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Edward Norton calls Leonardo DiCaprio 'Unlucky Leo'

The Oscar winner revealed all about his near-death experiences last year (15).

Actor Edward Norton has nicknamed Leonardo DiCaprio "Unlucky Leo" because his big adventures never go smoothly.

Last year (15), as the Titanic star promoted The Revenant, in which he portrayed a real-life bear-attack survivor, Leonardo revealed he had cheated death on three occasions so far in his life: in a plane, a shark cage, and while skydiving.

He also had a close call during a recent scuba diving trip with Edward in the Galapagos, where he discovered he had a faulty oxygen tank.

As a result of his numerous bad experiences, Edward and his wife no longer just call DiCaprio by his first name.

"My wife and I call Leo 'Unlucky Leo'," he explained on U.S. talk show The View. "We're the only people in the world, probably, who view him that way, but he has a tendency to get into very bad situations whenever he does adventure (sic) things."

Edward continued, "He had a parachute nearly not open on him, and he had a plane engine blow up on him, and when we were on a scuba trip one time... he ran out of air and I had to go over and help him."

The Fight Club actor then admitted revealing all about the cheeky nickname may land him in trouble with his pal, quipping, "This is gonna turn into a thing!"

It's unlikely Leonardo will actually be mad at Edward as he willingly offered up the scary details about the times he came close to death in a Wired magazine interview last year, when he admitted the skydiving mishap really brought his life - and the ground - flashing in front of him.

"It was a tandem dive," he recalled. "We pulled the first chute. That was knotted up. The gentleman I was with cut it free. We did another free fall for like another five, 10 seconds. I didn't even think about the extra chute, so I thought we were just plummeting to our death.

"He pulled the second, and that was knotted up too. He just kept shaking it and shaking it in mid-air, as all my friends were, you know, what felt like half a mile above me, and I'm plummeting toward earth. He finally unravels it in mid-air. The fun part was when he said, 'You're probably going to break your legs on the way down, because we're going too fast now'."

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