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Eric Bana

Bana at the 2009 premiere of Love The Beast
Born Eric Banadinović
9 August 1968 (1968-08-09) (age 41)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation Actor
Years active 1993 – present
Spouse(s) Rebecca Gleeson
(1997 – present)
.Eric Bana (pronounced /ˈbænə/, BAN, born 9 August 1968) is an Australian film and television actor.^ Eric Bana, the film actor, I say.
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^ One can say this has been quite the Bana year for Australian actor Eric Bana.
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^ It’s been quite a year for Australian actor Eric Bana .
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.He began his career as a comedian in the sketch comedy series Full Frontal before gaining critical recognition in the biopic Chopper (2000).^ He began his career as a comedian in the sketch comedy series Full Frontal and gained critical recognition in the biopic Chopper (2000).
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^ He began his career as a comedian in the sketch comedy series Full Frontal before gaining critical recognition in the biopic Chopper (2000).
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^ But you probably didn’t know that back in his native Australia, Eric shot to fame as a sketch comedy actor, and starred in his very own SNL-like shows entitled Eric and Full Frontal .
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.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' Gibson 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).^ The Nugget stars future Hulk actor Eric Bana in a leading role.

^ Black Hawk Down (2002) .
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^ REEL TIME: Eric Bana is into 'Star Trek' role as Romulan Nero .
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.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.^ His next film was the Australian drama "Romulus, My Father" (2007).

^ An accomplished dramatic actor and comedian, he received Australia's highest film and television awards for his performances in "Chopper" and "Full Frontal".

^ Romulus, My Father 12 Reviews .
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[1] .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.^ Top 10 Science Fiction Films of...
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^ 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.
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^ Bana disappeared from the screen for a couple of years, but gained international recognition in 2000 for his lead role in the Australian drama “Chopper”, for which he earned a Best Actor award from the Australian Film Institute.
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Early life and family

.Eric Bana was born Eric Banadinović in Melbourne, Victoria, the younger of two children; he has a brother, Anthony.^ Bana was born in Melbourne, Australia, the younger of two children.

^ He is the younger of two brothers.
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^ Eric Bana was born Eric Banadinovich on August 9, 1968, in Melbourne, Victoria...
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He is Roman Catholic[2] His Croatian father, Ivan, was a logistics manager for Caterpillar, .Inc., and his German-born mother, Eleanor, was a hairdresser.^ He was born to first-generation immigrant parents (formerly known as Banadinovich); his Croatian father, Ivan, worked at the Caterpillar tractor company for 40 years, and Eleanor, his German-born mother was a hairdresser (both are now retired).
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^ Biography Eric Banadinovich was born in Melbourne, Australia on August 9th 1968 to a Croatian father and German mother.

^ He was born Eric Banadinovich in Melbourne, Australia, on the 9th of August, 1968, the son of a Croatian father (Ivan, from Zagreb and manager for Caterpillar Inc, a tractor company) and German mother, Eleanor, a hairdresser.
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.Bana grew up in Melbourne's Tullamarine, a suburban area on the western edge of the city, near the main airport, Tullamarine.^ As a kid Eric lived a typical suburban life in Tullamarine, out on the western edge of the city, near the airport.
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^ Bana grew up in Melbourne's Tullamarine, a suburban area on the western edge of the city, near the airport.

^ Young Bana grew up in suburban Melbourne.
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[3] .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.^ By ANTONELLA GAMBOTTO-BURKE .
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."Wog is such a terrible word," he said.^ Wog is such a terrible word.
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[4]
.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.^ 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.

^ Bana's various TV shows led to his feature debut playing the hilarious Con Petropoulous in The Castle, and then Chopper changed his life.

^ He began mimicking his grandfather, graduated to other family members and friends and, when he needed to escape punishment at school, performed impressions of teachers.
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.In school, he mimicked his teachers as a means to get out of trouble.^ In school, he mimicked his teachers to get out of trouble.

^ He began mimicking his grandfather, graduated to other family members and friends and, when he needed to escape punishment at school, performed impressions of teachers.
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[5] .As a teen, he watched the Mel Gibson film Mad Max (1979), and decided he wanted to become an actor.^ And the movie Mad Max (1979).
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^ At that time, he was fond of Mel Gibson in Mad Max (1979) and also decided to become an actor.
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^ At that time he was fond of Mel Gibson in Mad Max (1979) and also decided to become an actor.
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[3] .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.^ In 1991 he began a career as a stand-up comedian, while working as a barman at Melbourne's Castle Hotel.
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^ In 1991, he began a career as a stand-up comedian, while working as a barman at Melbourne's Castle Hotel.
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^ Come 1991, while working as a barman at Melbourne's Castle Hotel, he was persuaded to try his hand at stand-up and proved an immediate success.
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.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.^ For the next two years, he played at inner-city pubs, supporting himself by clearing tables.
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^ 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, clearing tables.

^ With a stand-up and sketch comedy background, he's proven himself to be a versatile actor, capable of comedic, action and dramatic roles.
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Career

Early work

.In 1993, Bana made his television debut on Steve Vizard's late night talk show, Tonight Live.^ In 1993 Bana made his television debut on Steve Vizard's Tonight Live talk show, then joined the 'Full Frontal' TV-series.
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^ In 1993, Bana made his television debut on Steve Vizard 's "Tonight Live with Steve Vizard" (1990) talk show, then joined the "Full Frontal" (1993) TV-series.
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^ The first big one came with a performance on Steve Vizard's Tonight Live show.
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[3] .His performance gained the attention of producers from the sketch comedy series, Full Frontal, who invited him to join the show as a writer and performer.^ His performance gained the attention of producers from the sketch comedy series, "Full Frontal", who invited him to join the show as a writer and performer.

^ Bana won various local comedy awards for his performance on the show, and in 1997 co-wrote, produced, and starred in his own sketch comedy special, “Eric”, which proved to be a huge success with audiences and critics.
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^ Eric Bana had become a star in his native Australia with his stand-up routines and his appearances on various TVseries including "Full Frontal" and his own eponymous show.
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.During his four years on the show, Bana wrote much of his own material, and based some of his characters on members of his family.^ During his four years on the show, Bana wrote much of his own material, and based some of his characters on members of his family.

^ Bana won various local comedy awards for his performance on the show, and in 1997 co-wrote, produced, and starred in his own sketch comedy special, “Eric”, which proved to be a huge success with audiences and critics.
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^ 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.

.His impressions of Columbo, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, and Tom Cruise made Bana popular with the show's audience.^ His impressions of Columbo, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, and Tom Cruise made Bana popular with the show's audience.

^ He gained popularity for making impressions of Arnold Schwarzenegger , Sylvester Stallone , Tom Cruse and "Colombo".
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^ H e gained popularity for making impressions of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Tom Cruse, and Colombo.
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[8] .This success led him to record the comedy album Out of Bounds in 1994 and to host his own television special, titled Eric, in 1996. The show, a collection of sketches featuring everyday characters, prompted him to launch a sketch comedy series The Eric Bana Show.^ Bana stayed with the show until 1996, when he branched out to do Eric , another comedy series featuring a slew of popular Australian actors.
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^ In 1996, he started his own show titled "Eric" (1997), then launched a comedy series titled "The Eric Bana Show Live" (1997).
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^ ERIC: I was very familiar with the television series.
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.The series, written and performed by Bana, featured skits, stand-up and celebrity guests, but failed to attract a substantial audience and was cancelled after only eight episodes due to low ratings.^ He revelled in the classic Australian film Mad Max, but though it was his ultimate performance in the hard-edged Chopper that would win him international acclaim, Bana began his career not as a dramatic actor, but in stand-up comedy.

^ The show was canceled for the lack of substantial audience, however, in 1997, Bana received the Logie Award for "Most Popular Comedian" for his work on "The Eric Bana Show Live" (1997).
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^ ERIC BANA: I don't- I do not miss being on tour and doing stand-up.
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[9] .Even so, in 1997, he received a Logie Award for "Most Popular Comedy Personality" for his work on the show.^ The show was canceled for the lack of substantial audience, however, in 1997, Bana received the Logie Award for "Most Popular Comedian" for his work on 'The Eric Bana Show' (1997).
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^ In fact, he won a Logie (an Australian Television Award) as the country's Most Popular Comedy Personality.
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^ Melbourne, Australia, Bana worked in local pubs as a stand-up comic before being cast in the popular sketch-comedy show "Full Frontal" in 1993.
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[1]
.That same year, Bana made his film debut in the Australian film The Castle, which tells the story of a Melbourne-based family's struggles to keep their home by Melbourne's airport as the airport authority force them to move.^ In 1997, Bana made his film debut in the comedy "The Castle," about a Melbourne family facing displacement after the government forces them to move.

^ That same year, Bana made his film debut in the Australian movie "The Castle", which tells the story of a Melbourne-based family's struggles to keep their home by Melbourne's airport after the government and airport authorities force them to move.

^ Bana as he also made his feature debut in The Castle, though all of his hard work would pay off when he took a feature role in Australian television's Something in the Air in 2000 and was voted Australia's Most Popular Comedy Performer at the Logies.

.He was featured in a supporting role as Con Petropoulous, a kickboxing accountant who is the householder's son-in-law.^ Bana's various TV shows led to his feature debut playing the hilarious Con Petropoulous in The Castle, and then Chopper changed his life.

^ They married in 1997, the year he appeared in his first film, The Castle , as kickboxing accountant Con.
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^ Bana's role was a supporting one, but his turn as an accountant who fancies kickboxing pleased his fans.

