Will Ferrell, Julie Andrews Among Nastiest Celebs

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Will FerrellWill Ferrell has been voted the rudest celebrity when it comes to signing autographs.

The Elf star is reluctant to stop for fans and is impolite when he does, according to Autograph magazine’s 2007 list of “10 Best and 10 Worst Hollywood Signers.”

Spider-Man star Tobey Maguire, who is mild-mannered and helpful in the movies, is almost as bad, according to the publication, coming in a close second. “Tobey has a bit of an attitude, but he will sign,” said Lon Strickler, 49, a Baltimore autograph collector.

“But Will Ferrell, I don’t know what his problem is. He just tries to ignore people.”

Meanwhile, for the third year in a row, Johnny Depp was voted the most gracious and approachable celebrity when fans ask for autographs.

New York autograph dealer Anthony Risi told Autograph the soft-spoken Depp “likes to talk to fans and get to know them while signing.”

“He’ll sign more than one item when he has time, too,” he said.

The list is based on rankings from autograph collectors in New York, California and Europe.

Russell Crowe, ranked among the worst signers last year, this year made the top 10 list. “At one time he was terrible, but I saw him a couple of months ago and he was taking pictures with fans and everything,” Strickler said. “Someone must have said something.”


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


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



  • tom m

    Will Ferrell is the most overrated so-called ‘celebrity’ in the entire history of Hollywood. He is an embarrassment to the entire industry. The next time I laugh at anything he says or does will be the first. He is a joke, and a bad one at that.

  • kim

    Maybe we should give celebs a break. They are always being hounded. I dont think just because you’re famous means you should lose every bit of peace and privacy.

  • political guy

    Will Ferrell should thank God he has AFTRA and SAG cards. For a guy who has never had a movie that made a profit he does come off as an arrogant ass. Why anyone would waste their time trying to get his autograph illustrates the GED mentality of his fan base; a fan base that won’t buy tickets to his movies.

  • smalone

    Will Ferral ? is a joke…

  • david

    celebs dont owe anyone anything at all

  • Jim

    My mother saw Jack Benny at an airport and he cut everybody dead. So this is payback, 70 years later.

  • Greg Mitchell

    as for Julie Andrews, that’s total bull****. I have seen her many time in public venues, press junkets, etc., and she has never been but utterly gracious. Obviously she has some protection around her to buffer the legions of fans who would be attacking her, but she is hardly on the nasty list.

  • richard henderson

    will ferrell is just a wanker hehehehe

  • Chris

    What on earth would anyone want an autograph for? Waste of time and an intrusion into the private space of the celeb. Delighted that some are gracious, but leave them all alone.

  • mkm

    I have met Julie andrews and this is so very false. She was wonderful! Very Very sweet and as graceful as you would expect from a real pro.

  • UGH!

    I have met both and they were on a date together, so they were EXTREMELY RUDE.