Eric Bana Bio | Wiki
Eric Bana (Full name: Eric Banadinović) is an Australian actor and comedian. He commenced his career in the sketch comedy series Full Frontal before gaining notice in the comedy-drama The Castle in 1997.
Eric achieved further critical recognition for starring in the biographical crime film Chopper in 2000. In addition to acting, he is a motor racing enthusiast and has participated in various racing competitions in Australia. He was appointed Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2019 Birthday Honours for his services to drama.
Eric Bana Age
Eric was born on August 9, 1968, in Melbourne, Australia. He is 54 years old.
Eric Bana Height
He is a man of tall stature and stands at a height of 6 ft 3 in (Approx. 1.89 m).
Eric Bana Family
He was born in Melbourne, Victoria, to his parents Ivan and Eleanor. Eric’s father was Croatian, born in Zagreb, and worked as a logistics manager for Caterpillar Inc., and his German mother, was a hairdresser, originally from near Mannheim in Germany. He has one older brother, Anthony. He grew up Catholic in Melbourne’s Tullamarine, a suburban area on the northern edge of the city.
Eric Bana Wife
Eric started dating Rebecca Gleeson in 1995 while working on the television series Full Frontal. She is a publicist with the Seven Network and the daughter of then Chief Justice of New South Wales, and later Chief Justice of Australia, Murray Gleeson.
The couple celebrated their wedding in 1997 after Eric 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. Together, they have two children Klaus Banadinovich and Sophia Banadinovich, and live in Melbourne
Eric Bana Education
He attended Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School. Showing acting skills early in life, Eric began doing impressions of family members at the age of six or seven, first mimicking his grandfather’s walk, voice, and mannerisms. In school, he mimicked his teachers as a means to get out of trouble. As a teen, Eric watched the Mel Gibson film Mad Max and decided he wanted to become an actor.
Hulk With Eric Bana
While filming The Nugget, Eric was offered the lead role of Bruce Banner in the film adaptation of the popular Marvel Comic book series The Incredible Hulk. Only after learning of director Ang Lee’s involvement in the project did he consider the role. Eric admired Lee for his work on the film The Ice Storm and agreed to work on the film before the final script was complete.
He said he was drawn to the film because “the character of Bruce Banner had dramatic potential”, and was “a fairly non-traditional superhero”. Although Hulk (2003) received mixed reviews and was a moderate success at the box office, Eric’s performance was highly praised.
Eric Bana Troy
In 2004, Eric co-starred with Brad Pitt and Orlando Bloom in the war epic Troy. Although Troy’s critical reaction was mixed, the film was a financial success, grossing US$497 million. Eric’s portrayal was well received; Stella Papamichael of the BBC thought he was “magnetic”, and The Washington Post’s Desson Thomson believed his “touching” performance.
Eric Bana Star Trek | Nero
He co-starred with Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto in the science fiction film Star Trek in 2009. In the film, Eric 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.
To prepare for the role, he shaved his head, and donned face tattoos; director J. J. Abrams was impressed with his villainous appearance. The film was positively received and grossed over US$380 million worldwide. Eric did not reprise his role in the 2013 sequel, saying “It was just a one-time for me.”
Eric Bana Black Hawk Down
In 2001, director Ridley Scott cast Eric as an American soldier in the film Black Hawk Down 2001. In the film, he played Sergeant First Class Norm ‘Hoot’ Hooten, 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.
Eric shed the weight he had gained for Chopper and began an exercise regimen months before filming began. He also trained with Delta Force operators at Fort Bragg, learning to fire weapons and clear rooms.
Eric Bana Hector
He portrayed Prince Hector, leader of the Trojan forces battling against the Greek warrior Achilles. When he read the script, Eric was drawn to Hector because “I really felt a lot for him. I felt he was just a wonderful character.
Orlando I love to death, and we’ve worked together before and when he was cast as my younger brother, it was just a great feel and I hope that shows in the film.” He also had prepared for the role by taking lessons in sword training and learning to ride horseback.
Eric Bana King Arthur
He took the role of Uther Pendragon, king of Britain and father of future King Arthur, in Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword in 2017.
Eric Bana Net Worth
He earns his wealth from his career, therefore, he has amassed a fortune over the years. Eric’s estimated net worth is $45 million.
Where Does Eric Bana Live
Eric and his wife Gleeson live in Melbourne with their two children Klaus Banadinovich and Sophia Banadinovich.