John Waters

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John Samuel Waters Jr. (born April 22, 1946) is an American filmmaker, actor, writer, and artist. Born and raised in Baltimore, Waters 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 3,791,118 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). John Waters is the 440th most popular film director (up from 524th in 2019), the 2,863rd most popular biography from United States (up from 3,333rd in 2019) and the 121st most popular American Film Director.

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Among film directors, John Waters ranks 440 out of 1,580Before him are John Landis, Joe Dante, Alexander Kluge, Veljko Bulajić, Chuck Lorre, and Michel Gondry. After him are Taylor Hackford, Lindsay Anderson, Delmer Daves, George P. Cosmatos, Olivier Assayas, and Patricio Guzmán.

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Among people born in 1946, John Waters ranks 174Before him are Dick Wolf, Norio Yoshimizu, Stig Blomqvist, Joe Dante, Alpha Oumar Konaré, and Sue Lyon. After him are Matthieu Ricard, Wim Jansen, Ahmad Zahir, John Watson, Héctor Babenco, and Jean-Pierre Jarier.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Waters ranks 2,863 out of 15,968Before him are Barbara O'Neil (1910), Thomas Curtis (1873), Sue Lyon (1946), Denise Richards (1971), Billie Eilish (2001), and Robert Davi (1953). After him are Edgar Lee Masters (1868), Judy Chicago (1939), Alan Menken (1949), Charles Bachman (1924), Marty Friedman (1962), and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (1958).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, John Waters ranks 121Before him are Paul Schrader (1946), Robert Rossen (1908), Philip Kaufman (1936), John Landis (1950), Joe Dante (1946), and Chuck Lorre (1952). After him are Taylor Hackford (1944), Delmer Daves (1904), Robert Mulligan (1925), Martin Ritt (1914), Zack Snyder (1966), and Nick Castle (1947).