Jean-Marc Vallée, director, screenwriter, editor, producer (born 9 March 1963 in Montreal, QC; died 25 December 2021 in Berthier-sur-Mer, QC). Québécois filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée was one of Canada’s most honoured filmmakers. A skillful craftsman with a knack for slick sentimentality and dramatic intensity, he was renowned for his ability to draw authentic, heartfelt performances from actors. He is best known for films about lost or damaged souls trying to find or heal themselves, such as the multiple-Genie Award-winning C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005) — widely considered one of the best Canadian films ever made — the Hollywood dramas Dallas Buyers Club (2013), Wild (2014) and Demolition (2015), and the HBO series Big Little Lies (2017–19) and Sharp Objects (2018). Vallée won multiple Genie Awards and Prix Iris, two Emmy Awards, a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award and numerous international accolades.