The Quebec director died suddenly on the evening of December 25.
Hollywood is in shock. The Quebec director Jean-Marc Vallee died on December 25, reports in particular Radio Canada who was able to confirm the information with his son Emile. The circumstances of the filmmaker’s death, which occurred in a residence in the Quebec City region, are not yet known, but his family is in shock. says Deadline. Vallée was only 58 years old.
Jean-Marc Vallée’s career took off in 2005 with CRAZY, the story of a young homosexual who grows up in a religious family. He then goes on Victoria: The Young Years of a Queen (2009), with Emily Blunt in the lead role and Martin Scorsese in the production. But it is with Dallas Buyers Club (2013) that will happen the consecration for the filmmaker. Inspired by the true story of Ron Woodroof, this powerful drama tells the story of the creation of a club allowing HIV-positive Americans to obtain drugs from abroad. Matthew McConnaughey and Jared Leto won the Oscar for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor. Vallée will be nominated for Best Editing (under the pseudonym John Mac McMurphy).
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A year later, he directs Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern in Wild, two actresses that he will later find in the series Big Little Lies, of which he directed the entire season 1. The HBO show was critically acclaimed and awarded at the Emmy Awards and Golden Globes. The following year, he does it again with Sharp Objects, still for HBO, a miniseries adapted from Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) and worn by Amy Adams, of which he also signs all the episodes.
“Jean-Marc fought for creativity, authenticity and tried to do things differentlycommented his lifelong partner Nathan Ross.Everyone who worked with him could not help but see the talent and vision he possessed. He was a friend, a creative partner and a big brother to me“.
“Jean-Marc Vallée was a brilliant and fiercely committed director, a truly phenomenal talent who infused every scene with deeply visceral and emotional truth.“HBO said in a statement.
Valley’s next project was to be a film based on the love story between John Lennon and Yoko Ono. “It will last three hours! It’s gonna be epic“, announced the director last year at Journal of Montreal. “I’m very excited to embark on this project, but at the same time, it’s quite puzzling to tell the love story between John and Yoko. (…) The whole planet did not want them to be together! It was very hard for them to face that. They fought for peace and for their love.“