He is rapidly garnering a reputation for having a hot temper.
So it is ironic that cold water is alleged to be the weapon of choice for Transformers star Shia LaBeouf's latest outburst.
The moody actor is reported to have put some in his mouth before spitting it all over his date.
He is then said to have turned his attention to shock rocker Marilyn Manson.
Water sport: Shia LeBeouf entering Paul and Andre on Friday night with the girl he is alleged to have spat water over
Before the performance started LeBeouf 'seemed wasted' as he sat in a designated area with his date, presumably girlfriend Karolyn Pho, and Manson.
And things either soon turned nasty, or the 25-year-old decided to try out a practical joke that got out of hand.
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'Then he put more water in his mouth and started spitting it all over his tablemates, including Marilyn Manson.'
Antichrist Superstar singer Manson tried to calm the actor down by offering him a fist bump, but it is claimed LaBeouf only grew more out of control.
In your face: No doubt Marilyn Manson had to wipe himself down after being spat over by Transformers star LaBeouf
He then decided it was time to leave and 'lunged' through the very thick crowd.
The eyewitness said: 'They tried to hold him back, but he kept struggling through.
'Shia had to climb over people and tear himself out of the grasp of various strangers who were trying to keep him from going crazy.'
Once he broke free and bolted out the door, his panicked date chased after him. The two never returned.
The witness said: 'Marilyn looked shocked and annoyed, but stayed seated.
'It was so insane -- he just had a total meltdown right in front of everyone. It was completely out of control. He was so angry and physical.'
LeBeouf's publicist denied there had been an argument, but did not deny the incident.
She said: 'Shia actually left early as planned.
'He went to see one of the bands performing in the showcase and left after they finished.
'Exiting through a crowded room was apparently misinterpreted. No altercation occurred. '
This isn't the first time the Indiana Jones star has caused concern with his public behavior.
Earlier this year LeBeouf was handcuffed by police after getting involved in a bar brawl.
He allegedly got into a fight after becoming enraged over a gay slur.
The actor was punched and suffered a split lip after telling a bargoer, who called him a 'f***ing faggot,' he was going to 'kick his f***ing ass.'
However the move backfired, and eventually the pair were restrained by police. However neither party wanted to press charges and they were both released.
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The case was dropped when the store later refused to press charges.
After the incident, LaBeouf joked about it on the Late Show with David Letterman.
He said: 'Drinking and driving is one thing, but drinking and shopping ... it's just as bad.'