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Shia LaBeouf admits Daniel Clowes' uncredited work was 'inspiration'
Shia LaBeouf admits Daniel Clowes' uncredited work was 'inspiration'

Actor Shia LaBeouf posted the short film he directed and screened at Cannes, "HowardCantour.com," online Monday. The short stars Jim Gaffigan as a unhappy film critic who opts for a harsh critique of one of his heroes for reasons that are more personal than artistic. Hours after the posting, comic book fans began noticing that the work bore a significant resemblance to Daniel Clowes' 2007 piece "Justin M. Damiano." Not only was it the same idea — unhappy film critic — LaBeouf's film opened with a voice-over that is a word-for-word match with Clowes' text: “A critic is a warrior, and each of us on the battlefield have the means to...

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