Recently, we compiled a list of 8 weird things that actors won’t stop doing in movies. Well, one list wasn’t enough to fully capture the weirdness of actors, so we’ve compiled another, filled with even more of actors’ quirky fixations on oddly specific things.
Some actors simply have small behaviors that they can’t seem to get under control, but others have habits far more strangely specific and pervasive. These weird on-screen acts usually span several movies, to the point that it becomes a truly bizarre pattern of behavior when considered as a regular fixture of their work.
Whether they’ve adopted these odd habits as a strange sort of trademark or simply aren’t aware of the frequency with which they do them, the actors on this list simply can’t stop doing the same weird things over and over again.
8. Shia LaBeouf – No! No, No, No, No!
Once one of the world’s most promising child stars, LaBeouf’s fall from grace was monumental. Despite his current reputation being at an all-time low, he was, at one point, something of a Hollywood sweetheart.
His casting as the lead in the first installment of the live-action Transformers franchise certainly helped his career, although it brought more than his face to everyone’s attention: for the film’s length, LaBeouf could be heard shouting “No, no, no, no, no, no!” repeatedly at practically everything that happened.
And it wasn’t just Transformers, either. LaBeouf’s other 2007 releases, Disturbia and Surf’s Up, also saw the actor repeatedly denying that everything around him was happening. From that moment on, the actor’s roles were dogged by this strange and frantic response of disbelief.
(Other examples include Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull – A.K.A. the bad one -, Eagle Eye, and Transformers 2 and 3.)