Los Angeles, December 29 (PTI) Jean-Marc Vallée died of a heart attack on Christmas Day, the filmmaker’s representative confirmed.
The cause and date of the director’s death, best known for directing films such as “Dallas Buyers Club” and “Wild,” as well as the HBO series “Big Little Lies”, were not disclosed when his representative was released. initially confirmed the news earlier this week.
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Vallée’s rep told Fox News Digital he died of a heart attack on December 25.
The 58-year-old Canadian director has died in his cabin outside Quebec City, Canada.
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He made his directorial debut with the 1995 thriller “Black List”, which garnered nine Canada Genie Awards nominations, while his 2005 coming-of-age film “CRAZY” won 11 Geniuses. .
Four years later, Vallee directed Emily Blunt in “The Young Victoria,” which was nominated for three Oscars, including one win for Best Costume Design.
His breakthrough, however, came in the form of the 2013 film “Dallas Buyers Club”.
A fact-based story by Ron Woodroof, who sold experimental drugs to AIDS patients, the film won six Oscar nominations and earned Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto trophies in both Best Actor and Best Actor categories Support.
A year later, Vallee returned with the biographical adventure drama film “Wild”, starring Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern. An adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s memoir, it was nominated for three Oscars.
In the 2015 comedy-drama “Demolition,” he worked with Jake Gyllenhaal.
The director reunited with Witherspoon and Dern for the critically acclaimed HBO series “Big Little Lies” (2017), written by David E Kelley based on the novel of the same name by Liane Moriarty.
He won two Emmy Awards for directing and producing the first season of “Big Little Lies,” which also starred Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Zoe Kravitz and Alexander Skarsgard.
Vallée also directed and produced the 2018 limited series “Sharp Objects”, another project with HBO. Along with Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson, the series was nominated for eight Emmy Awards.
The director is survived by his sons Alex and Emile, as well as the brothers and sisters Marie-Josée Vallée, Stéphane Tousignant and Gérald Vallée.
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