Will Ferrell greets fans as he reigns as King of Bacchus in the 2012 Krewe of Bacchus Parade on Feb. 19, 2012 in New Orleans. (Skip Bolen/Getty Images)

Dressed as King Bacchus, the Roman god of wine, with a crown atop his head, Ferrell tossed beads and coins into the crowd of revelers. (Update: He also threw mini cowbells.) The actor has been filming the comedy “The Campaign,” also known as “Dog Fight,” in the Louisiana city. His co-star Zach Galifianakis also rode on a float, but sadly there isn’t photographic evidence of this.

Past kings include Andy Garcia, Val Kilmer, James Gandolfini, Nicolas Cage and a number of other famous gentlemen. See more photos from the parade below.

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Will Ferrell tosses beads and doubloons to fans. (Skip Bolen/Getty Images)

Will Ferrell tosses beads and doubloons to fans. (Skip Bolen/Getty Images)

Will Ferrell (Skip Bolen/Getty Images)

Will Ferrell walks through the crowd to his parade float. (Skip Bolen/Getty Images)