John Samuel Waters, Jr. (Baltimore, 22 de abril de 1946) es un director de cine, actor, escritor y fotógrafo estadounidense. John Waters es, además, profesor de Cine y subcultura en la European Graduate School. Se hizo conocido a principio de los 70 por sus transgresoras películas de culto. John Waters es reconocible por el característico y finísimo bigote que luce en homenaje a Little Richard.
Aunque posee apartamentos en Nueva York, San Francisco y una casa de veraneo en Provincetown, Waters todavía mantiene su residencia en su ciudad natal, Baltimore, Maryland, donde rueda sus películas.
- Fecha de nacimiento: 1946-04-22
- Lugar de nacimiento: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Peter Frederick Weller (born June 24, 1947) is an American film and stage actor, director and lecturer. John Samuel Waters, Jr. (born April 22, 1946) is an American filmmaker, actor, stand-up comedian, writer, journalist, visual artist, and art collector, who rose to fame in the early 1970s for his transgressive cult films. Waters's 1970s and early '80s trash films feature his regular troupe of actors known as Dreamlanders—among them Divine, Mink Stole, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, and Edith Massey. Starting with Desperate Living (1977), Waters began casting real-life convicted criminals (Liz Renay, Patricia Hearst) and infamous people (Traci Lords, a former porn star). Waters skirted mainstream filmmaking with Hairspray (1988), which introduced Ricki Lake and earned a modest gross of $8 million domestically. In 2002, Hairspray was adapted to a long-running Broadway musical, which itself was adapted to a hit musical film which earned more than $200 million worldwide. After the crossover success of the original film version of Hairspray, Waters's films began featuring familiar actors and celebrities such as Johnny Depp, Edward Furlong, Melanie Griffith, Chris Isaak, Johnny Knoxville, Martha Plimpton, Christina Ricci, Lili Taylor, Kathleen Turner, and Tracey Ullman. Although he has apartments in New York City, San Francisco, and a summer home in Provincetown, Waters still mainly resides in his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland, where all his films are set. He is recognizable by his trademark pencil-thin moustache, a look he has retained since the early 1970s. Some of his film-related material and personal papers are contained in the Wesleyan University Cinema Archives to which scholars and media experts from around the world may have full access. Description above from the Wikipedia article John Waters, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.