Posted on Fri Sep 2, 2011 02:30 PM PDT
Marilyn Manson and Shia LaBeouf are BFFs -- who knew?
The Transformers star took his new girlfriend, Karolyn Pho, to a special screening of Manson's new music video (directed by LaBeouf), "Born Villain", at Hennessey + Ingalls bookstore in LA, on Thursday.
Shia and Marilyn met at a Kills concert, where LaBeouf, a longtime Manson fan, approached the controversial singer and struck up a conversation that sparked a life-long friendship.
LaBeouf told MTV News on his BFF: "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."
Shia said on making the Manson video: "This, for me, this is a really cool diversion for me when I'm not making a movie. It gives me an opportunity to work with musicians I admire who I would otherwise never get to work with in any other capacity. I really have a fun time doing it. It allows me to be creative in another art form and work with heroes."
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