Leonardo DiCaprio Isn’t Going To Stop Until He Dies For His Art

Art is fucking dangerous. We need to stop doing it immediately. And that’s just a PSA for the people who are bad at art. For those that are good at art, but happen to be victimized by it every day of their lives… this is a plea.

Leonardo DiCaprio has almost died a whole bunch of times for his art and doesn’t seem to have any plans to stop, so let’s add another one to the list.

While filming for his new documentary, Before the Flood, the Oscar winner had to be brought back from the brink of death by none other than Edward Norton. His director Fisher Stevens describes the harrowing incident:

The second time we properly hung out together was in 2010 when I was invited to film Sylvia Earle for a TED conference expedition to the Galapagos. Leo was on the expedition. I was filming Sylvia and I had this little easy camera to shoot underwater, and he was Sylvia’s diving buddy, so I said, would you film Sylvia? And he said, “Yeah I love it man, I love it.” I was diving buddies with Edward Norton. So we go down and we see 300 Eagle Rays and Spotted Rays and it was an amazing dive. Leo bolts away with Sylvia, and Edward goes in front of me and the next thing I know after twenty minutes I’d lost them all. Then, I see Leo buddy breathing, because Leo’s tank was leaking oxygen, and Edward had to save him! It was pretty crazy. But he actually did get some film for me and it was good for a second and then it got pretty shaky when he couldn’t breathe. But we really bonded on that trip.

Even his near death experiences are the stuff of novels. Leo, hunty, you so extra.

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