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Justin Hurwitz

Justin Hurwitz is an American composer and screenwriter, known for scoring the film La La Land.[1][2][3][4] He also scored Damien Chazelle's two other features, Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench and Whiplash.

For La La Land, he won the Golden Globe Awards for Best Original Score and Best Original Song (for "City of Stars'). He also won the BAFTA Award for Best Film Music and is currently nominated for three Academy Awards: Best Original Score and Best Original Song twice (for "Audition (The Fools Who Dream)" and "City of Stars").[5]

Biography

Hurwitz attended Nicolet High School in Glendale, Wisconsin.[6] Hurwitz met director Chazelle in Harvard University playing in the same band, then became roommates, and went on to collaborate on a student film which would become Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench.[4]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench Composer
2014 Whiplash Composer
2016 La La Land Composer

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2011 The Simpsons Writer Episode: "The Falcon and the D'ohman"
2011
–15
The League Writer 7 episodes

Awards and nominations

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