I’m not really sure what Leonardo DiCaprio‘s life is all about. He apparently has orgies with tons of women and hangs around on sailboats all the time but surprisingly, this injury didn’t happen during one of his vacations, but rather while he was shooting Blood Diamond all the way back in ’06. Want the story? Okay, here’s how he told it on The Ellen DeGeneres Show (via DS):
“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. It was a gigantic Great White.
“They actually said in 30 years this has never happened, but the tuna kind of got stuck on the top of the cage and the Great White leapt out and tried to bite it and went into the cage with me.
“Half of its body was in and out, and I flattened down at the bottom, and it was this far away, and it chomped a few times but I survived it.”
Scary! I’m not scared of sharks or anything, but I don’t like the idea of all the shit that’s in the ocean that potentially wants to bite/sting/eat you. You can’t even see what’s there! There are weird creatures that don’t even have names that we’re still discovering! It’s all very amazing and nature is very wonderful, but I’m not trying to go out like that.
In any case, that dive Leo did was for a charity that works to protect animals, and while he really admires the work that organisations like that do on a daily basis, he swore he would never dive again, and I don’t blame him.