Hollywood Mourns Jean-Marc Vallée
Filmmakers, collaborators and other members of Hollywood have come together to mourn the death of Quebecois director Jean-Marc Vallée.
The 58-year film director died on Sunday at his home in Quebec City, Canada. A renowned director, Vallée is well known for his work in films such as “Dallas Buyers Club” and “Wild” and helmed TV projects including “Big Little Lies” and “Sharp Objects.”
Since his death was announced by his production company’s publicist, many Hollywood stars have taken to social media to express their grief.
Big Little Lies actress Shailene Woodley wrote in an Instagram story “I am in shock. Complete and utter shock.”
“I guess somehow I know you will turn it into a grand adventure and one of the books, one I can’t wait to read and watch when my time comes. It doesn’t make sense though, dude. It doesn’t make sense. Maybe when we wake up tomorrow you’ll be there laughing saying it was just a satirical short film you made. That it’s not real.”
Canadian director Tanya Lapointe shared a tribute from her husband, Denis Villeneuve on Instagram. “How must I forget these lonesome tears in my eyes? As you told me before: go out there and shine, crazy diamond!” wrote Villeneuve. “I love you my friend.”
Big Little Lies and Wild star Reese Witherspoon tweeted, “My heart is broken. My friend. I love you.”
“It’s hard to imagine someone as vital, energetic and present as Jean-Marc being gone. I’m shattered,” Nicole Kidman wrote. “He was at the center of my creative universe and I can’t overstate his significance to me.”
“Jean-Marc Vallée’s passion for his work is equally matched by the care and consideration he showed to everyone he collaborated with,” Endeavor Content said in a statement. “We are honored to have worked with him as a producing partner and as a friend. On behalf of our colleagues, our productions, we extend our heartfelt condolences to his sons, family, Nathan Ross and the entire Crazyrose team.”