Hollywood star 'saved DiCaprio's life' on diving trip
Edward Norton has described how he “saved” Leonardo DiCaprio’s life after the star ran out of air during a diving trip.
The Hollywood actors were on an expedition in the Galapagos Islands when DiCaprio dived in to chase a large group of rays.
Norton, an experienced diver, realised his friend did not have enough oxygen to complete the dive and so followed him in.
He told ITV’s The Jonathan Ross Show there was “some truth to the story”.
“It has been pumped up a bit more than it deserves,” said the star of films such as Fight Club and The Illusionist.
“We were in the Galapagos Islands. We were scuba diving with Sylvia Earle, the great oceanographer.
“I’ve known Leo a long time and he loses his mind around animals. He really has a childlike passion for them.
“This flight of 100 spotted eagle rays went by below us and I saw the look on his face.
“I saw him charging off with this camera that he had and I have been diving since I was 16 years old. I reflectively looked at my watch and was like: ‘We’re very close to the end.’
“I saw him going off and down and I knew that wasn’t a good thing so I followed him because I thought to myself, he’s chasing these things, he’s going to run out of air – and he did.”
Norton was on the ITV show alongside Robbie Williams, David Walliams and the stars of Charlie’s Angels.
The 50-year-old’s latest film, 1950s crime drama Motherless Brooklyn, is out in the UK on 6 December.