1:12pm PT by Graeme McMillan
Shia LaBeouf: Now Starring in 'Star Wars,' 'The Avengers' and '2001,' Thanks to the Internet
Someone clearly needs to tell Shia LaBeouf that anger leads to the dark side. As part of an art project that has seen the Transformers and Nymphomaniac artist transported into a variety of different settings as he delivers a surreal inspirational speech, he's become the most aggressive Jedi ever seen.
Students at London's Central Saint Martins art school shot LaBeouf performing a series of speeches against a green screen before making the footage available via a Creative Commons Non-Commercial license — essentially inviting the Internet to do whatever they wanted with the footage. Suffice to say, the Internet rose to the challenge and ensured that Shia entered into moments of cinematic history.
Portions of LaBeouf's performance have been inserted in The Empire Strikes Back, The Avengers, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Seven, among other films. He's also been transported into a TED Talk, a home shopping commercial and turned into the most annoying friend who dropped in out of nowhere with no warning.
Some of the many videos are below. There's been no Shia meets Shia in Transformers that we've seen yet, but surely it's only a matter of time.