Leonardo DiCaprio's Scary Great White Shark Encounter!

Pin It
Pin It
The Wolf of Wall Street star opens up about a terrifying experience he had diving with a great white shark on Ellen DeGeneres' show
What happens when a wolf meets a great white shark?

The Wolf of Wall Street's Leonardo DiCaprio opened up during an appearance on Ellen DeGeneres' show about his scary encounter cage diving with great white sharks in Africa.

"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," the environmentalist actor shared.

"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 it went into the cage with me, and half of it's body was in and out and I flattened down at the bottom," Leo explained. "It was this far away and it chomped a few times, but I survived it."

Despite his scare, the 39-year-old actor still supports shark preservation. "The work that they're doing is great; they're protecting sharks as well," he concluded. "I don't want to do that anymore but I don't want to discount their work because they're doing great stuff."

We're just glad Leo wasn't hurt in the terrifying incident!
Leonardo DiCaprio Soars Above the Sea on a Flyboard in Ibiza
Want More? Like us on Facebook
Gallery | January Celeb Sightings!


Join Our Newsletter
Stay fetch. Sign up for The Cray, our daily roundup of all things buzzworthy. From Kylie Jenner's trendsetting style (btw, puberty goals AF) to life-changing tech news (tweeting an emoji to order a pizza #YES), The Cray is all you need to impress the squad.
Privacy Terms