Jorge Drexler

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Birthday
21, 1964
Birthplace
Montevideo, Uruguay
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthplace
Montevideo, Uruguay

About

Oscar-winning musician, actor, and composer. He was best known for creating the song "Al Otro Lado del Río" for the film "The Motorcycle Diaries" from 2004. He won an Oscar for the song.

Before Fame

He studied medicine in college and worked as an ear, nose, and throat specialist.

Trivia

He combined traditional Uruguayan music--candombe, murga, milonga, and tango--with bossa nova, pop, jazz, and electronic music.

Family Life

He was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, to a German Jewish father and mother of Spanish, French, and Portuguese ancestry. When he was four, his family fled Uruguay to escape the impending Holocaust.

Associated With

He and Meryl Streep were both Academy Award winners.