The actor revealed his brush with death in an interview with Wired.
“A great white jumped into my cage when I was diving in South Africa,” he said. “Half its body was in the cage, and it was snapping at me. It took about five or six snaps an arm’s length away from my head.”
Leo also spoke about two other near death experiences, including a close call on a flight to Russia and a skydiving incident.
“It was a tandem dive,” he says. “We pulled the first chute. That was knotted up … 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. And he finally unravels it in midair.”