"The Revenant" New York Special Screening
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio attends "The Revenant" New York special screening on January 6, 2016 in New York City.  Theo Wargo—Getty Images

Watch Leonardo DiCaprio Tell a Crazy Story About a Near-Death Experience

Jan 08, 2016

Leonardo DiCaprio stopped by Ellen to promote his new film, the Alejandro González Iñárritu-directed The Revenant, but also took some time to discuss his infamous bad luck. He discussed a terrifying skydiving mishap before launching into a crazy tale about surviving a doomed flight.

"You've always been a daredevil," DeGeneres begins. He quickly lets her know that while he may be adventurous, things never go well for him. He assures her that he never plans to jump out of a plane again, because, as he says, "when both parachutes don't open, you tend to not go repeat something like that."

DeGeneres asks the actor about the scariest thing he's ever done—and that's when he launches into the story about being on a flight and looking out the window and seeing the engine engulfed in flames.

In a recent Wired interview, DiCaprio said, "If a cat has nine lives, I think I’ve used a few."

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