25 Facts About Gustavo Santaolalla


Gustavo Alfredo Santaolalla was born on 19 August 1951 and is an Argentine musician, composer, and record producer.


Gustavo Santaolalla is known for composing his film scores with his collaborator and acclaimed director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, which composed the first four psychological drama films Inarritu directed.


Gustavo Santaolalla composed the original scores for the video games The Last of Us and The Last of Us Part II, as well as the themes for television series such as Jane the Virgin and Making a Murderer.


Gustavo Santaolalla won Academy Awards for Best Original Score in two consecutive years, first for Brokeback Mountain and then Babel.


Gustavo Alfredo Santaolalla was born in Ciudad Jardin Lomas del Palomar on 19 August 1951.


However, Gustavo Santaolalla felt constricted by the strict requirements of Dana's teachings, which prohibited the consumption of meat, alcohol, and drugs; he left the group in 1975.


In 1976, Gustavo Santaolalla assembled Soluna, a band in which he played alongside teenage pianist and singer Alejandro Lerner and his then-girlfriend Monica Campins.


Gustavo Santaolalla then left for Los Angeles, where he adopted a rock and roll sound and formed the band Wet Picnic with ex-Crucis member Anibal Kerpel.


Gustavo Santaolalla briefly returned to Argentina in 1981 to produce Leon Gieco's Pensar en Nada and record his first solo album.


Gustavo Santaolalla's first self-titled album, Santaolalla, broke new ground by incorporating the 1980s sound into rock in Argentina for the first time.


Gustavo Santaolalla was joined by Lerner and the Willy Iturry-Alfredo Toth rhythm section, who were two-thirds of the band GIT.


Gustavo Santaolalla aided the development of rock en espanol by acting as producer for the Mexican acts Neon, Maldita Vecindad, Fobia, Molotov, Cafe Tacuba, and Julieta Venegas; the Colombian singer Juanes; the Chilean rock trio Los Prisioneros; fellow Argentine rock musicians Divididos, Bersuit Vergarabat, Erica Garcia, and Leon Gieco, among many others.


Gustavo Santaolalla began working on film soundtracks in the late 1990s, producing albums for the films Amores Perros, 21 Grams, and The Motorcycle Diaries.


Gustavo Santaolalla provided the instrumental music for the soundtrack to the 2005 film Brokeback Mountain, from which "A Love That Will Never Grow Old" won the 2006 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.


Gustavo Santaolalla received the 2006 Academy Award for Original Music Score for Brokeback Mountain.


Gustavo Santaolalla acted as the producer of Gaby Kerpel's Carnabailito and co-produced the Kronos Quartet's Nuevo, an album which renders homage to the musical heritage of Mexico.


Gustavo Santaolalla has been part of the resurgent neo-tango movement, as the prime mover behind the Bajofondo Tango Club collective.


Gustavo Santaolalla is mentioned as the co-producer of Calle 13's song "Tango del Pecado", a song from their album Residente o Visitante.


Gustavo Santaolalla directed music for Aamir Khan's movie Dhobi Ghat, which was released on 21 January 2011.


Gustavo Santaolalla collaborated with Argentine composer Osvaldo Golijov on several projects commissioned by soprano Dawn Upshaw.


Gustavo Santaolalla provided the score for the 2012 film On the Road, produced by Francis Ford Coppola and directed by Walter Salles.


Gustavo Santaolalla received critical acclaim for composing the score to the 2013 action-adventure video game The Last of Us, which was his first experience in the video game industry.


In 2015, Gustavo Santaolalla was inducted into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame.


On 20 and 21 September 2019, Eric Clapton invited Gustavo Santaolalla to participate at his Crossroads event at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas.


Gustavo Santaolalla performed the song "De Ushuaia a la Quiaca" and a version of "Ando Rodando".