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Shia LeBeouf took acid for a film role - Legit or too far?

Ben 2012/08/29 12:50:26
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Forget Robert DeNiro, who famously gained 60lb to portray overweight ex-boxer Jake LaMotta in Raging Bull, or Adrien Brody, who volunteered to remain locked in a mortuary drawer for hours while starring in The Jacket. There's a new method kid in town: Shia LeBeouf dropped acid for 24 hours to prepare for a role in forthcoming gangster film The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman.

The 26-year-old actor told USA today he wanted to deliver a realistic rendering of a scene in which his character trips on LSD for Fredrik Bond's film. "There's a way to do an acid trip like Harold & Kumar, and there's a way to be on acid," he said.



Is this acceptable 'research' for a film role or just a step way way too far?

Read More: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/aug/29/shia-la...

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  • Magical Mushroom 2012/08/29 23:26:22
    Acceptable
    Magical Mushroom
    as a artist in the same field it is acceptable if that is something he wanted to to. It is very opening to take acid.
    on acid
  • Michael 2012/08/29 22:43:24
    Too far!
    Michael
    He is going crazy! Why does he wanna volunteer for movies that wll cause you to do real things? I thought Hollywood was supposed to be fake!
  • Vision of Verve 2012/08/29 21:27:23
  • pammerjammer 2012/08/29 14:44:54
    Acceptable
    pammerjammer
    +1
    Timothy Leary Lives!
  • BlackwinterG36C 2012/08/29 14:31:20
    Not sure / other.
    BlackwinterG36C
    That explains why his acting sucks. His "acting" consists of freaking out and monologing arrogence.
  • Chibi Guru Z 2012/08/29 14:13:49
  • Angel 2012/08/29 14:12:57
    Too far!
    Angel
    Im sorry thats teacing kids hey kids its ok if your doing it for an job.
  • dear•LT13☻ 2012/08/29 13:49:53
    Acceptable
    dear•LT13☻
    For what he gets paid - I'd expect nothing less than perfection in his acting. That includes the research for giving a good performance. (He's not the first person to do this either)
  • SteveMarine- JLA 2012/08/29 13:27:54
    Too far!
    SteveMarine- JLA
    Good excuse for a hollywierd to use drugs...hope he knows he fried some brain cells.... Have fun rich boy.
  • Todayisgoingtobegreat 2012/08/29 13:21:35
    Not sure / other.
    Todayisgoingtobegreat
    Good excuse as any!
  • cmdrbnd007 2012/08/29 13:11:23
    Too far!
    cmdrbnd007
    +1
    Yeah, that's why he took it. I remember hearing a tale between Dustin Hoffman and Sir Laurence Olivier while they were shooting Marathon Man. Hoffman was doing all these things to get into character and Olivier said there is an easier way to prepare, it's called acting. I do not believe he did this as purely "research."
  • Kat ♪.BTO-t-BCRA-F~PWCM~ 2012/08/29 12:55:01
    Too far!
    Kat ♪.BTO-t-BCRA-F~PWCM~
    +2
    Stupid.

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