Besides his numerous acting performances, Shia LaBeouf is also known for his elaborate performance art pieces that frequently engage and excite the public. One of these pieces was #ALLMYMOVIES, an installation in which LaBeouf watched all of his films back-to-back at New York’s Angelika Film Center over three days while a fixed camera filmed his reactions and transmitted them across the Internet. The piece was divisive, but many felt received it positively, and now LaBeouf discussed his various performance art jaunt last night on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”, including #AllMyMovies. Watch the segment below.
“It starts like an ironic, silly thing, like most of the things I do, and then it wound up in a really cool, sincere place,” says LaBeouf in response to why he did it in the first place. He went on to discuss how the people in the theater engaged with the project: “You got some people who are exhibitionists who want to sit right next to you and want to dress up and do stuff, and then you got some people who just want to lay in the cut and just be a part of it. So it’s really open ended.” When Kimmel screened a clip of him sleeping during the piece and asked what he was watching then, LaBeouf responded, “That was probably ‘Transformers’ something.”
LaBeouf also discussed his hitchhiking stunt where he got people to drive him around the country as well as #TOUCHMYSOUL where he picked up phone calls for five days. “It sounds crazy on paper, but it really turns into something special,” he says. “People want to be a part of something.”
LaBeouf co-starred in Andrea Arnold’s “American Honey” this year, which won the Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Next year, he will play tennis player John McEnroe in the biopic “Borg vs. McEnroe” about the rivalry between the two legends at the 1980 Wimbledon Championships.