Monday night, the Zulu Social and Pleasure Club, Inc. officially announced their 2018 honorary celebrity grand marshal. The organization was happy to present that the “one and only Spike Lee has been selected to serve in this monumental capacity as the 2018 Zulu Parade Honorary Celebrity Grand Marshal.”
You can catch the Zulu krewe take the streets of New Orleans on Fat Tuesday, February 13, at 8:00 a.m.
Spike Lee has an extensive filmography with various credits as director, producer, writer, and actor. Some of his best-known films are Do the Right Thing (1989) and Malcom X (1992). In the Instagram post (seen below), the Zulu krewe describes Lee as a “very special brother.”
When you think about Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club, Inc., you should think of greatness in the Urban Community. With that we would like to introduce to some, announce to others a very special brother: An American film director, producer, writer, and actor. His production company, 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, has produced over 35 films since 1983. He made his directorial debut with She's Gotta Have It (1986), and has since directed such films as Do the Right Thing (1989), Malcolm X (1992), The Original Kings of Comedy (2000), 25th Hour (2002), Inside Man (2006), and most recently Chi-Raq (2015). This actor has also acted in ten of his own films. His movies have examined race relations, colorism in the black community, the role of media in contemporary life, urban crime and poverty, and other political issues. He has received two Academy Award nominations, a Student Academy Award and an Academy Honorary Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and won numerous other awards, including two Emmy Awards, two Peabody Awards, an honorary BAFTA Award, an Honorary César and the 2013 Gish Prize. Yes, you have guessed correctly! Th one and only Spike Lee has been selected to serve in this monumental capacity as the 2018 Zulu Parade Honorary Celebrity Grand Marshall.