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Leonardo DiCaprio Discusses Shark Survival Story on 'Ellen'!

Leonardo DiCaprio Discusses Shark Survival Story on 'Ellen'!

Leonardo DiCaprio flashes his signature smile while making an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which airs today on NBC.

On the show, the 39-year-old actor detailed some behind the scenes tidbits about filming the infamous ham scene in The Wolf of Wall Street.

“It all resulted in this insane sequence in the end where Jonah [Hill] decides to stuff ham into his mouth as well and crashes into a plate glass table and we were doing this CPR sequence and you know the big challenge that day we had to do 70 takes because they couldn’t get this ham to stick on my face and they had to put K-Y Jelly and there’s literally a guy there behind this giant window with a plastic spoon just flicking ham on my face all day long as I’m doing this insane sequence,” Leo said. “But it was almost, it was one of the most surreal things I’ve ever done in my entire career.

Also check out a video below, where Leonardo discusses surviving being in a shark tank with a Great White!

“I went scuba diving looking for sharks and I had a huge fear of sharks and when I did Blood Diamond in 2006 I actually got stuck in a cage with a great white, which was awesome,” Leo said. Find out what happened below!

FYI: Leo is wearing a Shamballa Jewels 10mm Black Onyx Bracelet

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  • ####

    ʎǝןıɐɥ (@haileytransue)
    1/7/14, 1:06 PM
    LEONARDO DICAPRIO IS AT THE HOTEL IN BEV HILLS WHERE MY MOM IS RN. mom take a pic and tell him to come home with you

    Still in LA

  • clara washington

    He is Gorege Clooney Jr. Sexy, well groimed, laid back, and a FOR DURE….LADIES MAN…LOVE YOU AND HIM…HAPPY NEW YEAR.

  • parisinne

    @@Lilly(1406 last thread): Hi, u there?
    Does this 3rd person love Leo as well?

  • HAHA12

    It wasn’t his best interview, but I’d take it over any Gatsby interview he did last year.


    @HAHA12: You’re acting as if Leo is a completely different person, he is not. He is still the same silly boy he was in the 90s, the difference is that he can’t act like that due to his profession. He wants to maintain the status of being a serious actor, he has to act mature infront of his fellow peers, i get that its important for his job. However, we all know Leo is not that serious in real life, I wish he would just be himself, the real gooofy self . I think it would be a great way to connect with his fan base.

  • parisinne

    @@Lilly(1406 last thread): I have read aaall your posts btw.

  • heckles

    Leo came out to Kanye West. Fangirl! Ok Ellen’s kissing Leo’s a**…talking about WOLF. Boring…More Ellen a** kissing. I watching this interview and its boring…I think the shark thing is probably the most interesting thing in the interview

  • HAHA12

    Leo is the same in terms of his lifestyle and immaturity, but you really think he is completely the same he was 20 years ago? The Leo of the 90s was candid and said anything he wanted and was totally outgoing, and yet the Leo of now seems very shy and tense. Whether its in public places, talk shows, award shows, etc. He is just not the same bubbly guy he once was, and I won’t fault him for that. I agree it’d be great if he could let his inhibitions go and be more comfortable with himself but that’s on him, maybe he’s not at the point in his life where he truly feels ‘free’, so to speak. And btw I think part of the reason he seemed a bit tense was due to the controversy WOWS has been getting, he really doesn’t seem like he’s handled it well. JMO.

  • heckles

    @HAHA12: I see what you mean, well if you’re comparing this to his Gatsby interview well then yeah! lol

  • HAHA12

    I just don’t get what was so bad about this interview. He did actually attempt to make jokes and smiled during it. I just feel like some people on here are overestimating Leo too much and expect him to be too many different things he may not at the moment, including being bubbly and ‘happy’. You all saw what a hot mess last year was for him, and when was the last time he actually seemed ‘relaxed’ in an interview from the US? Not talking overseas. You’d have to go back to either 2006 or the 90s for that answer. Maybe he has problems with himself that prevents him from being ‘free’ or his natural self. He hasn’t looked happy in the longest as you already know. I’m just glad he atleast went on a talk show again.


    @HAHA12: I agree. I don’t know if anyone else noticed, but in the interview Leo’s leg was shaking LMAO, poor bb. He really was nervous, I just want him to loosen up so bad. Also, haven’t you noticed ppl raving about Leo in WOWS, like famous ppl Justin Bieber, Kourtney K, JT, Tobey’s wife… they are all talking about it, like on twitter, instagram etcc. I’m not saying its not bad, but I feel a lil suspicious about it….maybe I’m just thinking things but maybe they are helping Leo promote WOWS due to its controversy I don’t know….

