Autograph Magazine has released their annual list for the best and the worst celebrity autograph givers. We were made aware of this thanks to the good people over at City News:
The Best The Worst
1. Johnny Depp 1. Will Ferrell
2. Matt Damon 2. Tobey Maguire
3. George Clooney 3. Joaquin Phoenix
4. Jack Nicholson 4. William Shatner
5. Rosario Dawson 5. Renee Zellweger
6. John Travolta 6. John Malkovich
7. Katherine Heigl 7. Julie Andrews
8. Jay Leno 8. Bruce Willis
9. Dakota Fanning 9. Teri Hatcher
10. Russell Crowe 10. Scarlett Johansson
I am surprised to see Russell Crowe jump from one list to another. It looks like he is actively trying to clean up his image, and who can blame him. His antics over the past few years have caused him to grace the covers of trash mags on a weekly basis. I can only imagine how often his publicist screams at him.
One standout on the “worst” list is Will Ferrell. Autograph magazine has the following to say about him: “What’s so frustrating about Will Ferrell being the worst autograph signer this past year is that he used to be so nice to fans and collectors, and a great signer. What makes him so bad is that he’ll taunt people asking for his autograph.” Although it sucks that Will doesn’t throw around autographs like he used to, I think I would prefer to have him berate me for asking. Will Ferrell cussing you out is like Mike Tyson punching you; you have been assaulted by the best, just be happy you were a part of it.
I am not a big autograph collector, but everyone I have approached has been nice enough to cough one up. My ukulele has been signed by all four members of Motley Crue and Marky Ramone; I consider it to be an artifact because of this.
International friends – do you have an autograph story that you would like to share?