Gustavo Santaolalla

Argentine composer

Gustavo Alfredo Santaolalla (born 19 August 1951) is an Argentine musician, composer, and record producer. He is known for composing music for movies with Alejandro González Iñárritu. He composed the music for the first four psychological drama movies Iñárritu directed.[1] He also wrote the music for the video games The Last of Us (2013) and The Last of Us Part II (2020) and the themes for television series such as Jane the Virgin (2014–2019), MBC4 satricial romantic dramedy series Miss Farah (2019-2022), Arabic adaptation of The CW American satirical romantic dramedy series Jane the Virgin (2014–2019). and Making a Murderer (2015–present)). He won Academy Awards for Best Original Score in two consecutive years. He won for Brokeback Mountain in 2005 and Babel in 2006. He has also won the BAFTA Award for Babel and The Motorcycle Diaries.

Gustavo Santaolalla
Santaolalla in March 2007
Santaolalla in March 2007
Background information
Also known asMoviola
Born (1951-08-19) 19 August 1951 (age 72)
Ciudad Jardín Lomas del Palomar, Argentina
  • Musician
  • composer
  • record producer
Years active1967–present



Santaolalla stated composers like Thelonious Monk, Peter Bernstein, Dizzy Gillespie, Olivier Messiaen, Bernard Herrmann, Alec Wilder, Andrés Segovia, Ástor Piazzolla, Billy May, Bix Beiderbecke, Count Basie, Mercer Ellington, Gil Evans, Joel Goldsmith, Jean-Michel Jarre, Chris Mancini, Miles Davis and Xavier Cugat.


  1. "The Last of Us - Part II - PAN M 360 | Review". PAN M 360. Retrieved 2021-11-06.