100 Hollywood Stars' Embarrassing / Brilliant / Boring First Tweets

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Tweeting your first tweet is a dangerous business. Without prior knowledge of how the microblogging social media service works, it’s hard to gauge what’s worthy of 140 characters or fewer. As this extensive list of movie making’s great and good proves, many plump for a good ol’ fashioned “Hello!”, but quite a few others dive in at the deep end. With fan favourites Andy Serkis and Robert Downey Jr. recent additions to the Twittersphere, see how they match up with their peers below.

Day one of the diary of my next film. Started tweeting. Did not write. Maybe I will start writing it tomorrow.

— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) April 22, 2010

I just joined Twitter! I don't really get this site or how it works. My nuts are on fire.

— Danny DeVito (@DannyDeVito) September 5, 2009

Writing my blog http://www.ChanningTatumUnwrapped.com and looking out the window at the beach while on a well-deserved vacation.

— Channing Tatum (@channingtatum) May 29, 2007

Hello tweet universe! This is Jason Segel and this is my first official tweet! Thank you for having me. I look forward to meeting you all!

— Jason Segel (@jasonsegel) November 11, 2011

@alyssa_milano, will you please give us permission to follow you? Pete & Bobby

— Farrelly Brothers (@farrellybros) February 25, 2011

I am in.

— Steve Carell (@SteveCarell) February 23, 2012

So here we go. I'm on Twitter. Now..... what to Tweet about?

— Dan Aykroyd (@dan_aykroyd) June 3, 2011

Ready to hit the road with @David_Steinberg this week in Charleston. pic.twitter.com/SxeBlHQS

— Robin Williams (@robinwilliams) January 23, 2013


— John C. Reilly (@John_C_Reilly) October 5, 2009

Hey everyone - the twitter account "Seth_MacFarlane" is fake. I'll be up and posting soon, but that other guy is a phony.

— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) April 23, 2009

Ben is updating his status...

— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) August 4, 2009

hi guys. s'me jim. fur eel! inside scoop. sometimes i brush my teeth so intensely that i've been known to punch myself in the mouth.

— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) October 28, 2009

Just saw the Steep Canyon Rangers at the Mountain Song Festival. I had no idea they took other jobs. What the ???

— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) September 11, 2010

I did not just join this

— Clark Gregg (@clarkgregg) June 19, 2009

Hi. I'm new.

— Jason Bateman (@batemanjason) May 10, 2010


— zach galifianakis (@galifianakisz) May 7, 2009

Hey It's Jonah! Welcome to my official twitter & facebook. Looking forward to talking to you guys about our feelings: http://bit.ly/h8z0Ll

— Jonah Hill (@JonahHill) March 7, 2011

The Sunday NBC night game theme music rips off Joan Jett

— Michael J. Fox (@realmikefox) October 31, 2011

It's me! Joss! My own account! No more hiding under studio skirts! I'm FREE! @MuchAdoFilm @AgentsofSHIELD @Marvel @roadsidetweets #free

— Joss Whedon (@josswhedon) May 13, 2013

Talk to me, Twitter. pic.twitter.com/7skFm6Ffhn

— Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) April 11, 2014

@octaviaspencer i did it!!! i'm in the game! i have no idea what i'm doing :)

— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) May 24, 2012

My interview with David Letterman for The Avengers http://t.co/OY1uolod

— Cobie Smulders (@CobieSmulders) April 19, 2012

Logging in for the first time. Scouting locations tomorrow for Iron Man 2.

— Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) March 4, 2009

Landing in Sydney in twelve hours. The WOLVERINE press tour begins. I thought it would be cool to start the tour where the film was made.

— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) April 6, 2009

This is my OFFICIAL page... Ready, Set, Go...

— Don Cheadle (@IamDonCheadle) December 20, 2010

ah. the pressure is overwhelming.

— Ellen Page (@EllenPage) February 22, 2011


— Drew Pearce (@mrdrewpearce) May 11, 2010

Hey everybody. I'm a tweeter now. pic.twitter.com/OO1x9ZO4

— Dane DeHaan (@danedehaan) February 18, 2012

So, Twitter, here I am. Spread the word! pic.twitter.com/YHZ8ZCpq

— Nicholas Hoult (@NicholasHoult) January 30, 2013

Da Lion Rooney @ Fallon http://t.co/Uk1hrRwI

— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) October 11, 2011

Filming 'The Man' short film with Stephen Fry, Stellan Skarsgard and Zoe Wanamaker... such a giggle.

