John Waters is an American filmmaker, actor, writer, and visual artist best known for his cult films, including Hairspray, Pink Flamingos, and Cecil B. DeMented. He is the author of seven books, including the New York Times bestselling memoirs Role Models and Carsick. In 2002, Hairspray was adapted into a long-running Broadway musical, which itself was adapted to a hit musical film. Although he maintains apartments in New York City and 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 moustache, a look he has retained since the early 1970s.

Books By

Make Trouble

Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America

John Waters — Director's Cut

Trash Trio: Three Screenplays of John Waters

Crackpot: The Obsessions of John Waters

Role Models

Shock Value: A Tasteful Book about Bad Taste