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"I'd love to sell out completely. It's just that nobody has been willing to buy." -- John Waters
For other people with the same name, see John Waters.


John Samuel Waters (born April 22, 1946) is an American filmmaker, actor, 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.

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Total Books: 84
Make Trouble
2017 - Make Trouble (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781616206352
ISBN-10: 1616206357
Genres: Arts & Photography, Humor & Entertainment, Self-Help, Education & Teaching
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Tom of Finland
2016 - Tom of Finland (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9783836527248
ISBN-10: 3836527243
Genre: Arts & Photography
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The Broad Collection
2015 - The Broad Collection (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783791353302
ISBN-10: 3791353306
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Carsick John Waters Hitchhikes Across America
2015 - Carsick John Waters Hitchhikes Across America (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780374535452
ISBN-10: 0374535450
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Carsick
2015 - Carsick (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781472118936
ISBN-10: 1472118936
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Knickerbocker Essays Volume I Food and Drink Part One
2014 - Knickerbocker Essays Volume I Food and Drink Part One [The Knickerbocker Essays - Volume 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781628340037
ISBN-10: 1628340037
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Was It For This Why Ireland Lost the Plot
Majareta
2013 - Majareta [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788433923356
ISBN-10: 8433923358
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Andy Warhol - Liz
2011 - Andy Warhol - Liz (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781935263487
ISBN-10: 193526348X
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Role Models
2011 - Role Models (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780374532864
ISBN-10: 0374532869
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Feckers 50 People Who Fecked Up Ireland
2010 - Feckers 50 People Who Fecked Up Ireland (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781849014427
ISBN-10: 1849014426
Genres: History, Humor & Entertainment
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Beyond Consolation
2010 - Beyond Consolation (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781441114211
ISBN-10: 1441114211
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Tom of Finland XXL
2009 - Tom of Finland Xxl (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783822826072
ISBN-10: 3822826073
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Gay & Lesbian
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Lapsed Agnostic
2007 - Lapsed Agnostic (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780826491466
ISBN-10: 0826491464
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Reference, Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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Enneagram
2007 - Enneagram [Everything You Need to Know About...] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780715328378
ISBN-10: 0715328379
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
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Unwatchable
2006 - Unwatchable (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780977950300
ISBN-10: 0977950301
Genre: Arts & Photography
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Helpless As A Baby
2006 - Helpless As a Baby (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781425907228
ISBN-10: 1425907229
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Hairspray Female Trouble and Multiple Maniacs Three More Screenplays
2005 - Hairspray Female Trouble and Multiple Maniacs Three More Screenplays (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781560257028
ISBN-10: 1560257024
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Shock Value A Tasteful Book About Bad Taste
2005 - Shock Value a Tasteful Book About Bad Taste (Paperback)Paperback, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781560256984
ISBN-10: 1560256982
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Pink Flamingoes and Other Filth Three Screenplays by John Waters
2005 - Pink Flamingoes and Other Filth Three Screenplays By John Waters (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781560257011
ISBN-10: 1560257016
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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The Politburo Has Decided That You Are Unwell
2004 - The Politburo Has Decided That You Are Unwell (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781904148463
ISBN-10: 1904148468
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction
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2003 - An Intelligent Persons Guide to Modern Ireland [Intelligent Person's Guide S.] (Hardcover)Paperback
2000 - An Intelligent Person's Guide to Modern Ireland [Intelligent Person's Guide Series] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1997 - Diablo the Official Strategy Guide [Secrets of the Games Series] (Paperback)
1996 - Spqr the Official Strategy Guide [Prima's secrets of the games] (Paperback)
1996 - Long Black Coat [New Island/New Drama] (Paperback)Paperback
1996 - Dinotopia the Official Strategy Guide [Secrets of the Games Series.] (Paperback)
1995 - Prisoner of Ice the Official Strategy Guide [Prima's Secrets of the Games] (Paperback)
1995 - Kingdom the Far Reaches the Official Strategy Guide [Prima's Secrets of the Games] (Paperback)
1994 - Serial Mom (Other)
1992 - John Waters [American Originals] (Paperback)Hardcover
The Atmosfear Sourcebook [Secrets of the games series] (Paperback)
Bloody Winter [Blue Jacket Books] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
Long Black Coat [New Island/New Drama] (Paperback)Paperback