Canada: Dallas Buyers Club director Vallée has died

As of: 12/27/2021 9:01 a.m.

According to his spokeswoman, filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée died unexpectedly in his home in Canada – at the age of 58. He made a name for himself in Hollywood as the director of the film “Dallas Buyers Club”.

The director of the film “Dallas Buyers Club”, Jean-Marc Vallée, has died. As his spokeswoman Bumble Ward announced, the 58-year-old died surprisingly at the weekend in his home near Québec in Canada.

The 2013 drama “Dallas Buyers Club”, directed by Vallée, won Oscars in starring Matthew McConaughey and supporting actor Jared Leto. As a result, Vallée was sought after as a filmmaker in Hollywood.

“I try not to interfere too much”

The Canadian also directed Big Little Lies and Victoria the Young Queen starring Emily Blunt. He also directed “The Big Trip – Wild” with Reese Witherspoon. Vallée received an Emmy for the director of “Big Little Lies”.

In his directorial work, Vallée often relied on natural light and used handheld cameras. He allowed his actors to improvise with the script and move freely around the location of a scene.

With his approach, he emphasizes storytelling, feelings and the film characters, Vallée said in an interview with the AP news agency in 2014: “I try not to interfere too much.”

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