Jonah Hill Feldstein is an American actor and filmmaker popularly known for his comedic roles. He rose to fame for his film Superbad and earned award nominations for his roles in Moneyball and The Wolf of Wall Street. But did you know he is also the actor with the most amount of swear words said in his entire career?
Jonah Hill holds the record for most swear words said in a movie, according to Buzz Bingo which surveyed over 3,500 film scripts and reported that Hill had used 376 swear words throughout his filmography, with the majority of curse words split between Superbad and The Wolf of Wall Street.
Did Jonah Hill Beat Samuel L. Jackson on the Swearing Record?
Samuel L. Jackson is famous for playing some of the most iconic characters in film history and using curse words. He is quite fond of a certain four-word letter that has turned him into a worldwide phenomenon and one of the most commonly used memes on the internet.
You’d think he holds the record for most curse words in a single film, given his roles in numerous Quentin Tarantino films over the years. According to a Buzz Bingo poll conducted in 2020, Samuel L. Jackson had no idea he wasn’t the swear word king in film history. He was so shocked by the news that he cursed out the audience during an appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show.
Jackson frequently appears on all talk shows across the United States, making interesting appearances and cracking jokes with all hosts. But Jimmy Fallon’s announcement caught him off guard. We’re not surprised by the news from the man who made the term “motherfucker” his trademark. As soon as he heard the news,
That’s some bullshit! No, no, no way! Jonah Hill and Leo? Really? I don’t believe that. Somebody has miscountedSamuel L. Jackson
(Source: Movie Babble)
Is Martin Scorcese the Culprit Behind Beating Samuel L. Jackson’s Swear Record?
According to Jimmy Fallon’s list, Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street has the most curse words in a single film, with Jonah Hill and Leonardo Di Caprio surpassing Samuel L. Jackson. Hill took first place with 376 curse words, Leo came in second with 361, and Jackson finished third for his performance in Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown. He cursed 301 times in that film and held the record until The Wolf of Wall Street premiered in 2013. If any director had to outclass Quentin for cussin’, it was Marty. Jackson will almost certainly try to persuade Tarantino to cast him in another of his films to reclaim the record. (Source: Marca)
The Increasing Frequency of Swearing on Movies
If you look at the Wikipedia list for the movies with the most f-bombs in them, you’ll notice that there isn’t a movie before 1978 on the list, and you have to go 32 movies down the list before you find one made before 1990. Movie profanity has been rising since the 1980s and shows no signs of slowing down. The Canadian comedy Swearnet: The Movie, released in 2014, holds the Guinness World Record for the most uses of the word fuck in a film, with 935.
This should concern you not for moral reasons but for the sake of dialogue. Consider The Wolf of Wall Street, a successful American film with 569 f-bombs, or about 3.16 uses of the word per minute. (Source: Movie Babble)