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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.

Eric Bana Movies : Filmography

King Arthur

King Arthur

Uther Pendragon

Released: 2017  

The Secret Scripture

The Secret Scripture

Dr. William Grene

Released: 2016  

The Finest Hours

The Finest Hours

Released: 2016  

Paper Planes

Paper Planes

Production

Released: 2014  

Beware the Night

Beware the Night

Released: 2014  

Lone Survivor

Lone Survivor

Lt. Cmdr. Erik S. Kristensen

Released: 2013 Rated:

Closed Circuit

Closed Circuit

Released: 2013  

Deadfall

Deadfall

Addison

Released: 2012  

Hanna

Hanna

Erik Heller

Released: 2011 Rated: PG-13 

The Time Traveler's Wife

The Time Traveler's Wife

Henry DeTamble

Released: 2009 Rated: PG-13 

Funny People

Funny People

Clarke

Released: 2009 Rated:

Star Trek

Star Trek

Nero

Released: 2009 Rated: PG-13 

Love the Beast

Love the Beast

Himself

Released: 2009  

Mary and Max

Mary and Max

Damien

Released: 2009 Rated: NR 

Translating History to Screen

Translating History to Screen

Himself

Released: 2008  

The Other Boleyn Girl

The Other Boleyn Girl

Henry Tudor

Released: 2008 Rated: PG-13 

Romulus, My Father

Romulus, My Father

Romulus

Released: 2007  

Lucky You

Lucky You

Huck Cheever

Released: 2007  

Munich

Munich

Avner

Released: 2005 Rated:

Troy

Troy

Hector

Released: 2004 Rated:

Hulk

Hulk

Dr. Bruce Banner / The Hulk

Released: 2003 Rated: PG-13 

The Essence of Combat: Making 'Black Hawk Down'

The Essence of Combat: Making 'Black Hawk Down'

Himself

Released: 2003  

Finding Nemo

Finding Nemo

Anchor (voice)

Released: 2003 Rated:

The Nugget

The Nugget

Lotto

Released: 2002  

Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk Down

Sfc. Norm 'Hoot' Hooten

Released: 2001 Rated:

Chopper

Chopper

Mark Brandon 'Chopper' Read

Released: 2000  

The Castle

The Castle

Con Petropoulous

Released: 1997  

Hannah

Hannah

Erik

Actor