Celebrities With The Best Autographs

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The AP has reported that Autograph Collector magazine has given out its list on actors who give the best- and worst- autographs. The criteria is also based on the stars’ interaction with fans. When I read this, I almost didn’t think it would be Movie Blog worthy, until I got to the lists themselves…very interesting!

Johnny Depp and George Clooney are #1 and #2, for good reason:

“Many stars become bad signers once fame and fortune hits, but not Depp. He’s even signed autographs for crowds at the airport while carrying luggage,” said Steve Cyrkin, editor and publisher of the Santa Ana, Calif.-based magazine.

As for Clooney, “he’ll joke as he signs, and make fun of how he looks in photos he’s handed to autograph,” Cyrkin said.

When it comes to her moniker, however, Diaz gets a flunking grade. “Cameron Diaz may be a talented actress, but she’s persistently a terrible signer. Instead of just turning down a person’s autograph request, she’ll lecture them about how dumb autographs are,” Cyrkin said.

In any case, here is the best and the worst scribblers in the annual list:

1. Johnny Depp
2. George Clooney
3. Matt Damon
4. Al Pacino
5. Tom Cruise
6. Angelina Jolie
7. Elijah Wood
8. Brittany Murphy
9. Jack Nicholson
10. Clint Eastwood

1. Cameron Diaz
2. Bruce Willis
3. Demi Moore
4. Tobey Maguire
5. Alan Alda
6. Halle Berry
7. Winona Ryder
8. Teri Hatcher
9. Joaquin Phoenix
10. Russell Crowe

Now, I have to say that I somewhat agree with Diaz…the only autograph I got was one on a whim – director Jonathan Demme at the 2002 Austin Film Festival, on a mini poster of “Truth About Charlie”. But because I want to break into the industry one day, for the most part celeb scribble is, in my opinion, pointless. (However, Brittany Murphy I’d make an exception)

However, this list also has bearing on how some celebs treat thier fanbase, and I think that is the trump card. This got me more wondering: how many of the Int’l friends have gotten celeb autographs? From who? I mean, you know, from actors or directors? Or are they like me and don’t hound for them?


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18 thoughts on “Celebrities With The Best Autographs

  1. Kelsey Grammer in a coffee shop. Even though it’s the most normal thing in the world that would still make me laugh if I saw him there.

  2. I’ve had a couple of oppotunities to get autographs from directors and actors but I’ve never asked for one. I think it’s because my close encounters were always because of interviews I was doing and it just didn’t seem right to be asking for one (though if I had the chance to talk to Oliver Stone again I think I’d totally be asking for an autograph). But I must agree that, from my limited experience with star encounters, tv personalities are always more personable. However, Robin Williams is right up there at the top of the list. The few times I’ve talked to him he’s always very nice and he always goes out of his way to make everyone feel important. He’s a stand up guy and I’m surprised he didn’t make the list.

    Kelsey Grammer also comes to mind. I bumped into him a couple of times at a local coffee shop while he was in town filming X3. The second time I literally bumped into him he remembered me and actually made small talk. After that, he always talked to me when he saw me in line. Super nice guy.

  3. I think it’s a difficult issue for celebrities to deal with tbh. They can’t win.

    It’s easy as fans to point and say ‘this person is a better star because they sign more bits of paper’ and I can understand that the viewing public is ultimately responsible for actors popularity / bankability but considering the general press coverage of their lives I’d not have issue with them being a bit reclusive.

  4. I wrote to Bruce Campbell but I have yet to get an email back but I think he’s site is down at the moment. I’m glad he didn’t respond because I wrote the email after I saw Evil Dead and I wrote the email saying how much I liked it. But now Bruce has become my favorite actor of all time. I have most of his movies on DVD now plus his book. So once his site is back up I’ll email him again.

    I hate actors who think they can just ignore fans. It’s the fanbase that makes the actor popular. I love actors that take timeout to please the fans who amire them.

    It’s nice to see Tom Cruise’s name up there, Tobey dissapoints me.

  5. Hey Kyle,

    I can see where you’re getting confused. But the point of the list is not who has the best hand writing. It’s who is best and most accomodating to the fans in given autographs.

    If you read the whole article, you’ll see what I mean.



  6. How can an autograph be considered good or bad? If it’s authentic, you can’t say if it sucks or not. An autograph is an autograph, a true representation of that particular actor’s handwriting. Not sure you can rate them … doesn’t make sense.

    I remember Mark McGwire – a famous retired baseball player – used to sign his name with what looked like something more closer to the word “WALIG” then Mark McGwire. But the fact that he signed every autograph that way, every single time, made it special.

    I don’t care if someone has beautiful handwriting or a beautiful face… I care about whether or not it’s actually thiers.

  7. I think movie stars with tv roots are the best with the fans.
    Might have something to do with weekly ratings having a direct and immediate connection to their show continuing or not.
    Bigger carrot.

  8. I got Michael Chiklis autograph at a press conference for Fantastic Four. I’d seen the film – I thought it was a pile of shite but Mike is awesome in the Shield so I forgave him and had a nice chat about his love of the comics. Cool dude.

    I was so engrossed I even passed up a chance to grab Jessica Alba.
    For a chat obviously . . .

  9. I’ve got Jim Carrey’s on a Lemony Snicket poster. I stood with my cousins across the street at the premiere, and I seriously couldn’t believe the dude signed it. Got The Rock’s, too, from his WWE days. He can’t act worth shit, but damn, he’s a nice guy.

  10. I’ve got Jim Carrey’s on a Lemony Snicket poster. I stood with my cousins across the street at the premiere, and I seriously couldn’t believe the dude signed it. Got The Rock’s, too, from his WWE days. He can’t act worth shit, but damn, he’s a nice guy.

  11. Hey, I linked to ya here on CF, because I found this really interesting. It’s great to see superstars and Hollywood legends like Pacino, Eastwood, and Nicholson on the best list, but disappointing to see Alda, Maguire and Phoenix on the worst list.

    I don’t really get the point of autographs and would never hound an actor or actress for one — although I do have on from Sandra Bullock with my name on it and a short personalized message to me from when I was a wee lad.

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