Martin Scorsese’s new Leonardo DiCaprio movie holds dubious record
Critics might not have loved Martin Scorsese’s most recent collaboration with Leonardo DiCaprio, “Wolf of Wall Street,” but fans did and still do. The fact that it holds the record for the number one movie with the most F-words ever in history only makes it all that much more appealing.Now, that the film is a profanity-laden piece has already been established, knocking Spike Lee’s “Summer of Sam” (with “only” 435 instances of the F-word) to second position. What’s still debatable is the actual number of times the F-word or any of its variations appear.
Wikipedia says it’s 506 times, while Slate magazine counted 544. Vulture says the number is actually higher, an impressive 569. Moreover, Vulture is also providing avid movie fans with a bit more on how gruesome the language in the film is, by counting all the curse words to appear in it.
That includes more than just the F-word – and I will say no more, because you have already figured it out, I presume.
Though the F-word is predominant in the film, words referring to bodily functions (think “poo” but nastier) come in second in terms of prevalence, followed closely by words assigned to body parts.
DiCaprio’s character is, of course, the most foul-mouthed of the lot, which completely makes sense if you think about it: after all, he is the lead.
For a more detailed and obviously NSFW breakdown (*please note that discretion is heavily recommended for language that might offend), check out these Vulture graphs.