.The Castle was a surprise critical and financial success, earning AU$10,326,428 at the box office in Australia.^ In Australia, the film toppled Mel Gibson's The Patriot from first place at the box office, and won Bana his first Australian Film Institute Best Actor award.
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^ Not all of his choices have been commercial successes, but Bana maintains that box-office triumph or failure means nothing to him.
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^ Weekend Box-Office: January 8-10, 2010 (35) .
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[3]

1997–2005

.In 1997, in spite of his lack of experience in dramatic roles, Bana was approached by director Andrew Dominik to appear in the film Chopper (2000), a biopic based on the life of infamous Australian criminal Chopper Read.^ For the role, Bana gained 30 pounds, by eating junk food; he also spent a few days with "Read" in prison , in order to perfect his mimicry.
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^ It’s hard to believe that just a few short years we were all laughing into drinks upon hearing the news that TV comic Eric Bana – who, at that time, was most famous for his endless array of characters on TV’s Full Frontal – had been cast in the lead role in a biopic about infamous Australian crook, Mark Brandon ‘Chopper’ Read.
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^ Bana's first film role was 1997's The Castle , in which he played a kick-boxing Greek, but it was his portrayal of Mark 'Chopper' Read in 2000's Chopper that alerted Hollywood.
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.Dominik had been working on the project for five years, but was unable to find an actor to portray Read.^ Dominik had been working on the project for five years, but was unable to find an actor to portray Read.

^ Director Andrew Dominik had been working on the project for some five years and was having real trouble casting the titular lead.
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^ That same year he was cast to portray Read, the notorious Australian underworld figure.
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.Only after Read himself suggested Bana, having seen him perform a skit on television, did Dominik consider him for the part.^ Bana is awful, I have only seen him once in a film where he wasn't.
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^ Only after Read himself suggested Bana, having seen him perform a skit on television, did Dominik consider him for the part.

^ Bana's critically acclaimed turn as Mark "Chopper" Read was seen by director Ang Lee, who cast him in his $100-million blockbuster Hulk .
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Bana as Australian criminal Chopper Read in his breakthrough film role in Chopper (2000)
.For the role, Bana shaved his head, gained thirty pounds, and spent two days with Read to perfect his mimicry.^ For the role, Bana gained 30 pounds, by eating junk food; he also spent a few days with "Read" in prison , in order to perfect his mimicry.
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^ He also spent two days with Read himself, to perfect his mimicry.
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^ For the role, Bana shaved his head and gained thirty pounds and spent two days with Read to perfect his mimicry.

.During filming he arrived on set at four in the morning and spent five hours being covered in Read's trademark tattoos.^ He would arrive on the film set at four in the morning, spending several hours in makeup, being tattooed exactly like "Read".
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^ During filming he arrived on set at four in the morning and spent five hours being covered in Read's trademark tattoos.

^ He'd arrive on set at 4 each morning, spending five hours in makeup (Read is covered in distinctive tattoos).
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[11] .In spite of the film's limited release outside of Australia, Bana's performance received positive reviews.^ In spite of the film's limited release outside of Australia, Bana's performance received positive reviews.

^ In Australia, the film toppled Mel Gibson's The Patriot from first place at the box office, and won Bana his first Australian Film Institute Best Actor award.
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^ A native of Australia, Bana was first introduced to American audiences when he played the title role of Mark “Chopper” Read in the feature film “Chopper.” On the heels of its success in Australia, the film had its American premiere at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival and was then released in select U.S. cities.
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.American film critic Roger Ebert complimented Bana, stating that "in a comedian named Eric Bana the filmmakers have found, I think, a future star ...^ Eric Bana, the film actor, I say.
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^ Eric Bana: I think that happens on every film.
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^ ERIC BANA: But it was for the good of the film.
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.He has a quality no acting school can teach you and few actors can match.^ He has a quality no acting school can teach you and few actors can match.

^ US critic Roger Ebert said of Eric "He has a quality no acting school can teach you and few actors can match.
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^ I knew I had wanted to do acting, I had absolutely no idea how to go about it and I was so bloody arrogant that I had no interest in going to drama school."

.You cannot look away from him".[3][12] Chopper was a critical and financial success in Australia, and was nominated for Best Film at the Australian Film Institute Awards in 2001. Bana's performance won the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actor.^ Bana won the Best Actor at the 2000 Stockholm Film Festival and also the AFI 2000 Best Actor Award .
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^ I love all of his films but chopper is the best.
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^ The Australian Film Institute would name Bana as Best Actor for his efforts.
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.In 2001, director Ridley Scott cast Bana as an American soldier in the film Black Hawk Down (2001).^ In 2001, director Ridley Scott cast Bana as an American soldier in the film "Black Hawk Down" (2001).

^ Thats easy Black Hawk Down =)) .
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^ Go watch Black Hawk Down .
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.Scott, impressed by Bana's performance in Chopper, did not require him to audition.^ Scott, impressed by Bana's performance in "Chopper", did not require him to audition.

^ Bana's critically acclaimed turn as Mark "Chopper" Read was seen by director Ang Lee, who cast him in his $100-million blockbuster Hulk .
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^ Eventually, Read himself suggested that they audition Bana, having seen him perform a skit about Broadmeadow yobs on TV. Dominik was against the idea, but was persuaded by producer Greg Apps.
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[13] .In the film, he played Sergeant First Class Norm 'Hoot' Gibson, an elite Delta Force soldier, who fights his way out of a battle in Mogadishu, Somalia after a mission to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord goes awry.^ Chopper still gives me goosebumps, I've never felt as deeply over a film death as I do over Hector's and Hoot certainly had me convinced he was a dangerously deadly Delta.
  • Will Eric Bana be back for Hulk 2?? [Archive] - The Superhero Hype! Boards 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bana's first film role was 1997's The Castle , in which he played a kick-boxing Greek, but it was his portrayal of Mark 'Chopper' Read in 2000's Chopper that alerted Hollywood.
  • Never mind the Hulk: Eric Bana on his 25-year obsession with 'the Beast' | Mail Online 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: General]
  • Never mind the Hulk: Eric Bana on his 25-year obsession with 'the Beast' | Mail Online 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ In 2001, Bana co-starred with Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor and Tom Sizemore in Ridley Scott’s war drama “Black Hawk Down,” playing one of a group of U.S. soldiers on an ill-fated mission in Somalia.
  • Eric Bana Movies & News 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Bana shed the weight he had gained for Chopper and began an exercise regimen months before filming began.^ He began his career as a comedian in the sketch comedy series Full Frontal and gained critical recognition in the biopic Chopper (2000).
  • Eric Bana - Rotten Tomatoes Celebrity Profile 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC uk.rottentomatoes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This month, Eric Bana ("Hulk," "Munich") boldly goes where no Aussie actor has gone before.
  • Interview: Eric Bana | USA WEEKEND Magazine 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.usaweekend.com [Source type: General]

^ He revelled in the classic Australian film Mad Max, but though it was his ultimate performance in the hard-edged Chopper that would win him international acclaim, Bana began his career not as a dramatic actor, but in stand-up comedy.

He also trained with Delta Force operators at Fort Bragg, learning to fire weapons and clear rooms.[14]
.Bana's next project was the low-budget Australian film The Nugget (2002).^ In Australia, the film toppled Mel Gibson's The Patriot from first place at the box office, and won Bana his first Australian Film Institute Best Actor award.
  • Never mind the Hulk: Eric Bana on his 25-year obsession with 'the Beast' | Mail Online 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: General]
  • Never mind the Hulk: Eric Bana on his 25-year obsession with 'the Beast' | Mail Online 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Bana does bond as well as a few other big budget films (Troy included) and then Hulk2 starts filming late 2006.
  • Will Eric Bana be back for Hulk 2?? [Archive] - The Superhero Hype! Boards 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Australian Film Institute would name Bana as Best Actor for his efforts.
  • Eric Bana - Biography 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.tiscali.co.uk [Source type: General]

.A comedy, the film portrays the effect of instant wealth on three working class men and was released with moderate success in Australia.^ It didn't have any effect on the film or the release date.
  • Eric Bana 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.reelzchannel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • News: Interview: Eric Bana & Leslie Mann Talk Funny People | Latino Review 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.latinoreview.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A native of Australia, Bana was first introduced to American audiences when he played the title role of Mark “Chopper” Read in the feature film “Chopper.” On the heels of its success in Australia, the film had its American premiere at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival and was then released in select U.S. cities.
  • Eric Bana Movies & News 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen in Judd Apatow comedy “ Funny People ,” and also stars as the villainous Nero in one of the summer’s most successful films , “ Star Trek .” .
  • Eric Bana On ‘Time Traveler’ Nudity: ‘Abs Are For People With No Friends’ | Access Hollywood - Celebrity News, Photos & Videos 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.accesshollywood.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Bana read the script after filming Chopper in 2000 and was drawn to it because it reminded him of his childhood and because he found its characters amusing and likable.^ Bana read the script after filming "Chopper" in 2000 and was drawn to it because it reminded him of his childhood and because he found its characters amusing and likable.

^ Bana's critically acclaimed turn as Mark "Chopper" Read was seen by director Ang Lee, who cast him in his $100-million blockbuster Hulk .
  • It's out of sight for Eric Bana - Culture - Executive Style - theage.com.au 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.theage.com.au [Source type: News]

^ American film critic Roger Ebert complimented Bana, stating that 'in a comedian named Eric Bana the filmmakers have found, I think, a future star.

[15] .While filming The Nugget, Bana was offered the lead role of Bruce Banner in the film adaptation of the popular comic book series The Incredible Hulk.^ The Nugget stars future Hulk actor Eric Bana in a leading role.

^ Has declined to reprise his role as Bruce Banner/the Hulk in an 'Incredible Hulk' sequel.
  • Eric Bana (I) - Biography 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ While filming "The Nugget", Bana was offered the lead role of Bruce Banner in the film adaptation of the popular comic book series "The Incredible Hulk".

.Only after learning of director Ang Lee's involvement in the project did he consider the role.^ Only after learning of director Ang Lee's involvement in the project did he consider the role.

