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John Waters

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Peter Frederick Weller (born June 24, 1947) is an American film and stage actor, director and lecturer. John Samuel Waters, Jr. (born April 22, 1946) is an American filmmaker, actor, stand-up comedian, writer, journalist, visual artist, and art collector, who rose to fame in the early 1970s for his transgressive cult films. Waters's 1970s and early '80s trash films feature his regular troupe of actors known as Dreamlanders—among them Divine, Mink Stole, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, and Edith Massey. Starting with Desperate Living (1977), Waters began casting real-life convicted criminals (Liz Renay, Patricia Hearst) and infamous people (Traci Lords, a former porn star). Waters skirted mainstream filmmaking with Hairspray (1988), which introduced Ricki Lake and earned a modest gross of $8 million domestically. In 2002, Hairspray was adapted to a long-running Broadway musical, which itself was adapted to a hit musical film which earned more than $200 million worldwide. After the crossover success of the original film version of Hairspray, Waters's films began featuring familiar actors and celebrities such as Johnny Depp, Edward Furlong, Melanie Griffith, Chris Isaak, Johnny Knoxville, Martha Plimpton, Christina Ricci, Lili Taylor, Kathleen Turner, and Tracey Ullman. Although he has apartments in New York City, San Francisco, and a summer home in Provincetown, Waters still mainly resides in his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland, where all his films are set. He is recognizable by his trademark pencil-thin moustache, a look he has retained since the early 1970s. Some of his film-related material and personal papers are contained in the Wesleyan University Cinema Archives to which scholars and media experts from around the world may have full access.[1] Description above from the Wikipedia article John Waters, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Apr 22, 1946 In Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
64
First Appeared:
In the movie New Line Cinema: The First Generation and the Next Generation
Latest Project:
Movie At the Video Store 2017
Known For
Poster of I Am Divine
Poster of Frasier
Poster of 21 Jump Street
Poster of The Perfectionist
Filmography
Movie At the Video Store Himself 2017
Series John Waters Presents Movies That Will Corrupt You Unknown 2017
Movie New Line Cinema: The First Generation and the Next Generation 2017
Movie The 1000 Eyes of Dr Maddin Unknown 2015-09-08
Movie Tab Hunter Confidential Himself 2015-03-15
Movie Suburban Gothic Cornelius 2014-07-19
Movie I Am Divine Himself 2013-03-09
Movie Regreso a la isla de Nim 2013-03-15
Movie The Sarnos: A Life in Dirty Movies Himself 2013-03-27
Movie Mansome ¡Qué bonito es ser un hombre! Himself 2012-05-18
Movie Centre Place Unknown 2012-02-14
Movie Excision William 2012-09-12
Movie Paul Bowles: The Cage Door Is Always Open Unknown 2012-09-25
Movie The Mystery of a Hansom Cab Mark Frettlby 2012-10-28
Movie Mangus! 2011-01-01
Movie These Amazing Shadows himself 2011-01-22
Movie Kapyong Narrator 2011-04-28
Movie The Advocate for Fagdom Himself 2011-11-04
Movie Beautiful Darling Himself 2010-04-02
Movie Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore Unknown 2010-06-01
Series Descubriendo a Nina Unknown 2010-08-22
Movie William S. Burroughs: A Man Within Himself 2010-11-05
Movie It Came from Kuchar Himself 2009-01-01
Movie Obscene: A Portrait of Barney Rosset and Grove Press Himself 2008-09-26
Movie The Wild World of Ted V. Mikels The Narrator 2008-10-31
Series 'Til Death Do Us Part Unknown 2007-03-19
Movie Jackass 2.5 Himself 2007-12-18
Movie Schau mir in die Augen, Kleiner Himself 2007-02-16
Movie Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea Narrator 2006-02-24
Movie Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema Himself 2006-01-01
Movie Los censores de Hollywood Himself - Director of 'A Dirty Shame' 2006-01-26
Series The Henry Rollins Show Unknown 2006-04-01
Movie Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream Himself 2006-06-20
Movie This Filthy World Himself 2006-11-24
Movie The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players: Off & On Broadway Himself 2006-08-01
Series I Love the '70s: Volume 2 2006-07-10
Movie That Man: Peter Berlin Himself 2005-01-01
Movie Stealth: La amenaza invisible Black Ops Doctor 2005-07-28
Movie All the Dirt on 'A Dirty Shame' Himself 2005-06-14
Series Fireflies Unknown 2004-02-01
Movie Thinking XXX Himself 2004-10-27
Movie La semilla de Chucky Pete Peters 2004-11-11
Movie A History of Sex Himself 2003-01-14
Movie Blood Feast 2: All U Can Eat The Reverend 2002-03-31
Movie In Bad Taste Himself 2000-01-01
Movie Acordes y desacuerdos Mr. Haynes 1999-12-03
Series So Graham Norton Unknown 1998-07-03
Movie Divine Trash Himself 1998-01-18
Series Las noticias de Jon Stewart Unknown 1996-07-22
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-29
Series Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown 1993-01-31
Series Frasier Unknown 1993-09-16
Movie Heaven Tonight Johnny Dysart 1990-11-12
Series Los Simpson Unknown 1989-12-16
Movie Homer y Eddie Robber #1 1989-08-17
Series 21 Jump Street Unknown 1987-04-12
Movie Algo salvaje Used Car Guy 1986-11-07
Movie The Perfectionist Stuart Gunn 1985-12-01
Movie Divine Waters Himself 1985-01-01
Movie Consejo de guerra Captain Alfred Taylor 1980-05-15
Movie Weekend of Shadows Rabbit 1978-06-28
Movie Eliza Fraser David Bracefell 1976-12-16
Movie Love Letter to Edie Unknown 1975-01-01
Movie Mondo Trasho Reporter (voice) 1969-03-14