In 2007, Gustavo Santaolalla became only the third composer in history to be honored with two consecutive Academy Awards for Best Original Score. He also received consecutive Golden Globe Nominations for Babel and Brokeback Mountain, and a remarkable third consecutive BAFTA nomination, winning two of the three years for Babel and The Motorcycle Diaries. The windfall of acclaim for Santaolalla included the two Oscars and a Golden Globe, a Latin Grammy as Producer of the Year, BAFTA's for Babel and The Motorcycle Diaries and a World Soundtrack Award for 21 Grams. He was nominated for two additional Golden Globes, two Critics Choice Awards and won Best Score from the Chicago Film Critics, Las Vegas Film Critics and Online Film Critics Associations for Brokeback Mountain. In 2004, Santaolalla was awarded a Grammy for his work as producer of Café Tacuba's "Cuatro Caminos." He also won a Latin Grammy for his work with Café Tacuba and was nominated for Producer of the Year for his work with Juanes (The Multi platinum artist discovered by Santaolalla who is one of the world's best selling artists), Molotov and Bersuit Vergarabat as well as his own critically acclaimed band Bajofondo. Since being handpicked by director Michael Mann to be featured on The Insider soundtrack, Santaolalla has become a much sought after film composer whose scores also include the Oscar nominated Amores Perros and North Country starring Charlize Theron and Frances McDormand. His latest work is for the upcoming Biutiful starring Javier Bardem. An August, 2005 Time magazine cover story named Santaolalla "One of the 25 most influential Hispanics in America" and a 2007 Entertainment Weekly article credited him as one of the "50 Smartest People in Hollywood."
Date of Birth : 19 August 1951
Place of Birth : El Palomar, Mor?n, Buenos Aires, Argentina