^ Ordinarily, he wouldn't have been interested but was keen to work with director Ang Lee who he admired for The Ice Storm.
  • Eric Bana - Biography 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.tiscali.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Bana's critically acclaimed turn as Mark "Chopper" Read was seen by director Ang Lee, who cast him in his $100-million blockbuster Hulk .
  • It's out of sight for Eric Bana - Culture - Executive Style - theage.com.au 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.theage.com.au [Source type: News]

[14] .Bana admired Lee for his work on the film The Ice Storm and agreed to work on the film before the final script was complete.^ Bana admired Lee for his work on the film "The Ice Storm" and agreed to work on the film before the final script was complete.

^ Before starring in Ang Lee's blockbuster The Hulk (2003), Bana was a relative newcomer to British audiences.
  • Star Trek: Eric Bana interview - Telegraph 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Bana shed the weight he had gained for "Chopper" and began an exercise regimen months before filming began.

[16] .He said he was drawn to the film because "the character of Bruce Banner had dramatic potential" and was "a fairly non-traditional superhero".[16] Hulk (2003) received mixed reviews and a moderate success at the box office, but Bana's performance was praised: Jack Matthews of the New York Daily News felt that Bana played the role of Bruce Banner "with great conviction".[17] Bana earned an Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films nomination for "Cinescape Genre Face of the Future" for the film.^ Has declined to reprise his role as Bruce Banner/the Hulk in an 'Incredible Hulk' sequel.
  • Eric Bana (I) - Biography 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Top 10 Science Fiction Films of...
  • Eric Bana Movies & News 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He said he was drawn to the film because 'the character of Bruce Banner had dramatic potential' and was 'a fairly non-traditional superhero'.

[18]
.In 2004, Bana co-starred with Brad Pitt in the big-budget film Troy.^ Brad Pitt personally requested Bana as a co-star for Troy (2004) because he was a huge fan of Chopper (2000).
  • Eric Bana (I) - Biography 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ This is not to be confused with Troy (2004) which also stars Bana and features a Trojan horse.
  • Eric Bana (I) - Biography 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ In 2004, Bana co-starred with Brad Pitt in the big-budget film "Troy".

.In the film, he played Prince Hector, leader of the Trojan forces battling against the Greek warrior Achilles.^ In the film he played Prince Hector, leader of the Trojan forces battling against the Greek warrior Achilles.

^ Bana's first film role was 1997's The Castle , in which he played a kick-boxing Greek, but it was his portrayal of Mark 'Chopper' Read in 2000's Chopper that alerted Hollywood.
  • Never mind the Hulk: Eric Bana on his 25-year obsession with 'the Beast' | Mail Online 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: General]
  • Never mind the Hulk: Eric Bana on his 25-year obsession with 'the Beast' | Mail Online 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Here Bana, after only five films, found himself playing Hector, ordered by his father King Priam (Peter O'Toole) to protect the city against the invading Greeks, led into battle by Brad Pitt 's Achilles.
  • Eric Bana - Biography 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.tiscali.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Director Wolfgang Petersen offered him a role in the film after meeting with Brad Pitt, a fan of Chopper.^ You know, Brad Pitt is a massive fan of that film.
  • MySpace - Eric Banadinovich - 41 - Male - myspace.com/ericbanadinovich 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bana's first film role was 1997's The Castle , in which he played a kick-boxing Greek, but it was his portrayal of Mark 'Chopper' Read in 2000's Chopper that alerted Hollywood.
  • Never mind the Hulk: Eric Bana on his 25-year obsession with 'the Beast' | Mail Online 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: General]
  • Never mind the Hulk: Eric Bana on his 25-year obsession with 'the Beast' | Mail Online 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Plus, Brad Pitt makes a surprise appearance at the premiere to the delight of the fans.
  • Eric Bana On ‘Time Traveler’ Nudity: ‘Abs Are For People With No Friends’ | Access Hollywood - Celebrity News, Photos & Videos 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.accesshollywood.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Eric Bana’s ‘Funny People’ Sex Scenes Banned By Director | Access Hollywood - Celebrity News, Photos & Videos 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC preview3.accesshollywood.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[19] .The film was an international success, grossing US$364 million.^ Chopper (2000) became an international success and won three Australian Film Institute Awards.
  • Eric Bana - Wiki - Pictures - Videos 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bana's films have grossed more than 1.2 billion, but outside Australia he still isn't as well-known as his success would suggest.
  • Never mind the Hulk: Eric Bana on his 25-year obsession with 'the Beast' | Mail Online 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: General]
  • Never mind the Hulk: Eric Bana on his 25-year obsession with 'the Beast' | Mail Online 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: General]

.In North America however, it earned considerably less, grossing less than US$133 million.^ Rob Zombie’s latest splatter-flick scared up nearly $14 million less than 2007’s Halloween grossed.
  • Eric Bana | Tag Archive | FilmCrunch 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC movies.gearlive.com [Source type: General]

^ (That movie grossed $17.6 million, almost 1/2 less than the romantic comedy.
  • Eric Bana | Tag Archive | FilmCrunch 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC movies.gearlive.com [Source type: General]

[20]

2005–present

Bana at the premiere of Lucky You in May 2007
.After the critical disappointment of Hulk and Troy, critics questioned Bana's bankability in big-budget films.^ Bana's critically acclaimed turn as Mark "Chopper" Read was seen by director Ang Lee, who cast him in his $100-million blockbuster Hulk .
  • It's out of sight for Eric Bana - Culture - Executive Style - theage.com.au 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.theage.com.au [Source type: News]

^ In the time he has owned it, Bana, 40, has gone from car-mad teen to an international film star, known for lead roles in Hulk, Troy and Black Hawk Down.
  • On the Move: Eric Bana - Times Online 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.timesonline.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ He received much attention as Dr. Bruce Banner in Hulk and though the film bombed, Bana rebounded as Hector in Troy , and looks to continue his success in the upcoming poker flick, Lucky You .
  • Eric Bana Celebrity Profile, News, Gossip & Photos - AskMen.com 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.askmen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

He responded in Empire Magazine: "It's not like it [Hulk] was a flop. .When you're on a long shoot it is a long personal investment.^ Just type the full name of the person you're looking for and presto!
  • EzyDVD Search - Eric Bana 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.ezydvd.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You can’t express that you’re madly in love with the person over a single lunch.
  • Exclusive Interview: Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams | CinemaSpy 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.cinemaspy.com [Source type: General]

^ It was probably a year ago now that you did it, so was it a long shoot?
  • Exclusive: Talkin' to Eric Bana about Time Travelin' - ComingSoon.net 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.comingsoon.net [Source type: General]

.If I wasn't happy with the end result I'd be bloody upset, but in every case so far I've been happy.^ I've probably seen every episode and I wasn't a huge comic book reader as a kid.
  • Paul Fischer Interviews Eric Bana 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.filmmonthly.com [Source type: Original source]

Troy could take $50 and I wouldn't regret it."[21]
.The following year, Bana co-starred with Daniel Craig and Geoffrey Rush in Steven Spielberg's controversial film Munich.^ In 2005, Bana co-starred with Daniel Craig and Geoffrey Rush in the political drama Munich (2005) directed by Steven Spielberg .
  • Eric Bana (I) - Biography 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ He now stars in the acclaimed new Steven Spielberg film, 'Munich.'
  • Tavis Smiley . Shows . Eric Bana . January 9, 2006 | PBS 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In 2005, Bana co-starred with Daniel Craig and Geoffrey Rush in the political drama Munich (2005) directed by Steven Spielberg.
  • Eric Bana - Wiki - Pictures - Videos 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Bana played Avner, a Mossad agent, who is ordered to track down and kill the Black September terrorists thought to be responsible for the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Summer Olympics.^ As Avner, a conflicted Mossad assassin, he heads the gang that tracks down and eliminates the perpetrators of the 1972 Olympic massacre.

^ Bana's efforts were duly noted by the powers that be as he would next be cast by Steven Spielberg in Munich, which explored the murderous tracking of those who slaughtered Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics.
  • Eric Bana - Biography 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.tiscali.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ That role paved the way for Black Hawk Down, which led to major parts in big-budget American flicks, including Hulk (2003), Troy (opposite Brad Pitt) and Munich (2005), director Steven Spielberg's controversial film about the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Summer Olympics."
  • http://getglue.com/movie_stars/eric_bana 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC getglue.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[22] .The film was a critical success, and was nominated for five Academy Awards in 2006.[23] The Los Angeles Times wrote that Bana as Avner "projects a combination of sensitivity and ruthlessness and ...^ Bana, a one-time professional comedian, did not make his film debut until a classy little Aussie movie, The Castle, in 1997.
  • On the Move: Eric Bana - Times Online 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.timesonline.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ It's the first time Bana has appeared in a film as himself.
  • It's out of sight for Eric Bana - Culture - Executive Style - theage.com.au 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.theage.com.au [Source type: News]

^ Eric attends the 11th Annual Critics Choice Awards posted on January 10, 2006 Eric attended the Critics Choice Awards in Santa Monica, California (January 9th).
  • Eric Bana Central @ Banatics.com 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.spybroken.com [Source type: General]

knows how to present a face for which worry is a new experience."[24]
.In 2006, Bana was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.^ Invited to join AMPAS in 2006.
  • Eric Bana (I) - Biography 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Early Oscar forcast for "Munich" posted on August 18, 2005 From MSNBC : If the Oscars were to be held right now, the Motion Picture Academy would have to call them off.
  • Eric Bana Central @ Banatics.com 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.spybroken.com [Source type: General]

[25] .Lucky You, a romantic comedy on which Bana worked before filming Munich, was released in early 2007. In the film, he played Huck Cheever, a professional poker player who must overcome his personal problems to win a high stakes tournament in Las Vegas.^ A hotshot poker player tries to win a tournament.

^ Eric Bana: You have to be careful with this film.
  • Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana on The Time Traveler's Wife 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.sheknows.com [Source type: General]

^ "Lucky You," a romantic comedy about a troubled professional poker player who finds love at the same time he is slated to challenge his own father (Robert Duvall) in a high-stakes tournament.

