Eric Bana

Eric Bana
Eric Bana is an Australian film and television actor. He began his career as a comedian in the sketch comedy series Full Frontal before gaining critical recognition in the biopic Chopper (2000). After a decade of roles in Australian TV shows and films, Bana gained Hollywood's attention by playing the role of American Delta Force Sergeant Norm "Hoot" Hooten in Black Hawk Down (2001), the lead role as Bruce Banner in the Ang Lee directed film Hulk (2003), Prince Hector in the movie Troy (2004), the lead in Steven Spielberg's Munich (2005), and the villain Nero in the science-fiction film Star Trek (2009). An accomplished dramatic actor and comedian, he received Australia's highest film and television awards for his performances in Chopper, Full Frontal and Romulus, My Father. Bana performs predominantly in leading roles in a variety of low-budget and major studio films, ranging from romantic comedies and drama to science fiction and action thrillers. Eric Bana was the younger of two children; he has a brother, Anthony. He is of Croatian ancestry on his father's side. Bana's paternal grandfather, Mate Banadinović, fled to Argentina after the Second World War, and Bana's paternal grandmother emigrated to Germany and then to Australia in the 1950s with her son, Ivan (Bana's father). His father was a logistics manager for Caterpillar, Inc., and his German-born mother, Eleanor, was a hairdresser. Bana grew up in Melbourne's Tullamarine, a suburban area on the western edge of the city, near the main airport. In a cover story for The Mail on Sunday, he told author Antonella Gambotto-Burke that his family had suffered from racist taunts, and that it had distressed him. "Wog is such a terrible word," he said. He has stated: "I have always been proud of my origin, which had a big influence on my upbringing. I have always been in the company of people of European origin". Showing acting skill early in life, Bana began doing impressions of family members at the age of six or seven, first mimicking his grandfather's walk, voice and mannerisms. In school, he mimicked his teachers as a means to get out of trouble. As a teen, he watched the Mel Gibson film Mad Max (1979), and decided he wanted to become an actor. However, he did not seriously consider a career in the performing arts until 1991 when he was persuaded to try stand-up comedy while working as a barman at Melbourne's Castle Hotel. His stand-up gigs in inner-city pubs did not provide him with enough income to support himself, so he continued his work as a barman and bussing tables.
Name Eric Bana
Also Known As Eric Banadinovich, Эрик Бана, 에릭 배너
Birthday 1968-08-09
Gender Male
IMDB Eric Bana profile on IMDB
Place of Birth Melbourne, Australia
As: Anchor (voice)
2003-05-30
Finding Nemo...
As: Avner
2005-12-23
Munich...
As: Hector
2004-05-14
Troy...
As: Sfc. Norm 'Hoot' Hoo
2001-12-28
Black Hawk Down...
As: Huck Cheever
2007-05-01
Lucky You...
As: Himself
2010-04-15
Love the Beast...
As: Clarke
2009-07-31
Funny People...
As: Lotto
2002-10-17
The Nugget...
As: Damien (voice)
2009-09-25
Mary and Max...
As: Henry DeTamble
2009-08-14
The Time Traveler's ...
As: Henry Tudor
2008-02-28
The Other Boleyn Gir...
As: Mark Brandon 'Choppe
2000-08-03
Chopper...
As: Nero
2009-05-07
Star Trek...
As: Con Petropoulous
1999-05-07
The Castle...
As: Romulus
2007-05-31
Romulus, My Father...
As: Erik Heller
2011-04-08
Hanna...
As: Addison
2012-12-07
Deadfall...
As: Martin Rose
2013-08-28
Closed Circuit...
As: Lieutenant Commander
2013-12-24
Lone Survivor...
As: Himself
2008-06-10
Translating History ...
As: Ralph Sarchie
2014-07-02
Deliver Us from Evil...
As: Dr. William Grene
2017-10-13
The Secret Scripture...
As: Daniel Cluff
2016-01-29
The Finest Hours...
As: Frank Bonneville
2016-04-22
Special Corresponden...
As: Bruce Banner / Hulk
2003-06-20
Hulk...
As: Piet Blomfeld
2018-03-09
The Forgiven...
As: Uther
2017-05-12
King Arthur: Legend ...
As: Himself
2017-10-05
Spielberg...
As: Narrator
2018-06-29
Great Barrier Reef...
As: Aaron Falk

The Dry...
As: Unknown
1993-09-13
Late Night with Cona...
As: Unknown
1993-05-13
Full Frontal...
As: Unknown
1952-01-14
Today...
As: Unknown
1992-05-25
The Tonight Show wit...
As: Joe Sabatini
2000-01-17
Something in the Air...
As: Himself
1999-09-22
Rove...
As: Himself - Narrator
2015-03-25
Stop Laughing... thi...
As: Himself
2018-02-18
The Joel McHale Show...
As: John Meehan
2018-11-25
Dirty John...