‘Titanic’ icon Leo DiCaprio responds to real SOS, man rescued from drowning

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Hollywood A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio (Great Gatsby, revenant, catch me if you can) He really made his mark on the film industry when he played Jack Dawson opposite Kate Winslet’s Rose DeWitt Bookart in James Cameron’s film Titanic (1997), but the 46-year-old actor’s career actually began a few years before his most iconic role died in the North Atlantic.

Leo DiCaprio as Jack Dawson
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After a string of TV roles and small parts, DiCaprio’s first memorable movie role comes what gilbert grapes eat (1993), with Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean).

But Dawson left the most lasting mark on DiCaprio’s career — and seems to be his entire life. In a 2020 resurfaced story, while enjoying his yacht in the Caribbean, pilot The actor actually rescued the victim who fell into the water.

The Great Gatsby Curtain Leonardo DiCaprio
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According to a CBS report at the time:

The boat carrying DiCaprio and his crew was off St Barts and the man fell overboard off neighbouring St Maarten… to that poor fellow,” a source told the paper .

The man was found near the island of Saba, south of St. Martin…he was severely dehydrated and had been treading water for 11 hours, sources told the paper.

The man was taken to hospital for treatment and later recovered, the article said. He praised DiCaprio and his companions, saying “I should have died.”

Jack and Rose in the Titanic scene where Rose tries to dive
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‘s fans Titanic Remember one of the most famous scenes in this epic movie is when DiCaprio’s Dawson talks to Winslet’s DeWitt-Bucart, jumping to his death from the deck railing of the Titanic.

New high frame rate version Titanic Returning to theaters for a special event in February 2023.

more about Titanic

Titanic poster
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The official description of Cameron’s famous love movie reads as follows:

James Cameron’s Titanic is an epic, action-packed romance set on the ill-fated maiden voyage of the “unsinkable” Titanic, when it was the largest moving object ever built. She was the most luxurious cruise ship of her time—the “Dream Ship”—that eventually launched more than 1,500 people into the icy waters of the North Atlantic in the early hours of April 15, 1912. Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet), a 17-year-old upper-class American, suffocated by the strict constraints and expectations of Edwardian society, falls in love with a man named Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio) of free-spirited young steerage passengers. When he opens his eyes to see the world outside her gilded cage, Ross and Jack’s forbidden love begins a powerful mystery that eventually reverberates into the present day.

Did you know that DiCaprio became a real-life hero?

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