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Eric Bana

Birth name Eric Banadinovich
Born August 9, 1968 (1968-08-09) (age 39)
Flag of Australia Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Spouse(s) Rebecca Gleeson (1997–present)

Eric Bana (born Eric Banadinovich on August 9, 1968) is an Australian film and television actor. He began his career as a comedian in the sketch comedy series Full Frontal before gaining critical recognition in the biopic Chopper (2000). After a decade of critically acclaimed roles in Australian television 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) and the lead role as Bruce Banner in the Ang Lee directed film Hulk (2003). Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 461 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1767 × 2296 pixels, file size: 4. ... is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre. ... VIC redirects here. ... The Australian Film Institute (AFI) was established in 1958. ... The Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role is an award in the annual Australian Film Institute Awards. ... Chopper is a 2000 Australian film, written and directed by Andrew Dominik and based on the semi-autobiographical books by Mark Brandon Chopper Read. ... is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... For the documentary about Jerry Seinfeld, see Comedian (film). ... Sketch Show redirects here. ... Full Frontal was a highly praised Australian sketch comedy series which debuted in 1993. ... Poster for Man on the Moon (1999), a biopic A biographical picture— often shortened to biopic— is a film that dramatizes the life of an actual person or people. ... Chopper is a 2000 Australian film, written and directed by Andrew Dominik and based on the semi-autobiographical books by Mark Brandon Chopper Read. ... American cinema has had a profound effect on cinema across the world since the early 20th century. ... Black Hawk Down is a 2001 film by Ridley Scott, based on the book Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War by Mark Bowden. ... Incredible Hulk, The Hulk and The Incredible Hulk redirect here. ... Ang Lee (Chinese: ; pinyin: ) (born October 23, 1954) is an Academy-Award winning film director from the Republic of China (Taiwan). ... Hulk is a 2003 superhero film based on the comic book series The Incredible Hulk published by Marvel Comics. ...


An accomplished dramatic actor and comedian, he received Australia's highest film and television awards for his performances in Chopper and Full Frontal. 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. His most popular films include Black Hawk Down (2001), Hulk (2003), Troy (2004), and Munich (2005). Romantic comedy films are movies with light-hearted, humorous dramatic stories centered around romantic ideals such as a true love able to surmount most obstacles [1] or the perfect couple. ... For other uses, see Drama (disambiguation). ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Black Hawk Down is a 2001 film by Ridley Scott, based on the book Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War by Mark Bowden. ... Hulk is a 2003 superhero film based on the comic book series The Incredible Hulk published by Marvel Comics. ... Troy is an Oscar-nominated movie released on May 14, 2004 about the Trojan War, as described in Homers Iliad, Virgils Aeneid, and other Greek myths. ... Munich is a 2005 drama film starring Eric Bana. ...

Contents

Early life and comedy career

Bana was born in Melbourne, Australia, the younger of two children. His Croatian father Ivan was a logistics manager for Caterpillar, Inc., and his German-born mother Eleanor was a hairdresser. Bana grew up in Melbourne's Tullamarine, a suburban area on the western edge of the city, near the airport. Showing acting skill early in life, Bana began doing impressions of family members at the age of six or seven, first mimicking his grandfather's walk, voice and mannerisms. In school, he mimicked his teachers to get out of trouble.[2] As a teen he watched the Mel Gibson film Mad Max (1979), and decided he wanted to become an actor.[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. 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.[4][5] This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre. ... Caterpillar Inc. ... The Melbourne suburb of Tullamarine, Victoria, Australia, is a collection of recent housing estates and light industry. ... Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson (born January 3, 1956) is an American-Australian actor, Academy Award winning director and producer. ... For other uses, see Mad Max (disambiguation). ... The performing arts are those forms of art which differ from the plastic arts insofar as the former uses the artists own body, face and presence as a medium, and the latter uses materials such as clay, metal or paint which can be molded or transformed to create some... B. J. Novak in a stand-up comedy routine at Olde English sketch comedy in June 2007. ...


In 1993, Bana made his television debut on Steve Vizard's late night talk show, Tonight Live.[6] 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. 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. His impressions of Columbo, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, and Tom Cruise made Bana popular with the show's audience.[7] This success led to 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. 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.[6][8] Even so, in 1997, he received a Logie Award for "Most Popular Comedian" for his work on the show. Stephen William Vizard, born 6 March 1956 in Richmond, Victoria, is an Australian media personality, businessman and philanthropist. ... Tonight Live with Steve Vizard was a television talk show hosted by comedian Steve Vizard in Melbourne, Australia and broadcast around Australia on Channel 7. ... Sketch Show redirects here. ... Full Frontal was a highly praised Australian sketch comedy series which debuted in 1993. ... Columbo is an American crime fiction TV series starring Peter Falk as Lieutenant Columbo, a homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department. ... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation IPA: ) (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-born American bodybuilder, actor, and politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ... Sylvester Stallone (born Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone on July 6, 1946) is a two-time Academy Award-nominated American actor, director, producer and screenwriter. ... Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on July 3, 1962) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor and film producer. ... The Gold Logie Award The Logie Awards are the Australia television industry awards, which have been presented annually since 1959. ...


