Leo’s Bad Luck

– I just want to talk about
the beard for a minute because it’s quite something. And how long did it take you
to grow it, first of all. – It was six months, and then I think I had it for
an additional year after that. – Mm-hmm.
And how did people treat you? – There’s the shot of me. – No, that’s–
no, that’s not what it was during the movie,
right? That’s cleaned up.
– No, that was it. – Oh, really? Well then it
didn’t look like that in the movie.
It–it–maybe it’s ’cause there was so much ice
on it too ’cause it was always frozen.
– That was actually wax. I had a fantastic makeup
artist in this movie who did all the stuff
from the bear mauling, and it was wax that she dribbled
all over my face every day. It was about a four to five hour
makeup job every day with all the scars. So again, it was just a joy,
the whole experience. – But now see, you’re growing it
back again or something. Or are you just going to
keep it at that level? A light stubble. I’m keeping it
at a light stubble. – A light stubble?
– Yeah. – Do you like wearing a beard? – I don’t think I’ll ever have
a beard like that ever again. Unless it’s for a role. But yeah,
it’s hard to maintain. It’s just–stuff gets in there,
you know. You’re eating and then
food falls in, and you’re… – Right. And you have
to shampoo it, right? – You have to shampoo it,
yeah. – And do you put
conditioner in it? – I did.
I did put conditioner– – ‘Cause you’d want it
to be soft. – You do want it to be soft.
– Right. – Otherwise it gets like
a Brillo pad. – And can you–yes.
And who wants to feel that? – Who wants it?
– And when you–when you have food in it,
can you tell? – It’s very visible, yeah.
Very visible. – I mean, no, but if you don’t
have a mirror, sometimes do you feel like
you’ve walked around and there’s been food
in your beard? – Well, if you have
good enough friends, they notify you if you have mustard on your beard
or something like that. – Right.
– They let you know. – All right.
Just checking. So you’ve always been
like a daredevil, but you’ve done–I think
I’ve talked to you about you swim with sharks,
or you have. – Yeah.
– And you’ve jumped out of an airplane.
– Yeah. – On a regular basis, or–
– I only did that once. – Once. Will you do it again?
– When you’re– when both parachutes
don’t open, you tend to not go repeat
something like that, yeah. – What are you talking about?
Well then, how’d you get down? – I had–I jumped out
of the airplane, and then my first chute
didn’t open. They cut–it’s tandem,
so somebody’s on your back. They cut that line. We’ve started freefalling
towards Earth, and that’s when you get the,
you know, 8×10 glossies of your whole life
flashing before your eyes. And then, the second one
was tangled as well, and I saw my friends sort of
popping off with their, you know,
their parachutes, and I’m still plummeting
towards planet Earth. And–and then that was tangled
for about a good, I don’t know, 20, 30 seconds, and then he untangled it,
and then he told me, “Oh, you’re probably gonna
break your legs now because this–
we’re going too fast.” So it was one of the worst
experiences of my life, and I’ll never do it again.
– And did you break your legs? – I did not break my legs.
– Wow. So he’s whispering in your
ear–or yelling in your– – He was screaming.
– Screaming in your– [whispering]
“Break your leg.” – [whispering]
“You’re gonna break your legs.” – [screaming]
“What? I can’t hear you.” Wow, that’s just horrible. So what’s the scariest thing
you’ve ever done? – I was on a plane to Russia, and the engine exploded. I was looking out the window
and the entire engine just turned into a fireball. It was right after Sully had
that incident happen to him where the geese flew into
both engines. – Right.
And he landed on the river. – Yeah. This happened
in one of the engines, and I was the only person there
that seemed to see this, but it was a flaming fireball, and it was all
Russian passengers. And I kinda felt like I’d
already died and gone to heaven ’cause no one said anything. And I was screaming
at the top of my lungs saying, “What the hell
is going on here?” And the people just kinda
looked back at me and the stewardess came out
and said, “We seem to have
a slight problem here.” And the Russian guy
finally said, “What is the problem?” And he said, “Well, we–
we lost one of our engines.” [laughter] And he sa–he goes,
“How many engines did we have?” He goes, “Well, we had two.
Now we have one.” [laughter] And… [applause] he proceeded to say,
“That is not–that is not good. That is not good.” And we basically dumped fuel
for 45 minutes, and did an emergency landing,
and all our tires exploded and there was a hundred
different ambulances there, and it was on CNN.
That was another bummer. – Wow.
Oh, my God. That’s incredible. – I feel like I should
write a book now. – Yeah, well no,
I’m gonna write it.

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