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Growing up in Baltimore in the 1950s, John Waters was not like other children; he was obsessed by violence and gore, both real and on the screen. With his weird counter-culture friends as his cast, he began making silent 8mm and 16mm films in the mid-'60s; he screened these in rented Baltimore church halls to underground audiences drawn by word of ... See full bio »

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Known For

Hairspray
Hairspray Flasher
(2007)
Divine Trash
Divine Trash Himself
(1998)

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  Mugworth (post-production)
Sir Butler
 2015 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
First Class Passenger
 2014 Suburban Gothic
Cornelius
 2012 Excision
William
 2011 Mangus!
Jesus Christ
 2007 Hairspray
Flasher
 2007 Each Time I Kill
Movie Watcher
 2004 Seed of Chucky
Pete Peters
 2002 Blood Feast 2: All U Can Eat
The Reverend
 2000 Cecil B. DeMented
Reporter (uncredited)
 1999 Sweet and Lowdown
Mr. Haynes
 1998 Welcome to Hollywood
John Waters
 1998 Pecker
Pervert on Phone (voice, uncredited)
 1998 Anarchy TV
 1994 Serial Mom
Ted Bundy (voice, uncredited)
 1989 Homer and Eddie
Robber #1
 1988 Hairspray
Dr. Fredrickson
 1986 Something Wild
Used Car Guy
 1972 Pink Flamingos
Mr. J (voice, uncredited)
 1969 Mondo Trasho
Reporter (voice, uncredited)
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Other Works:

Introduction for The Complete Peanuts: 1967 to 1968 by Charles M. Schulz, Seattle, Washington: Fantagraphics Books, ISBN 1-56097-826-0 See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 5 Print Biographies | 20 Interviews | 15 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

Pink Flamingos - I don't think it's my best movie, but God knows the day I die it will be in the first paragraph of my obituary. It helped make trash more respectable. It lasted longer than I ever would have imagined. I still meet young kids who have just seen it and they react with the same disbelief that people did the first time. I'm proud of it. It was made to make fun of censorship laws at ... See more »

Trivia:

Was good friends with Russ Meyer, the sexploitation filmmaker. As a fan of his work he would often go see his films in the theatre with Divine. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently casts Patricia Hearst See more »

Nickname:

Prince of Puke See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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