.His next film was the Australian drama Romulus, My Father (2007).^ And on it went, through The Nugget and Troy to Romulus, My Father , picking up a couple of AFI awards for best actor along the away.
  • It's out of sight for Eric Bana - Culture - Executive Style - theage.com.au 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.theage.com.au [Source type: News]

^ You’re heading back to Australia for a film, I hear, Romulus, My Father?
  • Eric Bana - Interview : Munich : Movies : Entertainment : Web Wombat 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.webwombat.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Alf, in pog form - May 10, 2009 Is it a coincidence that Eric Bana starred in a film made here in Australia 2007 called “Romulus, My Father”?
  • EXCLUSIVE: Interviews with Eric Bana & Clifton Collins, Jr. | TrekMovie.com 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC trekmovie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The film, based on Raimond Gaita's memoir of the same name, portrays a couple and their struggle in the face of adversity to raise their son.^ ROMULUS, MY FATHER is a movie based on Raimond Gaita's critically acclaimed memoir.
  • Romulus My Father Trailer - Starring Eric Bana from msmarychrist - Video 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.funnyordie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ District 9 may not have have any big name stars and it may not be based on a story everyone knows, but it does have something no other film has this Monday: a first place finish.
  • Eric Bana | Tag Archive | FilmCrunch 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC movies.gearlive.com [Source type: General]

^ It tells the story of Romulus, his beautiful wife, Christina, and their struggle in the face of great adversity to bring up their son, Raimond.
  • Romulus My Father Trailer - Starring Eric Bana from msmarychrist - Video 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.funnyordie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The film was a critical success, and Bana's performance earned him a second Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actor.^ Eric Bana, the film actor, I say.
  • Star Trek: Eric Bana interview - Telegraph 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The Australian Film Institute would name Bana as Best Actor for his efforts.
  • Eric Bana - Biography 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.tiscali.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Bana's critically acclaimed turn as Mark "Chopper" Read was seen by director Ang Lee, who cast him in his $100-million blockbuster Hulk .
  • It's out of sight for Eric Bana - Culture - Executive Style - theage.com.au 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.theage.com.au [Source type: News]

[26]
.Bana's next project was the historical drama The Other Boleyn Girl (2008).^ Bana's single release of 2008 would be The Other Boleyn Girl, a sumptuous historical drama based on the novel by Philippa Gregory.
  • Eric Bana - Biography 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.tiscali.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ In my opinion he has been completely miscast as Henry VIII in the upcoming movie "The Other Boleyn Girl".
  • Eric Bana Height - how tall 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.celebheights.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Though we sometimes think of Henry VIII as fat, ugly and crazy, in The Other Boleyn Girl hes played by Eric Bana, whos pretty much the opposite of all those things.

.In the film he played Henry VIII of England opposite Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman.^ He has worked with some of the world's finest directors and brightest stars and was last seen in The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), as a suitably commanding King Henry VIII opposite Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman ("nice birds" he has called them).
  • It's out of sight for Eric Bana - Culture - Executive Style - theage.com.au 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.theage.com.au [Source type: News]

^ Since then, he has co-starred with Daniel Craig in Steven Spielberg's controversial political drama Munich (2005) and last year played the young Henry VIII in the period drama The Other Boleyn Girl opposite Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman.
  • Star Trek: Eric Bana interview - Telegraph 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ I was fascinated by it.” And why not, when you can enjoy a romp in the ermine with the Boleyn sisters, Anne and Mary (Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson), pawns in the power play of their ambitious uncle, the Duke of Norfolk (David Morrissey)?

.Bana was surprised to be offered the role and admitted that he "probably would have just passed it on without even opening it" if it had been presented to him under a different title.^ I think that would be a great role for him.
  • Rachel Nichols & Eric Bana Talk Star Trek Sequel Potential | TrekMovie.com 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC trekmovie.com [Source type: General]

^ It would not at all be the same without him.
  • Will Eric Bana be back for Hulk 2?? [Archive] - The Superhero Hype! Boards 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I would say he's just under 6 foot 2.
  • Eric Bana Height - how tall 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.celebheights.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[27] .The following year, he co-starred with Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto in the science fiction film Star Trek.^ Overall, is the film Star Trek?
  • EXCLUSIVE: Interviews with Eric Bana & Clifton Collins, Jr. | TrekMovie.com 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC trekmovie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Top 10 Science Fiction Films of...
  • Eric Bana Movies & News 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I got to do 'Star Trek' and this movie in the same year.
  • News: Interview: Eric Bana & Leslie Mann Talk Funny People | Latino Review 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.latinoreview.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In the film, Bana played Nero, a Romulan mining ship captain who attempts to exact revenge on Spock, whom he blames for the destruction of his homeworld and its inhabitants.^ Bana plays Nero, the film’s heavily-tattooed Romulan villain bent on avenging the destruction of his planet.
  • Pink is the New Blog | Everybody's Business Is My Business » Eric Bana 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.pinkisthenewblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Nero is bat-dung crazy over the destruction of his homeworld (who wouldn’t be?
  • EXCLUSIVE: Interviews with Eric Bana & Clifton Collins, Jr. | TrekMovie.com 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC trekmovie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bana's first film role was 1997's The Castle , in which he played a kick-boxing Greek, but it was his portrayal of Mark 'Chopper' Read in 2000's Chopper that alerted Hollywood.
  • Never mind the Hulk: Eric Bana on his 25-year obsession with 'the Beast' | Mail Online 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: General]
  • Never mind the Hulk: Eric Bana on his 25-year obsession with 'the Beast' | Mail Online 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: General]

.The film was a critical success and grossed over US$380 million worldwide.^ Bana's films have grossed more than 1.2 billion, but outside Australia he still isn't as well-known as his success would suggest.
  • Never mind the Hulk: Eric Bana on his 25-year obsession with 'the Beast' | Mail Online 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: General]
  • Never mind the Hulk: Eric Bana on his 25-year obsession with 'the Beast' | Mail Online 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: General]

[28][29]
.In August 2009, he appeared as Henry DeTamble in the film adaptation of The Time Traveler's Wife.^ The Time Traveler’s Wife opens August 14.
  • Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana on The Time Traveler's Wife 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.sheknows.com [Source type: General]

^ The Time Traveler's Wife comes out on Friday, August 14.
  • Exclusive: Talkin' to Eric Bana about Time Travelin' - ComingSoon.net 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.comingsoon.net [Source type: General]

^ 'The Time Traveler's Wife' is released on August 14 .
  • Never mind the Hulk: Eric Bana on his 25-year obsession with 'the Beast' | Mail Online 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: General]
  • Never mind the Hulk: Eric Bana on his 25-year obsession with 'the Beast' | Mail Online 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: General]

[30] .Bana also co-starred with Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen in Judd Apatow's third directorial feature, about stand-up comics, titled Funny People, marking Bana's first appearance in an American mainstream comedy.^ CHUD is reporting that Eric Bana has been approached to play Clarke, Leslie Mann’s boyfriend, in Judd Apatow ’s untitled third film which stars Seth Rogen and Adam Sandler as stand-up comedians.
  • Eric-Bana | /Film 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.slashfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ After saying for years he wouldn't do comedy – 'I could never have dreamt of turning down these dramatic roles' – he is starring with Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen in Judd Apatow's Funny People later this year.
  • Star Trek: Eric Bana interview - Telegraph 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Funny People” stars Leslie Mann and Eric Bana chat with Access about working with each other and filming the fight scene with Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen.
  • Eric Bana On ‘Time Traveler’ Nudity: ‘Abs Are For People With No Friends’ | Access Hollywood - Celebrity News, Photos & Videos 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.accesshollywood.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Eric Bana’s ‘Funny People’ Sex Scenes Banned By Director | Access Hollywood - Celebrity News, Photos & Videos 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC preview3.accesshollywood.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[31]
.In 2009, Bana released a self-produced and directed documentary-style film called Love the Beast.^ (He also directed and produced the film.
  • INT: Eric Bana - JoBlo.com 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Question : Was directing your documentary Love the Beast a release for you?
  • Dark Horizons | Interviews | Eric Bana for "Funny People" - July 30th 2009 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.darkhorizons.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ QUESTION: Was directing your documentary Love the Beast a release for you?
  • Eric Bana Funny People & The Time Traveller's Wife Interview 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.femail.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

It details his personal relationship with his first car and follows his progression as a car lover. Along the way he seeks guidance and wisdom from the inner sanctum of his three life long friends, as well as celebrities Jay Leno, Jeremy Clarkson, and Dr. Phil.

Personal life

Bana posing with fans at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival
.In 1995, while working on the television series Full Frontal, Bana began dating Rebecca Gleeson, a publicist with the Seven Network and daughter of then Chief Justice of New South Wales, and later Chief Justice of Australia, Murray Gleeson.^ My wife is a publicist at a television network that I was working at.
  • Paul Fischer Interviews Eric Bana 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.filmmonthly.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Rebecca Gleeson (publicist; married in 1997) .
  • Eric Bana Picture, Video, Wallpaper, Profile, Gossip, and News at CelebrityWonder.com 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.celebritywonder.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Having married Rebecca Gleeson, daughter of the Australian High Court Chief Justice Murray Gleeson and former publicist for the Seven Network (she'd give birth to son Klaus in 1997, then daughter Sophia in 2002), Bana moved on to what would be his breakthrough role.
  • Eric Bana - Biography 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.tiscali.co.uk [Source type: General]

[9] .They married in 1997, after Bana proposed to her on a trip to the United States, which he won from Cleo Magazine after being named their "Bachelor of the Year" in 1996.[32] Bana and Gleeson have two children, a son Klaus (born August 1999), and a daughter Sophia (born April 2002).^ Eric is dad to two; a 9-year-old son and a 7-year-old daughter.
  • CBS | Late Show with David Letterman : 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.cbs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The couple eventually had two children, a son in 1999, and a daughter in 2002.

