Published 1:38 PM EST Jan 9, 2020
Leonardo DiCaprio is no Rose from “Titanic.”
The actor, 45, saved a man from drowning in the Caribbean on Dec. 30 while on vacation in St. Barts, a source confirmed to USA TODAY.
DiCaprio was vacationing with friends on a boat when they heard a distress call for a man who had fallen off a Club Med cruise ship. DiCaprio’s boat was the only one in the vicinity and able to look for him, the source added.
Everyone on board searched for the man who was eventually found and rescued about an hour before dark – and a major rainstorm. He had been treading water for 11 hours, according to the source.
Earlier this week, Brad Pitt proved he’s never letting go when he joked about 1997’s “Titanic” in his Golden Globes acceptance speech.
The blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment happened when the 56-year-old actor was talking about DiCaprio, his “Once Upon a Time In Hollywood” co-star. Pitt won the trophy for best supporting actor in a musical or comedy for his role in the film.
“He’s an all-star, he’s a gent. … Still, I would’ve shared the raft,” he joked.
His joke was one DiCaprio has surely heard before. DiCaprio’s character, Jack, and Kate Winslet’s character, Rose, both struggle to float on a door in the water after the Titanic sinks, and Jack ultimately dies after letting Rose have it. People have since pointed out that there was absolutely room for them both.
Fans, naturally, had fun with the joke on social media.
“’Still, I would’ve shared the raft.’ – Legend Brad Pitt to Leo DiCaprio re: TITANIC controversy- and thus proving why he’s a legend,” @Lulamaybelle wrote on Twitter.
One user was feeling for DiCaprio, who has to hear these jokes all the time. “Still making Titanic door jokes 23 years later. Poor Leo,” @MeghanMichele20 wrote.
Contributing: Sara M. Moniuszko, David Oliver