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Shia LaBeouf: 'My terrible films put me to sleep during movie marathon'

Shia Labeouf gave up and fell asleep during a marathon screening of all the films he has made, because he couldn't bear to watch the terrible ones.

On 10 November (15), The Transformers star invited fans to join him at the Angelika Film Center in New York City for a 72-hour event featuring all of his movie projects in reverse chronological order.


Shia's aim was to sit through every one of his big screen outings with just a 10-minute break between each film - an ordeal fans were able to watch either in the cinema or online via a live stream.


However, on the second day of the challenge, the actor was spotted lying down to sleep in the aisle of the cinema, with reports at the time suggesting that he fell asleep during a screening of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.


The actor has now confirmed that he struggled to watch the second Transformers movie and took a nap because he thought the films he'd made before his 2012 appearance in Lawless were not very good.


"I think it started after Lawless, when the movies started getting s**t," LaBeouf tells the website NewHive.com. "They (the cinema audience) knew that I felt it too, it was the shared secret that we all had: 'I'm a viewer in this and this is hard for me to watch too. In fact, I'm gonna go take a nap 'cause I hate myself, not 'cause I'm tired, but because I'm dying right now'. And nobody had a problem with that.


"When I woke up an hour later and watched Transformers 2 they could feel when I sunk in my seat. That's not a performative thing. That's me going through some kind of crisis. And I'm not the only one.


"I remember right before I fell asleep I looked next to me and the guy next to me was falling asleep. You can see it on the screenshot we're both asleep. And the guy behind us is asleep."