In his new movie ‘Charlie Countryman,’ the 27-year-old plays a guy who falls for a girl who’s “claimed” by a violent crime boss. Earlier this year Shia revealed that as part of his preparation for this role, he took LSD to gain insight on his character. “There’s a way to do an acid trip like Harold & Kumar,” he said in August. “And there’s a way to be on acid.” He praised Sean Penn’s method acting in ‘Dead Man Walking,’ when he actually strapped himself to an electric chair. “Those are the guys that I look up to,” Shia said.
On Sunday, Shia tweeted a naked self-portrait with his Twitter followers. In the photo, the actor sits on a milk crate, naked. He wrote, “tune in, turn on, drop out – #CharlieCountryman 11/15.”
The former Disney star said in an interview in Aug. 2012 that his graphic nudity and sex scenes in Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac were “for real.” He added, “Everything that is illegal, we’ll shoot in blurred images. Other than that, everything is happening.” LaBeouf later followed up that interview by adding, “I have ethics. I’m not completely out of my mind,” he said of nudity in movies.
“But I don’t think there’s anything wrong with sex. Sex is beautiful if it’s done right. And I wouldn’t just do it for no reason.”
Charlie Countryman stars LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood and Rupert Grint.
His Twitpic after the jump! (more…)