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Transformer star Shia LaBeouf has told MTV that he and shock rocker Marilyn Manson are "close friends" and that he has directed Marilyn's latest video, Born Villain. He said, "I love Marilyn, he is like a brother to me now. He's a real sweet dude, a real close friend. 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." He added that some of his younger fans may not like the video as it's more graphic than usual. "There are fans of mine who aren't fans of Manson's and vice versa. That's why I think our collaboration is interesting. I don't really see it on paper," he explained. "I don't see fans of mine who went to see Holes when they were 12 loving this. I don't think my audience is the only thing I should exercise my artistic muscle for. I don't necessarily always do things for the audience; this is one of those."