John Waters Biography
Birthday: April 22, 1946 (Taurus)
Born In: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
John Samuels Waters Jr. is a director of quirky and unconventional movies. His style and creativity are worlds apart from the mainstream cinema and has every now and then tested the boundaries of propriety. He has given to the world some great movies like ‘Pink Flamingos’, ‘Hairspray’, ‘Cry Baby’, ‘Pecker’, etc. His movies have been characterized by a sense of exaggeration and over the top unrealistic portrayal of dispositions. He was never a normal child, always had a flair for the dark and grotesque. Waters started to portray violence in his creativity from his teen years when he filmed and screened his films in Baltimore to an underground audience. He is not just a director of excellent and peculiar taste but has also done some cameos in the movies and hosted television shows. Waters is also an avid collector of books. Some of his movies have been turned into hit Broadway musicals like: ‘Hairspray’ and ‘Cry Baby’ and he was honored at the Provincetown International Film Festival with Filmmaker on the Edge Award in 1999. Waters has dedicated his time and life to making movies, exhibiting his artwork and installations and materializing his bizarre concepts like hitchhiking to journey across United States. Nicknamed as ‘Pope of Trash’ and ‘The Sultan of Sleaze’ for his open quirkiness, Waters has authored books like: ‘Shock Value: A Tasteful Book about Bad Taste’, ‘Crackpot: The Obsessions of John Waters’ and ‘Change of Life’.