John Waters

Biography: John Waters was born April 22, 1946 in Baltimore, Maryland. According to John, from earliest memory, he was a bit obsessed with the unusual. Blood, gore and ghoulishness always fascinated him. On his path to the throne of 'king of weird', Waters combined comedic kitsch with garish and Pink Flamingos made in 1972, took off by 1973 and he began gathering his cult following.

John's first (short) film was actually "Hag In a Black Leather Jacket" back in 1964. It was about the wedding of a black man who carries a white ballerina around in a garbage can. A KKK member is recruited to perform the rooftop ceremony.

"Roman Candles" in 1966 was his next enterprise and the first one featuring Divine, the female impersonator who would later burst into flame fame in Waters' "Hairspray" in 1988. "Roman Candles" was shot on 8mm and never commercially released, which is just as well. Even for a John Waters film, it was a disjointed mishmash of sex, drugs, rock 'n roll and just plain

Waters hit the major leagues and somewhat mainstream with "Cry Baby" in 1990 which featured Johnny Depp.

Never taking either life or his films too seriously, John has appeared in cameos in movies you'd least expect. He was the (uncredited) voice of Ted Bundy in 1994's "Serial Mom" and the (uncredited) telephone pervert in 1998's "Pecker", among many other (often his own) films.

Now on the schedule as host of a series for Court TV, "Until Death Do Us Part", he continues his macabre calling in exploring actual murders committed by spouse's or 'significant others' who for one reason or another opt for the possibility of a death sentence rather than just hire a lawyer and make the other half pay…and pay…and….

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John Waters' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 65
Highest Metascore: 81 Hairspray
Lowest Metascore: 35 Mansome
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
18 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
69 A Life in Dirty Movies Sep 19, 2014 Himself tbd
70 I Am Divine Oct 25, 2013 Himself 7.3
35 Mansome May 18, 2012 Himself 6.0
67 It Came from Kuchar Apr 9, 2010 Himself 9.0
64 Guest of Cindy Sherman Mar 27, 2009 Himself tbd
73 Obscene Sep 26, 2008 Himself 7.5
81 Hairspray Jul 20, 2007 1988 Screenplay 7.6
72 Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea Apr 20, 2007 Narrator 10
68 This Filthy World Nov 24, 2006 Written By / Himself 10
75 This Film Is Not Yet Rated Sep 1, 2006 Himself - Director Of 'A Dirty Shame' 7.5
64 That Man: Peter Berlin Jan 13, 2006 Himself 6.8
64 Inside Deep Throat Feb 11, 2005 Himself 7.5
46 Seed of Chucky Nov 12, 2004 Pete Peters 5.5
56 A Dirty Shame Sep 24, 2004 Director / Written By 5.8
tbd Female Trouble (re-release) Mar 15, 2002 Director / Producer / Writer 10
66 Pie in the Sky: The Brigid Berlin Story Apr 25, 2001 Himself tbd
57 Cecil B. DeMented Aug 11, 2000 Director / Written By 8.2
66 Pecker Sep 25, 1998 Director / Written By 7.9
77 Hairspray Feb 26, 1988 Director / Co-Producer / Written By 6.6