  • HAHA12

    I’m so happy for Leo and all the praise he’s gotten, even if misses an Oscar nomination the amount of raves he’s gotten is just fantastic. I just feel bad that despite this, he still does not seem happy or comfortable with himself. Like you said, he kept shaking his foot and seemed quite nervous in the Ellen interview, maybe its because he’s aware of his shaky image to the public now? Also maybe because he hasn’t been on a talkshow with a live audience in years. And its worse because the man is 39 years old, has been in the business for over 20 years, but still seems so insecure and unsure of himself. And then you have actors younger than him like Ryan Gosling and Joseph Gordon Levitt as examples who appear so confident and sure of themselves and I just can’t help but feel there’s something really bothering Leo or he has personal issues no one is aware of to make him appear so nervous and unhappy all the time.

  • Lilly

    I think Leo gets nervous on interview and red carpets.


    @HAHA12: I always felt like Leo was a really insecure person even tho ppl make it out as if he isn’t. You can tell in interviews like this one, and his personal life. We really don’t know much about Leo, like if he went thru any hardships, suffers from any physical or mental illnesses, we know absolutely nothing. Sometimes I just want to know what his life REALLY is like, I feel like we could understand him alot more but that will never happen lol, I just hope he really is happy with himself and his life……..

  • HAHA12

    I agree, I know we all know about the debauchery that goes on in his lifestyle and obviously his relationships with women, but other then that? I feel like its impossible to tell if he really is happy with himself or is just straight up depressed. People say he looks so happy on his yachts with models and clubbing 24/7 but that’s only a fraction of Leo, that’s not him as a whole. I just can’t help but feel bad because he doesn’t seem happy whatsoever and I do wonder if there are personal issues in his life no one is aware of or maybe secretly he is tired of the same lifestyle he’s been having for the past 20 years but still can’t find a way to break his cycle. I think his background and being super famous as young as he was definitely has affected him as an adult and probably in the worst way.


    @HAHA12: I agree. This was a good convo, thanks. Hope to talk to you soon on a new thread! :D

  • HAHA12

    It was really nice talking to you as well and see you probably on another thread soon

  • Blacksharpie
    This was from the National Board of Review last year. He is so serious! It kind of looks like a mug shot?!

  • @Black Sharpie

    maybe he was disappointed by the django snub? who knows..he def didnt look too happy there

  • ####


    He and Marty won the spotlight award so I guess he’s not going because the Gala is tonight in NYC???

  • ???

    The “art lover” just posted. What’s the location?

  • Just wondering..

    have any of yal considered the fact maybe he acts so self cautious in interviews is because he knows what a joke he is seen as to many people? just bc he’s never openly mentioned knowing about what a joke he is on the internet, doesn’t mean he doesn’t know/hasn’t seen the oscar jokes/the leo strut/memes/etc. can you imagine trying to look and sound smart and charming while simultaneously wondering how many people are waiting for you to do something they can turn into a meme? that’s why he’s always safe, he’s saying things that he knows for certain cannot be bastardized by the tweens/wannabe comedians of the internet. i mean just look at this tag on tumblr, i would be surprised as hell if leo isn’t atleast make oscar jokes bout him

  • Blacksharpie

    I would think he would go because he is receiving an award?! Wasn’t there a post earlier today saying her was going!?
    TG just posts two pics of Art. Don’t know if they were taken today or not.

  • Just wondering..

    isnt atleast aware****
    btw, before i get attacked by some on here, this is just another point to consider. i want to give him some credit

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  • ####


    I don’t know. I posted a tweet almost 2-3 hours ago from a girl who said her mom was in the same hotel as Leo in Beverly Hills. I think LA to NYC is almost a 6 hour flight plus you have the time change. It would make sense that he would go especially if it’s to accept an award WITH Marty right???

    I saw the two pics. Who knows where she is right now. Her friend hasn’t posted any new pics since their whale watching adventure yesterday. I highly doubt that she would have her friend come down there for two days??? IMO they are probably still in Cabo and making touring the city???

    Never mind the above, she just posted another pic of a bull/cow and hashtagged Cabo so they’re still there. LOL And of course who does she tag but Dave the babysitter!!! :-)

  • stfu about toni

    for once people please..ugh

  • Black sharpie

    He always seems to show up for awards. Who knows. Maybe the tweet was inaccurate??
    I find it odd that she would stay in Cabo instead of being with him. ?

