Last time I saw him he was being weird. / Last time I saw him he was acting weird.

Do they mean the same thing? Could I use them interchangeably? Which one would native speakers be more inclined to use?

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One of the uses of the verb to be is to act in a particular way, so you could use being weird in colloquial speech.

Strictly speaking, acting needs an adverb rather than an adjective - acting weirdly or acting strangely.

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