^ The two got engaged while on a trip to the United States which he won, ironically, by being named "Bachelor of the Year" by an Aussie magazine.

They live in Melbourne.[1]
Bana is a motor racing enthusiast, and participates in various motor racing competitions in Australia. .At the age of fourteen, Bana wanted to leave school to focus full-time on becoming a motor mechanic, but his father convinced him to complete school, advising him to avoid making his hobby a job.^ His father dissuaded him from leaving school at 14 to become a mechanic, but Bana knew he was not going to university.
  • Star Trek: Eric Bana interview - Telegraph 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ By his own admission a car fanatic, Bana has finally got round to directing the film he has always wanted to make.
  • On the Move: Eric Bana - Times Online 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.timesonline.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ At the age of 14 he seriously considered leaving school to become a mechanic, finally being persuaded against it by his father.
  • Eric Bana - Biography 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.tiscali.co.uk [Source type: General]

[33] .Bana purchased his first car, a 1974 XB Ford Falcon coupé, at the age of fifteen for AU$1100[34] and driving it, made his motor sport racing debut in 1996's Targa Tasmania, a week-long race around the island state of Tasmania.^ Between shooting movies, Bana can be found “fart-arsing around with my car, getting ready for a race.” Although he has more than one, his favorite car is a fire-engine-red ‘74 XB Falcon coupe that he calls the Beast.
  • Pink is the New Blog | Everybody's Business Is My Business » Eric Bana 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.pinkisthenewblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On top of this, Bana would make his directorial debut with Love The Beast, a documentary showing how he'd transformed his old Ford Falcon into a mean machine capable of competing in Tasmania's 5-day Targa rally in 2007, Bana unfortunately wrapping it round a tree on Day 3.
  • Eric Bana - Biography 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.tiscali.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ And now we get to see a brand new side of him in LOVE THE BEAST, his documentary about his deep emotional connection he has to the Ford GT Falcon Coupe that he's been rebuilding since the age of fifteen.
  • INT: Eric Bana - JoBlo.com 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[35] In 2004, Bana purchased a Porsche 944 to compete in Australia's Porsche Challenge. Competing throughout 2004, he often finished in the top ten and in November, finished fourth at the Sandown 500, a personal best.[36] .On 21 April 2007 Bana crashed his 1974 XB Falcon Coupe in the Targa Tasmania rally.^ Is making a documentary about his favourite car - the 1974 Ford Falcon Coupe.
  • Eric Bana Picture, Video, Wallpaper, Profile, Gossip, and News at CelebrityWonder.com 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.celebritywonder.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On top of this, Bana would make his directorial debut with Love The Beast, a documentary showing how he'd transformed his old Ford Falcon into a mean machine capable of competing in Tasmania's 5-day Targa rally in 2007, Bana unfortunately wrapping it round a tree on Day 3.
  • Eric Bana - Biography 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.tiscali.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ It has become a campfire.” But one day, during the Targa Tasmania rally in April 2007, he crashed into a tree.
  • Pink is the New Blog | Everybody's Business Is My Business » Blog Archive » Eric Bana Does ‘Details’ Magazine 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.pinkisthenewblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Pink is the New Blog | Everybody's Business Is My Business » Eric Bana 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.pinkisthenewblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Neither he nor his co-driver were injured.[37] .Bana appeared on the British motoring show Top Gear on 15 November 2009 as a guest for its "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car" segment.^ Before starring in Ang Lee's blockbuster The Hulk (2003), Bana was a relative newcomer to British audiences.
  • Star Trek: Eric Bana interview - Telegraph 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ VISIT LONDON Win top price seats to Oliver and a two night stay in a 4 star hotel .
  • Star Trek: Eric Bana interview - Telegraph 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ It would appear that British actor Orlando Bloom and Aussie actor Eric Bana are the newest bro-friends to spark up a new relationship together.
  • Pink is the New Blog | Everybody's Business Is My Business » Eric Bana 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.pinkisthenewblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Bana completed a lap of the Top Gear test track in 1 minute and 47.5 seconds on a wet track, the fastest wet lap ever recorded on the show.
Bana with American servicemen in Kuwait during a screening of Star Trek
.Bana is a prominent fan of Australian rules football.^ ERIC BANA Eric is from Australia and is a big Australian football fan.
  • CBS | Late Show with David Letterman : 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.cbs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Australian rules football is the game.
  • News: Interview: Eric Bana & Leslie Mann Talk Funny People | Latino Review 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.latinoreview.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bana is a passionate supporter of Australian football.
  • Eric Bana (I) - Biography 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

.His love of the sport began at a young age when his godfather took him to games to see the St Kilda Football Club, his favourite team in the Australian Football League.^ Rugby league is not an Australian game.
  • News: Interview: Eric Bana & Leslie Mann Talk Funny People | Latino Review 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.latinoreview.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Australian rules football is the game.
  • News: Interview: Eric Bana & Leslie Mann Talk Funny People | Latino Review 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.latinoreview.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And now we get to see a brand new side of him in LOVE THE BEAST, his documentary about his deep emotional connection he has to the Ford GT Falcon Coupe that he's been rebuilding since the age of fifteen.
  • INT: Eric Bana - JoBlo.com 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Bana can often be seen at AFL games when he is back in Australia on vacation or promoting his films.^ In Australia, the film toppled Mel Gibson's The Patriot from first place at the box office, and won Bana his first Australian Film Institute Best Actor award.
  • Never mind the Hulk: Eric Bana on his 25-year obsession with 'the Beast' | Mail Online 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: General]
  • Never mind the Hulk: Eric Bana on his 25-year obsession with 'the Beast' | Mail Online 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ I loved those elements in the film because it reminded me a lot of my background and what the standup scene was like in Australia back then.
  • News: Interview: Eric Bana & Leslie Mann Talk Funny People | Latino Review 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.latinoreview.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On a little film like this you get told to stop all day long," Bana told a Sydney news conference to promote the film.
  • Eric Bana Central @ Banatics.com 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.spybroken.com [Source type: General]

[38][39] .Bana's love for St Kilda FC resulted in the club being featured in the film Funny People and in Bana's promotion of the film in 2009, notably on NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.^ I love them as much as I love a feature film.
  • INT: Eric Bana - JoBlo.com 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is a 2009 Webby Award winner!
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon - Video Blogs - tonight's guest: Eric Bana - Jimmy Fallon's Video Blog | NBC Official Site 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is a 2009 Emmy Award winner!
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon - Video Blogs - tonight's guest: Eric Bana - Jimmy Fallon's Video Blog | NBC Official Site 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[40]

Charitable work

.Bana is an ambassador for Father Chris Riley's charity for homeless young people, Youth off the Streets.^ Bana attended the special screening at Camberwell's Rivoli Cinemas, for charity Youth Off The Streets.

^ Youth Off the Streets .

In 2008 he appeared with Father Chris in an advertisement to support the organisation's annual appeal.[41] .Bana is also an advocate for the Mental Illness Fellowship, which works to increase the awareness of mental illness in Australia.^ Despite the heavy promotional schedule for "Troy," Bana also found time to contribute to several promotional spots for the Mental Illness Foundation, a non-profit organization in Australia which worked to promote awareness for people with mental illnesses.

In 2004, he appeared in several high profile advertisements for the fellowship.[42] .Bana is also active in campaigns with the Australian Childhood Foundation and the Bone Marrow Donor Institute.^ In Australia, the film toppled Mel Gibson's The Patriot from first place at the box office, and won Bana his first Australian Film Institute Best Actor award.
  • Never mind the Hulk: Eric Bana on his 25-year obsession with 'the Beast' | Mail Online 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: General]
  • Never mind the Hulk: Eric Bana on his 25-year obsession with 'the Beast' | Mail Online 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The Australian Film Institute would name Bana as Best Actor for his efforts.
  • Eric Bana - Biography 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.tiscali.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ It was the ticket everyone wanted -- the chance to see Broadway and film star Hugh Jackman performing in his home town at the Bone Marrow Donor Institute's Red Ball.

.Since 1995, he has participated in the Motorcycle Riders Association Toy Run in Melbourne, which raises money and toys for needy children at Christmas.^ December 1995 Toy Run .

^ Toy Run 1995 .

^ The actor and long-time biker joined the Motorcycle Riders Association Toy Run and, with Cathy Freeman, led the ride.

[43]
.In 2005, Bana narrated the documentary Terrors of Tasmania about the endangered Tasmanian Devil.^ A female Tasmanian devil called Manganinnie is at the center of a documentary about the marsupials mating and breeding habits ) .

^ I got to speak to Bana about the film, the state of The Beast now and how Dr. Phil ended up in his documentary.
  • INT: Eric Bana - JoBlo.com 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Endangered Tasmanian Devil .

