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Born: April 22, 1946 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA Profession: Cast ...


Waters reported that he was expelled from the New York University Film School for smoking pot according to USA Today, (April 12, 1994). He also cheerfully admits to years of LSD use.

"I think he's probably a genius," she [Kathleen Turner, star of 'Serial Mom'] says of Waters. 'Quite frankly, you don't create your own genre and an international audience completely outside a system--and in spite of the Hollywood system--unless you have one hell of a lot of talent.'" --quoted in "John Waters' Weirdness Runs Deep" by Luaine Lee inDaily News, April 12, 1994.

"How could I have sold out? . . . My movie stars a 300-pound transvestite and Tab Hunter." --Waters to New York Post after being accused of selling out by making the relatively commercial movie, "Polyester" (1981).

"In our neighborhood, you always left the garbageman liquor at Christmas. I always wished that garbagemen were my secret friends. I love when they pull up in Baltimore and go 'Hoo!' That's when you have to run out and give them liquor or money or whatever." --John Waters, talking to Ann Magnuson in "Moveable Blood Feast" in Paper, May 1994.

"I don't make films about things I hate," Waters says. "What always makes me laugh are people who have very extreme taste and think they're very normal. That to me is the funniest ... I respect that. I don't look down on it, I'm IN AWE of it. Like people who have on the most hideous outfit and think they really look good. Who am I to say they don't really?" --Waters quoted in "Diving in New Waters" by Frank DeCaro in Newsday, April 11, 1994.

February 7, 1985 was declared "John Waters Day" in Baltimore, Maryland

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