‘Dallas Buyers Club’ director Jean-Marc Vallée dead at 58

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Jean-Marc Vallée, the director and producer who won an Emmy for his work on HBO’s “Big Little Lies” and whose 2013 drama “Dallas Buyers Club” earned multiple Oscar nominations, died at 58, a representative said.

Bumble Ward, his representative, said Sunday that the director,  known for his naturalistic approach to filmmaking, died in his cabin outside Quebec City, Canada, sometime over the weekend, the Associated Press reported. 

“Even if you’ve never heard of Jean-Marc Vallee, you’ve almost certainly seen his TV directing work on ‘Big Little Lies’ & ‘Sharp Objects’ or his movies like ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ & ‘Wild,’” Joshua Axelrod, a features writer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, tweeted.

Nathan Ross, a producing partner and close friend, called him a “true artist.”

“The maestro will sorely be missed,” the statement read, according to the New York Times. “It…

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