Jean-Marc Vallée, the Quebecois director of films including “Dallas Buyers Club” and TV projects such as “Big Little Lies,” died at his cabin outside Quebec City, Canada. He was 58. The cause of death was not immediately known.
Vallée 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.”
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.
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Quebecois director and producer Jean-Marc Vallée, whose “Big Little Lies” and “Dallas Buyers Club” made him a Hollywood name, dies at 58.
His semi-autobiographical “C.R.A.Z.Y.” is in the pantheon of Canadian queer cinema. (AP)https://t.co/XL6JHfOnvo
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