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Actor Shia LaBeouf attends a screening of 'LoveTrue' during 2015 Tribeca Film Festival at SVA Theatre 2 on April 16, 2015 in New York City.
Actor Shia LaBeouf attends a screening of 'LoveTrue' during 2015 Tribeca Film Festival at SVA Theatre 2 on April 16, 2015 in New York City.

Troubled star Shia LaBeouf stepped out last night, causing jaws to drop with his new hairstyle.

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The actor turned up at the Tribeca Film Festival to promote his new documentary Love True.

Actor Shia LaBeouf attends the premiere of
Actor Shia LaBeouf attends the premiere of "Love True" during the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival at the SVA Theater on April 16, 2015 in New York City.

Shia appeared onstage at the SVA Theater to talk about his role as the executive producer/financier of the work-in-progress documentary directed by Israeli Alma Har’el. 

The 28-year-old candidly stated that he "just wrote a check" and stayed out of the director's way given his admiration for her work.

He  went on to criticise Hollywood, Transformers, and Al Pacino. He also spoke honestly about his time in rehab.

The former Transformers star hit headlines after announcing his retirement from the Hollywood spotlight last year on Twitter, now referring to himself as a performance artist.

Actor Shia LaBeouf attends the premiere of
Actor Shia LaBeouf attends the premiere of "Love True" during the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival at the SVA Theater on April 16, 2015 in New York City.

“The craft of acting for film is terribly exclusive and comes with the baggage of celebrity, which robs you of your individuality and separates you,” he told Variety.

“As a celebrity/star I am not an individual — I am a spectacular representation of a living human being, the opposite of an individual. The enemy of the individual, in myself as well as in others. The celebrity/star is the object of identification, with the shallow seeming life that has to compensate for the fragmented productive specialisations which are actually lived. The requirements to being a star/celebrity are namely, you must become an enslaved body,” Shia explained. “Just flesh — a commodity, and renounce all autonomous qualities in order to identify with the general law of obedience to the course of things. The star is a by-product of the machine age, a relic of modernist ideals. It’s outmoded.

“I started acting as a child. It has been a long time since I’ve known another way. I think our work, for me, is my adult self putting another room on the house to gain perspective on the house.”

Actor Shia LaBeouf attends the premiere of
Actor Shia LaBeouf attends the premiere of "Love True" during the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival at the SVA Theater on April 16, 2015 in New York City.

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