Shia LaBeouf has shouldered some dramatic roles, but none quite as intense as the one he took on in a music video for Icelandic band Sigur Ros.
In the video, the actor is shown opposite actress Denna Thomsen as a destructive couple, doing drugs dancing, trashing a bedroom, admiring butterflies and reviewing their scars and wounds. They are also chased by two bearded men, who give them glowing lollipops.
For the band's new album "Valtari," they asked a dozen independent filmmakers to shoot a music video inspired by a song from the work. LaBeouf appeared in the video for "Fjogur Piano," directed by filmmaker Alma Har'el, who helmed the Tribeca Film Festival favorite documentary feature "Bombay Beach," as well as the music video for Beirut's "Elephant Gun."
"Sigur Ros have given a dozen film makers the same modest budget and asked them to create whatever comes into their head when they listen to songs from the band's new album valtari," reads a statement on the band's website. "The idea is to bypass the usual artistic approval process and allow people utmost creative freedom."
Sigur Ros is known for their ethereal sound and the falsetto vocals of front man Jonsi Birgisson, who sometimes sings in an invented language known as Vollenska or Hopelandic.
LaBeouf is best known for his role as Sam Witwicky in the "Transformers" franchise. He has also appeared in films like " Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," "Eagle Eye" and "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps."
The 26-year-old actor got his start in the Disney channel family comedy, "Even Stevens." LaBeouf will next appear opposite Robert Redford in the thriller, "The Company You Keep," which is slated for release on October 19, 2012.
Watch the music video for Sigur Ros' "Fjogur piano" below (Warning: video contains nudity and adult situations, NSFW).