John Waters

Filmmaker

2004

John Samuel Waters Jr. is an American film director, screenwriter, author, actor, stand-up comedian, journalist, visual artist, and art collector, who rose to fame in the early 1970s for his transgressive cult films.

Aside from filmmaking, John is also an accomplished writer, photographer and visual artist. He has published multiple collections of his journalistic exploits, screenplays, ruminations and artwork. And his artwork exhibits regularly in galleries and museums around the world.

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