John Waters

John Waters
Growing up in Baltimore in the 1950s, John Waters was not like other children; he was obsessed by violence and gore, both real and on the screen. With his weird counter-culture friends as his cast, he began making silent 8mm and 16mm films in the mid-'60s; he screened these in rented Baltimore church halls to underground audiences drawn by word of mouth and street leafleting campaigns. As his filmmaking grew more polished and his subject matter more shocking, his audiences grew bigger, and his write-ups in the Baltimore papers more outraged. By the early 1970s he was making features, which he managed to get shown in midnight screenings in art cinemas by sheer perseverance. Success came when Pink Flamingos (1972) - a deliberate exercise in ultra-bad taste - took off in 1973, helped no doubt by lead actor Divine's infamous dog-crap eating scene. Waters continued to make low-budget shocking movies with his Dreamland repertory company until Hollywood crossover success came with Hairspray (1988), and although his movies nowadays might now appear cleaned up and professional, they retain Waters' playfulness, and reflect his lifelong obsessions.
Name John Waters
Also Known As
Birthday 1946-04-22
Gender Male
IMDB John Waters profile on IMDB
Place of Birth Baltimore, Maryland, USA
As: Black Ops Doctor
2005-07-29
Stealth...
As: Pete Peters
2004-11-11
Seed of Chucky...
As: Used Car Guy
1986-11-07
Something Wild...
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1969-03-14
Mondo Trasho...
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2004-10-27
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2006-02-24
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1999-12-03
Sweet and Lowdown...
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2002-03-31
Blood Feast 2: All U...
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2007-12-18
Jackass 2.5...
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2006-06-20
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2009-01-01
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John Waters: This Fi...
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2010-11-05
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1998-01-18
Divine Trash...
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2011-01-22
These Amazing Shadow...
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2011-01-01
Mangus!...
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2012-11-02
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Mansome...
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2011-11-04
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2012-09-25
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1975-01-01
Love Letter to Edie...
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2006-03-21
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As: Himself
1985-01-01
Divine Waters...
As: Himself
2000-01-01
In Bad Taste...
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2003-01-14
A History of Sex...
As: Mark Frettlby
2012-10-28
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2012-02-14
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2005-01-01
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2007-02-16
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2010-04-02
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2006-08-01
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2011-09-27
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2015-09-08
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2006-03-21
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TURA!...
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Jackass Number Two...
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2016-03-10
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1998-10-01
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2007-04-11
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1976-01-01
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1993-01-01
Growing Up with John...
As: Unknown
1988-01-01
Way USA!...
As: Unknown
2006-01-01
Meet The Kuchar Brot...
As: Unknown
1991-01-01
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As: Unknown
2006-01-01
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2003-10-28
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2015-12-18
Alvin and the Chipmu...
As: Himself
2001-05-17
Memories of Oz...
As: Self
2018-02-22
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As: Narrator
1972-03-12
Pink Flamingos...
As: Unknown
2000-09-08
Pie in the Sky: The ...
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1989-12-17
The Simpsons...
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1996-07-22
The Daily Show with ...
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2010-08-22
Offspring...
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1987-04-12
21 Jump Street...
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1993-09-16
Frasier...
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1996-03-29
E! True Hollywood St...
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1993-01-31
Homicide: Life on th...
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2006-04-01
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2007-03-19
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1998-07-03
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2006-07-10
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2004-02-01
Fireflies...
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2007-02-22
The Graham Norton Sh...
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