Jonah Hill was left “humbled” after it was revealed that he has overtaken Samuel L. Jackson as the actor with the most uttered curse words in their filmography.
The 36-year-old actor hilariously responded to the news that he’s surpassed Jackson’s record on his Instagram page, sharing an article with the headline: “Jonah Hill Passes Samuel L Jackson With Most F**king Swear Words on Film.”
“So many people to thank,” he wrote, before going on to thank The Wolf of Wall Street director Martin Scorsese for “pushing me over the edge”, after research group Buzz Bingo revealed Jonah cursed 715 times during the 180-minute 2013 movie.
“And of course the great @samuelljackson,” Jonah continued.
“Humbled. (Also ‘new report’? Lol what team of scientists cracked this one?). Lots of love.”
According to Buzz Bingo, Jonah’s filmography has seen him drop 376 curse words, while Jackson has only reached 301 profanities in his movies.
Responding to Jonah’s Instagram post, Seth Rogen, his frequent co-star, replied: “The dream.”
And replying to Seth, Jonah wrote: “we should make a last dance (2020 docuseries about Michael Jordan’s basketball career) style doc of me exhausted getting to the final f**k. ‘I can’t do it anymore!’ “
Scorsese’s film set a new Guinness World Records record title for most swearing in a film, 506 times – an average of 2.81 times per minute, overtaking gritty 1997 British drama Nil By Mouth, written and directed by Gary Oldman, which contained 428 uses of the expletive.