Louisiana is now the movie industry's favorite location.
From mini TV series to blockbuster movies, the landscape and architecture of Louisiana is becoming as recognizable as Los Angeles and New York.
The plantation buildings of Oak Alley, Evergreen, Felicity and Houmas House have been settings for Interview with the Vampire, Django Unchained, 12 Years a Slave and Hush... Hush Sweet Charlotte.
New Orleans, with is instantly recognizable landmarks has appeared in movies such as Green Lantern, Live and Let Die, 21 Jump Street, Easy Rider, Miller's Crossing and Looper.
Other movies filmed on locations around Louisiana include: G.I Joe, The Butler, Enders Game, Dallas Buyers Club, In the Electric Mist, Vampires Suck, Inspector Gadget, The Dukes of Hazard, Ain't Them Bodies Saints, Monster's Ball, Sister Sister, Texas Killing Fields, The Fantastic Four, The Long Hot Summer, The Road, Pitch Perfect and Steel Magnolias.
Some of the above and many others have threir stories based around Louisiana, such as The Green Mike, Dead Man Walking, The Big Easy, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Bad Lieutenant, King Creole, The Yellow Handkerchief, Beasts of the Southern Wild and Southern Comfort.
Actors and actresses born in Louisiana include, Jared Leto, Reese Witherspoon, Anthony Mackie, Pauley Perrette, Tyler Perry, Dorothy Lamour and Carl Weathers.
Louisiana has also proved to be a popular setting, over the years, for several TV series. Some of the most recent screenings include True Detective, Treme, Star-Crossed, True Blood, NCIS New Orleans and the forthcoming Sugar Queen. Reality shows such as Duck Dynasty, Cajun Pawn Stars and Swamp People.