John Waters

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John Samuel Waters Jr. (born April 22, 1946) is an American filmmaker, writer, actor, and artist. He rose to fame in the early 1970s for his transgressive cult films, including Multiple Maniacs (1970), Pink Flamingos (1972), and Female Trouble (1974). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Waters has received more than 4,426,270 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). John Waters is the 479th most popular film director (down from 440th in 2019), the 3,071st most popular biography from United States (down from 2,862nd in 2019) and the 126th most popular Film Director.

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Among film directors, John Waters ranks 479 out of 1,581Before him are Dadasaheb Phalke, Marcel L'Herbier, Gérard Oury, John Hughes, Alexander Kluge, and Nuri Bilge Ceylan. After him are Patrice Leconte, Aleksandar Petrović, Yves Allégret, Asghar Farhadi, Walter Ruttmann, and Václav Vorlíček.

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Among people born in 1946, John Waters ranks 206Before him are Jean-Luc Marion, Ahmad Zahir, Jim Hines, Toquinho, Irena Szewińska, and Lucien Van Impe. After him are Ti Lung, Shlomo Sand, Ahmad al-Tayyeb, Eugene Levy, John C. Mather, and Maria Bethânia.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Waters ranks 3,071 out of 18,182Before him are James J. Gibson (1904), Dwight F. Davis (1879), Jennifer Beals (1963), Alex North (1910), Douglas Hofstadter (1945), and Michelle Monaghan (1976). After him are Calista Flockhart (1964), Geoffrey Lewis (1935), Robert James Waller (1939), Deborah Lipstadt (1947), Elizabeth Banks (1974), and Barbara O'Neil (1910).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, John Waters ranks 126Before him are Delbert Mann (1920), Alfred Lunt (1892), Aaron Russo (1943), Clarence Brown (1890), John Lasseter (1957), and John Hughes (1950). After him are Hal Ashby (1929), Adam McKay (1968), Richard Lester (1932), Abel Ferrara (1951), Martin Ritt (1914), and Taylor Hackford (1944).