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How Edward Norton saved Leonardo DiCaprio's life in 2010

News Agencies | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:46 IST

Fisher Stevens, who directed Leonardo DiCaprio's documentary on climate change, has revealed that the actor near death experience in 2010.

The 41-year-old Oscar-winner has a new documentary on climate change titled Before the Flood. Stevens, in an interview with GQ, said DiCaprio nearly drowned on their first expedition in the Galapagos and had to be saved by fellow actor Edward Norton.

"The second time we properly hung out together was in 2010 when I was invited to film [oceanographer] Sylvia Earle for a TED conference expedition to the Galapagos. Leo was on the expedition," Stevens recalled.

"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'," he continued.

"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 barely breathing, because Leo's tank was leaking oxygen, and Edward had to save him!"

-- PTI

First published: 24 October 2016, 5:51 IST