What a long strange trip it’s been with Shia LaBeouf over the past few years. In celebration of his 28th birthday, here are his top five tweets from the past six months. Shia dares you to understand them:
1. Shia’s New Year’s Resolution
Let's just call this an early jump on 2014. While he resolved to be less controversial, this really sets the tone for the rest of the list. Like many of us, he didn’t exactly knock his New Year’s resolution out of the park, but there’s always 2015.
2. “I’m Not Famous Anymore”
When Alec Baldwin says you have a bad attitude, it might be time to look in the mirror. Shia was slated to co-star with Baldwin on Broadway but left due to friction and leaked private emails between them online. Shia then went on to tweet for 27-straight days, “I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE.” It also inspired his latest fashion moment: wearing a brown paper bag over his head on the red carpet.
3. “Start Creating”
Shia is apparently a huge fan of skywriting. After being accused of plagiarizing his short film from Daniel Clowes, he apologized to the graphic novelist with a message written in the sky. After that, he must have found it fun. Following the Twitter apologies he cribbed from other celebs, he then began a hashtag frenzy with #startcreating, before going full circle and eventually turning that into skywriting as well.
4. Response to Jim Carrey
Sometimes it’s impossible to wrap your head around something. Shia was responding to a joke made about his “sticky fingers” scandal by Jim Carrey while presenting the award for Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical, at the Golden Globes. His “retirement from all public life” ended quickly and Shia responded with this tweet. But what does this mean? You tell us.
5. “It Comes from Something Cool”
We all like to think and expand our intelligence. Shia really allows everyone to do exactly that when he sent out this tweet from January. Wanting more is what most humans, well, want. He may be onto something here. Is what we have now just a bigger and more elaborate creation of something from our past? Trippy.