Filmmaker and television director Jean-Marc Vallée has died


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Jean-Marc Vallée – the Canadian filmmaker, screenwriter, director and producer behind works such as Dallas Buyers Club and Big little lies – is dead. He was 58 years old. reports that Vallée died suddenly in his cabin outside Quebec City. Vallée started his career making music videos. In the 90s, he broadened his work to feature films in Quebec. His first movie, Blacklist (Blacklist), was nominated for nine Genie Awards. His next film, CRAZY, won five geniuses, including Best Picture, Best Screenplay and Best Director. His 2013 film Dallas Buyers Club won Acting Oscars for Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto. Vallée started collaborating with Reese Witherspoon in 2014 Savage. He would be on TV with HBO Big little lies on which he and Witherspoon served as producers along with Nicole Kidman and others. His next HBO series, Sharp objects, won Vallée a DGA Award and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement. “Jean-Marc was synonymous with creativity, authenticity and trying things differently. He was a true artist and a generous, loving guy. Everyone who worked with him couldn’t help but see the talent and vision he possessed, ”said Vallée production partner Nathan Ross. “The maestro will be sorely missed, but it is heartwarming to know that his magnificent style and hard-hitting work that he shared with the world will continue to live on.”