The film followed the life of a female Tasmanian Devil called Manganinnie and discussed the incurable facial cancer which threatens the survival of the species.[44] He has also worked with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, donating money to animal shelters in Berlin while filming Troy in 2004.[45]

Filmography

Film
Year Film Role Notes
1997 The Castle Con Petropoulous
2000 Chopper Chopper Read Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Actor
Inside Film Award for Best Actor
2001 Black Hawk Down Norm Hooten Nominated – Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
2002 The Nugget Lotto
2003 Finding Nemo Anchor (voice)
Hulk Bruce Banner
2004 Troy Hector Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best Fight (with Brad Pitt)
2005 Munich Avner Kaufman Nominated – Australian Film Institute International Award for Best Actor
2007 Lucky You Huck Cheever Nominated – Australian Film Institute International Award for Best Actor
Romulus, My Father Romulus Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated – Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Actor
2008 The Other Boleyn Girl Henry VIII of England Nominated – Australian Film Institute International Award for Best Actor
2009 Mary and Max Damien (voice)
Love the Beast Himself Documentary, also produced and directed.
Star Trek Nero
The Time Traveler's Wife Henry DeTamble
Funny People Clarke
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1993 Full Frontal Various 1993–1996 (66 episodes)
Logie Award for Most Popular Comedy Personality
1996 The Eric Bana Show Live Various 1996–1997 (17 episodes)
1999 All Saints Rob Biletsky 1999–2000 (3 episodes)
2000 Something in the Air Joe Sabatini 2000–2001 (202 episodes)

Notes

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  2. ^ https://plus17.safe-order.net/oripter/catholic%20celebrity%20catholics.html
  3. ^ a b c d e Wills, Dominic. Eric Bana – Biography. Tiscali Film & TV. Retrieved 15 March 2008.
  4. ^ "Eric Bana interview by Antonella Gambotto-Burke". Dailymail.co.uk. 2009-02-08. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/article-1203189/Never-mind-Hulk-Eric-Bana-25-year-obsession-Beast.html. Retrieved 2010-03-08. 
  5. ^ "Eric Bana". Marie Claire. March 2002.
  6. ^ Johnson, Tony. "Bana Banks on Banter". Sunday Herald Sun – TV Extra. 19 June 1994.
  7. ^ Houston, Melinda. "Eric's Eureka". Sunday Life. 29 September 2002. Retrieved 13 May 2006.
  8. ^ Devlyn, Darren. "First Impressions" . TV Weekly. 10 February 1993.
  9. ^ a b Halfpenny, Kate. "Under the Gun". Who Magazine. 8 August 2000.
  10. ^ Strickland, Christopher. "Director's Cut: Andrew Dominik's Chopper". IF: Australia's Independent Film Magazine. July 2000.
  11. ^ "Chopping & Changing". Who Weekly. 22 October 2001.
  12. ^ Ebert, Roger. Review of Chopper. RogerEbert.com. 1 June 2001. Retrieved 14 June 2006.
  13. ^ Woods, Stacey. "First Buzz: The Incredible Hulk". Elle Magazine. February 2002.
  14. ^ a b Hopkins, Mark. "Eric Hits Hollywood". GQ Magazine (Australian edition). April 2002.
  15. ^ The Incredible Rise of Eric Bana. What's On Weekly. Retrieved 31 May 2006.
  16. ^ a b Mootram, James. "Making it Big". TNT Magazine. 14 July 2003.
  17. ^ Mathews, Jack. "Beast for the Eyes". New York Daily News. 20 June 2003. Retrieved 31 May 2006.
  18. ^ "Awards for Eric Bana". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 15 March 2008.
  19. ^ "Eric Bana (I) Biography". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 15 March 2008.
  20. ^ "Box Office Mojo – Troy". BoxOfficeMojo.com. Retrieved 2 June 2006.
  21. ^ Eimer, David. "Heroes of Troy: Eric Bana". Empire Magazine. June 2004.
  22. ^ "Bana Republic". The Irish Times. January 20 2006. Retrieved July 1 2006.
  23. ^ Murray, Rebbecca. "2006 Academy Award Nominees and Winners". About.com. 23 December 2005.
  24. ^ Turan, Kenneth. "Movie Review: 'Munich'". Los Angeles Times. 9 April 2009. 23 December 2005.
  25. ^ "Academy Invites 120 to Membership". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 5 July 2006. Retrieved 7 August 2007.
  26. ^ "Romulus, My Father sweeps AFIs". ABC News. 7 December 2007. Retrieved 15 March 2008.
  27. ^ Fischer, Paul. "Bana Takes on Kings and Icons". FilmMonthly.com. 17 February 2008. Retrieved 17 June 2009.
  28. ^ "Star Trek (2009)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 17 June 2009.
  29. ^ "Star Trek (2009)". BoxOfficeMojo.com. Retrieved 5 September 2009.
  30. ^ Flemming, Michael and Dave McNary. "New Line finds its cast on 'Time'". Variety. 17 April 2007. Retrieved 21 February 2008.
  31. ^ Fleming, Michael. "Trio joins Judd Apatow film". Variety. 11 June 2008. Retrieved 13 June 2008.
  32. ^ "Eric's Secret Love: Going Bananas". The New Post. 1 March 1997
  33. ^ "Transcript of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno". 17 June 2003. Retrieved 1 June 2006.
  34. ^ Hawley, Janet. "Lucky Eric". The Age Good Weekend. 5 May 2007.
  35. ^ "Eric Bana Bloody Brilliant to the Targa in a 351 XB coupe". Street Machine. June 1996. Retrieved 1 June 2006.
  36. ^ Naulty, Matt."2004 November: Sandown". Australian Porsche Drivers Challenge's. November 2004. Retrieved 12 July 2006.
  37. ^ "Actor Eric Bana crashes while competing in Australian rally". The LA Daily News. 23 April 2007. Retrieved 23 April 2007.
  38. ^ Kramp, Leif. Eric Bana: "Wo bleiben die leichten Stoffe?". RP Online. 24 January 2006. Retrieved 12 July 2006.
  39. ^ Freydkin, Donna. "'Gentle Giant' Bana". USA Today. 9 January 2003. Retrieved 1 July 2006.
  40. ^ Video: Eric Bana teaches Jimmy Fallon footy . US Footy News. 12 August 2009. Retrieved 11 September 2009.
  41. ^ [1]. Youth off the Streets. 22 December 2008. Retrieved 2 September 2009.
  42. ^ "Mental Illness Fellowship Launches Biggest Ever Campaign with Support of Film Community". Mental Illness Fellowship of Victoria. 29 September 2004. Retrieved 1 June 2006.
  43. ^ Houlihan, Liam. "Toy Run 2004: Troy Boy Leads the Pack". News.com.au. 12 December 2004. Retrieved 1 June 2006.
  44. ^ "Sympathy for the Devil". The Age. 20 January 2005. Retrieved 1 June 2006.
  45. ^ "Eric Visits Berlin Animal Shelter". Monthly Journal: Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. 9 May 2004. Retrieved 1 June 2006.

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Quotes

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From Wikiquote

.Eric Bana (born 1968) is an Australian actor.^ Eric Bana, the film actor, I say.
  • Star Trek: Eric Bana interview - Telegraph 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Eric Bana is an actor.

^ Eric Bana (born Eric Banadinovich on August 9, 1968) is an Australian film and television actor.
  • Eric Bana Wallpapers, Screen Savers, Videos, Pictures and Info at Celebrity Desktop 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.celebritydesktop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Contents

About Himself

.
  • "Just a little over 6-foot-2, around 200 pounds.^ "Just a little over 6-foot-2, around 200 pounds.
    • Eric Bana - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Brown hair, brown eyes.^ Brown hair, brown eyes.
    • Eric Bana - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ His height is 6' 3" (1.91 m), He has a Brown - Dark hair & Brown - Dark Eyes.
    • Eric Bana Nude Pictures, Eric Bana Naked Clips - HunkyMaleStars.Com 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.hunkymalestars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Likes the outdoors."
  • "My fears are not taking risks.^ I didnt feel like I was putting a particularly modern take or any particular take, I was just putting my take on it.

    ^ I read this book — loved it — and find it difficult to imagine a film version, but with actors like these two, my fears have been allayed ...
    • Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams to Play the Time Traveler and His Wife 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.buzzsugar.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .So as a result, I think that I do have fear, but I like to think that I don't.^ So as a result, I think that I do have fear, but I like to think that I don't.
    • Eric Bana - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But I don’t sort of have a formula where I think, “I’ll do three overseas films, and then come back and do one.” I don’t feel like I owe anything.
    • Dark Horizons | Interviews | Eric Bana for "Funny People" - July 30th 2009 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.darkhorizons.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Yeah, I really like these two together … don’t YOU think they make a great pair of BFFs?
    • Pink is the New Blog | Everybody's Business Is My Business » Eric Bana 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.pinkisthenewblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Because, really, what are the consequences of failure?^ Because, really, what are the consequences of failure?
    • Eric Bana - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    It doesn't manifest itself in anything other than how you perceive yourself or how you think others perceive you, which is completely irrelevant."

About Growing Up

.
  • "I had quite a satisfactory and normal childhood, a wonderful one really.^ "I had quite a satisfactory and normal childhood, a wonderful one really.
    • Eric Bana - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Eric Bana is normally pretty bland as far as acting is concerned in most of his movies, but he really does a great job in this one.
    • Eric Bana | The Donz Knows 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.carlosdonze.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ On the other hand, I can really see one of the better ST novelists doing a wonderful novel about his backstory.
    • Eric Bana says no to any more Star Trek | SCI FI Wire 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC scifiwire.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .My brother, who's three years older, and I got along really well.^ Siblings: Anthony (brother, banker) is three years older.
    • Eric Bana (I) - Biography 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]
    • Hunky Male Celebs: Eric Bana 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.hunkymalecelebs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ My brother, who's three years older, and I got along really well.
    • Eric Bana - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Eric's brother, Anthony, is three years older.
    • Eric Bana Central // biography 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.spybroken.com [Source type: General]

    .We got into a few fights occasionally, but there wasn't much choice, as he's been 6ft 8in ever since he was 12. He always just warned me, 'Punch me and I'll punch you back twice as hard."
  • "I think my mum and dad have always been a bit worried about me.^ "I don't know that there's much you can do about it.
    • McAdams Bana click for 'Time Traveler's Wife' - SFGate 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC articles.sfgate.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I tend to not worry about it because I don’t know if there is that much you can do.
    • Eric Bana time travels an odd love story in The Time Traveler's Wife | Vancouver, Canada | Straight.com 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.straight.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You've got nothing to worry about.
    • Ryan Seacrest | What's Happening 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.ryanseacrest.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I think it was a huge relief to them when I said I was going to be a stand-up comedian.^ I think it was a huge relief to them when I said I was going to be a stand-up comedian.
    • Eric Bana - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Eric Bana started out as a stand-up comedian in his native Australia, later going on to cause a sensation on the festival circuit playing the title role in serial killer biopic " Chopper ".
    • BBC - Films - Interview - Eric Bana 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ He occasionally performed stand-up at a club he bartended for in Melbourne, which led him to pursue other opportunities as a comedian.
    • Eric Bana Pictures, Eric Bana Photo Gallery and Biography - Celebrity Pictures by WireImage.com 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.wireimage.com [Source type: General]

    .I think most parents would have gone, 'Oh, what?'^ I think most parents would have gone, 'Oh, what?'
    • Eric Bana - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ My parents are still married, still together, still happy, which I think is the most romantic thing anyone can ask for really.
    • Eric Bana undressed - entertainment - the-press | Stuff.co.nz 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.stuff.co.nz [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Eric Bana undressed - Film - Entertainment - smh.com.au 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.smh.com.au [Source type: General]
    • Eric Bana undressed 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.brisbanetimes.com.au [Source type: General]

    ^ Background: "I think the media would love to tell you that your life is about to change but that's a hunk of sh*t most of the time.
    • The Eric Bana Picture Pages 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.superiorpics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .But I think my parents went, 'At last, something that he wants to do.^ But I think my parents went, 'At last, something that he wants to do.
    • Eric Bana - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ So long as they give me those opportunities, Im afraid Ill be disappointing my comedy fans who are wanting to see something lighter.

