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January 12, 2016 04:00 PM

If Leonardo DiCaprio ever becomes a father, he should thank Ed Norton for helping him live long enough to see the day.

The unlucky daredevil – who escaped brushes of death while skydiving, swimming with great white sharks in South Africa, and a near plane crash while more sedately sitting in business class – just revealed yet another close call with the great beyond.

The Revenant star told Rolling Stone for its February cover story that pal Norton came to the rescue when his oxygen tank failed while the duo were scuba diving in the Galapagos Islands.

DiCaprio, who was in the area filming a still-untitled climate change documentary with actor and producer Fisher Stevens, told the magazine he began to panic when his air tank failed underwater, depriving him of oxygen.

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DiCaprio explained Norton handled the crisis like a pro, sharing his tank with the star as they slowly swam to the surface.

Now alive and well, DiCaprio has emerged as an Oscar frontrunner after picking up an award for best actor in a motion picture, drama, at Sunday’s Golden Globes.

Although the star has been outspoken about his near-death experiences, he’s been notably more tight-lipped about other facets of his personal life: specifically, his thoughts on having children.

However, the star carefully addressed the topic with Rolling Stone, explaining that he’s not ruling it out, but not necessarily making fatherhood a priority.

“If it happens, it happens,” he says. “I’d prefer not to get into specifics about it, just because then it becomes something that is misquoted. But yeah. I don’t know. To articulate how I feel about it is just gonna be misunderstood.”

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