The Famous Hollywood Actor has had more than a few near death experiences through which he luckily survived. Leonardo DiCaprio cheated death in real life. Yes, you read it right.
In a recent Interview with WIRED, he talked about his own survival stories and the terrifying experiences he has faced. In his upcoming movie “The Revenant”, in which he plays a 19th-century frontiersman’s character who survives a vicious bear attack and goes on to stare death multiple times. The movie was a pain to make at times, between the cameras malfunctioning in the snow and the snow melting when there was supposed to be snow in the scenes. The most difficult challenged he faced during shoot was when he had to get into frozen rivers wearing elk skin and a bear fur, that almost weighed around 100 pounds when it got wet.
Leo loves and always enjoys playing difficult characters no matter what circumstances he might face later, he doesn’t care at all.
Leo’s friends described him as, “The person they least want to do extreme adventures with, because I always seem to be very close to being part of a disaster.”
Another incident took place that Leo survived, It was the time when Leo nearly was attacked by a shark while he was scuba diving in South Africa, he was almost attacked by a snapping shark.
“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. I sort of fell down to the bottom of the cage 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. It flipped itself back out again. I have it on video. It’s insane.”
“The other one was the skydiving incident. 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 Russia bound plane almost com-busted;
“I was in business class, and an engine blew up in front of my eyes. It was right after Sullen Berger 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.”