Friends and celebs wish John Waters a happy 70th birthday

Happy 70th birthday, John Waters. Love, Baltimore.

It may seem hard to believe, but Baltimore's proudest Bad Boy, film director/author/actor/raconteur John Waters, embarks on his eighth decade today.

In celebration of this milestone in both physical and cultural longevity (even harder to believe -- he made his first movie, "Hag In a Black Leather Jacket," more than 50 years ago), we asked 30 of his best friends to take a moment to wish him a Happy Birthday. See a sampling of what they had to say above.

To which we can only add: Happy 70th birthday, John Waters, our 2002 Marylander of the Year, from your friends at The Baltimore Sun. We can't wait to see what the next 70 will bring.

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