While on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” promoting his new film “The Wolf of Wall Street,” Leonardo DiCaprio said he once had a serious encounter with one of nature’s largest predators: the great white shark.

“I had a huge fear of sharks and when I did ‘Blood Diamond’ in 2006 I actually got stuck in a cage with a great white, which was awesome” the actor laughed.

“It went into the cage with me,” he added. “They actually said in 30 years this is has never happened, but the tuna kind of got stuck in the top of the cage and the great white kept on and tried to bite it and went into the cage with me…and half of its body was in and out and I flattened down at the bottom.”

“It was this far away (shows tiny distance) and it chomped a few times, but I survived it.”

DiCaprio, one of the most outspoken animal activists in Hollywood, said he has no plans of diving with sharks again anytime soon.
“It was absolutely terrifying.”