— Hayley Atwell (@HayleyAtwell) January 29, 2012

"You were made... to be ruled". I am on my way to NYCC. This is my first twitter tweet. Here we go. #Avengers #NYCC

— Tom Hiddleston (@twhiddleston) October 16, 2011

This is my very first tweet.

— Eric Idle (@EricIdle) October 8, 2012

The Wholly Family http://t.co/2lEuG7oO via @distrify #terrygilliam

— Terry Gilliam (@TerryGilliam) November 26, 2011

i am still alive

— John Cleese (@JohnCleese) December 3, 2007

So this is Twitter is it? They had something in the Middle Ages like this called 'writing things on a bit of paper and passing it around'.

— Terry Jones (@PythonJones) June 24, 2011

my first tweet to the world.. when i say world, i mean no-one! hehe! x

— laura haddock (@laurajhaddock) July 8, 2010

tweet there goes my cherry

— Sam Claflin (@samclaflin) May 7, 2010

Hello World. This is a man dipping his little toe into the Twittersphere to see what's out there.. Any interest?

— James Purefoy (@JamesPurefoy) February 26, 2012

Hi everyone, this is the real me! I won't be able to tweet often but I just wanted to say hello. Have a great summer, love Emma x

— Emma Watson (@EmWatson) July 16, 2010

Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

— Eddie Marsan (@eddiemarsan) December 21, 2012

Right, that's it ... tweet.

— Simon Pegg (@simonpegg) September 20, 2009

I wish my shoulder would fuck off...

— Nick Frost (@nickjfrost) May 10, 2009

After Godot rehearsals I did my Five Minutes interview with Matthew Stadlen for BBC News website. If only all interviews were as short.

— Ian McKellen (@IanMcKellen) January 14, 2010

does this end up being like the film 'Her'?

— richard ayoade (@RichardAyoade) April 2, 2014

Hi World

— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) June 8, 2012

Im trying to wrap my head around all the press notes I have to do for Sony Classics for "Moon."

— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) February 12, 2009

Sat in the rain waiting to shoot Merantau....again.

— Gareth Evans (@ghuwevans) February 28, 2009

It really is me. And this is my first tweet. Excited to be trying something new.

— Michael Caine (@themichaelcaine) September 28, 2010

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World has Wrapped! August 28th, 2009 - 21:40 (EDT) http://bit.ly/100Ote

— edgarwright (@edgarwright) August 29, 2009

drinking a glass of coke and watching Lord of the Rings.... in Bulgarian!!!

— Saoirse Ronan (@saoirse_ronan) March 28, 2009


— chris o'dowd (@BigBoyler) February 20, 2009

Having damned this technology as the seed of Satan, I finally succumb. Let tyrants tremble. And so forth.

— Hugh Laurie (@hughlaurie) October 16, 2013

Hello Twitterverse! Looking forward to engaging with you all, 140 (or less) characters at a time!!!

— Andy Serkis (@andyserkis) April 17, 2014

I was thirteen years old when I tried to call Steven Spielberg. I made my mom call and pretend she was my assistant. He didn't take my call.

— M. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) November 25, 2011

Timing feels right to bring awareness to what's happening in the #Congo today & to share my stories from this part of the world. #DRC

— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) June 13, 2012

Hi twitter world.. first pic of Kristin Scott Thomas from Only God Forgives.. More to come soon.. and yes it me NWR pic.twitter.com/0dPmmdy8Xj

— Nicolas Winding Refn (@NicolasWR) March 20, 2013

a large bear named Bart stares at Matt Damon, and a second later smashes his paw into the glass, testing the very li... http://say.ly/wMChF5

— Cameron Crowe (@CameronCrowe) April 27, 2011

the home of the filmmaker. welcome.

— darren aronofsky (@DarrenAronofsky) January 10, 2012

ryan seacrest told me I had to get on Twitter. So here I am. First tweet. I feel younger already.

— James Cameron (@JimCameron) January 28, 2011

Mob City is a labor of love from an intensely talented cast and crew. From all of them, and me, welcome to the show! I'm on Twitter... Hi!

— Frank Darabont (@FrankDarabont) November 26, 2013

Hello Twitter.

— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) June 20, 2012

This is Speeezy. Microphone Check 1-2.1-2. The Bona-fide Spike Lee

— Spike Lee (@SpikeLee) March 13, 2011

It's a Tuesday. Here in LA: Blue skies, golden sunshine, a gentle breeze. 59°F 15°C. Have a great day!

— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) January 7, 2009

Showing my flick to some fresh eyes, backing up laptop.

— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) May 7, 2008

What is twitter? Brett rattner and taraji has it. I guess I should have one too. But I don't know how to use it. As long as its not bad

— Jackie Chan (@EyeOfJackieChan) January 16, 2010

Finally... Twitter just got Rocked! http://say.ly/wTo8Ry

— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) February 15, 2011

Just enjoying being number one at the box office two weeks in a row. Looking forward to this weekend. Tough competition.

— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) August 26, 2010

Going to take part in a Q & A at the CA Newspaper Publishers Assn. Gov. Affairs Day in Sacramento at 1:30pm. Webcast at http://gov.ca.gov.

— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) January 23, 2008

Hello twitter. @BKBMG and @mattgoss talked me into joining twitter. Hope I don't bore everyone with my tweets.

— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) October 26, 2011

Shooting Season 3

— Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston) October 7, 2009

I hemmed. I hawed. I joined twitter. Alas. Reason? I saw "The Cove" this weekend and it blew my mind. Everyone should see this movie. -zd

— zooey deschanel (@ZooeyDeschanel) August 18, 2009

first tweet. no followers. feel pretty good about it.

— chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) January 22, 2011

Okay so I am doing what I said I would never do which is set up social network sites... http://t.co/RBs9uDFm

— Gillian Anderson (@GillianA) July 6, 2012

Overwhelmed by the welcome. Hanging with @JimGaffigan -- he says hi. Talk to you tomorrow...

— Kiefer Sutherland (@RealKiefer) March 2, 2011

Learning about this fascinating site.

— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) June 25, 2008


— John Ratzenberger (@Dratzenberger) January 12, 2012

@samityme BC saying stay tuned for some Sam Axe butt kickin!

— Bruce Campbell (@GroovyBruce) April 15, 2011

Hey everyone ths is my new OFFICIAL twitter!!!! xox

— Chloë Grace Moretz (@ChloeGMoretz) November 18, 2009

Hello, Twiiter. I've finally succumbed to your wiles

— Elijah Wood (@woodelijah) November 13, 2010

I'll be honest, just created this to say that any other "twitter-ers" aren't me. Flattering... just not me.

— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) July 25, 2009

Are we RECording?

— Joseph Gordon-Levitt (@hitRECordJoe) March 17, 2009

@scottgrimes hi

— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) April 15, 2010

Testing... testing... Is this thing on??

— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) January 11, 2010

This is the first and perhaps only tweet I will ever write. I'm three weeks into editing. I'll try to be as forthright as possible.

— Jason Reitman (@JasonReitman) June 7, 2009

Sitting with @DanaBrunetti posting my first message on twitter. This is new territory and not sure how I feel about it. Thoughts?

— Kevin Spacey (@KevinSpacey) March 29, 2009

hello..not really sure how to tweet yet- but i am the real kristen bell, and thank you for following me...

— Kristen Bell (@IMKristenBell) July 3, 2009

Trying to figure this out. I am completely computer illiterate.

— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) February 5, 2009

This is the new official twitter for Gary Busey the actor. Follow THEGaryBusey on twitter if you want the truth.

— Gary Busey (@THEGaryBusey) July 28, 2010

Getting my name back. @RyanGosling from now on. @RonnyBrosling R.I.P.

— Ryan Gosling (@RyanGosling) March 22, 2011

@scottgrimes hi

— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) April 15, 2010

I JUST got a super cool new app called Twitter. Twelloooo!!!

— Cameron (@CameronDiaz) November 8, 2013

A 3D print of a #Zbrush Popeye model that I originally made 7 years ago. pic.twitter.com/tqtprPaAPz

— Rick Baker (@TheRickBaker) February 3, 2014

I'm a MYOB kinda guy so who needs Twitter? Now I get it & think I'm going to like it here-it's like getting a whole bunch of new neighbors

— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) May 25, 2011

and it begins.. -j

— JARED LETO (@JaredLeto) April 3, 2009

this is my first tweet. It's raining out. It might snow in LA That's pretty amazing i'm waiting to see it happen. thanks for following!

— Forest Whitaker (@ForestWhitaker) February 26, 2011

getting the pitch ready for a new TV show. its reminding me how gutted I still am that The Riches was cancelled

— Minnie Driver (@driverminnie) November 10, 2009

trying to twat for the first time. does anyone really care?

— Adam West (@therealadamwest) April 2, 2009

Is this what television has come to...SHIT!! #bachelorfinale

— Dick Van Dyke (@iammrvandy) March 15, 2011

Hellooo Pawnee!! On my way to the read thru of my first ep of Parks And Recreation. Should be fun! Will let you know...

— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) March 11, 2010