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Dan Ireland, The Whole Wide World and Jolene Director, Dies at 57

15 April 2016 3:25 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Dan Ireland, director of The Whole Wide World and Jolene, has died at 57. Ireland, who also cofounded the Seattle International Film Festival in 1975, died Thursday at his Los Angeles home, his manager, Paul Nelson, tells People. While the cause of death remains unclear, Nelson confirms Ireland had recently been suffering from flu-like symptoms. His directorial debut, The Whole Wide World (1996), helped launch the career of his lead actress, Renée Zellweger. Ireland also directed Jessica Chastain in her film debut in 2008's Jolene, in which she played an orphan who spends a decade exploring the country. Chastain took to Twitter on Friday to express her condolences, »

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Dan Ireland, The Whole Wide World and Jolene Director, Dies at 57

15 April 2016 3:25 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Dan Ireland, director of The Whole Wide World and Jolene, has died at 57. Ireland, who also cofounded the Seattle International Film Festival in 1975, died Thursday at his Los Angeles home, his manager, Paul Nelson, tells People. While the cause of death remains unclear, Nelson confirms Ireland had recently been suffering from flu-like symptoms. His directorial debut, The Whole Wide World (1996), helped launch the career of his lead actress, Renée Zellweger. Ireland also directed Jessica Chastain in her film debut in 2008's Jolene, in which she played an orphan who spends a decade exploring the country. Chastain took to Twitter on Friday to express her condolences, »

- Michael Miller, @write_miller

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Dan Ireland Dies: Seattle International Film Festival Co-Founder And ‘Whole Wide World’ Director Was 57

15 April 2016 2:15 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Dan Ireland, cofounder of the Seattle International Film Festival, former acquisitions exec at Vestron Pictures, and film director who gave both Jessica Chastain and Renee Zellweger their first film roles died in his Los Angeles home Thursday at 57. The news was made public by actress Jessica Chastain on Twitter, who starred in his 2008 film Jolene, her film debut. “The sweetest angel left us,” she said. “Called his voicemail just to hear his voice once more. I'll miss… »

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Dan Ireland, Director of ‘Jolene’ and ‘The Whole Wide World,’ Dies at 57

15 April 2016 1:32 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Dan Ireland, a director and producer best known for “Jolene” and “The Whole Wide World,” died Thursday. He was 57. Ireland (above in 2003) was also the co-founder of the Seattle International Film Festival, which he ran with Darryl Macdonald from 1975 to 1986. His manager, Paul Nelson of Mosaic, confirmed Ireland’s death to TheWrap on Friday. “I don’t know what happened. I heard that he got the flu and then maybe pneumonia,” Nelson said. “He died in his kitchen” of his Los Angeles home. Also Read: David Gest, Music Producer and Ex-Husband of Liza Minnelli, Dies at 62 Ireland made his debut »

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Dan Ireland, ‘Whole Wide World’ Director Who Co-Founded Seattle Film Festival, Dies at 57

15 April 2016 1:19 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Dan Ireland, who co-founded the Seattle Film Festival, served as an acquisitions exec at Vestron Pictures and directed films including “The Whole Wide World” (1996) and “Jolene” (2008), starring Jessica Chastain, has died Thursday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 57.

Chastain tweeted in memory of him.

“The sweetest angel left us. Called his voicemail just to hear his voice once more. I’ll miss you baby,” she wrote.

The sweetest angel left us. Called his voicemail just to hear his voice once more. I'll miss you baby. #DanIreland #Jolene

Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) April 15, 2016

The Whole Wide World,” starring a young Vincent D’Onofrio and Renée Zellweger, was a biopic of Texas-born pulp fiction writer Robert E. Howard, who created Conan the Barbarian in the early years of the 20th century, and the woman in his life, played by Zellweger (the film was her movie debut).

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Dan Ireland, Director of 'The Whole Wide World' and 'Jolene,' Dies at 57

15 April 2016 12:59 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Dan Ireland, the producer and director who bolstered the careers of Rene Zellweger and Jessica Chastain when he guided the actresses in The Whole Wide World and Jolene, respectively, has died. He was 57. Ireland, who co-founded the Seattle International Film Festival in 1975 and ran the event through 1986, died Thursday at his home in Los Angeles, his manager, Paul Nelson at Mosaic, told The Hollywood Reporter. Nelson said that Ireland recently had been suffering with flu-like symptoms. Ireland made his directing debut with the 1930s Texas-set drama The Whole Wide World (1996), starring Zellweger as a

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