Death of Jean-Marc Vallée: Hollywood pays tribute to him

Jean-Marc Vallee
20th Century Fox

The Dallas Buyers Club and Big Little Lies director passed away over the weekend. The actors and directors who crossed his path wanted to pay tribute to him.

Tragically passed away at the age of 58, Jean-Marc Vallee left the cinema world in shock. The director of Dallas Buyers Club, and the two successful series Big Little Lies and Sharp Objects, leaves behind as a legacy a filmography focused on truth and diversity. Those who were fortunate enough to work with him were affected by his disappearance and were keen to pay tribute to him upon hearing the news of his passing.

Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club, Big Little Lies) has died aged 58

It is through a multitude of individual testimonies that the web of homage to Jean-Marc Vallée has been constructed. Among them, we find the actors he directed, such as those of Dallas Buyers Club Jared leto and Matthew mcconaughey, or those of Wild and Big Little Lies Reese witherspoon, Nicole kidman and Laura Dern.

Described as “one of the purest artists and dreamers”, “a prodigious talent” or “a real artist” through his close collaborators, Jean-Marc Vallée leaves a great void. And in addition to the actors he was able to direct, other entities wanted to send him a posthumous message, such as the Toronto Film Festival (TIFF), through its director. Cameron Bailey, or the director Denis Villeneuve, through his wife.

For the moment unfinished, the next project of Jean-Marc Vallée was to be a film based on the love story between John Lennon and Yoko Ono. A story “epic” and a project enough “jawbreaker” which the director was particularly keen on.


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