Shia LaBeouf: Does Dropping Acid For A Role Make You Like Him More Or Less?

Shia LaBeouf is no stranger to generating bizarre headlines related to the movie roles he chooses. Last year, he caused quite a stir after word spread that he planned to have real sex in Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac, and now, he’s come close to topping that hoopla with word he dropped acid to prepare for his role in Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman.

The crazy reveal came out during LaBeouf’s interview with MTV during promotions for the film at Sundance. He was apparently worried about playing the role after he signed on because he’d never done the drug before; so, he got a supply, taped himself under the influence and then sent the footage to his friends to find out whether he should take his performance a little further or tone it down a little bit.

To some, LaBeouf’s drug use is a good indication of why he’s become one of the most promising young actors of his generation. He gives one hundred percent to every single product he’s a part of and is naturally drawn to taking risks with his choices. To others, however, this acid dropping thing is just the latest piece of evidence as to why he’s kind of an idiot who takes himself way too seriously. Between the bar fights and the drugs and that weird naked music video, he’s pretty much a loose canon.

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