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And the film with the most f-bombs is ...

Leonardo DiCaprio may not have his Oscar yet, but his film The Wolf of Wall Street still has quite the achievement: It has broken the record for the most f-bombs ever used in a single non-documentary motion picture.

Wolf dropped the f-bomb 506 times in 180 minutes, beating out Spike Lee's 1999 Summer of Sam, which used the profanity 435 times, according to Variety.

Seriously? More than Goodfellas? Who's counting this stuff?

So before we start showering Leo with the Samuel L. Jackson Award for creative f-word usage, let's click a little deeper.

Variety attributes the count to Wikipedia, which right there sets off alarm bells. Go to Wikipedia and it has a comprehensive list of more than 100 films containing at least 150 spoken uses of the word (or one of its derivatives). Keep clicking and the source for Wolf is a website called wegotthiscovered.com, a 3-year-old movie, TV and gaming website that pulls in a respectable 6 million page views per month.

According to Wikipedia (we'll let you be the judge of how reliable it is), three other Martin Scorsese movies show up on the f-bomb list: Casino (422), Goodfellas (300) and The Departed (151). Pulp Fiction (154) and Eddie Murphy's standup special Raw (223) look like children's films next to Wolf of Wall Street.

But this record-breaker is no surprise considering the knock on the R-rated movie has been that Wolf is just too much. It's a so-crazy-it's-real story with an excess of everything, from nudity to drugs to greed.

Since we're getting all analytical about it, could Wolf be taking the prize simply because the movie is three (expletive) hours long? Could be. Going by the pure "f--- count" (the term used in the Wiki chart) numbers, Wolf has the most f-bombs total. But if you count uses per minute, Spike Lee pulls ahead again.

Wolf uses the f-word 2.83 times per minute, while Lee's 142-minute Summer of Sam clocks in at 3.06 times per minute.

The leader in uses of the f-bomb per minute — should the question ever come up on the SAT — would be State Property, the 2002 urban gangster flick produced by rapper Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella Films, which tops the per-minute use at a glorious 3.65 f-bombs per minute.

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