I wanted to own a junk yard as a child, you know. I used to smash cars and think, ‘Oh, my God, there’s been an accident.’ My mother would take me to junk yards, and I look back on that and I think, ‘Wow, that was really loving.’ John Waters
John Samuel Waters Jr. (born April 22, 1946) is an American filmmaker, writer, actor and artist. Born and raised in Baltimore, Waters rose to prominence in the early 1970s for his transgressive cult films, especially Multiple Maniacs (1970), Pink Flamingos (1972) Female Trouble (1974) and Polyester (1981). He wrote and directed the 1988 film Hairspray, which became an international success and turned into a hit Broadway musical which has remained in almost continuous production. Waters has written and directed other successful films including Cry-Baby (1990), Serial Mom (1994), Pecker (1998) and Cecil B. Demented (2000).