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Jean-Marc Vallée


B: March 9, 1963 in Montréal, Québec

D: December 26, 2021 in Québec City, Québec

Jean-Marc Vallée made his ground-breaking feature debut with Liste Noire (Black List) in 1995. The strikingly stylish erotic thriller was a first for its genre in Québec cinema, and was honored with nine Genie Award nominations. Ten years later, he returned to French-language features with the internationally acclaimed hit, C.R.A.Z.Y. Blending a beguiling coming-of-age tale with a magical ode to outsiders of all ages, the powerful yet poignant film`s intensely personal story embraced universal themes and went on to become a phenomenon. It was distributed in over fifty countries and won some twenty international festival awards, 11 Genie Awards, 15 Jutra Awards, and the Golden Reel Award as Canada’s top-performer at the domestic box office. Vallée flirted with Hollywood when he made Strangers in 1996, and Los Locos in 1997, as well as completing the first two installments of his short film trilogy, Les Fleurs magiques (1995) and Les Mots magiques (1998). Both shorts were awarded numerous festival prizes at home, and abroad. His 2013 film, Dallas Buyers Club had its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Dallas Buyers Club received 6 Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, but Vallée was overlooked for a Best Director award. It went on to win Oscars® for Best Actor (Matthew McConaughey) and Best Supporting Actor (Jared Leto) and Best Makeup. His 2015 film, Demolition, was selected as the opening Gala film at the 40th Toronto International Film Festival in 2015. Vallée picked up an Emmy in 2017 for his work directing the series Big Little Lies. He was 58 when he died near Québec City, according to a publicist with his production company.

Also see: Remembering Jean-Marc Vallée.
Also see: Canadians and The Emmy.
Also see: Turn and Face the Strange: Jean–Marc Vallée’s C.R.A.Z.Y.

Features & TV Movies
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Stéréotypes (1992, short)
Les fleurs magiques (1995, short)
Liste noire (1995)
Los Locos (1997)
Le mots magiques (1998, short)
Loser Love (1999)

C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)
The Young Victoria (2009)

Café de Flore (2011)
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Wild (2014)
Demolition (2015)

TV Series – at least 1 episode of:
Strangers (1996)
The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne (2000)
Big Little Lies (2017)
Sharp Objects (2018)

Liste Noir, movie, poster,