May 15, 2006 09:00 AM

When it comes to offering up John Hancocks, Johnny Depp is the most generous celeb – and Cameron Diaz, the most stingy.

According to a new list from Autograph Collector magazine, the Pirates of the Caribbean star is the kindest to fans requesting his signature, followed by George Clooney. This is the second consecutive time that Depp has topped the publication’s rankings.

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

Clooney also offers something beyond penmanship. “He’ll joke as he signs, and make fun of how he looks in photos he’s handed to autograph,” Cyrkin said.

On the other hand, 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.”

Perennial bad boy Russell Crowe has been nicer to fans of late, Cyrkin also said.

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