Shia LaBeouf Pulls Out His Tooth and Cuts His Face to ‘Get Into Character’

Oct 6, 2014 at 2:10 pm |
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Shia LaBeouf at court

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During his audition for The Godfather method actor Marlon Brando famously stuffed his cheeks with cotton to give his Don Corleone the look of a “bulldog.” That’s clever.

It was recently reported by costar Logan Lerman in an interview with Britain’s GQ magazine that actor Shia LaBeouf both slashed his face and pulled out a tooth to help portray his character in the movie Fury. That’s indulgent self-mutilation, or the act of someone who needs psychiatric help.

Apparently LaBeouf wasn’t pleased with the realism of the makeup he was receiving while preparing to shoot, Lerman said:

“We were in make-up and they were putting cuts on Shia and I said, ‘Yeah, yeah, it looks good.’ And Shia was like, ‘No, it doesn’t look real.’ Then he walks out into the hallway and says, ‘Hey man, wanna see something fun? Check this out…’ and he takes out a knife and cuts his face. And for the whole movie he kept opening these cuts on his face. That’s all real.”

Earlier this year Shia was spotted missing a tooth, and Lerman also confirmed the ridiculous series of events that left people agape over the gap in his mouth. “He didn’t do it himself, he did go to a dentist and asked them to pull his tooth out but yeah, what an odd request.” As if that brings things down to a level of normalcy.

This leaves us with two questions: Do you think he had the same tooth put back in his mouth after filming? And what if he gets cast in a role in which the character has a missing limb?

This strange behavior follows a series of strange “performance pieces” that LaBeouf has participated in recently including running 144 laps around an art museum and wearing a brown paper bag over his head bearing the words “I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE” during a red carpet event.

Please sit down Shia, you’re starting to worry us.

Shia is up to his antics again in the ‘name of art’–but this time he’s hurting himself. Find out how…