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John Waters Net Worth?
American director, writer, producer, actor, and artist John Waters has a $50 million net worth. Perhaps Waters’ most well-known work is “Hairspray,” a 1988 film that she wrote, directed and produced before it was transformed into a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. John, also known as “The Pope of Trash,” is a writer and director who has worked on more than a dozen short and feature films. Some of his works include “Hag in a Black Leather Jacket” (1964), “Pink Flamingos” (1972), “Cry-Baby” (1990), “Serial Mom” (1994), “Pecker” (1998), and “Cecil B. Demented” (2000). He has also worked as a producer
John Waters Early Life
On April 22, 1946, in Baltimore, Maryland, John Samuel Waters Jr. was born, becoming John Waters. He was raised in a Roman Catholic home alongside his siblings Steve, Kathy, and Trish as well as his mother Patricia Ann, and father John (a producer of fire protection equipment). When John was seven years old, he saw the 1953 movie “Lili,” which piqued his fascination with puppets.
He then started putting on bloody puppet shows for kids’ birthday parties. Growing up in Lutherville, a Baltimore suburb, Waters attended the Calvert School, Towson Jr. High School, Calvert Hall College High School, and Boys’ Latin School of Maryland. It was there that he also met Glenn Milstead (also known as Divine), his muse. John enrolled in New York University after graduating from high school, but he was expelled in 1966 after being seen smoking marijuana on the premises. He then relocated to Baltimore.
John Waters Personal Life
John is out and proud to support LGBTQ rights and homosexual pride. Because “if you don’t keep some things secret, you don’t have a personal life,” Waters disclosed in 2018 that he is in a relationship and that he likes to keep it private. Leslie Van Houten, a former member of the Manson Family, was imprisoned in 2009; John fought for her release and wrote about her in his book “Role Models.” In 2016, Baltimore’s Maryland Institute College of Art awarded Waters an honorary degree. Since the 1990s, John has been a professional artist and art collector. He also has a personal library of more than 8,000 books.
John Waters Career
“Hag in a Black Leather Jacket,” Waters’ debut short film, was released in 1964. He took on the same roles for his succeeding short films, “Roman Candles” (1966), “Eat Your Makeup” (1968), and “The Diane Linkletter Story” (1970), as well as four of his feature films. He also wrote, directed, produced, edited, and served as a cinematographer for the picture. “Mondo Trasho,” John’s debut feature picture, came out in 1969. In 1970, he released “Multiple Maniacs.”
The first movie in the “Trash Trilogy,” “Pink Flamingos,” was released by him in 1972. He followed the trilogy with “Female Trouble” in 1974 and “Desperate Living” in 1977. Waters hired film student David Insley as the main camera operator for 1981’s “Polyester,” her first picture in which she delegated the cinematography to a third party. John released the comedy “Hairspray” in 1988. It was transformed into a 2002 Broadway production that won eight Tony Awards.
When the musical’s movie adaptation was produced in 2007, Waters served as a co-producer and consultant. He also made an appearance in both movies, as Dr. Fredrickson in the first film and a Flasher in the 2007 remake. “Cry-Baby,” John’s follow-up to “Hairspray,” was a 1990 Broadway musical that received four 2008 Tony Award nominations. Waters had an uncredited voice appearance as Ted Bundy in the 1994 movie “Serial Mom,” which starred Kathleen Turner, Sam Waterston, Ricki Lake, and Matthew Lillard.
John appeared as Pervert on Phone in his subsequent movie, “Pecker,” in 1998. Melanie Griffith played an actress who was kidnapped and made to appear in an underground movie by terrorist filmmakers in the 2000 black comedy “Cecil B. Demented.” In the movie, Waters wrote, directed, and acted as a reporter. As of this writing, Tracey Ullman, Johnny Knoxville, Selma Blair, and Chris Isaak might be seen in John’s most recent movie, “A Dirty Shame,” from 2004.
In an interview in 2013 “When asked why he hasn’t produced another movie since “A Dirty Shame” in “The Guardian,” Waters replied, “It didn’t make any money. They want you to produce independent movies for $500,000, but for me, a movie would cost about $5 million. I’m not a first-time filmmaker, but it’s a terrific time to be one.”
John hasn’t produced a movie since 2004, but he’s kept busy on television, guest-starring on shows like “My Name Is Earl” (2007), “Feud: Bette and Joan” (2017), “The Blacklist” (2018), and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (2020–2021), serving as a judge on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (2015), and producing NBC’s “Hairspray Live!” as an associate producer (2016). He also does photographic art, and the Baltimore Museum of Art held the exhibition “John Waters: Indecent Exposure” from October 2018 to January 2019.