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Jean-Marc Vallée, director of ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ dies at age 58

Hollywood is still shocked and in tears after the news of the tragic and sudden death of Jean-Marc Vallée, the Canadian director of the award-winning film ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ and the successful series ‘Big Little Lies’.

He was found dead in his chalet near Quebec City during the Christmas weekend. His agent later confirmed the rumor declaring that what happened was completely unexpected but she did not say anything more specific about how and why he died. Vallèe was only 58 years old.

In 2005 he debuted with ‘C.R.A.Z.Y.’ the formation story set in the 60s Quebec which allowed him to set foot in Hollywood. His most successful work is ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ (2013) where he magestically told the true story of a HIV positive man who started a huge ballet against major pharmaceutical productors. The film was nominated for 6 Academy Awards winning 3 of them. He then directed Reese Whiterspoon in ‘Wild’ which was also inspired by a true story and allowed the actress to gain an Oscar nomination.

Vallée was supposed to start working for a new HBO production called ‘Gorilla and the Bird’.


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