Friday, June 14, 2024

RIP Jean Marc Vallee, 58, Directed Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Nicole Kidman Others to Awards


The actors who Jean Marc Vallee directed to awards are lamenting his untimely passing on social media today.

Vallee, 58, died from a suffering a reported heart attack at his home in Canada. He directed Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto to Oscars in the “Dallas Buyers Club,” Valle also directed Nicole Kidman to an Emmy in “Big Little Lies,” a series for which there were 8 Emmy wins including Best Supporting Actor and Actress, respectively, for Alexander Skarsgaard and Laura Dern.

Reese Witherspoon, a producer on “Big Little Lies,” was nominated for Best Supporting Actress. Vallee also directed her to an Oscar nomination for “Wild.” Laura Dern was nominated for Best Supporting Actress.

Vallee made several other excellent pictures including the very underrated “Demolition” with Jake Gyllenhaal. He directed Amy Adams’ Emmy nominated “Sharp Objects” for HBO as well.

Witherspoon, who produced and starred in two projects with Vallee, is devastated. Kidman, Adams, NcConaughey are all sending messages. What a shame. Condolences to Jean Marc’s family.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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