Johnny Depp wins best autograph signer award

Johnny Depp has been named the best celebrity autograph giver for the third consecutive year.

The Pirates of the Caribbean actor beat Matt Damon and George Clooney to top Autograph magazine’s list of the Best Hollywood Signers.

New York autograph dealer Anthony Risi said: “Though Johnny is soft-spoken and laid-back, he likes to talk to fans and get to know them while signing. He’ll sign more than one item when he has time as well.”

Hairspray star John Travolta, veteran actor Jack Nicholson and child actress Dakota Fanning also made it into the top 10 of best signers. Blades of Glory star Will Ferrell was named the worst signer in Hollywood, closely followed by Spider-Man actor Tobey Maguire.

Lon Strickler, an autograph collector from Baltimore, said: “Tobey has a bit of an attitude, but he will sign. But Will Ferrell, I don’t know what his problem is. He just tries to ignore people. It’s weird, and really rude.”

Joaquin Phoenix, Bruce Willis and Teri Hatcher also appeared in the worst signers list. But Autograph magazine had some advice for its readers, saying: “Keep in mind that even the best signers sometimes don’t sign, the worst occasionally do, and that just because they’re on the worst list doesn’t mean they’re bad people. They’re just bad signers!”

Autograph magazine’s Best Hollywood Signers:

1. Johnny Depp
2. Matt Damon
3. George Clooney
4. Jack Nicholson
5. Rosario Dawson
6. John Travolta
7. Katherine Heigl
8. Jay Leno
9. Dakota Fanning
10. Russell Crowe

Autograph magazine’s Worst Hollywood Signers

1. Will Ferrell
2. Tobey Maguire
3. Joaquin Phoenix
4. William Shatner
5. Renée Zellweger
6. John Malkovich
7. Julie Andrews
8. Bruce Willis
9. Teri Hatcher
10. Scarlett Johansson