Canadian director Jean-Marc Vallee, who has directed such films as Dallas Buyers Club and the first season of Big Little Lies, has passed away. This was reported on December 26 by The Hollywood Reporter.
Information about the death was confirmed by a representative of the director. Vallee died at the age of 58 at his home near Quebec, writes RT. The cause of death was not specified.
According to producer Nathan Ross, who was a colleague of Vallee on the set, “Jean-Marc stood for creativity, authenticity and a desire for new things.” The producer added that Valle was “a real artist and a generous, loving guy,” said 360.
“Jean-Marc was a real artist … Everyone who worked with him could not help but see his talent … The maestro will be greatly missed,” – quoted by Ross NSN.
In 2013, the director was nominated for an Oscar for the Dallas Buyers Club starring Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto, REGNUM reports. The film won three statuettes, but not for the best film.
The series Big Little Lies won four Emmy nominations in 2017, including the Best Mini-Series, the website aif.ru writes.
Jean-Marc Vallee was born in Montreal on March 9, 1963. He began his creative career with the production of short films that received recognition. In 2005, he presented his full-length film, on which he worked for several years, the French-language film CRAZY, filmed in Canada.
In addition, Valle’s films such as Young Victoria (2009), Café de Flore (2011) and Destruction (2015) are known to the general public, the site kp.ru notes.
Since the beginning of his career in the mid-1990s, the director has shot seven feature films and two series, writes “Moscow 24”.