Actor, Director, Producer, and Businessman. There are many things movie star Edward Norton excels at, and you can now add “hero” to the list.
Edward Norton’s list of accomplishments can now include lifesaver. He turned hero when he saved fellow actor Leonardo DiCaprio from drowning.
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Speaking on The Jonathan Ross Show in the UK, Norton explained the lifesaving incident, although the 50-year-old played down the significance of his actions.
“There is some truth in this story. It has been pumped up a bit more than it deserves,” Norton said.
Norton jumped into action in 2010 when he and DiCaprio were scuba diving with famed oceanographer Sylvia Earle in the Galapagos Islands.
“I’ve known Leo a long time and he loses his mind around animals. He really has a childlike passion for them,” Norton detailed. “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 he had.”
Edward Norton Saves Leonardo DiCaprio
According to “the Incredible Hulk” star, the pair of movie stars were in the water filming for the “Before the Flood” climate change documentary. 45-year-old DiCaprio did not see that his oxygen levels had decreased to a dangerous level.
Norton had been diving since he was a teenager and realized the situation DiCaprio was getting into.
“I’ve 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,” the Boston native added. “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.”
Realizing the potential danger, Norton warned DiCaprio and guided him to safety. So, there it is, the story of how actor Edward Norton saved fellow thespian Leonardo DiCaprio.