Shia LeBeouf dick pics. Nope, you won’t find them on your favorite celebrity porn site. Rather, you would have to be a member of the Nymphomaniac production team to get that special privilege. In a promotional interview for the film with Zentropa Productions, LeBeouf revealed (no pun intended) that “the first request on the production end, not from Lars, was pictures of my penis.”
It’s not too surprising, given the focus of the film. In fact, back in 2013 LeBeouf claimed that he had sent a sex tape to Nymphomaniac director Lars von Trier as part of his “audition.” Given all the recent controversy about his seemingly pathological level of plagiarism, though, who knows if it was actually his own sex tape. It could just as well have been Hulk Hogan’s. And as far as the dick pics go, well… there are certainly no lack of those available on the Internet.
LeBeouf said about his role as Jerome in the film:
“The way into the character is, you ask yourself, what about you is pugnacious, what about you is vain, and you just turn it all up, you just amplify all of it. So I became quite physical, it became like ‘American Psycho.’ It became that without the killing. A lot of tip to Christian Bale in that movie because a lot of Jerome in my mind was that same kind of neurosis and self-centeredness…”
He certainly got the neurosis and self-centeredness part down. As far as the veracity of his on-screen sex antics, though, most of them are probably as fake as his various apologies for ripping off Daniel Clowes. At Cannes last year, Nymphomaniac producer Louise Vesth told The Hollywood Reporter the following:
“We shot the actors pretending to have sex and then had the body doubles, who really did have sex, and in post we will digital-impose the two. So above the waist it will be the star and the below the waist it will be the doubles.”
So while the producers of Nymphomaniac may have seen LeBeouf’s goods, it’s likely what audiences will be seeing on screen are someone else’s. Either way, someone’s wang will be on full display when the film’s first part opens in theaters on March 21st. Part two will then open in theaters on April 18th, also with some private parts in it.