Jean-Marc Vallée (born March 9, 1963) is a French Canadian director, writer, producer, and editor from Quebec.
He is best known for films such as C.R.A.Z.Y., The Young Victoria, and Dallas Buyers Club which received 6 Academy Award nominations, including for Best Picture and Best Film Editing, which he himself was nominated for under the pseudonym, John Mac McMurphy. He also directed Wild, beginning a working relationship with Reese Witherspoon. He ventured to television with Big Little Lies, garnering critical acclaim and winning several awards for his direction, including Emmys for Best Directing in a Limited Series/TV Movie and Best Limited Series.
- Liste Noire (1995)
- Les Fleurs Magiques (Short) (1996)
- Los Locos (1997)
- Magical Words (Short) (1998)
- Loser Love (1999)
- C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)
- The Young Victoria (2009)
- Café de Flore (2011)
- Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
- Wild (2014)
- Demolition (2015)
- Big Little Lies (TV) (2017)
- Sharp Objects (TV) (2018)
Tropes from his works
- Anti-Hero: He specializes in flawed, dysfunctional protagonists who are face with circumstances beyond their control and become different people by the end.
- Central Theme: Life can be hard and stressful but love will help you through it all.
- One-Word Title: Wild and Demolition. C.R.A.Z.Y. is more initials than a word.
- Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism: His work firmly sits on the idealistic end of the spectrum and doesnt let up.