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Daniel Waters was born on November 10, 1962 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Daniel Bruce Waters. He is a writer, known for Batman Returns (1992), Demolition Man (1993) and Heathers (1988). See full bio »
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 2014 Vampire Academy (screenplay)
 2007 Sex and Death 101 (written by)
 2001 Happy Campers (written by)
 1993 Demolition Man (screenplay)
 1992 Batman Returns (Video Game) (based on a film story by)
 1992 Batman Returns (screenplay) / (story)
 1991 Hudson Hawk (screenplay)
 1990 The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (screenplay)
 1988 Heathers (written by)
 1968 Beyond Our Control (TV Series) (1980-1981)
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Writing is a pleasure for me. I mean, I take a very long time to write all my scripts, but I do it at my own pace. I have a unique system of naps that I take between work sessions. And then it's very warm and comfy, and the editing room is also a warm and comfy cave. But when I'm directing I feel like the cave man is going to go out that one time a year and go kill a woolly mammoth with a spear. ... See more »


Most of the female characters in his film Heathers (1988) were somewhat based upon his sister when she was in high school. See more »

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