiring from all public life.

"In light of the recent attacks against my artistic integrity, I am retiring from all public life," LaBeouf wrote in his tweet.

01/02/2014
Shia LaBeouf appears at the premiere of The Company You Keep in New York City on March 26, 2013. - Provided courtesy of Kristina Bumphrey/Startraksphoto.com

Shia LaBeouf opted to apologize for plagiarizing author Daniel Clowes' work by writing a message to Clowes in the sky over Los Angeles on Wednesday, Jan. 1.

"I am sorry Daniel Clowes," the message said.

12/17/2013
Shia LaBeouf appears at the premiere for Lawless in Los Angeles on August 22, 2012. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

Shia LaBeouf was recently slammed online about alleged plagiarism in a film short he directed and now the "Transformers" actor has spoken out.

The 27-year-old old said he is "embarrassed" for failing to give proper credit and that he apologizes to "all who assumed" he wrote the script.

"I [expletive] up," he said on Twitter late on Monday, Dec. 16, hours after the video, titled "Howard Cantour.com," was released online.

The short, which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012, revolves around what promoters describe as a "lonely but self-important film critic," played by comedian and actor Jim Gaffigan.

According to Buzzfeed, the video is "almost a direct adaptation" of artist Daniel Clowes' 2007 comic "Justin M. Damiano." The website quoted his editor, Eric Reynolds, as saying that the actor's short marks "shameless theft." Clowes has not commented.

"Copying isn't particularly creative work. Being inspired by someone else's idea to produce something new and different IS creative work," LeBeouf tweeted. "In my excitement and naivete as an amateur filmmaker, I got lost in the creative process and neglected to follow proper accreditation."

"I'm embarrassed that I failed to credit @danielclowes for his original graphic novella Justin M. Damiano, which served as my inspiration," he added. "I was truly moved by his piece of work & I knew that it would make a poignant & relevant short. I apologize to all who assumed I wrote it. I deeply regret the manner in which these events have unfolded and want @danielclowes to know that I have a great respect for his work."

Buzzfeed then pointed out that LeBeouf's first part of his apology was similar to an entry on a Yahoo! Answers page, in which user "Lili" wrote: "Merely copying isn't particularly creative work, though it's useful as training and practice. Being inspired by someone else's idea to produce something new and different IS creative work, and it may even revolutionalize the 'stolen' concept." LeBeouf has not commented about this.

02/22/2013

Actor Ben Foster has been announced as the replacement for Shia LaBeouf in the Broadway play "Orphans," The Associated Press reports.

The casting came a day after LaBeouf stepped away from the play, which would have marked his Broadway debut. LaBouf commented Foster's casting in a Tweet on February 21.

02/21/2013
Alec Baldwin, Shia LeBeouf and Tom Sturridge appear in a publicity photo for the 2013 Broadway play Orphans. - Provided courtesy of Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre

Shia LaBeouf will not make his Broadway debut in the play "Orphans" after all and has exited the production due to "creative differences," organizers say.

The 26-year-old actor, known for his roles in the "Transformers" films and movies such as "Lawless," and actor Tom Sturridge had been cast as orphaned brothers Treat, a thief, and Phillip. They become involved in a kidnapping of a rich older man, Harold, played by Alec Baldwin. The play is due to open in previews on March 19 and open officially on April 7.

01/23/2013

Shia LaBeouf went the extra mile to get into character for his role in "The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman." The actor said in a new interview that he dropped acid for the part.

LaBeouf, who is at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, to promote the film, talked to MTV News with co-star Evan Rachel Wood about the experience. Video of the interview can be seen below.

12/28/2012

Actor Shia LaBeouf is reportedly romantically involved with the co-star of his recent film "Nymphomaniac."

LaBeouf, 26, was spotted getting cozy with Mia Goth, 19, in the Los Angeles area earlier this week, according to Us Weekly. The magazine has a photo of the actors together, with LaBeouf hugging Goth, which was taken on December 22.

09/01/2012
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Shia LaBeouf appears at the premiere for Lawless in Los Angeles on August 22, 2012. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

Shia LaBeouf has a message for moviegoers out to see "Lawless" this weekend: There's more to it than just violence.

The actor spoke to OTRC.com correspondent Tony Cabrera at the premiere of the film earlier this week and said, "I think it's a really good movie. It's about a family. I mean, yes, it's blood and guts stuff and you've got that. There's stuff for the boys, but you've also got two really interesting love stories happening simultaneously of this."

08/30/2012
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Shia LaBeouf appears at the premiere for Lawless in Los Angeles on August 22, 2012. - Provided courtesy of OTRC Shia LaBeouf talks about what fans can expect from the film 'Lawless' and working with Tom Hardy on set.
08/29/2012
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Shia LaBeouf talks about Lawless in an interview to promote the film, which was released on Aug. 29, 2012. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

Shia LaBeouf packed on about 40 pounds to play Jack Bondurant in the gangster film "Lawless," and the actor, who became a heartthrob thanks to his role in the "Transformers" franchise, says the process of his weight gain made him feel like "quite an ugly person" - on the inside.

Check out 7 facts about Shia LaBeouf and "Lawless."

08/29/2012
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Shia LaBeouf talks about Lawless in August 2012. - Provided courtesy of OTRC Shia LaBeouf, who starred in the 'Transformers' films and the 2012 movie 'Lawless,' says he loves violent movies.
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