  • also…

    @####: I would assume he will be in NYC with Narty but after ditching his premiere in May I wouldn’t be surprised if he doesn’t show up. It’s 6 pm here so shortly we will see. If he us there I guess there’s gonna be a mention of it somewhere.
    So sugar baby is still under Dave and Irmelin’s supervision? I bet they are thrilled! lol
    @127: Sorry but people can post whatever they want.

  • dizzy

    @####: you’re funny! lol I know you can spend all this time with your boyfriends family but this is just weird! lol The whole relationship is “weird” Leo really doesn’t want her around! Perfect lapdog!!

  • ####

    @Black sharpie:

    I agree and like I said, it’s a joint award! Wait a minute….someone posted a video of Marty on Jimmy Kimmel. That was last night so maybe they will fly to NYC together for the gala??? Maybe that’s why he was at the hotel because Marty was staying there?

    I’m sure Leo doesn’t want her around when he’s working and especially since he’s with Marty.

  • also…

    @Black sharpie: Baybe she didn’t have a choice? Daddy laid down the rules and if she doesn’t want to get grounded ( much longer ) … she needs to behave. lol

  • @blacksharpie

    i think its weird that his parents are still down there with her. if he is recieving the award tonight i would think his parents would be there.maybe his dad is coming?

  • ####


    Well like I said, I’m sure Leo’s not mean enough to say, I’m leaving so you need to leave the villa too. She obviously doesn’t have any jobs coming up so she probably had her friend come down to hang with her and since they are staying in the same villa as Irmelin and her boyfriend, that’s who they are hanging with. For all we know she and her friend are getting on Irmelin and the boyfriend’s nerves! LOL

  • concinvced

    I am now convinced that Leo told her a** to stay in Cabo! hahahaha Of course he said it in a way to make it sound like a wonderful idea.
    Why else would she be down there for so long. Why not follow Leo around instead of staying with his parents!! I don’t think she prefers to stay with his parents he told her a** to stay in Cabo just like how he told her a** to stay away from the official WOLF premiere! OMG this is so hilarious! hahahahaha!!! This woman jumps as high or as low as Leo wants her to! What a shame…Toni you put Bar to shame..

  • concinvced

    He made her going away to Germany for the wolf premiere sound like a wonderful idea too!

  • Lukas

    Dave, Irmelin and of course Leo have never had a problem with me around BD

  • Lilly

    Toni’s been on holiday with his family for a long time. Doesn’t she have a job?

  • Lukas

    Leo’s next passion project: our honeymoon video directed by Martin Scorsese <3 <3

  • @138

    I love how all his male friends and mom are apart of his life in every way and not his gf….Leo aint claiming Toni like that. I guess she has no job! lol I think Leo is a little tired of her too…the end is near

  • ####


    She must not have any jobs coming up.

    For all we know, Leo told her she couldn’t come with him and instead of going home, she decided to stay in Cabo and suck up to his mom and boyfriend! Next best thing and then post lots of pics to show what an awesome time she’s having with his mom and boyfriend!!! LOL

  • @137

    @Lukas: LMAO

  • @141

    @####: what an awesome time she’s having with the mom and boyfriend and not Leo! F*ck Freaking Hilarious!! lol

  • ####


    I’m sure they’re loving it too!!! LMAO

  • LOL@also

    @also – LOL! You’re funny. So Sugar Baby is under Granny Irmelin’s supervision.

  • National Board of Review

    Jonah is already there

  • yola

    Of course he will leave her! It’s stupid to babysit a 21 year old.

  • ####

    @National Board of Review:

    So my thinking is that Leo was at Marty’s hotel and they were catching a private jet back to NYC for the gala. Aren’t the private jet’s faster??? LOL

  • Lilly

    @@138: defiantly! I think she was willing to do what he wanted. Must be fun at first but could get a bit irritating. I guess he gets mental stimulation and emotional support off his friends and family.
    @####: Yeah. I think it was a photo op for her. Plus it’s probably a paid for vacation where she can bring a friend. All she has to do is what Leo says.
    They will cool off during the awards season! Won’t last as long as him and Erin. Notice the relationship is shorter the younger the girl is. Your looks and ‘yes Leo’ personality can only get you somewhere :)

  • @Lilly

    Erin => 10 months
    Toni => 7-8 months ?

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