1946 – He was born on the 22nd day of April this year in Baltimore, Maryland.
1964 – He made his first ever short film “Hag in a black leather jacket”.
1970 – He was able to hit it big in this year with low-budget, bad-taste classics such as Pink Flamingoes and Polyester.
1988 – His first Hollywood movie was “Hairspray”.
1990 – In spite of bigger budgets in the 1990s, he retained creative control of his films, which include Cry Baby, Serial Mom and Cecil B. Demented. He was nominated four times and won three times in various award giving bodies.