LONDON: Leonardo DiCaprio saved actor Djimon Hounsou by standing between him and a gunman. According to, Hounsou is uncertain why the alleged killer wanted to get him as they filmed the movie Blood Diamond in Mozambique. But he is sure that he would have been seriously wounded or dead if not for DiCaprio. Said Hounsou: “He stood in the way of somebody who was trying to shoot me. We went to eat somewhere and apparently somebody was threatening to kill me there. Leo said, ‘Well, you’re gonna have to go through me’. That was enough to make the gunman think twice and he fled the scene.”

DiCaprio, however, has refused to discuss the matter during promotional interviews for the new film. He only talks about his great friendship with Hounsou. He said: “We became like brothers on this movie. We were together for six months.”