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Leonardo DiCaprio Dishes on Three Times He Almost Died

Leonardo DiCaprio Dishes on Three Times He Almost Died

Leonardo DiCaprio is a handsome hunk on the cover of Wired Magazine‘s January 2016 issue, on newsstands 22.

The 41-year-old The Revenant actor opened up in the “Survival Issue” about three times he almost died. Here is what he said:

On surviving a shark attack: “A great white jumped into my cage when I was diving in South Africa. Half its body was in the cage, and it was snapping at me. They leave the tops open and you have a regulator line running to the surface. Then they chum the water with tuna. A wave came and the tuna sort of flipped up into the air. A shark jumped up and grabbed the tuna, and half its body landed inside the cage with me. I sort of fell down to the bottom and tried to lie flat. The great white took about five or six snaps an arm’s length away from my head. The guys there said that has never happened in the 30 years they’d been doing it.”

On surviving an engine explosion on an airplane: “Then there was this Delta Airlines flight to Russia. I was in business class, and an engine blew up in front of my eyes. It was right after ‘Sully’ Sullenberger landed in the Hudson. I was sitting there looking out at the wing, and the entire wing exploded in a fireball. I was the only one looking out at the moment this giant turbine exploded like a comet. It was crazy. They shut all the engines off for a couple of minutes, so you’re just sitting there gliding with absolutely no sound, and nobody in the plane was saying anything. It was a surreal experience. They started the engines back up, and we did an emergency landing at JFK.”

On surviving a skydiving accident: “It was a tandem dive. We pulled the first chute. That was knotted up. The gentleman I was with cut it free. We did another free fall for like another 5, 10 seconds. I didn’t even think about the extra chute, so I thought we were just plummeting to our death. He pulled the second, and that was knotted up too. He just kept shaking it and shaking it in midair, as all my friends were, you know, what felt like half a mile above me, and I’m plummeting toward earth. [Laughs.] And he finally unravels it in midair. The fun part was when he said, ‘You’re probably going to break your legs on the way down, because we’re going too fast now.’ So after you see your whole life flash in front of your eyes—twice—he says, ‘Oh, your legs are going to get broken too.’”

For more from Leo, visit Wired.com!

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  • CourtneyBettyEricLee

    Nice cover. Sadly I can predict what the snarky headlines are going to be from this interview.

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  • girl93

    I remember when a fan took a pic with Toni and Leo together

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  • Tigerlilly

    Leo looks veeeeeeeeeeeery fine here :) Although it’s always a bit strange to see him dressed so… stylish lol Great interview! Holy hell, I can’t wait for “The Revenant”!

  • Tigerlilly

    Delicious Leo: Before the bear there was a shark!? lol

  • CourtneyBettyEricLee

    Lol. Something like “Leo/the studio will say or deny anything to get the Oscar”. I just hope all this does not take attention from the substance of the movie itself.

  • CourtneyBettyEricLee

    That picture looks photoshopped to me. Honestly.

  • Zzzzzz

    Hi ladies! Leo is looking mighty fine!!!!! Can’t wait to see him at the premiere on Wednesday! Hoping he wears grey and lets his hair free!!!
    Hope everyone has a great day!!

  • girl93

    Actually I saw the same pic in IG and an user said it was photoshopped

  • Tigerlilly

    Most people are just jealous pricks. Leo deserved that oscar just because he’s an outstanding actor who gave once again an outstanding performance and people that matter know that (like his millions of fans). People who are really interested in good movies gave a sh!t about stupid gossip headlines. In the end that’s most important, I think ;)

  • xica

    So this guy has a star inside of him that protects him from everything

  • CourtneyBettyEricLee

    I honestly think it is. Kelly’s lighting does not match the other 2 at all, and her positioning seems off.

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  • girl93

    I want that bear!!

  • girl93

    Yeah and look to her right arm…it looks weird for me

  • Still Together

    Courtney read your headline lol

  • Tigerlilly

    Ok and I’ll take the man standing in front of the bear!!! lol

  • girl93

    LOL

  • Still Together

    I think it’ real. I mean look at Leo’s face lol

    That’s his “Oh crap I’m posing next to my gf” face

  • Tigerlilly

    Shared sisterly, ya know lol

  • ####

    Wow…..so seriously why is social media making such a big deal about the shark story? He was on Ellen a couple of years ago and talked about the same story. Are people having selective memory so they can bash him yet again? SMH

  • Tigerlilly

    Leo looks like dark bearded santa here with his red cheeks. Gettin’ hot in here? lol

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  • AzureRose

    That is what I was thinking too. All those stories are old!

  • girl93

    They are run out of stories these days…

  • Tigerlilly

    No matter what he’s telling some people will ALWAYS find something to bitch about.

  • hmhey

    how are people bash him? I havent notice anything yet.

  • girl93

    Maybe they will say the same joke they did with the bear…

  • hmhey

    is not photoshopped. its from the day where he have the sing along with Bo Dietel from NY post plus there was pic from it. Also you can see leos shirt getting push up from kellys arm and they were both wearing same thing on the same days :)

  • hmhey

    woah boobs lollll

  • ####

    Bashing was too harsh a word. They are making it seem like he’s talking about it because it’s awards season.

  • hmhey

    I really like her smile/teeth :)))

  • hmhey

    i bet lainey will think the same things smh..

  • girl93

    By the way she has a weird smile…

  • Tigerlilly

    She really has great teeth & smile :)

  • xica

    He doesnt need propaganda. He’s a very good actor and it’s so visible!

  • hmhey

    from bz i guess leonardo mentioned in this loll

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xNypj2Cihk

  • Shali

    Limited release only in LA and NY
    You can get tickets here: http://www.foxmovies.com/movies/the-revenant

  • ####

    So much for going to see it on Christmas. :-(

  • McAwesome

    https://www.instagram.com/p/_QjTptkNgG/?taken-by=kellyrohrbach
    :O that comment from her ‘fan’!!!! will be gone soon i guess

  • McAwesome

    kellyrohrbachfan “Love
    the vid! But is that the magazine which is catalog for rich arabic men
    to pick girls? Not so good reputation :( and Kelly has a rich man
    already :)”

    Is this really the reputation of this magazine?

  • Maria Pierre

    Well someone also mentioned it in the other thread

  • AzureRose

    Maybe the comment is from some poster here?

  • McAwesome

    ?? what headline?

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