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Eric Bana is a Actor, Director and Producer Australien born on 9 august 1968 at Melbourne (Australie)

Eric Bana

Eric Bana
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Birth name Eric Banadinović
Nationality Australie
Birth 9 august 1968 (50 years) at Melbourne (Australie)

Eric Bana (born Eric Banadinović; 9 August 1968) is an Australian actor. He began his career as a comedian in the sketch comedy series Full Frontal before gaining critical recognition in the biographical crime film Chopper (2000). After a decade of roles in Australian TV shows and films, Bana gained Hollywood's attention for his performance in the war film Black Hawk Down (2001) and by playing the lead role as Hulk/Bruce Banner in the Ang Lee-directed Marvel Comics film Hulk (2003) with Jennifer Connelly. He has since played Hector in the movie Troy (2004), the lead in Steven Spielberg's historical drama and political thriller Munich (2005), and the villain Nero in the science-fiction film Star Trek (2009). In 2013, he played Lt. Cmdr. Erik S. Kristensen in the war film Lone Survivor and in the following year he played police sergeant Ralph Sarchie in the horror film Deliver Us from Evil.
An accomplished dramatic actor and comedian, he received Australia's highest film and television awards for his performances in Chopper, Full Frontal and Romulus, My Father. Bana has performed across a wide spectrum of leading roles in a variety of low-budget and major studio films, ranging from romantic comedies and drama to science fiction and action thrillers.

Biography

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. 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. Bana and Gleeson have two children, a son, Klaus (born August 1999), and a daughter, Sophia (born April 2002). They live in Melbourne. On the official identity documents he still has his birth surname, Banadinović.


Interests and hobbies
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. Bana purchased his first car, a 1974 XB Ford Falcon coupé, at the age of fifteen for A$1100 and driving it, made his motor sport racing debut in 1996's Targa Tasmania, a week-long race around the island state of Tasmania. (Bana has had this car for more than a quarter century. In 2009 he released a documentary named Love The Beast. The film details the central role that racing and fixing this same car has played in his life and the lives of his friends.) 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. On 21 April 2007 Bana crashed his 1974 XB Falcon Coupe in the Targa Tasmania rally. Neither he nor his co-driver were injured. 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.


Charitable work

Bana is an ambassador for Father Chris Riley's charity for homeless young people, Youth off the Streets, and has appeared with Father Chris in advertisements to support the organisation's annual appeal. Bana is also an advocate for the Mental Illness Fellowship, which works to increase the awareness of mental illness in Australia. In 2004, he appeared in several high profile advertisements for the fellowship. Bana is also active in campaigns with the Australian Childhood Foundation and the Bone Marrow Donor Institute. Since 1995, he has participated in the Motorcycle Riders Association Toy Run in Melbourne, which raises money and toys for needy children at Christmas.

In 2005, Bana narrated the documentary Terrors of Tasmania about the 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. 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.

In 2007, Bana introduced the episode Some Meaning in This Life of the ABC-TV documentary series Australian Story. The episode paid tribute to Australian actress Belinda Emmett (who co-starred with Bana in the film The Nugget) and her long struggle with cancer to which she had succumbed the previous year.

Best films

Troy (2004)
(Actor)
Hulk (2003)
(Actor)
Black Hawk Down (2001)
(Actor)
Lone Survivor (2013)
(Actor)
Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur (2017)
(Actor)
Munich (2005)
(Actor)

Usually with

Peter Berg
Peter Berg
(1 films)
Judd Apatow
Judd Apatow
(1 films)
Guy Ritchie
Guy Ritchie
(1 films)
Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Eric Bana (26 films)

