Guess what, movie lovers? John Waters, the legendary 77-year-old actor, has been honored with his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! Known for his iconic roles in cult classics like “Pink Flamingos,” “Female Trouble,” and “Hairspray,” Waters received this prestigious recognition on Monday in Hollywood, California.
The star-studded ceremony was attended by some of Waters’ closest friends and collaborators, including Ricki Lake, Mink Stole, and photographer Greg Gorman. Waters took the opportunity to express his gratitude to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, saying, “You’re the best, and I hope the most desperate showbiz rejects walk over me here and feel some sort of respect and strength.” He also joked, “The drains on this magic boulevard will never wash away the gutter of my gratitude, the flotsam of my film career or the waste of Waters’ appreciation.”
Clearly, Waters’ sense of humor is still intact, even amidst the excitement of the day. Reflecting on his newfound star, he added, “Thank you Hollywood, this time I’ve finally gone beyond the valley of the dolls.”
If you’re curious about who else will be joining Waters with their own stars, you’re in luck! Check out the link provided to see a list of actors, singers, and athletes who will be receiving stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2024. But before you go, make sure to click through the gallery attached to the article to see over 20 pictures of John Waters during his star ceremony. Trust me, it’s a visual treat!
So, here’s to John Waters, a true icon of cinema, finally getting the recognition he deserves. We can’t wait to see his star shining bright among the other Hollywood legends on the Walk of Fame!