John Waters Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


26th February 2012

Quote: "I'm an Oscar voter... They came out with a survey that everyone is a 60-year-old white man. That's me. But every weird film that got nominated for the Oscar this year, I voted for it. So don't think that an old person can't make the Oscars more uncommercial and edgier. We can." Quirky filmmaker John Waters reveals he voted for some odd movies.


26th April 2011

Quote: "In the rip-off sixties hippie days, I'd go to some town, buy $500 in traveller's checks, and then a friend would use it as cash. I'd report it stolen and we'd split the refund. By the way, the statutes of limitations are over." Director John Waters admits to a shady past.


7th March 2010

Quote: "We'd call it Son of Precious; keep the original cast... but Precious and her mother are now touring the hipster burlesque circuit as a mother/daughter go-go act. Precious has another baby, but this time it's a light-skinned boy and she reveals the father is Justin Timberlake. The tyke becomes Lil Precious, a child rapper sensation." Movie maverick John Waters unveils his plans for the Precious sequel at the Independent Spirit Awards in Los Angeles on Friday night (05Mar10).


26th October 2009

Quote: "It will be scary and fun. You have Fangoria, who will bring everyone in from the cutest little punk rock kids to men my age looking pitiful in Star Wars outfits. And Las Vegas is already where you can go look at hookers and drink. Throw it all together, and this seems like the perfect day to be in Las Vegas for me." Moviemaker John Waters on his upcoming Halloween (31Oct09) appearance at the Fangoria convention at the Palms resort in Las Vegas.


12th May 2008

Quote: "I've always voted. Sometimes I've voted more than once, illegally. But you can't do that anymore. The picture ID has ruined everything." Filmmaker John Waters reveals he broke the law at past U.S. presidential elections.


21st April 2008

Quote: "They ruined rock and roll. They put Motown out of business. So I never bought a new record ever until punk came out. THE Beatles led to The Monkees. And it was a little hard hearing Lennon sing about 'No Possessions' when he was living in the Dakota." Filmmaker John Waters hates The Beatles.


19th April 2008

Quote: "I leave my apartment within 10 seconds of the same time every day. I'm fairly rigid. The other day I stayed up later than usual. I overslept by an hour and it panicked me. It just made me crazy the whole day." Director John Waters has a meticulous routine.


16th April 2008

Quote: "I'm over Broadway, I want to do amusement park rides. The whole family gets on and spins around until they vomit, while people sing." HAIRSPRAY creator John Waters on his next plans for the franchise.


26th February 2008

Quote: "Every time that movie goes to court I've been found guilty of obscenity; never once have I won." Maverick moviemaker John Waters on his controversial 1972 movie Pink Flamingos, in which star DIVINE ate faeces.


8th April 2007

Quote: "I saw audiences in every country in the entire world pay me money to smell a fart." Movie maverick John Waters on the success of his 'Odorama' scratch-and-sniff card venture, which accompanied screenings of his cult 1981 movie POLYESTER.


7th April 2007

Quote: "PAUL's a friend of mine, a good actor too. He got a bum rap on that, if you ask me. I thought that's what you're supposed to do in a porn movie (theatre) - it's like screaming in a horror movie." Moviemaker John Waters on pal Paul Reubens' 1991 arrest for allegedly fondling his genitals in a Sarasota, Florida X-rated theatre.


3rd April 2007

Quote: "Pink Flamingos has been optioned to be an opera and I think it could be one - the fat lady sings and eats s**t." Quirky moviemaker John Waters on plans to turn his cult 1972 movie into an opera.


3rd April 2007

Quote: "I'm in it the first 30 seconds - that means I approve. I'm a flasher; I'm always typecast." Movie maverick John Waters on his appearance in new movie musical HAIRSPRAY - a remake of his cult 1988 film.


27th March 2007

Quote: "Steve Buscemi and I talk about it all the time. One year my Christmas card was Steve dressed as me." Moviemaker John Waters comments on his likeness to Reservoir Dogs star Buscemi.


26th March 2007

Quote: "I must be the only gay man that's never been to the gym in my entire life." Director John Waters is no fan of building up his physique.


15th March 2007

Quote: "I used to attend trials for fun all the time, but then people started recognising me, so I stopped." Quirky moviemaker John Waters on his murder trial hobby.


4th December 2006

Fact: Movie maverick John Waters will play a funeral director in an upcoming episode of hit TV comedy MY NAME IS EARL.


17th January 2006

Quote: <p>"I always wanted the guy who played Hannibal Lecter to play DIVINE's role... He'd look good in that red fishtail gown." Quirky film-maker John Waters dreamed of SIR Anthony Hopkins playing EDNA TURNBLAD in the remake of his cult musical HAIRSPRAY. </p>


15th December 2005

Quote: <p>"I see most of my movies as insane children. And the ones that are not clearly insane, they clearly have severe learning difficulties." Cult film-maker John Waters likes his movies to stand out from the crowd. </p>


15th December 2005

Quote: <p>"I see most of my movies as insane children. And the ones that are not clearly insane, they clearly have severe learning difficulties." Cult film-maker John Waters likes his movies to stand out from the crowd. </p>


15th December 2005

Quote: <p>"I see most of my movies as insane children. And the ones that are not clearly insane, they clearly have severe learning difficulties." Cult film-maker John Waters likes his movies to stand out from the crowd. </p>


24th August 2005

Quote: <p>"No matter what your sexual preference or gender, no one likes a man who is fussy about his looks. You can spend as much time as you want looking good. But don't do it in public." Director John Waters. </p>


24th August 2005

Quote: <p>"When I taught in jail, I never got intimidated. In fact, I wanted to move in!" Controversial film-maker John Waters. </p>


24th August 2005

Fact: <p>One of the extras who bared all in John Waters' hit sex comedy A Dirty Shame was the movie-maker's assistant. </p>


24th August 2005

Fact: <p>Controversial film-maker John Waters admits he "copied" Little Richard's moustache when he decided to let his facial hair grow. </p>


23rd August 2005

Quote: <p>"I get mistaken for him and he gets mistaken for me. We talked recently. The last time I was on a plane the flight attendant walked by and said, 'You were great in Fargo.' I just said, 'Thank you.'" Movie-maker John Waters on getting mistaken for PULP FICTION star Steve Buscemi. </p>


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