Eric Bana

Comedian, Actor, Comedy writer
Like his American contemporaries Tom Hanks and Jim Carrey, actor Eric Bana started his career as a comedic performer on television before striking out in films. In his native Australia, Bana starred in several ... Read more »
Born: 08/09/1968 in Australia

Filmography

Actor (31)

The Finest Hours 2016 (Movie)

Daniel Cluff (Actor)

The Secret Scripture 2015 (Movie)

Dr William Grene (Actor)

Conan 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Deliver Us From Evil 2014 (Movie)

Sarchie (Actor)

Closed Circuit 2013 (Movie)

Martin Rose (Actor)

Lone Survivor 2013 (Movie)

Erik Kristensen (Actor)

Deadfall 2012 (Movie)

Addison (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hanna 2011 (Movie)

Erik (Actor)

Funny People 2009 (Movie)

Clarke (Actor)

Love the Beast 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Love the Beast 2009 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Mary and Max 2009 (Movie)

Damien (Voice)

Star Trek 2009 (Movie)

Captain Nero (Actor)

The Time Traveler's Wife 2009 (Movie)

Henry (Actor)

Romulus, My Father 2008 (Movie)

Romulus (Actor)

The Other Boleyn Girl 2008 (Movie)

King Henry Tudor (Actor)

Lucky You 2007 (Movie)

Huck Cheever (Actor)

The 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Munich 2005 (Movie)

Avner (Actor)

Troy 2004 (Movie)

Prince Hector of Troy (Actor)

3rd Annual Taurus World Stunt Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Finding Nemo 2003 (Movie)

Voice of Anchor (Actor)

Hulk: The Lowdown 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hulk 2003 (Movie)

Bruce Banner/The Hulk (Actor)

The Hulk: MTV Movie Special 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Nugget 2002 (Movie)

Lotto (Actor)

Black Hawk Down 2001 (Movie)

Delta Sergeant Frist Class 'Hoot' Gibson (Actor)

Chopper 2001 (Movie)

Mark 'Chopper' Read (Actor)

The Castle 1999 (Movie)

Con Petropoulos (Actor)
Producer (2)

Paper Planes 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Love the Beast 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (1)

Love the Beast 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Like his American contemporaries Tom Hanks and Jim Carrey, actor Eric Bana started his career as a comedic performer on television before striking out in films. In his native Australia, Bana starred in several sketch-comedy shows, including "The Eric Bana Show" (1997). But it was his turn in the dark and twisted drama "Chopper" (2000) that launched his standing as a viable actor of considerable worth, while earning him the opportunity to break into Hollywood features. From there, he had a noticeable supporting turn in "Black Hawk Down" (2001) and starred as the titular green superhero in Ang Lee's "Hulk" (2003). Following a respectable performance in the otherwise derided sword-and-sandal epic "Troy" (2004), Bana took a decisive turn to more thought-provoking films like Steven Spielberg's 1970s-style thriller, "Munich" (2005), which earned the actor considerable acclaim and solidified his standing as a gifted actor.

Relationships

Ivan Bana Actor

Father
Appeared with son in sport documentary "Love the Beast" (2009)

Eleanor Bana

Mother
German

Sophia Bana

Daughter
Born c. 2002; mother, Rebecca Gleeson

Klaus Bana

Son
Born c. 1998; mother, Rebecca Gleeson

Anthony Bana

Brother
Older

Rebecca Gleeson

Wife
Publicist with the Seven Network; daughter of Australian High Court Chief Justice Murray Gleeson Married Aug. 2, 1997

Milestones

2013

Featured in the thriller "Closed Circuit"

2012

Co-starred with Olivia Wilde as siblings who flee after a botched casino heist in crime drama "Deadfall"

2011

Played an ex-CIA agent who trains his daughter (Saoirse Ronan) to become an assassin in "Hanna"

2009

Played Leslie Mann's husband in Judd Apatow's "Funny People"

2009

Co-starred with Rachel McAdams in the film adaptation of "The Time Traveler's Wife"

2009

Cast as Nero, the film's time-travelling Romulan villain, in J. J. Abrams' "Star Tek

2008

Portrayed King Henry VIII opposite Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman in "The Other Boleyn Girl"

2007

Portrayed a professional poker player in the Curtis Hanson-directed drama "Lucky You"

2005

Starred in "Munich"; Steven Spielberg's retelling of the tragic aftermath of the 1972 Munich Olympics in which 11 Israeli athletes were murdered

2004

Cast as Greek warrior Hector in director Wolfgang Petersen's epic "Troy"

2003

Cast as Bruce Banner in Ang lee's feature adaptation of "The Hulk"

2003

Voiced Anchor in the animated hit "Finding Nemo"

2002

Starred in Bill Bennett's "The Nugget"

2001

Cast as an American sergeant in "Black Hawk Down"

2000

Had supporting role in the Australian comedy-drama series "Something in the Air"

2000

Earned plaudits for his dramatice portrayal of real-life murderer and cult figure Mark Read in "Chopper"

1997

Feature film debut, "The Castle"

1997

Starred in the Australian TV series "Eric"

1993

Appeared regularly in the Australian comedy/variety series "Full Frontal"

1991

Began performing stand-up comedy

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