"Sometimes, it does get real," he told the publication, referring to the production of the crime comedy The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman. "Too real for a (director) who's trying to keep a diplomatic set."
LaBeouf scoffed at faux-realism in films that pretend to show drug use but don't have the balls to be honest.
"There's a way to do an acid trip like Harold & Kumar, and there's a way to be on acid," he said. "What I know of acting, Sean Penn actually strapped up to that (electric) chair in Dead Man Walking. These are the guys that I look up to."