Gustavo Santaolalla

1951 - Today

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Gustavo Alfredo Santaolalla (Spanish: [ɡusˈtaβo alˈfɾeðo santaoˈlaʝa]; born 19 August 1951) is an Argentine composer and musician. Known for his minimalist approach to composing, he rose to fame for creating the scores to the films Brokeback Mountain (2005) and Babel (2006), for which he received two Academy Awards for Best Original Score in consecutive years. Santaolalla also gained recognition for his work on The Last of Us games, composing the original title and its 2020 sequel. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gustavo Santaolalla has received more than 1,915,510 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Gustavo Santaolalla is the 346th most popular musician (down from 335th in 2019), the 87th most popular biography from Argentina (down from 78th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Argentinean Musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.9M

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  • 58.13

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 34

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.23

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.00

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Gustavo Santaolallas by language

Over the past year Gustavo Santaolalla has had the most page views in the with 304,153 views, followed by Spanish (126,810), and Russian (16,896). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Quechua (40.61%), Korean (24.47%), and Georgian (20.55%)


Among musicians, Gustavo Santaolalla ranks 346 out of 3,175Before him are Leonid Kogan, Peter Criss, Florian Schneider, Robbie Robertson, Bruno Mars, and George Young. After him are Dave Murray, Valery Gergiev, Moby, Ram Narayan, Bo Diddley, and Peggy Lee.

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Among people born in 1951, Gustavo Santaolalla ranks 82Before him are Thomas Boni Yayi, Behgjet Pacolli, Ben Carson, Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, Mamoru Oshii, and Fernando Lugo. After him are James Newton Howard, Joe Lynn Turner, Karekin II, Hilda Heine, Isabel Preysler, and Kim Peek.

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In Argentina

Among people born in Argentina, Gustavo Santaolalla ranks 87 out of 1,154Before him are Carlos Bianchi (1949), Leopoldo Luque (1949), Bernard Blier (1916), Juan Sebastián Verón (1975), Ariel Ramírez (1921), and Mauricio Kagel (1931). After him are Queen Máxima of the Netherlands (1971), José Froilán González (1922), Gaspar Noé (1963), Silvina Ocampo (1903), Jorge Burruchaga (1962), and Juan Román Riquelme (1978).

Among MUSICIANS In Argentina

Among musicians born in Argentina, Gustavo Santaolalla ranks 4Before him are Martha Argerich (1941), Chris de Burgh (1948), and Lalo Schifrin (1932). After him are Gato Barbieri (1932), Charly García (1951), Osvaldo Pugliese (1905), Aníbal Troilo (1914), Gustavo Cerati (1959), Juan d'Arienzo (1900), Enrique Santos Discépolo (1901), and José Cura (1962).