Secret Invasion star Samuel L. Jackson still thinks he’s cursed more on-screen than any other actor, despite Jonah Hill apparently taking his crown
During an interview with The Tonight Show, the 73-year-old actor, who plays Nick Fury in the MCU, didn’t hold back.
“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!”
— The Tonight Show (@FallonTonight) March 10, 2022
Jonah Hill was crowned the sweariest actor back in 2020 after a report by Buzz Bingo found that he has cursed a staggering 376 times on screen. Although many of those belonged to Seth in the coming-of-age comedy Superbad, his crowning achievement was The Wolf of Wall Street with an impressive 74 curse words.
Hill himself seemed rather proud of the stats:
As for Samuel L. Jackson, his record was surprisingly meek by comparison. Clocking up a mere 301 curse words, he came third in the research, following Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio who has cursed 361 times on screen.
“Maybe his many uses of the word motherf**ker weren’t counted individually,” he joked. “But who knows?”
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Meanwhile, Jackson is gearing up for Marvel’s Secret Invasion which sees him return to the role of Nick Fury in his very own Disney+ series… albeit without his iconic eye patch. Also, it looks as though Cobie Smulders is back as Maria Hill. There’s plenty of other talent joining the Secret Invasion cast, too, including Olivia Colman and Ben Mendelsohn.
If you want to find out more about Secret Invasion, read our guide to why Nick Fury is at the heart of an alien invasion.
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