Hollywood is in shock. Quebec director Jean-Marc Vallée died on December 25, reports Radio Canada in particular, which was able to confirm the information with his son Emile. The circumstances of the filmmaker’s death, at a residence in the Quebec City region, are not yet known, but his family is in shock, Deadline says. Vallée was only 58 years old.

Jean-Marc Vallée’s career took off in 2005 with C.R.A.Z.Y., the story of a young homosexual who grew up in a religious family. He then goes on to Victoria: The Young Years of a Queen (2009), with Emily Blunt in the lead role and Martin Scorsese in the production. But it was with the Dallas Buyers Club (2013) that the filmmaker’s consecration came. Based on the true story of Ron Woodroof, this powerful drama tells the story of the creation of a club allowing HIV-positive Americans to obtain drugs from abroad. Matthew McConnaughey and Jared Leto won the Oscar for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor. Vallée will be nominated for Best Editing (under the pseudonym John Mac McMurphy).

A year later, he directed Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern in Wild, two actresses he would later find in the Big Little Lies series, of which he directed the entire season 1. The HBO show was critically acclaimed and awarded at the Emmy Awards and the Golden Globes. The following year, he did it again with Sharp Objects, again for HBO, a miniseries adapted from Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) and worn by Amy Adams, of which he also signed all the episodes.

“Jean-Marc fought for creativity, for authenticity and tried to do things differently,” commented his lifelong partner Nathan Ross. “Everyone who worked with him could only see the talent and vision he possessed. He was a friend, a creative partner and a big brother to me.”

“Jean-Marc Vallée was a brilliant and fiercely committed director, a truly phenomenal talent who infused every scene with deeply visceral and emotional truth,” HBO said in a statement.

Valley’s next project was to be a film based on the love story between John Lennon and Yoko Ono. “It’s going to last three hours! It’s going to be epic,” announced the director last year to the Journal de Montreal. “I am very excited to embark on this project, but at the same time, it is quite puzzling to tell the love story between John and Yoko. (…) The whole planet did not want to let them be together! It was very hard for them to face that. They fought for peace and for their love. “

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