Alexandre Michel Gerard Desplat is a French film composer. His music has garnered several Academy Award nominations, including one win for The Grand Budapest Hotel.
On March 15, 2015, Desplat revealed he would once again be working with director Gareth Edwards, with whom he collaborated on Godzilla, by composing the score for the stand-alone Star Wars film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. However, due to scheduling conflicts, Desplat was replaced by composer Michael Giacchino during the film's post-production. Desplat and Giacchino's involvement marks the first time that the music for a live-action theatrical Star Wars film has not been composed by John Williams, who scored the first seven live-action theatrical releases beginning with Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope in 1977.