Every year in New Orleans there are Celebrity Grand Marshalls, Monarchs, and Kings of the Parade and a few that go along for the ride. With the close of Mardi Gras Day, 3/4/2014 here is a brief review and rankings of the celebrity riders.
This year's riders along for the ride included Orpheus Founder, Harry Connick Jr who is ranked at 1,155 on IMDB Professional and is known for his roles on "Will and Grace" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" as well as being a top musical talent.
Quentin Tarantino also rode in the Orpheus Parade and is more well known by name than face, as he has written, directed, and produced some top films including "Kill Bill", "Pulp Fiction", "Inglorious Basterds", "Reservoir Dogs" Quentin Tarantino. He has also been in a number of movies as an actor and ranks in celebrity status at 226.
Norman Reedus tops out the celebrity ranks at 73 and road as Co-Grand Marshal in the Endymion parade. He is best known for his roles in "Boondock Saints" and "The Walking Dead" and is a frequent guest at the Wizard World Comic Conventions and can be seen at their next con, this weekend in Sacramento.
While not one of the parade royalty, Mayor Mitch Landrieu deserves an honorable mention as riding with John Schneider in the Orpheus Parade and he ranks in at 468,247 in celebrity status for his work as Himself in interviews, documentaries, and music.
Don't take it too hard on only getting an honorable mention, Mayor Landrieu. The writer of this article, John N Collins only ranks at 3,714,415 on IMDB and is mainly known for presenting the "Best Science Fiction Feature" Award at Hollywood's Shriekfest for the past two years.
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