- In addition to being an excellent actor, Samuel L. Jackson has made a name for himself thanks to his ability to cuss.
- Some of the iconic actor’s most famous lines include some variation of the F-word.
- Despite this, he actually doesn’t hold the record for most swear words in the history of movies — Jonah Hill does.
While Samuel L. Jackson may be synonymous with the glorious delivery of curse words in movies, he somehow isn’t the record-holder for most swear words in movies history, as that title actually belongs to Jonah Hill, who is 35-years-younger than Jackson.
“Who won?” Jackson asked Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show when the record for most swear words was brought up. When Fallon told him that Jonah Hill had taken the crown, the 73-year-old acting legend had a predictably on-brand Samuel L. response:
“That’s some bullshit,” he said. “I mean that’s… I mean, I mean, no. No. No way, man. No way man, come on. Jonah Hill, really? And Leo? Jonah Hill, then Leo. I don’t believe that. Somebody miscounted.”
“That’s some bulls**t!”
–@SamuelLJackson ranks third on the list of actors with the most onscreen curses. #FallonTonight pic.twitter.com/8WsIdcnUOK
— The Tonight Show (@FallonTonight) March 10, 2022
Despite the fact that Jackson has been acting for essentially the entirety of Hill’s life, the reason the two-time Oscar nominee holds the record over Samuel L. is thanks to his raunchy performance in The Wolf of Wall Street:
Hill, for the record, was equally amused by the study released in 2020, at the time thanking The Wolf of Wall Street director Martin Scorsese “for pushing me over the edge” with his filthy-mouth dialog in the 2013 film.
That “team of scientists” Hill referenced is actually research group Buzz Bingo, which produced an analysis called “Profanity On Film,” according to The Wrap’s report. The study found that Hill had used “bad language” 376 times in films, compared with the famously foul-mouthed Jackson’s record of 301. [via Huffington Post]
While Samuel L. may not be the most swearing actor in history, he does hold a far more important title, and that’s the highest-grossing actor in the history of movies, as his films have earned $27 billion worldwide. Not too shabby of a record to hold if I do say so myself.
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