Shia LaBeouf. Picture: Getty Images

Shia LaBeouf sent pictures of his private parts to land his role in Nymphomaniac.

The actor was forced to send director Lars Von Trier's production team close-up images of his manhood before being deemed suitable for the raunchy flick's numerous sex scenes.

"The first info we got - and I'll never forget this because my entire team reacted with such fear - the first request from the production end, not Lars, was for pictures of my penis," LaBeouf joked in a video interview for the film.

LaBeouf - who stars opposite Charlotte Gainsbourg and Stellan Skarsgard in the upcoming risqué drama about a woman's erotic journey from birth to the age of 50 - impressed Von Trier with his speedy response to the request and believes his fearless attitude landed him the job.

"Lars goes, 'Send him the letter. The letter was, 'Are you game?' I guess the first test was, 'Let's time how long it takes this motherf....r to send his d..k over the Internet'," LaBeouf said.

"It was like 20 minutes; they were like, 'Alright, kid's ready.'"

The 27-year-old even went one step further by sending over no-holds barred videos of him engaged in intimate acts with his girlfriend.

"I sent videotapes of me and my girlfriend having sex and that's how I got the job," LaBeouf previously said.

The West Australian

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