Johnny Depp is possibly the nicest Hollywood movie star in the world. Ever. Or, anyways, if you want an autograph. Autograph magazine, which is all about celebrity autographs, has rated the 44-year old Depp as the most gracious celebrity when it comes to signing autographs for fans. And it’s not like this is the first time Depp has made the list — this is his third #1 ranking in a roll for him. So you know that it has to be genuine, because even the most fake celebrity can’t fake it all the time for three years in a roll.
Depp is “`Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ on film, and Johnny and the Signing Factory in person,” the magazine said.
“Though soft-spoken and laid-back, he likes to talk to fans and get to know them while signing,” New York autograph dealer Anthony Risi explains in the December issue, now on newsstands. “He’ll sign more than one item when he has time, too.”
So who else made the list?
Matt Damon came in second, followed by George Clooney, Jack Nicholson, Rosario Dawson, John Travolta, Katherine Heigl, Jay Leno, Dakota Fanning and Russell Crowe. Yes, Russell Crowe.
Crowe, who has a history of throwing temper tantrums, ranked among the worst signers on last year’s list. But in a turnaround, the magazine said, the 43-year-old actor “started treating fans great, signing, taking pictures and chatting them up.”
And if there are winners, there must be losers, right?
Will Ferrell is deemed the worst celebrity signer, followed by Tobey Maguire, Joaquin Phoenix, William Shatner, Renee Zellweger, John Malkovich, Julie Andrews, Bruce Willis, Teri Hatcher and Scarlett Johansson.
Wow, I’m really surprised by Will Ferrell’s inclusion. I think it could just be that he’s too shy to stand there and sign autographs. Now Tobey Maguire — dude just seems like a jerk. Remember that incident when he smashed some kid’s camera?