Shia LaBeouf is at it again. Not content with simply being an actor, he has decided to become the world's weirdest performance artist. And you can watch him as he watches all of his movies right now live in New York. It's called the #AllMyMovies project. And you can see it HERE. Though, be warned! The site has crashed, and may continue to crash as news spreads of this interesting bit of strangeness.
Shia LaBeouf has had an interesting past couple of years. And some fans aren't sure what to make of him. He's gone from childhood star, to blockbuster marquee name, to deranged psychopath who likes to engage in beefy bar brawls and place himself in museums as a living work of art. It seems fame has had a unique affect on him. And we're never sure what he's going to do next. And each time he does pull off some bit of craziness, it seems he is either mocking, parodying, or outright ripping off someone who came before him.
After debuting his short film Howard Cantour, which followed a journalist who has to interview the star of a movie he hates, the actor-turned-director was accused of plagiarizing a 2007 Daniel Clowes comic book. Shortly there after, the actor launched the #IAmSorry art project, which invited fans to come interact with him in an empty art gallery, where he sat, silently, staring straight ahead while onlookers engaged in all sorts of debauched activity. Here, he was also accused of ripping off other performance artists, and in a string of apologizes on Twitter, he plagiarized other famous people's apologizes. Now, he seems to be ripping off the little seen 1998 indie art film Watching a Movie, which was written by and stars Evan Jacobs, who is a screenplay writer and novelist renown amongst the Orange County Hardcore scene.
This live video stream takes Watching a Movie one step further, though, as Shia LaBeouf sits in a movie theater watching all of his own movies. And as he broadcasts the experience, you, the viewer at home, only get to see his face, and live through his emotions. But it doesn't just stop at the live feed, which may or may not be available as you read this. If you live in New York City, you can visit the Angelika Film Center where Shia LaBeouf is right now. Admission is free. And fans are encouraged to come and go at their leisure. So if you want to see all of the Transformers movies again, or Holes, or even Constantine on the big screen, now is your chance.
Kicking off just a little earlier today, Shia LaBeouf began the movie marathon with his most recent release, Man Down, which he appears in alongside Kate Mara, Gary Oldman, Clifton Collins Jr. and Jai Courtney. The action thriller doesn't have a domestic release date yet. The movie is set in a post-apocalyptic America, where former U.S. Marine Gabriel Drummer searches desperately for the whereabouts of his son, accompanied by his best friend and a survivor. The actor will then work backwards through his entire filmography. We believe it will all end with Disney's Holes. But he does have a few earlier, more obscure releases. The films will screen for 24 hours a day, spanning the next three days. If you are in the area, and want to participate, you have plenty of time to get there.
We're not sure if Shia LaBeouf plans on taking a nap during all of this, or if we'll see him slowly become unhinged as he begins to suffer from sleep deprivation. He has some epic films in his resume, and some of them are quite long. We also suspect that he'll be taking food and bathroom breaks at will throughout the experiment. We're not sure what Shia LaBeouf's end goal is with all of this. But perhaps something good will come out of it. For now, you can watch the actor live on his website AllMyMovies, just click HERE. But be warned. The signal is coming in and going out. There is a lot of interest at the moment. So check back later. This should get really interesting around the 3 a.m. mark.