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Quentin Tarantino, known for his work as an actor and a director, will preside as the Krewe of Orpheus’ Celebrity Monarch this March.
The Mardi Gras festival in New Orleans is known to boast some of the greatest sights and sounds in the US. This March, in the visual spectacle that rivals many, indie film director Tarantino will lead the 27 float procession that is themed “The Enchanted World.”
Orpheus, one of the city's super krewes, was founded in 1993 by Captain Sonny Borey and singer Harry Connick Jr., according to the Associated Press. The group has over 1,300 members.
Tarantino is returning to New Orleans after filming his last movie in the city. Django Unchained featured Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, and Leonardo DiCaprio. Django Unchained earned two Oscars last year.
Previous films by Tarantino include Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Jackie Brown, and Inglourious Basterds.
Tarantino was recently in the news after the script for The Hateful Eight leaked. Tarantino said that he will no longer make that his next film and filed a lawsuit against Gawker for posting a link to it. The company has vowed to fight the lawsuit.
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