Jean.Marc Vallée, director of Dallas Buyers Club, dies at 58

Jean-Marc Vallee, director known for titles such as ‘Dallas Buyers Club’, ‘Wild soul’, ‘CRAZY’ or the series ‘Big Little Lies’ and ‘Open wounds’, has passed away at 58 years old.

Nathan Ross, producer and partner of the director, confirmed his death through a statement collected by The Hollywood Reporter. Vallée died suddenly on December 26 while spending a few days in his cabin near Quebec City (Canada). The cause of death is unknown.

Jean-Marc represented creativity, authenticity and a way of doing things differently“Reads the statement.” He was a true artist and a generous and caring guy. Everyone who worked with him couldn’t help but see the talent and vision he possessed.. He was a friend, a creative partner, and an older brother to me. We will miss the teacher deeply, but it is a comfort to know that his beautiful style and his shocking work that he shared with the world will endure“, Add.

Born on March 9, 1963 in Montreal, Vallée made his debut as a video clip director. In 1995 he released his first feature film, entitled ‘Blacklist’. In 2009 he had the opportunity to work with Emily Blunt, who led the cast of ‘Queen Victoria’. The film won an Oscar for best costume.

International success came in 2013 with ‘Dallas Buyers Club’. The film told the true story of Ron Woodroof, an activist who sold experimental drugs to AIDS patients. The drama garnered six Oscar nominations, including for best picture, and won best actor awards for Matthew McConaughey and best supporting actor for Jared Leto.

After directing ‘Wild soul’ Y ‘Demolition‘, the filmmaker made the leap to the small screen and went behind the cameras in ‘Big Little Lies’, series starring Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman Shailene Woodley, Alexander Skarsgard and Zoe Kravitz. He also directed the miniseries ‘Open wounds’ starring Amy Adams. The Canadian filmmaker was working on a still-untitled film project written by Renan Andrey Buss and starring Fin Argus.

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