Samuel L. Jackson Will Teach You to Swear in 15 Languages If You Promise to Vote

Jackson's pledge is part of the Good to Vote campaign, a nonpartisan initiative

Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson. Photo: George Pimentel/Getty

Samuel L. Jackson, a true master at the art of using curse words, has pledged to teach fans how to swear in 15 different languages — all they have to do is prove they intend to head to the polls this election season.

Jackson's pledge is part of the Good to Vote campaign, a nonpartisan initiative with HeadCount that sees public figures and celebrities challenging fans to vote in the November election.

The entertainers who participate offer their fans access to something unique (like a never-before-seen piece of content) when their followers hit a specific number of registrations.

Other celebrities who have participated include Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein (who reconnected for a Booksmart reunion on Instagram Live); Debra Messing, who pledged to reunite with her Mysteries of Laura costar Josh Lucas if 100 fans proved they would be voting; and JoAnna Garcia Swisher — who shaved husband Nick Swisher's head.

In a tweet Tuesday, Jackson said that if 2,500 fans prove that they'll be voting this year — by either registering, checking their registration or making a voting plan — he'll teach them how to swear (nearly) to their heart's content.


Jackson, who is not afraid to use colorful language to make his point, has a history of getting out the vote in a similar fashion. In 2012, the actor filmed a video encouraging voters to "Wake the f--- up," and get to the polls to support Barack Obama.

Jackson previously urged people to participate in a hotly-contested Georgia congressional race in 2017, recording a radio campaign ad referencing his Avengers character, Nick Fury.

"Remember what happened the last time people stayed home — we got stuck with Trump," Jackson said in that ad. "We have to channel the great vengeance and fury we have for this administration into votes at the ballot box."

Updated by
Virginia Chamlee

Politics Writer - PEOPLE

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