August 28th, 2012
04:35 PM ET
By now you should be confident that Shia LaBeouf has a "by any means necessary" approach to acting. Having unsimulated sex, trying some moonshine ... he's willing to do it if it'll get him in character.
It's all part of an approach that his "Lawless" director John Hillcoat referred to in an interview with USA Today as "Method-like."
So in order to prepare for his role in 2013's "The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman," LaBeouf set aside a day for a quick acid trip.
"There's a way to do an acid trip like 'Harold & Kumar,' and there's a way to be on acid," the 26-year-old actor told USA Today. "What I know of acting, Sean Penn actually strapped in to that [electric] chair in 'Dead Man Walking.' These are the guys that I look up to."
LaBeouf's been on a quest to show and prove lately, denouncing the studio system that brought forth his blockbuster franchise, "Transformers," in favor of independent storytelling. Speaking with the newspaper, he said he'd also denounce the paychecks that came with that success.
"If I could give the money back and get all the credibility in the world that I'm seeking, I would do it tomorrow," he said. "In a heartbeat."
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