Shia LaBeouf Wanted to Mount Camera to His Penis in ‘Nymphomaniac’

Actor Shia LaBeouf wanted to wear a penis cam while shooting Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac.

Because who wouldn’t want a camera rigged up to their penis?

The film centers on a beaten woman who recalls her varied erotic experiences, but a source says Shia’s idea would have been too much for viewer, and namely his costar.

“Shia had wanted von Trier to put a camera on his penis while filming, so that audiences could have the full experience,” said an insider.

In other bizarre Shia news, he opened a very strange five day performance art installation (I’m using the term art very loosely here) in Los Angeles entitled #IAMSORRY. The exhibit is a collaboration between Shia LaBeouf, “metamodernist” philosopher Luke Turner, and Finnish performance artist Nastja Säde Rönkkö that runs Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Visitors are admitted to the exhibit one at a time. There is a table full of items including an Indiana Jones whip and Transformers toys and you take one of those, a folded-up note picked from a bowl, and then you sit across from LaBeouf at a table while he wears the “I Am Not Famous Anymore” paper bag over his head.

Gallery visitor Maycie Thornton said, “You can still see his eyes, and it was like, it was kind of wet under, it looked like he had been crying and his eyes were like so sad. So I just immediately got so awkward, because you’re like trying to talk to someone who is not talking back to you, in this room by yourself.”

Another excited fan, Alex Schlagel, asked the actor to remove the paper bag from his head, and then told him how much she enjoyed his films, before leaving him her phone number. LaBeouf does not verbally communicate with the attendees.

“It was weird to be excited because he was so sad, and then I didn’t know what else to say, so I asked if I could take his bag off,” she said.

LeBeouf’s last tweet reads:


We are too Shia, we are too.