Main Page | See live article | Alphabetical index

John Waters

John Waters is the name of three prominent men.

The Irish John Waters is a columnist with The Irish Times and former editor of Magill, an Irish political magazine. He is also the father of a daughter with singer Sinead O'Connor.

The American John Waters (born April 22, 1946) has long been known as a "bad boy" among filmmakers. John Waters is also a professor for cinema and subculture at the European Graduate School. Dubbed "the pope of trash" by writer William Burroughs, his earlier film works included Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble and Desperate Living, sometimes referred to as the Trash Trilogy. These films pushed hard at the boundaries of conventional propriety and movie censorship and indeed, many felt, good taste. A particularly notorious segment of Pink Flamingos featured transvestite actor Divine (real name Glen Milstead) eating a fresh dog turd.

Mainly based in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, Waters tended to work with a regular team of actors (the Dreamlanders) who starred in most of his films, including Divine, Mink Stole, Cookie Mueller, Edith Massey, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce and others.

Since 1981's Polyester, his films have become less controversial and more mainstream, although works such as Hairspray, Cry Baby and Serial Mom still retain his trademark inventiveness. The film "Hairspray" was turned into a hit Broadway Musical, which swept the 2003 Tony Awards.

Table of contents
1 John Waters filmography
2 Weblinks
3 Weblinks

John Waters filmography


John Russell Waters (born December 8, 1948) is a famous Australian film, theatre and television actor.