    ^ I always wanted to make a film, but it wasn't something that was at the front of my mind.
    • Bana and the Beast - Interviews - News - IFC.com 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.ifc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    A career! .He could make 60 bucks a week!^ He could make 60 bucks a week!
    • Eric Bana - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    That would be incredible. He'll move out of home'."

About Women

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  • "I learned a lot about women through my wife, actually, so I was a bit of a late bloomer in that respect.^ There's lots to dig in the adaptation of best-selling book The Time Traveler's Wife , and the stars had plenty to dish about when we sat down recently.
    • Eric Bana + Rachel McAdams = Naked Time Travel! - E! Online 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.eonline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Lyons Den - Movie Reviewer & Film Reviews | E! Online 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC comcast.eonline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Eric Bana + Rachel McAdams = Naked Time Travel! - E! Online 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC au.eonline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Who's famous last words were "My wife went through my phone and may be calling you"?
    • Need to download some christan bale and eric bana wallpappers HQ.. help me please? - Yahoo! Answers 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC answers.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

    ^ To me it was just a part of my life, a lot of those elements kind of crisscross, a lot of the elements you come in contact with kind of cross pollinate and become a bit of a soup.
    • Tribeca Film - Faces of the Festival - Faces of the Festival:Eric Bana 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.tribecafilm.com [Source type: General]

    .I've always really loved the company of women, I quite often find them more interesting.^ I've always really loved the company of women, I quite often find them more interesting.
    • Eric Bana - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Either prominently or just in the background, I’ve always enjoyed doing it.” So great is his love of cycling, he doesn’t stop when he’s on a shoot, though as in the case of L.A., there are a few more obstacles, like cars.
    • Bana Year :: American Airlines Celebrated Living :: Spring 2009 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.celebratedliving.com [Source type: General]

    ^ And, I have been really attracted to some men sometimes, but they’ve not been interested in me, or they were unavailable for some reason.
    • Spiritual Awakening, Spiritual Work « Gefilte Fish Out of Water 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC gfishoutofwater.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Men spend a lot of time playing games with bravado and bullshit whereas I think women can be far more honest."
  • "At the age of 16, I enrolled in a co-ed school.^ More men than women are autopsied.
    • Film: An Eric Bana primer | ScrippsNews 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.scrippsnews.com [Source type: General]

    ^ After the birth of his children, Bana limited his film output to a single production a year so that he could spend more time at home in Melbourne.
    • Eric Bana Biography - Yahoo! Movies 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC movies.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Eric Bana 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.screenrush.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Warnerbros.com | Eric Bana 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.warnerbros.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I found women responded really strongly to it, and it was weird, I think part of the reason it worked is, personal as the story seems to be, that it seems to be more about the audience than it seems to be about me.

    .Before that I'd studied in schools exclusively for boys.^ Before that I'd studied in schools exclusively for boys.
    • Eric Bana - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Before that, he says, he’d never thought of studying acting—“to me, going to drama school would have been like going to NASA”—but then, he didn’t have any other professional plans to pursue.
    • Eric Bana: Celebrities: Wmagazine.com 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.wmagazine.com [Source type: General]

    .So there I was, a solitary guy suddenly surrounded by 30 to 40 girls, pretending to be cool even when I was breaking into a sweat.^ So there I was, a solitary guy suddenly surrounded by 30 to 40 girls, pretending to be cool even when I was breaking into a sweat.
    • Eric Bana - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    I guess I could never stop acting."

About His Family

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  • "But home is where the heart and the family are.^ "But home is where the heart and the family are.
    • Eric Bana - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I'm fortunate that my wife Rebecca and children enjoy travelling.^ I'm fortunate that my wife Rebecca and children enjoy travelling.
    • Eric Bana - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Has two children with wife Rebecca: Klaus (b.

    ^ The 'Time Traveler's Wife' star, who wed publicist Rebecca Gleeson in 1997, believes laughter is the key to a successful marriage.

    .Wherever I am working, at the end of the day, I need to be with family, like a bird returning to its nest every evening.^ Wherever I am working, at the end of the day, I need to be with family, like a bird returning to its nest every evening.
    • Eric Bana - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Beat Winter Blues @ Fort Erie Public Library It can be a long, dull stretch from the end of the winter holidays to Valentine’s Day or Family Day.
    • Standard part of effort to help earthquake victims - St. Catharines Standard - Ontario, CA 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.stcatharinesstandard.ca [Source type: News]
    • Arenas faces gun count over incident - Niagara Falls Review - Ontario, CA 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.niagarafallsreview.ca [Source type: General]
    • Doc, I have Avatar-itis - Niagara Falls Review - Ontario, CA 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.niagarafallsreview.ca [Source type: General]

    ^ The end of the film finds it in need of some work.
    • Bana and the Beast - Interviews - News - IFC.com 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.ifc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .We have two kids; I'd hate the idea of them telling me later in life that I did not give them the care and attention they deserve.^ But they convinced me as two people who cared about and loved each other even if they couldn't find a way to quite connect.
    • Will Eric Bana be back for Hulk 2?? [Archive] - The Superhero Hype! Boards 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ But we also had two great kids to work with and they were fantastic.
    • Exclusive Interview: Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams | CinemaSpy 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.cinemaspy.com [Source type: General]

    ^ But now as a husband and a dad with two kids, Klaus, 9, and Sophie,7, Bana confesses that he still is prone to dark moods like everybody else with the daily grind of life.
    • Cele|bitchy » Blog Archive » Eric Bana is a dirty, sexy Details cover boy 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.celebitchy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Call me square if you like but I believe parenthood is another word for responsibility."
  • "Then when I'm home I'll decide what to do next.^ Call me square if you like but I believe parenthood is another word for responsibility."
    • Eric Bana - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Who's famous last words were "My wife went through my phone and may be calling you"?
    • Need to download some christan bale and eric bana wallpappers HQ.. help me please? - Yahoo! Answers 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC answers.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

    ^ PM By Donna Freydkin , USA TODAY The next time you need a travel companion, call Rachel McAdams.
    • Eric Bana Story Page - USATODAY.com 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC content.usatoday.com [Source type: News]

    .I realise that working this way isn't the conventional thing to do, but I don't ever want to work back-to-back.^ Too bad Pierce couldn't work things out the way he wanted.
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I realise that working this way isn't the conventional thing to do, but I don't ever want to work back-to-back.
    • Eric Bana - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Eric Bana and the next big (green) thing 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.comicbookmovie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Looking back, I guess my 20-year-old self could do with a visit from my older self now, but I don't know that I'd want to hear from a future version of me.
    • Eric Bana Reveals His Dangerous Side | Parade.com 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.parade.com [Source type: General]
    • Eric Bana's 'No Abs' Exercise Plan | Parade.com 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.parade.com [Source type: General]

    .I have a couple of kids and it's really important to me that they spend time at home and that I spend time at home.^ I have a couple of kids and it's really important to me that they spend time at home and that I spend time at home.
    • Eric Bana - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Eric Bana and the next big (green) thing 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.comicbookmovie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ They are an extremely intimate couple, and a lot of times that can be portrayed without having to be written, like how someone looks at another person or touches them.
    • Traveling Companions: Q&A with Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.lhj.com [Source type: General]

    ^ After the birth of his children, Bana limited his film output to a single production a year so that he could spend more time at home in Melbourne.
    • Eric Bana Biography - Yahoo! Movies 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC movies.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Eric Bana 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.screenrush.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Warnerbros.com | Eric Bana 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.warnerbros.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .That's where I live my life.^ That's where I live my life.
    • Eric Bana - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Eric Bana and the next big (green) thing 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.comicbookmovie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It played a role in my life and my friends' lives.
    • Tribeca Film - Faces of the Festival - Faces of the Festival:Eric Bana 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.tribecafilm.com [Source type: General]

    .I want to indulge in my life, my family and my friends.^ I want to indulge in my life, my family and my friends.
    • Eric Bana - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Eric Bana and the next big (green) thing 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.comicbookmovie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ 'Purely and simply this is home, where my family and friends are, my life is.
    • Star Trek: Eric Bana interview - Telegraph 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ This is where all my family and friends are.
    • It's out of sight for Eric Bana - Culture - Executive Style - theage.com.au 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.theage.com.au [Source type: News]

