Jean-Marc Vallee Biography – Jean-Marc Vallee Wiki
Jean-Marc Vallee was a Canadian filmmaker, film editor, and screenwriter. He was best known for directing the Oscar-nominated film “Dallas Buyers Club” and Emmy-winning HBO series “Big Little Lies.” Dallas Buyers Club was nominated for six Oscars in 2014, winning three, including best actor for Matthew McConaughey and for supporting actor Jared Leto.
He earned an Oscar nomination for best editing for 2013’s “Dallas Buyers Club,” which won Oscars for Jared Leto and Matthew McConaughey. The film was based on the true story of Ron Woodroof, an AIDS patient who smuggled pharmaceutical drugs into Texas and distributed them to fellow AIDS patients through the “Dallas Buyers Club.”
The next year, he directed “Wild,” starring Reese Witherspoon and based on the bestselling memoir about a former heroin addict who hikes the Pacific Crest Trail to help find herself.
He continued to work with Witherspoon on the HBO series “Big Little Lies,” for which he won the Emmy for directing a limited series, movie or special. Adapted from the bestselling Liane Moriarty novel, the limited series also starred Laura Dern, Nicole Kidman and Shailene Woodley, and it drew acclaim for its lushly photographed look at the lives of wealthy coastal families who must confront a sudden death in their midst.
Vallée’s next HBO project was another suspenseful HBO mini-series based on a popular book, “Sharp Objects.”
Born in Montreal, Vallée studied film at the Université de Montréal. After making music videos and short films, he made his first feature “Black List.”
After making 2005’s acclaimed Quebec film “C.R.A.Z.Y.,” based on the life of a close friend, he directed “The Young Victoria,” which garnered three Academy Award nominations. His other films included “Cafe de Flore,” “Los Locos,” a Western written by and starring Mario Van Peebles, “Loser Love” and “Demolition,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal.
Vallée was set to direct another series for HBO, “Gorilla and the Bird,” based on a memoir by Zack McDermott about a public defender who suffers a sudden psychotic break.
Jean-Marc Vallee Age
He was born on March 9, 1963, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He died on December 26, 2021, in Berthier-sur-Mer, Quebec, Canada. He was 58.
Jean-Marc Vallee Wife
He was married to his spouse Chantal Cadieux from September 1, 1990, until their divorce in 2006. The couple had two children.
Jean-Marc Vallee Children
He had two children – sons Alex and Emile Vallee – with ex-wife Chantal Cadieux.
Jean-Marc Vallee Family
He is survived by his sons, Alex and Emile, and siblings Marie-Josee Vallee, Stephane Tousignant and Gerald Vallee.
Jean-Marc Vallee Death
Director and producer Jean-Marc Vallee died suddenly in his cabin outside Quebec City, Canada, over the weekend, his representative Bumble Ward said Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021. He was 58. He was found by friends who were going to visit him, according to Lt. Benoit Richard, a spokesman for the Sûreté du Québec Police Department. The cause of death and further details were not immediately available.
Ward tweeted: “Still in shock over the news that Jean-Marc Vallée has died. What you may not know is that he was sweet and kind, full of gratitude, remembered birthdays and sent awesome mixtapes, while still being a creative genius. Rest In Peace.”
“Jean-Marc stood for creativity, authenticity and trying things differently,” his longtime producing partner Nathan Ross said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “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. He was a friend, creative partner and an older brother to me. The maestro will sorely be missed but it comforts knowing his beautiful style and impactful work he shared with the world will live on.”
HBO said in a statement on Twitter: “Jean-Marc Vallée was a brilliant, fiercely dedicated filmmaker who invested his whole self alongside every actor he directed. We are shocked at the news of his death and extend our sympathies to his sons, Alex and Émile and his extended family.”
On Twitter, McConaughey posted a picture of them both smiling, writing: “With a gentle hand and a heart Jean-Marc was a true receiver – he didn’t romanticize life so much as he saw life romantic – from the struggle to the pain to the wink and the whisper, love stories were everywhere in his eye.”
Jean-Marc Vallee Cause of Death
Jean-Marc Vallee’s cause of death was not immediately revealed. He died from a heart attack, according to his representative Bumble Ward via The Hollywood Reporter.
Jean-Marc Vallee Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Jean-Marc Vallee had an estimated net worth of $10 million.
Jean-Marc Vallee Suicide
Did Jean-Marc Vallee die by suicide? It is unclear how the filmmaker died.
Jean-Marc Vallee Gay
The Queer Media Database Canada/Quebec describes Jean-Marc Vallee as “queer friendly.” Vallee wrote, directed, and co-produced 2005’s gay coming-of-age tale “C.R.A.Z.Y.”, a semi-autobiographical film about a young gay man growing up in a conservative, French Canadian family in Quebec.