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Actor

Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur, 2h6
Directed by Guy Ritchie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Actors Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Eric Bana, Annabelle Wallis, Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou
Roles Uther
Rating67% 3.397143.397143.397143.397143.39714
The young Arthur runs the back passages of Londonium with his crew, not knowing his royal lineage until he grabs Excalibur. Instantly confronted by the sword’s influence, Arthur is forced to make up his mind. He joins the rebellion and a shadowy young woman named Guinevere, he must learn to understand the magic weapon, deal with his demons and unite the people to defeat the dictator Vortigern, the man who murdered his parents and stole his crown to become king.
The Finest Hours, 2h7
Directed by Craig Gillespie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Aviation films, Children's films, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about seafaring accidents or incidents
Actors Chris Pine, Graham McTavish, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Josh Stewart, Holliday Grainger
Roles Daniel Cluff
Rating67% 3.3967353.3967353.3967353.3967353.396735
The rescue mission took place in 1952 off the Cape Cod coast after two oil tankers, SS Fort Mercer and SS Pendleton, were destroyed by treacherous winter winds and waves. The crew of motor life boat CG 36500 and the crew of a surfboat from the USCGC Yakutat heroically rescued nearly all the tankers' crewmen.
Special Correspondents
Directed by Ricky Gervais
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about journalists, Buddy films
Actors Eric Bana, Ricky Gervais, Vera Farmiga, Kelly Macdonald, Kevin Pollak, Benjamin Bratt
Roles Frank Bonneville
Rating57% 2.898942.898942.898942.898942.89894
Un journaliste radio à New York se voit obligé de partir couvrir un conflit pour sauver sa place...
The Secret Scripture, 1h48
Directed by Jim Sheridan
Origin Irlande
Genres Drama
Actors Rooney Mara, Vanessa Redgrave, Theo James, Eric Bana, Jack Reynor, Aidan Turner
Roles Dr. William Grene
Rating67% 3.357073.357073.357073.357073.35707
Un psychiatre s'intéresse au journal intime d'une patiente, Rosemary McNulty, accusée d'avoir tué son enfant issu d'une relation illégitime avec un sympathisant anglais. Enfermée dans un hôpital psychiatrique, sur le point d'être démoli, depuis une cinquantaine d'années, elle est suivie psychologiquement par le psychiatre qui est engagé pour réévaluer son état. Il découvre son attachement pour la Bible et elle lui raconte tout ce qu'elle a vécu et pourquoi elle a passé sa vie dans cet hôpital...
Deliver Us from Evil, 1h58
Directed by Scott Derrickson
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Biography, Fantastic, Action, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about children, Films about religion, Demons in film
Actors Olivia Munn, Eric Bana, Joel McHale, Sean Harris, Édgar Ramírez, Chris Coy
Roles Ralph Sarchie
Rating61% 3.0991753.0991753.0991753.0991753.099175
The film opens in a 2010 firefight in a palm grove in the Diyala Province of Iraq. Three Marines discover an underground cavern and start to scream as their helmet video feed goes black. In The Bronx in 2013, NYPD officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana) stands over the corpse of an infant in a darkened alley. He and his partner Butler (Joel McHale) resume their nocturnal patrol for the 46th Precinct. A domestic disturbance call comes in over the radio. Sarchie probes the dispatcher for more information and finds out that the male at the address is a former Marine. He tells Butler that his "radar" is going off because maybe the former Marine still thinks he is fighting in the war.
Closed Circuit, 1h36
Directed by John Crowley
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about terrorism
Actors Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall, Ciarán Hinds, Jim Broadbent, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Barbora Bobulova
Roles Martin Rose
Rating61% 3.098363.098363.098363.098363.09836
The film opens with a crowded London market (borough market) being destroyed through an explosive terrorist attack. Farroukh Erdogan is detained as the primary suspect and mastermind of the attack while his two alleged co-conspirators are killed in attempts to apprehend them (unseen to the viewer).
Lone Survivor, 2h1
Directed by Peter Berg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action
Themes Seafaring films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Political films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Eric Bana, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch, Alexander Ludwig
Roles Lieutenant Commander Erik Kristensen
Rating74% 3.74953.74953.74953.74953.7495
In Afghanistan, Taliban leader Ahmad Shah is responsible for killing over twenty United States Marines, as well as villagers and refugees who were aiding American forces. In response to these killings, a United States Navy SEALs unit is ordered to execute a counter-insurgent mission to capture Shah. As part of the mission, a four-man SEAL reconnaissance and surveillance team is tasked with locating Shah. These four SEALs include team leader Michael P. "Murph" Murphy; snipers Marcus Luttrell and Matthew "Axe" Axelson; and communications specialist Danny Dietz.
Deadfall
Deadfall (2012)
, 1h30
Directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Transport films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde, Charlie Hunnam, Kate Mara, Treat Williams, Kris Kristofferson
Roles Addison
Rating62% 3.1481653.1481653.1481653.1481653.148165
Addison (Eric Bana) and Liza (Olivia Wilde) are siblings on the run in Michigan from a casino heist gone wrong. They decide to split up when their driver is fatally injured in a crash and Addison murders a state trooper responding to the crash scene. Their goal is to cross the Canadian border during a blizzard.
Hanna
Hanna (2011)
, 1h51
Directed by Joe Wright
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana, Tom Hollander, Olivia Williams, Jason Flemyng, Jessica Barden
