01/07/2014 02:10 pm ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

Leonardo DiCaprio Survives Shark Attack, Casually Mentions The Incident On 'Ellen'


On Tuesday (Jan. 7), Leonardo Dicaprio appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres" show to discuss "The Wolf of Wall Street" and casually mentioned that he was once almost eaten by a shark.

Apparently, the shark in question got stuck in a cage with him when he was filming "Blood Diamond" in 2006.

"They actually said, 'In 30 years, this has never happened.' 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'm flatted down at the bottom. It was this far away and it chomped a few times, but I survived it."

Watch Leo apathetically recount the time he was nearly devoured by a sea beast at 2:48 below.


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