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John Waters

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 13 films, with $123,711,971 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #19,903)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Black Ops Doctor (Stealth), Sleazy Reporter (Seed of Chucky), Used car guy (Something Wild), Mr. Haynes (Sweet and Lowdown), Reporter (Cecil B. Demented)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Hairspray (Story Creator), Cry-Baby (Director), Hairspray (Director), Cry-Baby (Screenwriter), Cecil B. Demented (Director)
Most productive collaborators: John Travolta, Adam Shankman, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Leslie Dixon

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  3. Acting Credits
  4. Technical Credits
Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
As an ActorInverviewee5$255,759$0$255,759
In Technical RolesDirector7$27,598,494$3,176,898$30,775,392
Story Creator1$118,871,849$84,000,000$202,871,849

Featured Review: Suburban Gothic

January 30th, 2015

Suburban Gothic is the second film from Richard Bates, Jr.. His first movie was Excision, which was excellent, but extreme enough that even fans of body horror might not enjoy it. Is Suburban Gothic as good as his first film? Does it have a wider appeal? Is it at least worth checking out on Video on Demand? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 8th, 2014

April 6th, 2014

It is a busy week on the home market with five wide releases / films that expanded wide among the new releases. This includes The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which is dominating the chart with four of the top six new releases. Of those four releases, the 3D Combo Pack is the best deal. August: Osage County earned a couple of Oscar nominations, which should help it sell well, but the Blu-ray Combo Pack isn't quite Pick of the Week material. There are some other releases that are definitely worth picking up, for smaller target audiences. I Am Divine on DVD should please fans of the character, but I'm not sure there's enough of them out there to give it Pick of the Week. Finally, Sofia the First: The Floating Palace on DVD is a must have for young girls, and quite a few young boys, but the appeal isn't wide enough justify being a Pick of the Week. In the end, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on 3D Combo Pack is the safest choice. More...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
10/15/2015 Tab Hunter Confidential Himself  $61,547 $0 $61,547
1/31/2015 Suburban Gothic   $0 $0 $0
5/18/2012 Mansome Himself  $18,395 $0 $18,395
4/22/2011 Beautiful Darling Himself  $13,400 $0 $13,400
4/6/2011 Blank City Himself  $116,037 $0 $116,037
11/17/2010 William S. Burroughs: A Man Within Himself  $46,380 $0 $46,380
9/1/2006 This Film is Not Yet Rated Himself  $306,845 $34,923 $341,768
7/29/2005 Stealth Black Ops Doctor  $31,704,416 $44,300,000 $76,004,416
11/12/2004 Seed of Chucky Sleazy Reporter  $17,016,190 $7,700,000 $24,716,190
8/11/2000 Cecil B. Demented Reporter  $1,276,984 $676,898 $1,953,882
12/3/1999 Sweet and Lowdown Mr. Haynes  $4,196,621 $0 $4,196,621
4/13/1994 Serial Mom Ted Bundy  $7,881,335 $0 $7,881,335
10/22/1986 Something Wild Used car guy  $8,362,000 $0 $8,362,000
Movies: 13Totals:$71,000,150$52,711,821$123,711,971
Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
7/20/2007 Hairspray Story Creator $118,871,849 $84,000,000 $202,871,849
9/17/2004 A Dirty Shame Director $1,339,668 $0 $1,339,668
8/11/2000 Cecil B. Demented Director $1,276,984 $676,898 $1,953,882
9/25/1998 Pecker Director $2,279,807 $0 $2,279,807
4/11/1997 Pink Flamingos Director $413,802 $0 $413,802
4/13/1994 Serial Mom Director $7,881,335 $0 $7,881,335
4/6/1990 Cry-Baby Director,
$7,735,790 $0 $7,735,790
2/26/1988 Hairspray Director $6,671,108 $2,500,000 $9,171,108
Movies: 8Totals:$146,470,343$87,176,898$233,647,241