John Waters

Age: 71
Born: April 22, 1946
Baltimore, Maryland


2:22 2017
Seed Money: The Legend of Falcon Studios 2016
Beautiful Darling 2016
Tab Hunter Confidential 2015
A Life in Dirty Movies 2014
The Last Impresario 2014
Suburban Gothic 2013
Return to Nim's Island 2013
Centre Place 2012
Of Dolls & Murder 2012 (voice)
Mansome 2012
Excision 2012
The Advocate for Fagdom 2012
Mangus! 2011
John Waters: This Filthy World 2007
Hairspray 2007 Flasher
Thinking XXX 2006
This Film Is Not Yet Rated 2006
Seed of Chucky 2004 Sleazy Reporter
The Best of Split Screen 2003
The Cockettes 2002
Sweet And Lowdown 1999
The Real Macaw 1998
Singapore Sling: Road To Mandalay 1995
Road To Mandalay 1995
Asian Connection: Midnight Orchid 1994
Midnight Orchid 1994
Ebbtide 1994
Which Way Home 1991
Heaven Tonight 1990
Homer & Eddie 1989
Grievous Bodily Harm 1988
Boulevard Of Broken Dreams 1988
Nancy Wake 1988
The Christmas Visitor 1987
Alice To Nowhere 1986
Something Wild 1986
Going Sane 1986
I Can't Get Started 1985
The Perfectionist 1985
High Country 1984
Attack Force Z 1981
Demolition 1977
The Scalp Merchant 1977
End Play 1975


Multiple Maniacs 2017
Fruitcake 2008
A Dirty Shame 2004
Very Crudely Yours, John Waters 2002
Cecil B. Demented 2000
Pecker 1998
Serial Mom 1994
Cry-Baby 1990
Hairspray 1988
Polyester 1981
Desperate Living 1977
Pink Flamingos 1974
The Mighty McGurk 1946


Polyester 1981

Executive Producer

Hairspray 2007


Hairspray 2007
A Dirty Shame 2004
Pecker 1998

Profile created on February 17, 1999.

Did you know?

  • A bit strange, though interesting...John's favorite childhood memory is visiting a scrap yard and seeing real blood on the front seat of a wrecked car.
  • All of John's movies are filmed in Baltimore, his hometown. This is his biggest trademark.
  • Quote: "To me, bad taste is what entertainment is all about. If someone vomits watching one of my films, it's like getting a standing ovation. But one must remember that there is such a thing as good bad taste and bad bad taste."
  • When he was young, John would go to the drive-in and watch adult only movies through his binoculars.
  • John has an obsession with real crime stories, especially gory detailed stories. He travels across the country to sit in on the trials.
  • John has been nicknamed "Pope of Trash" and "Prince of Puke."

Undiscovered Picks

Upcoming movies worth watching that you may not have heard of.

  • Strange Weather
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • The Hatred
  • Austin Found
  • It Stains the Sands Red