Edward Norton Reflects On Saving Leonardo DiCaprio From Drowning: ‘He Did… Run Out Of Air’

Edward Norton admits there is some truth to the story that he saved Leonardo DiCaprio from drowning.

The two actors were filming the 2016 climate change documentary “Before the Flood” back in 2010. Now, DiCaprio never actually began drowning, but Norton noticed their oxygen tanks were dangerously low and prevented DiCaprio from diving too deep.

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“There is some truth in this story. It has been pumped up a bit more than it deserves,” Norton recently told “The Jonathan Ross Show”, per DailyMail. “We were in the Galapagos Islands… We were scuba diving with Sylvia Earl, 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,” the actor explained. “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.”

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“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,'” Norton recalled. “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.”

“Before the Flood” went on to receive positive reviews and featured subjects like Barack Obama, Pope Francis and Elon Musk.

The full episode airs this Saturday.

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