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Justin Hurwitz


Justin Hurwitz was born on January 22, 1985 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Justin Gabriel Hurwitz. He is a writer, known for La La Land (2016), First Man (2018) and Whiplash (2014). See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 56 wins & 61 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

La La Land Music Department
(2016)
First Man Music Department
(2018)
Whiplash Music Department
(2014)
(2009)

Filmography

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 2017 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series) (story by - 3 episodes)
- Fatwa! (2017) ... (story by)
- The Shucker (2017) ... (story by)
- The Pickle Gambit (2017) ... (story by)
 2011-2015 The League (TV Series) (written by - 7 episodes)
- Deflategate (2015) ... (written by)
- Taco Standard Time (2014) ... (written by)
- Breast Awareness Month (2014) ... (written by)
- The Near Death Flex-perience (2013) ... (written by)
- Heavy Petting (2013) ... (written by)
 2013 The Gabriels (TV Movie) (creator)
 2011 The Simpsons (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Falcon and the D'Ohman (2011) ... (written by)
 2011 Perfect Couples (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Perfect Exes (2011) ... (written by)
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Personal Quote:

[on stripping Harvey Weinstein from Academy membership following allegations of sexual assault and abuse] As a new member, I don't know much about disciplinary precedents, but I would personally like to see him removed. I think anything we can do to create a culture of accountability, and to show support for women who have been victimized by this kind of behavior, is a good thing. See more »

Trivia:

His favorite film of all time is The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964). He claimed to always go watch it every time it plays on the big screen. See more »

Trademark:

Often composes jazz score for film, so far including in Guy and Madeline on a Park bench (2009), Whiplash (2014) and La La Land (2016).

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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