    .I want to indulge in my hobbies - tinkering with the car, motor racing and motorcycles."
  • "I'm trying to keep Klaus sheltered from The Hulk.^ I race historic muscle cars back in Australia, and that's my hobby.
    • Eric Bana quotes 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC thinkexist.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "I'm trying to keep Klaus sheltered from The Hulk.
    • Eric Bana - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Eric Bana and the next big (green) thing 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.comicbookmovie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I want to indulge in my hobbies - tinkering with the car, motor racing and motorcycles."
    • Eric Bana - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Eric Bana and the next big (green) thing 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.comicbookmovie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .God forbid, I hope it's a long time before he actually sees me transform from [mild-mannered scientist] Bruce Banner to The Hulk.^ God forbid, I hope it's a long time before he actually sees me transform from [mild-mannered scientist] Bruce Banner to The Hulk.
    • Eric Bana - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Eric Bana and the next big (green) thing 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.comicbookmovie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ They had found Bruce Banner, the mild-mannered scientist that transforms into a green giant when angered.
    • Eric Bana Central // biography 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.spybroken.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Bana has been there as Hector in "Troy," as Bruce Banner in "Hulk" and as an American soldier trapped in a futile gun battle with Somali warlords in "Black Hawk Down."
    • The Comic Who Turned Into an Assassin - New York Times 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

    .Unfortunately, he's already seen a glimpse of the trailer and he was very confused about how and why my eye was green."
  • "I spend every moment at home, other than when I'm working.^ Unfortunately, he's already seen a glimpse of the trailer and he was very confused about how and why my eye was green," he recalls, laughing.
    • Eric Bana and the next big (green) thing 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.comicbookmovie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "I spend every moment at home, other than when I'm working.
    • Eric Bana - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ How do I get information about other performers?
    • Eric Bana Filmography 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.fandango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .We live at home in Melbourne, Australia.^ We live at home in Melbourne, Australia.
    • Eric Bana - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Despite spending… most of their working lives overseas, the two still call Melbourne home.
    • Eric Bana - NEWS.com.au Search 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC search.news.com.au [Source type: General]

    ^ He sits with his dad on the couch, in the living room of their modest home in Tullamarine, near the Melbourne airport.

    .So before I started on Troy, we were at home for nine months after this film finished.^ So before I started on Troy, we were at home for nine months after this film finished.
    • Eric Bana - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Back home, and I got here about a month and a half before we started filming.
    • Paul Fischer Interviews Eric Bana 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.filmmonthly.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Bana is currently filming for the comedy Funny People with Adam Sandler, while Underbelly 2 is due to start shooting in Sydney next month.
    • Eric Bana rejects role in Underbelly 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC news.ninemsn.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .And basically, I just like being at home.^ And basically, I just like being at home.
    • Eric Bana - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Home is home, and I get back there is often as I can and do all the things that I like doing in the spare time."
  • "My last three shoots - 'Black Hawk Down,' 'Hulk' and 'Troy' - have been big and long, and my family's been with me.^ Then he co-starred in Black Hawk Down (2001), then starred in Hulk (2003).
    • Eric Bana (I) - Biography 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]
    • Eric Bana - Wiki - Pictures - Videos 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Movies on Facebook 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC apps.facebook.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Black Hawk Down (2002) .
    • Eric Bana bio 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.tribute.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Since then he has starred in Hollywood hits Hulk, Black Hawk Down and Troy.
    • Could This Really Be The Next Bond? | Home | Sky News 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC news.sky.com [Source type: News]

    Obviously, I can't imagine going eight, nine months without them there."

About His Career

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  • "I think there's a potential for experience to help you.^ I think there's also the potential for experience to be a hindrance.
    • Eric Bana - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "I think there's a potential for experience to help you.
    • Eric Bana - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ GROSS: I think you get a little sense in there about how this character is, like, as you said, really gregarious.
    • Eric Bana: He's Here To Bring The 'Funny' : NPR 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: General]

    .I think there's also the potential for experience to be a hindrance.^ I think there's also the potential for experience to be a hindrance.
    • Eric Bana - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "I think there's a potential for experience to help you.
    • Eric Bana - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .It is one of the reasons that I didn't want to, when I was young, attend drama school.^ It is one of the reasons that I didn't want to, when I was young, attend drama school.
    • Eric Bana - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ One of the main reasons I wanted to do the film, he explains, was I wanted to do be able to have a film my son could see before he started driving a car.

    ^ It was one of the reasons I wanted to make the film and I knew car people would appreciate it and probably love it.
    • Eric Bana's wild ride - Film - Entertainment - smh.com.au 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.smh.com.au [Source type: General]

    .I think sometimes too much knowledge can be a hindrance.^ I think sometimes too much knowledge can be a hindrance.
    • Eric Bana - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .And I've found that myself as you go through more and more productions, there are some things that can weigh you down.^ If you have not we have some more great incentive for you.
    • Eric Bana Movies & News 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ And I've found that myself as you go through more and more productions, there are some things that can weigh you down.
    • Eric Bana - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Once I realized I’ve seen practically every movie on the dang thing, I finally decided on “Lucky You” Eric’s poker movie he filmed with Drew Barrymore.
    • In Case You Didn't Know » Blog Archive » Eric Bana joins “Star Trek” 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC icydk.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I actually find myself reverting more than anything else and try to tap into primal instincts that haven't been tapered."
  • "You know what is essential for us to survive in Australia is to have talent.^ I actually find myself reverting more than anything else and try to tap into primal instincts that haven't been tapered."
    • Eric Bana - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "You know what is essential for us to survive in Australia is to have talent.
    • Eric Bana - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It doesn't manifest itself in anything other than how you perceive yourself or how you think others perceive you, which is completely irrelevant."
    • Eric Bana - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .It's not like you're going to get cast in something because you've been in an underwear commercial.^ And I’ve got The Beast, because it’s like an animal.
    • DRIVEN Magazine | INTERVIEW: Eric Bana on The Time Traveler’s Wife 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.drivenmag.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It's not like you're going to get cast in something because you've been in an underwear commercial.
    • Eric Bana - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Is that something you've explored at all?
    • Exclusive: Talkin' to Eric Bana about Time Travelin' - ComingSoon.net 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.comingsoon.net [Source type: General]

    .The competition is just as hot back home, because there's so little opportunity, so you really do have to be good to survive.^ The reality of it is you just ebb and flow.
    • Bana: Nero Is Really The Misunderstood Tragic Hero Of Star Trek - Star Trek - io9 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC io9.com [Source type: General]

    ^ We had the best people teaching us from varied backgrounds and disciplines, and they were really determined to come up with a fighting style that was recognizable, that was going to be a little different from everything we'd seen before, so if you had a really good look at the fights, just about every single move is a death move .
    • Eric Bana - Troy 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.girl.com.au [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But it was very fortunate because if there’s one thing you’re not doing when you’re a 15-year-old boy, it’s taking photos of yourself and your mates.” .
    • Eric Bana | OK! Magazine - The First for Celebrity News 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.okmagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Then when we come knocking on these doors and hopefully it means that we've made a few of our mistakes back home already."
  • "I have a theory, the public should only ever see you when you're in the middle of promoting a film, otherwise keep out of their face.^ Pitt said, "You should see it.
    • Film: An Eric Bana primer | ScrippsNews 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.scrippsnews.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I mean, you’ve got to live somewhere.
    • Dark Horizons | Interviews | Eric Bana for "Funny People" - July 30th 2009 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.darkhorizons.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "I have a theory, the public should only ever see you when you're in the middle of promoting a film, otherwise keep out of their face.
    • Eric Bana - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I know it's odd and I know it's weird because I'm in this industry and I'm in these huge movies, but at the same time I'm the last person in the world to want attention, you know?"
  • "Acting has never felt like a chore at all, it's not as much of a stretch as it looks.^ If you're a newcomer to his charm and talents, look for these movies: .
    • Film: An Eric Bana primer | ScrippsNews 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.scrippsnews.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "Acting has never felt like a chore at all, it's not as much of a stretch as it looks.
    • Eric Bana - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Q: Are you impressed by these huge films?
    • Eric Bana - Troy 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.girl.com.au [Source type: Original source]
    • Cinema Confidential News: 05/13/04 - INTERVIEW: Eric Bana on "Troy" 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.cinecon.com [Source type: General]

    .If you're earning five and six figure salaries, you'd better be all there.^ If you're earning five and six figure salaries, you'd better be all there.
    • Eric Bana - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But it was very fortunate because if there’s one thing you’re not doing when you’re a 15-year-old boy, it’s taking photos of yourself and your mates.” .
    • Eric Bana | OK! Magazine - The First for Celebrity News 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.okmagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The film takes on a life of its own, and we all acknowledged that and didn’t fight that because there is a time when you have to let the two things live separately.” .
    • Eric Bana time travels an odd love story in The Time Traveler's Wife | Vancouver, Canada | Straight.com 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.straight.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Sure, if you have to get into the action mode, you have to train yourself in martial arts, gymnastics, boxing, swordfighting - the works.^ Sure, if you have to get into the action mode, you have to train yourself in martial arts, gymnastics, boxing, swordfighting - the works.
    • Eric Bana - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Do you think that you’ve had to put so much work into it in order to keep up that same level of passion as when you first got it?
    • Eric Bana: A Gearhead's Lament: Julian Sancton | Vanity Fair 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC www.vanityfair.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Stand up is one of the most pure creative processes for any art form when you think about it: you’re sitting by yourself, you have an idea, you jump on stage and you try it out and see if it works.
    • Inside Film: Film and Television Industry News and Issues for Australian Content Creators - Interview: Eric Bana on a roll 15 January 2010 10:42 UTC if.com.au [Source type: General]

    I enjoy action, drama, and if I'm asked to do a take-off on someone, then the comedy bit is like icing on the cake."

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Eric Bana (born Eric Banadinovich on August 9, 1968) is an actor from Australia. Eric Bana was a comedian for a long time, and he was in a show called The Comedy Company. He then became a serious actor in the movie Chopper which was about a criminal called Chopper Read. Eric Bana also acted in the movie Troy.



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