Shia LaBeouf in Los Angeles last week. (Danny Molshok/Reuters)

“What I know of acting, Sean Penn actually strapped up to that [electric] chair in ‘Dead Man Walking.’ These are the guys that I look up to.”

Shia LaBeouf explaining to USA Today why his new movie role as a drug user (in “The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman”) required him to drop acid. Mmmm-hmm. Method acting. Of course.

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