Samuel L. Jackson has made a name for himself not only as one of the hardest-working actors of our time but also as the guy who makes cursing sound Shakesperian. No one says “motherf*cker” like Samuel L. Jackson. No one. It’s almost as if he invented that expression. When Snakes on a Plane started gathering buzz (because the internet discovered there was a movie called Snakes on a Plane coming out), producers actually ordered 5 days of reshoots to change the movie from PG-13 to R. Among those reshoots? Giving SLJ one of his most famous lines, “I have had it with these motherfucking snakes on this motherfucking plane.”
Well, The king of cursing must step aside because someone else has usurped the throne. The actor who has now cursed more than every other actor is no other than Jonah Hill. According to a fantastic new study from Buzz Bingo, “Jonah Hill has collectively committed the most swear words in the movies that he has starred in. Thanks to movies such as Superbad, Hill’s characters have cursed 376 times in total, and 22.9 times per 1,000 words uttered. Other notable entries include Hill’s The Wolf of Wall Street co-star Leonardo DiCaprio, whose roles have racked up 361 profanities, and Adam Sandler, who averages 12.3 curse words for every 1,000 words that his characters utter on screen.”
Samuel L. Jackson actually comes in 3rd place at 301 swear words.
I think it’s fair to say that the movie that pushed Hill and DiCaprio over the top is The Wolf of Wall Street and it’s astounding 715 swear words—the most in any movie ever. Without that credit, there’s no doubt that Jackson would still be on top. Hill took the whole thing in stride posting this:
Congrats, Jonah. But watch your back. Samuel L. Jackson makes like 85 movies a year so he’s bound to recapture the crown.