Watch a Supercut of Samuel L. Jackson's 171 Movie 'Motherfu-er's - Rolling Stone
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Watch a Supercut of Every Samuel L. Jackson ‘Motherfu–er’ In a Movie

Actor has uttered his favorite word 171 times in 27 different movies

File this under “inevitable Internet gold”: Huffington Post‘s Ben Craw and Oliver Noble have put together an impressive, mind-boggling supercut of every time Samuel L. Jackson has said “motherfucker” in a movie. That’s exactly 171 motherfuckers from 27 different movies, uttered in under four minutes and presented in chronological order, from 1988’s School Daze to this year’s RoboCop.

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Craw and Noble have also compiled a handy statistical breakdown of Jackson’s cinematic swearing, with his top three “motherfuck”-iest performances coming in as Jackie Brown (37), Pulp Fiction (26; though it’s unclear if this includes the “Bad Motherfucker” inscription on Jules’ wallet) and Soul Men (24, though two are bleeped, and two are truncated “mother—”‘s).

Egregious as some may find all that swearing, Jackson told a crowd at the American Institute for Stuttering gala in 2013 that saying “motherfucker” helped him overcome his own speech impediment as a child. While Jackson added that he still struggles with his stutter sometimes, one technique that never fails is repeating his favorite word. “I do that. Every day,” he told New York Magazine. “I say it and it helps, like even if I just say it to myself, under my breath. I don’t stutter when I say that word.”

As if he needed to further prove that foul language can be beautiful, Jackson’s put his swearing skills to good use in this take on Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” as well as his audiobook narration of the “children’s book” Go the Fuck to Sleep. With the actor showing no signs of slowing down soon — he’s got a slew of films in the works including next summer’s Avengers: Age of Ultron — here’s to 171 more “motherfuckers.”

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