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Jean-Marc Vallée is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Editor Canadien born on 9 march 1963 at Montreal (Canada)

Jean-Marc Vallée

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Birth name Jean-Marc Vallée
Nationality Canada
Birth 9 march 1963 (56 years) at Montreal (Canada)

Jean-Marc Vallée (born March 9, 1963) is a Canadian film director, screenwriter, and film editor from Quebec. After studying film at the Université du Québec à Montréal, Vallée went on to make a number of acclaimed short films, including Stéréotypes (1991), Les Fleurs magiques (1995), and Les Mots magiques (1998).

His debut feature, Black List (1995), was nominated for nine Genie Awards, including nods for Vallée's direction and editing. His fourth feature film, C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005), received further critical acclaim and was a financial success. It dominated both the Genie and Jutra Awards, winning awards for Best Film and Best Director at both. Vallée's followup, The Young Victoria (2009), garnered strong reviews and received three Academy Award nominations, while his sixth film, Café de Flore (2011), was the most nominated film at the 32nd Genie Awards. Filming on Vallée's next film, Dallas Buyers Club, began in New Orleans in November 2012.

Biography

Débuts et révélation internationale
Il étudie le cinéma au Collège Ahuntsic et à l'Université de Montréal.

Il réalise Liste noire en 1995. Ce film a suffisamment de succès au Québec pour retenir l'attention des studios d'Hollywood. En conséquence, Vallée reçoit des offres de réalisation qui le maintiennent une dizaine d'années en Californie.

À partir de 1995, il s'attache à réaliser C.R.A.Z.Y. Après dix années d'efforts, le film connaît un succès de salle au Québec et gagne plusieurs prix dont neuf prix Génie et quatorze prix Jutra. Le film obtient un énorme succès à travers le monde. Martin Scorsese le repère, et lui confie le script d'un projet développé par sa société de production, une réinterprétation romancée des années de jeune femme de la reine Victoria du Royaume-Uni. Ce drame historique, intitulé Victoria : Les Jeunes Années d'une reine, avec Emily Blunt dans le rôle-titre, reçoit trois nominations aux Oscars du cinéma 2009, et remporte celui des meilleurs costumes.

Vallée profite de cette reconnaissance internationale pour monter un projet plus personnel, qu'il écrit et réalise : sorti en 2011, le drame Café de Flore, avec l'actrice française Vanessa Paradis dans le rôle principal. Cette co-production franco-canadienne, à défaut de convaincre commercialement, est très bien reçue par la critique anglophone.


Progression hollywoodienne

Vallée s'installe à Hollywood avec deux biopics : d'abord le drame Dallas Buyers Club, avec Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto et Jennifer Garner. Le film est acclamé par la critique et reçoit six nominations aux Oscars 2013, dont celui du meilleur film. Les deux acteurs masculins remportent la statuette. Vallée enchaîne dès l'année suivante avec le drame de survie, Wild, avec Reese Witherspoon dans le rôle principal. Cette fois, il n'officie pas au scénario. Le film reçoit deux nominations aux Oscars, dans les catégories "Interprétation féminine".

Alors qu'il planche sur un biopic de Janis Joplin, pour un tournage prévu pour la seconde moitié de l'année 2015, il boucle la post-production de Demolition, un drame consacré à la crise d'identité d'un trentenaire veuf, incarné par Jake Gyllenhaal. Le film divise la critique et échoue commercialement.

Vallée rebondit vers la télévision : il signe en effet les sept épisodes de la série évènement de la chaîne HBO, Big Little Lies. L'écriture est assurée par David Edward Kelley, et l'interprétation principale portée par une distribution quatre étoiles : Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon et Shailene Woodley. Le programme est lancé fin février 2017.

Best films

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
(Director)
Wild (2014)
(Director)
The Young Victoria (2009)
(Director)

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Filmography of Jean-Marc Vallée (10 films)