Roles Erik Heller
Rating67% 3.398933.398933.398933.398933.39893
Hanna Heller (Saoirse Ronan) is a 15-year-old girl who lives with her father, Erik Heller (Eric Bana) in rural northern Finland, near Kuusamo. The film opens with her hunting and killing a reindeer, first by shooting it with an arrow that just misses its heart, and then killing it with a handgun.
The Time Traveler's Wife, 1h48
Directed by Robert Schwentke
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Time travel films, Films based on science fiction novels
Actors Eric Bana, Rachel McAdams, Ron Livingston, Stephen Tobolowsky, Arliss Howard, Brooklynn Proulx
Roles Henry DeTamble
Rating70% 3.548943.548943.548943.548943.54894
In the early 1970s, Henry DeTamble is in a car accident that kills his mother but which he survives by inadvertently time traveling back two weeks. Moments later, Henry is helped by an older version of himself who has also traveled back. Unable to control the timing or destinations of his traveling, Henry finds himself drawn to significant people, places, and events in his life but is incapable of changing events beyond the minor differences his presence creates.
Funny People, 2h26
Directed by Judd Apatow
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about cancer
Actors Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana, Jason Schwartzman, Jonah Hill
Roles Clarke
Rating62% 3.1483053.1483053.1483053.1483053.148305
George Simmons (Adam Sandler) is a middle-aged former stand-up comedian turned movie star. Despite his millions he is sad and lonely and most of his recent film work is low-brow and dumb. He is diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and offered an experimental treatment that has only an eight-percent chance of therapeutic response. Believing he is about to die, he returns to his roots to do stand-up comedy.
Mary and Max, 1h30
Directed by Adam Elliot
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Animation
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Transport films, L'enfance marginalisée, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films about autism, Films about school violence
Actors Bethany Whitmore, Toni Collette, Barry Humphries, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Eric Bana, John Flaus
Roles Damien (voice)
Rating80% 4.0489654.0489654.0489654.0489654.048965
In 1976, eight-year-old Mary Daisy Dinkle (Bethany Whitmore) lives a lonely life in Mount Waverley, Australia. At school, she is teased by her classmates because of an unfortunate birthmark on her forehead; while at home, her distant father, Noel, and alcoholic, kleptomaniac mother, Vera, provide little support. Her only comforts are her pet rooster, Ethel; her favourite food, sweetened condensed milk; and a Smurfs-like cartoon show called The Noblets. One day, while at the post office with her mother, Mary spots a New York City telephone book and, becoming curious about Americans, decides to write to one. She randomly chooses Max Jerry Horowitz's name from the phone book and writes him a letter telling him about herself, sending it off in the hope that he will become her pen friend.
Star Trek
Star Trek (2009)
, 2h7
Directed by J. J. Abrams
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Time travel films, Dans l'espace, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Leonard Nimoy, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Ben Cross
Roles Nero
Rating79% 3.9966353.9966353.9966353.9966353.996635
In the 23rd century, the Federation starship USS Kelvin is investigating a "lightning storm" in space. A Romulan ship, the Narada, emerges from the storm and attacks the Kelvin. Narada‍ '​s first officer, Ayel, demands that the Kelvin‍ '​s Captain Robau come aboard to negotiate a truce. Once aboard, Robau is questioned about the current stardate and an "Ambassador Spock", whom he professes not to know. Narada‍ '​s commander, Nero, kills him, and continues his attack on the Kelvin. George Kirk, the Kelvin‍ '​s first officer, orders the ship's personnel, including his pregnant wife Winona, to evacuate the ship while he pilots the Kelvin on a collision course with the Narada, as the auto-pilot function has been damaged. At the cost of his life, Kirk ensures Winona's survival as she gives birth to James T.
Love the Beast, 1h32
Directed by Eric Bana
Genres Thriller, Documentary, Action, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Documentary films about technology, Road movies
Actors Eric Bana, Jay Leno, Phil McGraw
Roles Himself
Rating74% 3.7420553.7420553.7420553.7420553.742055
The film documents the 25-year history of Eric Bana's first car, a 1974 Ford XB Falcon Hardtop that he purchased at the age of fifteen for A$1100. In this film, Eric explores the central role that fixing and racing this car has played in his life and the lives of his friends. He describes it as being, "like a campfire for me and my mates". Celebrities Jay Leno, Dr. Phil and Jeremy Clarkson offer opinions on the emotional attachments that some people form with automobiles.
The Other Boleyn Girl, 1h55
Directed by Justin Chadwick
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Documentary, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about families, Politique, Films about sexuality, Political films, Films about royalty
Actors Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana, Jim Sturgess, Kristin Scott Thomas, Mark Rylance
Roles Henry Tudor
Rating66% 3.348993.348993.348993.348993.34899
King Henry VIII's (Eric Bana) marriage to Catherine of Aragon (Ana Torrent) does not produce a male heir to the throne; their only surviving daughter is Mary (Constance Stride). Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk (David Morrissey) and his brother in law Thomas Boleyn (Mark Rylance), plan to install Boleyn's older daughter Anne Boleyn (Natalie Portman), as the king's mistress. They hope Anne will bear him a son. Anne's mother, Lady Elizabeth Boleyn (Kristin Scott Thomas), is disgusted by the plot. Anne eventually agrees to please her father and uncle. Anne's younger sister, Mary Boleyn (Scarlett Johansson), marries William Carey (Benedict Cumberbatch), even though his family had asked for Anne's hand.