Jean-Marc Vallée, the award-winning Canadian writer-director-producer behind such acclaimed projects as “Dallas Buyers Club” and HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” has died suddenly on Christmas night at his home outside Quebec City, his rep told TheWrap. He was 58.
No details were immediately available about the cause of death.
He died over the weekend in Quebec City, his long-time producing partner Nathan Ross confirmed in a statement provided to The Hollywood Reporter, though no cause of death was given. Ross said Vallée “stood for creativity” and “authenticity”.
Jean-Marc Vallée, Director of ‘Big Little Lies’ and ‘Dallas Buyers Club,’ Dies at 58
Director Jean-Marc Vallée accepts the Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special award for “Big Little Lies” onstage during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
Vallée entered television production in 2017 as executive producer of the HBO drama “Big Little Lies.” He also directed the entire first season of the series, winning an Emmy. Vallée later executive produced the series “Sharp Objects,” also for HBO, and directed every episode. Vallée and Ross had signed a new development deal with HBO in April, according to Deadline.
Dallas Buyers Club earned actors Jared Leto and Matthey McConaughey Golden Globe awards and Oscars for their stunning performances in the film. The rest of his work that followed was equally acclaimed, all earning multiple major nominations and awards.
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