ET caught up with DiCaprio at the premiere of his new adventure thriller at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Wednesday where the 41-year-old star opened up about what it felt like when it came time to trim down his epic facial hair.
"It was amazing for all of us, as an entire film crew, to go into the wilderness like this, to really go on this epic journey all together, and really tackle the challenges that nature gave us," DiCaprio shared, recounting the film's difficult and monumental production in the mountains of Canada and Argentina.
"It was an unforgettable experience and a big part of my life," DiCaprio added. "I'm just proud that we have a great piece of art to show for it."
The Django Unchained star also revealed that, despite the grueling filming locations, he still got a visit from his mother, Irmelin, who DiCaprio said is "always a great support system."