Josh Holloway’s “son of a bitch” dramatic line readings compiled!


The genius girls of Jezebel put up this amazing post. It’s a compilation of Josh Holloway (Sawyer/James Ford/LaFleur) on Lost saying his signature catchphrase, “Son of a bitch.” It’s pretty awesome, and I never realized just how much Sawyer says that sh-t. And he does it differently every single time! That’s how you know he’s a great actor. Because only great actors can take a single line reading of “Son of a bitch!” and really make it fresh, and make you feel different emotions every time. Like, sometimes when Josh says it, I get hot. Sometimes when he says it, I get really turned on. And then there are other times when he whispers “son of a bitch” where I just feel sad. And turned on.

Anyway, I can’t embed the compilation from Jezebel, but thankfully great minds think alike and all and there are some great “Son of a bitch” compilations on YouTube. Like this one:

I’ve been a Lost fanatic since it started, and throughout the seasons, I’ve gone back and forth as to my favorite actor on the show, trying to choose between Josh and Naveen Andrews’ Sayid. But for this last season of Lost, Sawyer has been my hands-down favorite, and I love how much screen time he’s getting. Don’t get me wrong, Sayid has had some “Oh, Jesus, he’s so hardcore, I love him” moments (like when he –SPOILER – killed that dude in The Swimming Pool of Truth and Regeneration). Or when he killed that other dude in the flash-sideways – you know, the real hot motherf-cker who came on the boat to kill everybody last season, and in the sideways world he was still a gangster. Yeah… Sayid is still pretty awesome. But nothing beats my son of a bitch.

P.S. Although… Richard Alpert’s episode last week was pretty good, wasn’t it? But for some reason, I always thought Richard was older than 140 or so. Questions for my fellow Lost fanatics: is Desmond going to come back, ever? Is Charlie? Is Ana Lucia? I need Ana Lucia to come back, NOW. I kept expecting her to pop up on Holloway’s flash-sideways episode, because SPOILER – they would both be LAPD.

2010 Winter TCA Tour - Day 4

Josh Holloway in Hawaii on January 30, 2010 & July 9, 2009. Additional promotional shot of Josh. Credit: WENN.

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  1. Stacie says:

    Charlie’s brother was trying to bail him out of jail in the Sawyer episode. I think Shannon and Libby may come back in some capacity.

    I wonder if Sawyer is still a father in the flash-sideways?

    Love the show. A Sawyer and Miles LAPD spin-off would be awesome 🙂

  2. Dorothy says:

    LOVE the show, but I am sad that Sayid is now evil. 🙁 Dear lord I was balling during richards episode it was sooo emotional!! GOD I LOVE THIS F*CKING SHOW!!!!!! WHY IS IT ENDING?

  3. annerox says:


    i heard that ana lucia will be back… also i heard we will find out under what circumstances libby was in the nut house.


  4. Risa says:

    That was nice….

    ha, sorry I just had the urge to scream that obscenity…

  5. Jackson says:

    Ahhhhhh. I stopped watching Lost after the second season and forgot how hot JH was. MMMMmmmm. Mmmm, mmm, mmmmmmmm.

  6. Kolby says:

    Desmond is TOTALLY coming back. I think almost everyone is, except for Eko. I think that dude refused.

  7. Granger says:

    Desmond better come back — that man is the hottest Scot to ever cross the pond (eat yer heart out, Gerard Butler)!

  8. Steph says:

    Thanks for sharing! This made my work day less crappy! I love the different SOB’s used in the show..especially when Bernard said it. They are all tributes to Sawyer’s “catch phrase.”

  9. Just a Poster says:

    Can you believe I have the whole season DVR’d and I haven’t watched it!

    I am planning a ALL LOST ALL THE TIME marathon for Easter!

  10. buckley says:

    Loves me some Sawyer and his nicknames, but after last weeks episode it’s all about Richard.
    What an amazing performance!

  11. Beth says:

    Almost everyone is coming back.

  12. canadianchick says:

    I’d like him to take me to bed with those boots of his still on, yeehaaa!!

  13. archiepelago says:

    Those comments about the fact that he must be a good actor because he can say a line differently – that was tongue in cheek right?

  14. Mood says:

    The lines were great when they were spoken in their respective episodes, but not great at all when compiled in a video.

    And why shove in a few other characters saying the same line? huh?

    This video is just as stupid as the person who thought of making it.

    Another over-hyped web video.

  15. Ash says:

    Granger – man are you ever right. Desmond is hot.

  16. iheartlasagne says:

    If you like that you’ll love the nicknames one on Lostpedia – search nicknames and scroll down, it’s a 5 minute compilation of Sawyer at his best.

  17. tess says:

    haven’t seen this season yet but sayid is my fave.
    the man can break necks with his feet. need i say more?

  18. bellaluna says:

    Love, love LOVE Sawyer (and Sayid)!!

    @ iheart – THANK YOU!

  19. Virginia says:

    I was laughing so hard when I read this article I nearly peed myself. Favorite part: the props to Martin Keamy. STRAIGHT UP!!!!! 😀 Bahahahaha “That real hot motherf**ker….” Oooh, man. 😀 **favorites article**