Samuel L. Jackson has been acting for most of his life and is very popular among fans for his frequent use of curse words in his movies. He recently found out on The Tonight Show that he had been overthrown as the actor who cursed the most on-screen.
In a viral 2020 survey that Buzz Bingo published, the actor who holds the new record is Jonah Hill. This was very surprising to both Jackson and his fans, as he is considered the king of using curse words, especially “motherf—er.”
The actor was even more surprised to find out that he was ranked third, with Leonardo DiCaprio in second place. Read on to see what he had to say about the ranking.
Jonah Hill Holds The Curse Word Record
When Jackson found out Hill had overthrown him, he responded, “That’s some bullsh-t!” While laughing, “No, no, no way! Jonah Hill and Leo? Really? I don’t believe that. Somebody has miscounted,” he continued.
In the survey, over 3500 movie scripts were reviewed, and it was concluded that Hill had sworn a total of 376 times throughout his acting career, and Jackson came in third with swearing 301 times. Most of Hill’s cursing was done in the 2007 film “Superbad” and Martin Scorsese’s 2013 film “The Wolf Of Wall Street.”
The comedian also had his other R-rated films to thank for his record, including “21 Jump Street,” “22 Jump Street,” and “Get Him To The Greek.” In “The Wolf of Wall Street” alone, Hill swore 107 times. He starred with Di Caprio, who also swore a lot of times in the film. Little wonder they both hold the top two swearing records.
The Most Curse Words In A Movie
Di Caprio owes his second-place record to his 361 curse words in his filmography, most of which fans believe was from “The Wolf Of Wall Street.” There was so much swearing in the movie, and with a total of 715 curse words, it was named the movie with the most swear words.
“Uncut Gems,” which starred Adam Sandler came in second on the list, with 646 total curse words. The survey revealed that Hill cursed 22.9 times in every 1000 words in “The Wolf Of Wall Street,” which was much more than Ordell (in “Jackie Brown”), who was Jackson’s most cursing character. He swore 6.9 times in 1000 words in the film.
Other actors on the list included Bradley Cooper, Billy Bob Thornton, Danny McBride, and Seth Rogen. Jackson teased by asking, “Is it for all curse words or just one specific curse word?” Implying that if it were just “motherf–ker,” he would definitely be the champion.
What Is Samuel L. Jackson Up To?
Recently, Jackson has been having interviews concerning his new series on Apple TV Plus called “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey.” The star goes 20 years into the future and stars as a 91-year-old in the show.
His character, Grey, is struggling with dementia but is also bent on solving the mystery behind the death of his nephew (played by Omar Benson Miller). He also has help from his caretaker and friend, Robyn (played by Dominique Fishback).
The series, which has six episodes, is inspired by the 2010 novel written by Walter Mosley, who had the help of Jackson in adapting the work.
‘The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey’ Is Personal To Jackson
Per Variety, The actor revealed that he spent 12 years working on “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey,” which was very personal to him. He referred to the project as a dream come true and noted that he was proud of himself.
His personal attachment to the movie is inspired by his late mother, who struggled with dementia before she passed away. He said, “If you’ve been touched by this disease like I was, I know sometimes it’s going to be a little tricky.”
“But… you’re going to take a marvelous ride, through a man who lived a life well-lived, and we’re going to solve a mystery,” he continued. He will also be returning to Marvel in the upcoming series by Disney Plus called “Secret Invasion” as his popular MCU character, Nick Fury.