John Waters

Waters at Pen America/Free Expression Literature, May 2014 John Samuel Waters Jr. (born April 22, 1946) is an American filmmaker, writer, actor and artist. Born and raised in Baltimore, Waters rose to prominence in the early 1970s for his transgressive cult films, including ''Multiple Maniacs'' (1970), ''Pink Flamingos'' (1972) and ''Female Trouble'' (1974). He wrote and directed the 1988 film ''Hairspray'' which became an international success and turned into a hit Broadway musical which has remained in almost continuous production. Waters has written and directed other successful films including ''Polyester'' (1981), ''Cry-Baby'' (1990), ''Serial Mom'' (1994), ''Pecker'' (1998) and ''Cecil B. Demented'' (2000).

In 2015, the British Film Institute celebrated Waters’ films with a retrospective in honor of his 50-year filmmaking career. Later that year, he was nominated for a Grammy Award for the spoken word version of his book ''Carsick''. As an actor, Waters has appeared in films such as ''Sweet and Lowdown'' (1999), ''Seed of Chucky'' (2004), ''Excision'' (2012) and ''Suburban Gothic'' (2014). More recently, he performs in his touring one-man show, ''This Filthy World''.

In addition to filmmaking and acting, Waters also works as a visual artist and across different mediums such as installations, photography, and sculpture. He has published multiple collections of his journalistic exploits, screenplays, ruminations and artwork. Waters’ artwork exhibits regularly in galleries and museums around the world. Provided by Wikipedia
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