John Waters

John Waters

actor, writer, director

John Waters was born on Apr 22, 1946 in USA. John Waters's big-screen debut came with Roman Candles directed by John Waters in 1967. John Waters is known for Feud directed by Gus Van Sant, Susan Sarandon stars as Bette Davis and Jessica Lange as Joan Crawford. John Waters has got 8 awards and 6 nominations so far. The most recent award John Waters achieved is Online Film Critics Society Awards. The upcoming new tvshow John Waters plays is Feud - Season 2 which will be released on Mar 05, 2017.

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.

  • Birthday

    Apr 22, 1946
  • Place of Birth

    Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  • Also known

    John S. Waters

Known For


8 wins & 6 nominations

Online Film Critics Society Awards
Winner - Lifetime Achievement Award
Locarno International Film Festival
Winner - Pardo d'onore Manor Award
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Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows