John Waters Biography

Birthday: 1946-04-22
Place of Birth: Baltimore, Maryland USA
Height: 6' 2" (1.88 m)
Wiki Biography: 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.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
I Love the 70s: Volume 2 Himself 2006 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
In Bad Taste 0000
Breaker Morant Capt. Alfred Taylor 1980
Going Sane Martin Brown 1987 Comedy
Boulevard of Broken Dreams Tom Garfield 1988 Drama
Grievous Bodily Harm Morris Martin 1989 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Homer and Eddie Robber #1 1989 Comedy, Crime, Drama
Heaven Tonight Johnny Dysart 1990 Drama, Music
Ebbtide Michael Suresch 1994 Thriller
Divine Trash 1997
The Real Macaw Dr. Lance Hagen 1998 Family, Adventure
The Sugar Factory Sam Lejeune 1999 Drama
Seed of Chucky Pete Peters 2004 Comedy, Horror, Romance
Inside Deep Throat 2005 Documentary, History
Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream 2005 Documentary
This Film Is Not Yet Rated 2006 Documentary
This Filthy World 2006 Documentary, Comedy
The Junior Defenders 2007 Comedy
Guest of Cindy Sherman 2008
Mangus! Jesus Christ 2011 Comedy
Centre Place Jack Houghton 2012 Romance
Excision William 2012 Comedy, Drama, Horror
Return to Nim's Island Booker 2013 Family
Virtual Dogs and Loaded Guns Bank Customer 2016 Action, Comedy, Crime
The Bouncer Dave 2018 0