Shia LaBeouf Cut His Face with a Knife for Art

by Gabby Bess
Shia LaBeouf (with his face intact). Photo by Matteo Prandoni/

Shia LaBeouf -- whose bizarre craft includes not being famous, artistically running marathons, and misusing the word "meta" with confidence -- reportedly cut his face with a knife (for art).

The actor/artiste has taken off his spandex in favor of taking method acting to a thoroughly troubling extreme. Starring alongside Brad Pitt and Logan Lerman in the new World War II film, Fury, LaBeouf wanted his battle worn look to be as real as possible. His co-star Lerman told GQ magazine:

"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."

Yeah, REAL CRAZY. In addition to giving himself actual wounds while smiling with dead eyes, LaBeouf declined to shower for the duration of the shoot and had a few of his teeth pulled out to complete his war-ready ensemble.

Since we're morally torn between viewing LaBeouf's dedication to his craft as super badass or just insane, all we're gonna say is Fury better be the best movie of all time.

Fury hits theaters October 17.  

[Via The Guardian]

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