Sudden death. At 58 years old. Canadian director Jean-Marc Vallée, known for films C.R.A.Z.Y.,
Dallas Buyers Club, Wild, or the Big Little Lies series and Sharp Objects, died on the night of December 25 in a residence near Quebec. The information, first revealed by American media, was confirmed by his son Emile to Radio Canada. If he began his career as a filmmaker in the 1990s, it is above all with C.R.A.Z.Y. in 2005 he made a name for himself, and was even nominated for the Oscar for best foreign film.
Conquering Hollywood and television
He continues with several Hollywood films: Victoria, the young years of a queen with Keira Knightley, Wild avec Reese Witherspoon, Demolition with Jake Gyllenhaal, and above all Dallas Buyers Club in 2013, nominated six times at the Oscars and honored for the performances of Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto.
In recent years, Jean-Marc Vallée has gone from the big to the small screen, to prestigious and feminine series, with Big Littles Lies then Sharp Objects for HBO. He had also just signed a deal with the channel to produce new series, and was working on a film about John Lennon and Yoko Ono for Universal.