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Jean-Marc Vallée, director of ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ or ‘Big Little Lies’, dies

El director Jean-Marc Vallée. / efe

He has died suddenly at the age of 58, according to the specialized newspaper ‘Deadline’

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Jean-Marc Vallée, responsible for the disturbing ‘Dallas Buyers Club’, has died suddenly at 58 years of age, according to the specialized newspaper ‘Deadline’. The Canadian writer, director, editor and producer was in his cabin on the outskirts of Quebec when the tragic event took place.

Born in Montreal, Vallée started in the audiovisual industry directing various music clips for groups such as Park Aveneu and Glockenspiel. After a series of short films, he made his directorial debut in 1995 with ‘Black list’ and his rise to fame came in 2005 with ‘CRAZY’, a generational adolescent drama in which he focused on Zach, a young man who has grown surrounded by the music of the Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd, and whose greatest fear is letting his father down. The film captured four Genie Awards in Canada, including Best Picture, Best Screenplay and Best Director.

After directing ‘Queen Victoria’ (2009) and ‘Café de Flore’ (2011), Vallée established himself as a director with ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ (2013), a film based on the real life of Ron Woodroof, a Texas electrician , womanizer and conservative, who is diagnosed with AIDS and given a life expectancy of one month. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, and Jennifer Garner, Vallée was nominated for Best Director, Best Editing, Best Picture, and Best Screenplay for the film. It was empty. However, Leto and McConaughey did win two Golden Globes and two Oscars for best leading actor and best supporting actor. The feature film also won the Oscar for best makeup.

Years later, the Canadian director produced series such as ‘Big Little Lies’ for HBO. The fiction, which already has two seasons, won eight Emmy Awards and four Golden Globes. Another of his works as director and executive producer was ‘Open Wounds’, also for HBO, with which he obtained eight Emmy Award nominations.

His press office has indicated that both his family and those closest to him are in a state of shock. In a statement, HBO has described Jean-Marc Vallée as a “brilliant and fiercely dedicated filmmaker.” “A truly phenomenal talent that infused each scene with an emotional and deeply visceral truth,” laments the statement that also highlights that he was a “enormously loving” man who invested all his being with the actors he directed. “We are shocked by the news of his sudden death, and express our deepest condolences to his sons, Alex and Émile, his family and his longtime producing partner, Nathan Ross,” he concludes.

Precisely, his production partner, Nathan Ross, has described him as a friend, creative partner and as “an older brother.” “We will deeply miss the teacher, but it is a comfort to know that his beautiful style and his impressive work that he shared with the world will endure,” he said.


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