is an American screenwriter
specialising in film music
. Little known to the general public, he became famous thanks to the musical "La La Land
", the biggest film success of 2016. It was his friend, the director Damien Chazelle, with whom he spent his time at Harvard University, who entrusted him with the entire soundtrack of the film. Justin Hurwitz won the Oscar as well as the Golden Gobe for Best Film Music
and Best Original Song
for the title "City of Stars
". He also composed the music for the films "Whiplash", "Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench" and "First Man". In parallel, he wrote several episodes of the American series "The League" as well as an episode of the "Simpsons".