Shia LaBeouf & Marilyn Manson Are BFFLs

Who would have thought? Turns out that Shia LaBeouf and Marilyn Manson don’t have any sort of beef going on, contrary to previous reports. Instead, the two are actually really great friends. Who knew?

Shia told MTV that the two met at a Kills concert and it was magic from then on. “Marilyn Manson to me is an indelible figure. He’s a big deal to me, and in my childhood, I don’t know of a scarier figure in art. He, in my teenage years, was the scariest thing in the world, so part of me has always been intrigued.”

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Their friendship was solidified when Marilyn, impressed with Shia’s previous music video directorial work, asked the star to direct the video for his new single “Born Villain.” “The song has all these references to Macbeth and all this Shakespeare and heavy theology,” Shia said, “so we tried to make Manson’s Un Chien Andalou macabre Macbeth — that’s sort of what that became.” Wait, Shia actually knows French surrealist films? I am impressed.

So this new friendship means we can knock one feud of the Shia feud meter, now it’s just Joe Jonas (allegedly). I’m hoping that Marilyn will even be able to get Shia to calm down so he doesn’t go around spitting water at people. That’d be nice. Check out the gallery to see pics of the bffs and tell us what you think. Bizarre friendship? Makes sense? We want to know!