The Three Times Leonardo DiCaprio Almost Died
Leonardo DiCaprio has almost died three times, and he described each of those harrowing experiences in a new interview. Here they are:
1. He almost got eaten by a shark, when a Great White somehow broke into his cage while he was diving off the coast of South Africa. He said, quote, "Half its body was in the cage, and it took about five or six snaps an arm's length away from my head."
2. He was on a plane that almost exploded. Quote, "I was in business class, and an engine blew up in front of my eyes . . . I was sitting there looking out at the wing, and the entire wing exploded in a fireball . . . It was crazy. They shut all the engines off for a couple of minutes . . . it was a surreal experience . . . and we did an emergency landing at JFK."
3. He almost dropped to his death in a tandem skydiving incident. Quote, "We pulled the first chute. That was knotted up. The gentleman I was with cut it free . . . 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 finally unravelled 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.'" But they were able to do a barrel roll landing, and he survived with just bruises.
Assuming that Leonardo isn't pulling a Brian Williams here, that would make him a pretty lucky guy . . . or unlucky. He said, quote, "My friends have named me the person they least want to do extreme adventures with, because I always seem to be very close to being part of a disaster. If a cat has nine lives, I think I've used a few."