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Filmmaker John Waters, 73, has plenty of advice for his fellow elders: "Whenever any magazine says, 'What photographer do you want to shoot you?' I always just say, 'The one that has the biggest retouch budget!' " Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images hide caption

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'Filth Elder' John Waters Says There Are Still 'Plenty Of Rules' Left To Break

The cult filmmaker, 73, has plenty of ideas about what older people should and shouldn't do. "You can't be trying too hard to rebel [when] you're older," Waters says. His new book is Mr. Know-It-All.

Filmmaker John Waters, 73, has plenty of advice for his fellow elders: "Whenever any magazine says, 'What photographer do you want to shoot you?' I always just say, 'The one that has the biggest retouch budget!' " Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images hide caption

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Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

'Filth Elder' John Waters Says There Are Still 'Plenty Of Rules' Left To Break

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