Hollywood is in shock at the sudden loss of director Jean-Marc Vallée. Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley and many more are devastated by the unexpected death of their colleague at the age of 58.
One of Hollywood’s most prolific directors has sadly passed away at the age of 58. Jean-Marc Vallee died at his cabin outside Quebec City, Deadline reported on December 26. Jean-Marc’s cause of death has not been disclosed. HollywoodLife contacted Jean-Marc’s team for further comments.
In the wake of this tragic news, the famous colleagues of the Oscar-nominated director mourn the devastating loss. Reese witherspoon, Shailene woodley, and others have paid tribute to the talented director of Big little lies, Savage, Sharp objects, Dallas Buyers Club, and more. Read their statements below:
My heart is broken. My friend. I love you. https://t.co/dvh63E8K7I
– Reese Witherspoon (@ReeseW) December 27, 2021
Reese posted on her Instagram and Twitter story and wrote, “My heart is broken. My friend. I love you. ”She also shared a photo of herself with Jean-Marc on her Instagram Story and put a heartbroken emoji below.
Reese first worked with Jean-Marc on the film Savage. Jean-Marc directed the 2014 film in which Reese starred. Reese won an Oscar nomination for her performance. Reese and Jean-Marc then teamed up to Big little lies. Jean-Marc directed the entire first season and also produced the series that Reese, Laura Dern, Nicole kidman, and Shailene woodley play in.
Shailene posted several stories on Instagram after Jean-Marc’s death. “I’m in shock. Complete and total shock. My god damn death is the worst,” she wrote next to a photo of Jean-Marc. “But I guess somehow I know you’ll make it a great adventure – one for the books. One that I can’t wait to read and watch when my time comes. It didn’t. nonsense, man. It nonsense. Maybe when we wake up tomorrow you’ll be there laughing and saying that it was just a satirical short that you made. it is not real.
The latest Instagram story featured that of Michael Kiwanuka “Cold Little Heart” playing, the Big little lies theme song. Shailene played Jane Chapman in the HBO series that Jean-Marc directed and produced.
Cameron Bailey, CEO of the Toronto International Film Festival, tweeted, “Can’t believe it. Jean-Marc Vallée was a prodigious talent and the only filmmaker to have both opened (DEMOLITION) and closed (LA YOUNG VICTORIA) the Toronto International Film Festival. I will miss his fire.
I can not believe it. Jean-Marc Vallée was a prodigious talent and the only filmmaker to have both opened (DEMOLITION) and closed (LA YOUNG VICTORIA) the Toronto International Film Festival. I will miss his fire. https://t.co/MCrHQJQJvGg
– Cameron Bailey (@cameron_tiff) December 27, 2021
Cameron also retweeted several tributes in honor of Jean-Marc. The director won the award for best Canadian feature film for CRAZY at TIFF in 2005.
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