Eric Bana

Gender: male | Birthday: 1968-08-09 | Place of Birth:

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.

Movies of Eric Bana

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword   2017

Release Date: 2017-05-10

Rating: 6.5

Production Companies:

Director: Paul Hayes / Paul Hayes /

Stars: 
Charlie Hunnam  /  Jude Law  /  Eric Bana
The Secret Scripture
The Secret Scripture

The Secret Scripture   2016

Release Date: 2016-11-04

Rating: 7.4

Production Companies: Ferndale Films / Irish Film Board /

Director: Shimmy Marcus / Shimmy Marcus /

Stars: 
Rooney Mara  /  Theo James  /  Vanessa Redgrave
Special Correspondents
Special Correspondents

Special Correspondents   2016

Release Date: 2016-04-22

Rating: 5.6

Production Companies: Bron Studios / Creative Wealth Media Finance /

Director: Ricky Gervais / Ricky Gervais /

Stars: 
Ricky Gervais  /  Eric Bana  /  Vera Farmiga
The Finest Hours
The Finest Hours

The Finest Hours   2016

Release Date: 2016-01-25

Rating: 6.3

Production Companies: Walt Disney Pictures / Whitaker Entertainment /

Director: Ben Foster / Ben Foster /

Stars: 
Chris Pine  /  Casey Affleck  /  Ben Foster
Deliver Us from Evil
Deliver Us from Evil

Deliver Us from Evil   2014

Release Date: 2014-07-01

Rating: 6

Production Companies: Jerry Bruckheimer Films / Screen Gems /

Director: Andra Barbuica / Andra Barbuica /

Stars: 
Eric Bana  /  Edgar Ramírez  /  Olivia Munn
Lone Survivor
Lone Survivor

Lone Survivor   2013

Release Date: 2013-12-24

Rating: 7.4

Production Companies: Universal Pictures / Weed Road Pictures /

Director: Kevin Scott / Kevin Scott /

Stars: 
Mark Wahlberg  /  Taylor Kitsch  /  Emile Hirsch
Closed Circuit
Closed Circuit

Closed Circuit   2013

Release Date: 2013-08-28

Rating: 5.9

Production Companies:

Director: John Crowley / John Crowley /

Stars: 
Eric Bana  /  Rebecca Hall  /  Ciarán Hinds
Deadfall
Deadfall

Deadfall   2012

Release Date: 2012-11-08

Rating: 5.9

Production Companies: StudioCanal / Mutual Film Company /

Director: Rick Cranford / Rick Cranford /

Stars: 
Eric Bana  /  Olivia Wilde  /  Charlie Hunnam
Hanna
Hanna

Hanna   2011

Release Date: 2011-04-07

Rating: 6.6

Production Companies: Focus Features / Neunte Babelsberg Film /

Director: Lori Wyant / Lori Wyant /

Stars: 
Saoirse Ronan  /  Eric Bana  /  Vicky Krieps
The Time Traveler's Wife
The Time Traveler's Wife

The Time Traveler's Wife   2009

Release Date: 2009-08-14

Rating: 6.8

Production Companies: New Line Cinema / Plan B Entertainment /

Director: Elizabeth Tremblay / Elizabeth Tremblay /

Stars: 
Eric Bana  /  Rachel McAdams  /  Michelle Nolden
Funny People
Funny People

Funny People   2009

Release Date: 2009-07-31

Rating: 5.7

Production Companies: Columbia Pictures / Universal Pictures /

Director: Bo Burnham / Bo Burnham /

Stars: 
Adam Sandler  /  Seth Rogen  /  Leslie Mann
Star Trek
Star Trek

Star Trek   2009

Release Date: 2009-05-06

Rating: 7.4

Production Companies: Paramount Pictures / Spyglass Entertainment /

Director: J.J. Abrams / J.J. Abrams /

Stars: 
Chris Pine  /  Zachary Quinto  /  Leonard Nimoy
Mary and Max
Mary and Max

Mary and Max   2009

Release Date: 2009-02-09

Rating: 7.8

Production Companies: icon /

Director: Philip Seymour Hoffman / Philip Seymour Hoffman /

The Other Boleyn Girl
The Other Boleyn Girl

The Other Boleyn Girl   2008

Release Date: 2008-02-28

Rating: 6.5

Production Companies: Columbia Pictures / Scott Rudin Productions /

Director: Scarlett Johansson / Scarlett Johansson /

Stars: 
Natalie Portman  /  Scarlett Johansson  /  Eric Bana
Romulus, My Father
Romulus, My Father

Romulus, My Father   2007

Release Date: 2007-05-19

Rating: 6.2

Production Companies:

Director: Richard Roxburgh / Richard Roxburgh /

Stars: 
Eric Bana  /  Franka Potente  /  Marton Csokas
Lucky You
Lucky You

Lucky You   2007

Release Date: 2007-05-01

Rating: 5.4

Production Companies: Village Roadshow Pictures / Lonely Film Productions GmbH & Co. KG. /

Director: Julie Pitkanen / Julie Pitkanen /

Stars: 
Eric Bana  /  Drew Barrymore  /  Robert Duvall
Munich
Munich

Munich   2005

Release Date: 2005-12-23

Rating: 7.1

Production Companies: DreamWorks SKG / Universal Pictures /

Director: Adam Somner / Adam Somner /

Stars: 
Eric Bana  /  Daniel Craig  /  Ciarán Hinds
Troy
Troy

Troy   2004

Release Date: 2004-05-03

Rating: 6.9

Production Companies: Plan B Entertainment / Warner Bros. /

Director: Anna Worley / Anna Worley /

Stars: 
Brad Pitt  /  Orlando Bloom  /  Eric Bana
Hulk
Hulk

Hulk   2003

Release Date: 2003-06-19

Rating: 5.4

Production Companies: Universal Pictures / Good Machine /

Director: Jayne-Ann Tenggren / Jayne-Ann Tenggren /

Stars: 
Eric Bana  /  Jennifer Connelly  /  Sam Elliott
Finding Nemo
Finding Nemo

Finding Nemo   2003

Release Date: 2003-05-30

Rating: 7.7

Production Companies: Walt Disney Pictures / Pixar Animation Studios /

Director: Bob Peterson / Bob Peterson /

Stars: 
Albert Brooks  /  Ellen DeGeneres  /  Alexander Gould
Black Hawk Down
Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk Down   2001

Release Date: 2001-12-28

Rating: 7.2

Production Companies: Jerry Bruckheimer Films / Revolution Studios /

Director: Terry Needham / Terry Needham /

Stars: 
Josh Hartnett  /  Ewan McGregor  /  Jason Isaacs
Chopper
Chopper

Chopper   2000

Release Date: 2000-06-21

Rating: 6.9

Production Companies: Victor Entertainment / J.C. Staff /

Director: Andrew Dominik / Andrew Dominik /

Stars: 
Eric Bana  /  Simon Lyndon  /  David Field
The Castle
The Castle

The Castle   1997

Release Date: 1997-04-10

Rating: 7.2

Production Companies:

Director: Rob Sitch / Rob Sitch /

Stars: 
Michael Caton  /  Anne Tenney  /  Stephen Curry
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