James Franco Has Shia LaBeouf’s Back

With his recent streak of bizarre behavior, including last week’s weepy stint at an L.A. art gallery, Shia LaBeouf has done everything in his power to alienate himself from his straighter-edged Hollywood counterparts. However, James Franco isn’t one of them.

In a New York Times op-ed piece published earlier today, our leading meta-celebrity came to LaBeouf’s defense, writing that the actor’s behavior “could be a sign of many things, from a nervous breakdown to mere youthful recklessness.” Showing genuine concern, he added: “For Mr. LaBeouf’s sake I hope it is nothing serious.”

Franco has long been exploring his own identity as a celebrity and relationship to the media through a dizzying array of self-reflexive visual art projects, so it’s no wonder that he sympathizes with LaBeouf’s creative plight.

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