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Actor

Café de Flore, 2h
Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Films about disabilities
Actors Vanessa Paradis, Kevin Parent, Hélène Florent, Évelyne Brochu, Évelyne de la Chenelière, Michel Dumont
Rating73% 3.698023.698023.698023.698023.69802
The film cuts between two seemingly unrelated stories. One, set in present-day Montreal, stars Kevin Parent as Antoine, a successful club DJ torn between his new girlfriend Rose (Évelyne Brochu) and his still-complicated relationship with his ex-wife Carole (Hélène Florent); the other, set in 1960s Paris, stars Vanessa Paradis as Jacqueline, the fiercely protective single mother of Laurent (Marin Gerrier), a child with Down syndrome who has a crush on Véro (Alice Dubois), a friend and companion who also has Down syndrome. The film builds toward the revelation of how the two stories are linked: after Jacqueline, Laurent, and Véro are killed in a car accident, Carole, Antoine, and Rose are their subsequent reincarnations.
C.R.A.Z.Y.
C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)
, 2h7
Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Films about families, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, La sexualité des mineurs, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Marc-André Grondin, Michel Côté, Jean-Marc Vallée, Mariloup Wolfe, Maxime Tremblay, Francis Ducharme
Rating79% 3.998423.998423.998423.998423.99842
Zac was born on Christmas in 1960. He had a special relationship with his father Gervais, but things began to fall apart as Zac's non-masculine ways started to show. Their unique relationship officially came to an end when Gervais comes home to find Zac dressed in his mother's clothes. Ever since then, he "had unwittingly declared war on his father".

Director

Demolition
Demolition (2016)
, 1h40
Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Naomi Watts, Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Brendan Dooling, Heather Lind, Judah Lewis
Rating69% 3.4978353.4978353.4978353.4978353.497835
Davis (Jake Gyllenhaal), a successful investment banker, struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. Despite pressure from his father-in-law Phil (Chris Cooper) to pull it together, Davis continues to unravel. What starts as a complaint letter to a vending machine company turns into a series of letters revealing startling personal admissions. Davis’ letters catch the attention of customer service rep Karen (Naomi Watts) and, amidst emotional and financial burdens of her own, the two form an unlikely connection. With the help of Karen and her son Chris (Judah Lewis), Davis starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.
Wild
Wild (2014)
, 1h56
Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Transport films, Road movies
Actors Reese Witherspoon, Mo McRae, Gaby Hoffmann, Michiel Huisman, Charles Baker, Kevin Rankin
Rating70% 3.549293.549293.549293.549293.54929
In June 1995, despite a complete lack of hiking experience, a recently divorced Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) leaves Minneapolis, Minnesota, to hike 1,100 miles of the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail on a journey of self-discovery and healing. During the hike, Strayed reflects in flashbacks on her childhood in Minnesota and memories of her mother, Bobbi Grey (Laura Dern), whose death had pushed her toward self-destructive behaviour that led to her divorce.
Dallas Buyers Club, 1h57
Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, Sida et LGBT, HIV/AIDS in film, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner, Dallas Roberts, Steve Zahn, Jane McNeill
Rating79% 3.9993653.9993653.9993653.9993653.999365
In 1985, Dallas electrician and rodeo cowboy Ron Woodroof is diagnosed with AIDS and given 30 days to live. He initially refuses to accept the diagnosis, but remembers having unprotected sex with an intravenous drug-using prostitute. He is soon ostracized by family and friends, gets fired from his job, and is eventually evicted from his home. At the hospital, he is tended to by Dr. Eve Saks, who tells him that they are testing a drug called zidovudine (AZT), an antiretroviral drug which is thought to prolong the life of AIDS patients—and is the only drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for testing on humans. Saks informs him that in the clinical trials, half the patients receive the drug and the other half are given a placebo, as this is the only way they can determine if the drug is working.
Café de Flore, 2h
Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Films about disabilities
Actors Vanessa Paradis, Kevin Parent, Hélène Florent, Évelyne Brochu, Évelyne de la Chenelière, Michel Dumont
Rating73% 3.698023.698023.698023.698023.69802
The film cuts between two seemingly unrelated stories. One, set in present-day Montreal, stars Kevin Parent as Antoine, a successful club DJ torn between his new girlfriend Rose (Évelyne Brochu) and his still-complicated relationship with his ex-wife Carole (Hélène Florent); the other, set in 1960s Paris, stars Vanessa Paradis as Jacqueline, the fiercely protective single mother of Laurent (Marin Gerrier), a child with Down syndrome who has a crush on Véro (Alice Dubois), a friend and companion who also has Down syndrome. The film builds toward the revelation of how the two stories are linked: after Jacqueline, Laurent, and Véro are killed in a car accident, Carole, Antoine, and Rose are their subsequent reincarnations.
The Young Victoria, 1h42
Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical, Romance
Themes Political films, Films about royalty
Actors Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson, Jim Broadbent, Mark Strong
Rating72% 3.649313.649313.649313.649313.64931
Princess Victoria of Kent is the heiress presumptive to the throne during the last years of the reign of her uncle King William IV. She is brought up under a strict set of rules devised by her mother (her father having died when Victoria was a baby), the Duchess of Kent, along with the comptroller of the Duchess's household, Sir John Conroy, who calls it the "Kensington System." Conroy hopes that William IV will die while Victoria is still a minor, which would mean that the Duchess would be appointed Regent, and he would be the power behind the throne through his considerable control of the Duchess. Victoria grows rebellious and resentful of her mother and Conroy's oppressive control of her every move. During an illness, her mother and Conroy attempt to force Victoria to sign papers that would make Conroy her personal secretary upon her majority. Although weak and ill, Victoria is strong enough to vehemently refuse this ploy, throwing the papers on the floor.
C.R.A.Z.Y.
C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)
, 2h7
Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Films about families, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, La sexualité des mineurs, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Marc-André Grondin, Michel Côté, Jean-Marc Vallée, Mariloup Wolfe, Maxime Tremblay, Francis Ducharme
Rating79% 3.998423.998423.998423.998423.99842
Zac was born on Christmas in 1960. He had a special relationship with his father Gervais, but things began to fall apart as Zac's non-masculine ways started to show. Their unique relationship officially came to an end when Gervais comes home to find Zac dressed in his mother's clothes. Ever since then, he "had unwittingly declared war on his father".
Los Locos
Los Locos (1997)

Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée
Origin Canada
Genres Western
Actors Mario Van Peebles, Melora Walters, René Auberjonois, Danny Trejo, Paul Lazar, Jean Frances Speegle Howard
Rating48% 2.434352.434352.434352.434352.43435
During the 1800s in the Wild West, a gunman by the name of Chance is hired to escort emotionally challenged people across the desert safely.
Black List
Black List (1995)
, 1h30
Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Yves Allaire, Sylvie Bourque, Geneviève Brouillette, André Champagne, Raymond Cloutier, Michel Côté
Rating61% 3.0517253.0517253.0517253.0517253.051725
Following the trial of a judge who was found with Gabrielle Angers (Geneviève Brouillette), a prostitute, she gives a list of her clients to a new judge, Jacques Savard (Michel Côté), which contains the names of some very influential judges and politicians. Then, dead bodies and death threats erupt. Jacques is the trial judge and his own life seems to be in danger

Scriptwriter

Café de Flore, 2h
Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Films about disabilities
Actors Vanessa Paradis, Kevin Parent, Hélène Florent, Évelyne Brochu, Évelyne de la Chenelière, Michel Dumont
Roles Writer
Rating73% 3.698023.698023.698023.698023.69802
The film cuts between two seemingly unrelated stories. One, set in present-day Montreal, stars Kevin Parent as Antoine, a successful club DJ torn between his new girlfriend Rose (Évelyne Brochu) and his still-complicated relationship with his ex-wife Carole (Hélène Florent); the other, set in 1960s Paris, stars Vanessa Paradis as Jacqueline, the fiercely protective single mother of Laurent (Marin Gerrier), a child with Down syndrome who has a crush on Véro (Alice Dubois), a friend and companion who also has Down syndrome. The film builds toward the revelation of how the two stories are linked: after Jacqueline, Laurent, and Véro are killed in a car accident, Carole, Antoine, and Rose are their subsequent reincarnations.
C.R.A.Z.Y.
C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)
, 2h7
Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Films about families, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, La sexualité des mineurs, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Marc-André Grondin, Michel Côté, Jean-Marc Vallée, Mariloup Wolfe, Maxime Tremblay, Francis Ducharme
Rating79% 3.998423.998423.998423.998423.99842
Zac was born on Christmas in 1960. He had a special relationship with his father Gervais, but things began to fall apart as Zac's non-masculine ways started to show. Their unique relationship officially came to an end when Gervais comes home to find Zac dressed in his mother's clothes. Ever since then, he "had unwittingly declared war on his father".

Producer

C.R.A.Z.Y.
C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)
, 2h7
Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Films about families, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, La sexualité des mineurs, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Marc-André Grondin, Michel Côté, Jean-Marc Vallée, Mariloup Wolfe, Maxime Tremblay, Francis Ducharme
Roles Producer
Rating79% 3.998423.998423.998423.998423.99842
Zac was born on Christmas in 1960. He had a special relationship with his father Gervais, but things began to fall apart as Zac's non-masculine ways started to show. Their unique relationship officially came to an end when Gervais comes home to find Zac dressed in his mother's clothes. Ever since then, he "had unwittingly declared war on his father".