Shia LaBeouf sent penis pics to land 'Nymphomaniac' film role

Shia Labeouf in the poster for

Shia Labeouf in the poster for "Nymphomaniac." (Handout photo)

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Shia LaBeouf scored a role in controversial new movie Nymphomaniac after producers asked him to send them pictures of his penis.

The Transformers star portrays sleazy Jerome in Lars von Trier's upcoming movie about a sex-obsessed woman's erotic journey.

LaBeouf was thrilled to be working with the notorious director, but was shocked when the film's executives asked for explicit snaps at the beginning of negotiations.

In an interview with Danish film company Zentropa Productions, which has been posted on YouTube.com (see below), LaBeouf explains, "The first info we got - and I'll never forget this because my entire team reacted with such a fear - the first request on the production end, not from Lars... was pictures of my penis... Lars goes, 'Alright... Send him the (offer) letter'. The letter was, 'Are you game?' I guess the first test was, 'Let's time how long it takes this motherf**ker to send his d**k over the Internet.' It was like 20 minutes. So they were like, 'All right, (the) kid's ready."

Despite the unusual request, the actor relished the chance to work on a darker project: "Previously in my career I'd been the every man or the normal guy stuck in this extraordinary situation. Jerome was the opportunity to play a slimy, evil, blasphemous, mini-juggernaut of a man."
 

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