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. He was featured in a supporting comedic role as Con Petropoulous, a kickboxing accountant. The Castle was a surprise critical and financial success, earning AU$10,326,428 at the box office in Australia.[3][9] This article is about the Australian movie. ... ISO 4217 Code AUD User(s) Australia, Kiribati, Nauru, Tuvalu, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, and Norfolk Island Inflation 1. ...


Film career

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. Dominik had been working on the project for five years, but was unable to find an actor to portray Read. Only after Read himself suggested Bana, having seen him perform a skit on television, did Dominik consider him for the part.[10] Andrew Dominik is an Australian director best known for the film Chopper. ... Chopper is a 2000 Australian film, written and directed by Andrew Dominik and based on the semi-autobiographical books by Mark Brandon Chopper Read. ... For other uses of the word, see Chopper. ...

Bana as Australian criminal Chopper Read in his breakthrough film role in Chopper (2000)
Bana as Australian criminal Chopper Read in his breakthrough film role in Chopper (2000)

For the role, Bana shaved his head and gained thirty pounds[11] 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.[6] In spite of the film's limited release outside of Australia, Bana's performance received positive reviews. American film critic Roger Ebert complimented Bana, stating that "in a comedian named Eric Bana the filmmakers have found, I think, a future star.[12] He has a quality no acting school can teach you and few actors can match. You cannot look away from him".[3] 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. Image File history File links Chopper-Bana. ... Image File history File links Chopper-Bana. ... For other uses of the word, see Chopper. ... Chopper is a 2000 Australian film, written and directed by Andrew Dominik and based on the semi-autobiographical books by Mark Brandon Chopper Read. ... Roger Joseph Ebert (born June 18, 1942) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American film critic. ... The Australian Film Institute Awards (often abbreviated to AFI Awards) is an annual awards ceremony administered by the Australian Film Institute, held in late November or early December. ...


In 2001, director Ridley Scott cast Bana as an American soldier in the film Black Hawk Down (2001). Scott, impressed by Bana's performance in Chopper, did not require him to audition.[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. Bana shed the weight he had gained for Chopper and began an exercise regimen months before filming began. He also trained with Delta Force operatives at Fort Bragg, learning to fire weapons and clear rooms.[14] The film was met with positive reviews and was number one at the American box office for three weeks after it opened.[15] Sir Ridley Scott (born November 30, 1937 in South Shields, South Tyneside) is a British film director and producer. ... Black Hawk Down is a 2001 film by Ridley Scott, based on the book Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War by Mark Bowden. ... The 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (1st SFOD-D) — commonly known as Delta in the U.S. Army, Delta Force by civilians, and Combat Applications Group by the Department of Defense — is a Special Operations Force (SOF) and an integral element of the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). ... Mogadishu (Somali: Muqdisho, popularly Xamar; Arabic: ; Italian: ), is the largest city in Somalia, and its capital. ... Troopers of the 82nd training on Fort Bragg Paratroopers in training at Fort Bragg Fort Bragg is a major United States Army installation, in Cumberland and Hoke Counties, North Carolina, USA, near Fayetteville. ...


Bana's next project was the low-budget Australian film The Nugget (2002). A comedy, the film portrays the effect of instant wealth on three working class men and was released with moderate success in Australia. 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.[16] 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.[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.[17] He said he was drawn to the film because "the character of Bruce Banner had dramatic potential" and was "a fairly non-traditional superhero".[17] Hulk (2003) was not a critical nor box office success, 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".[18] Bana earned an Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films nomination for "Cinescape Genre Face of the Future" for the film. Bana decided not to return for the 2008 sequel as he viewed Hulk as a one-off opportunity, and was replaced by Edward Norton.[19] The Nugget is a 2002 Australian comedy starring Eric Bana. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Incredible Hulk, The Hulk and The Incredible Hulk redirect here. ... Ang Lee (Chinese: ; pinyin: ) (born October 23, 1954) is an Academy-Award winning film director from the Republic of China (Taiwan). ... The Ice Storm is a 1994 American novel by Rick Moody. ... Hulk is a 2003 superhero film based on the comic book series The Incredible Hulk published by Marvel Comics. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Incredible Hulk is a 2008 superhero film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character the Hulk. ... Edward Harrison Norton[1] (born August 18, 1969) is a two-time Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe-winning American film actor and director. ...

Bana at the premiere of Lucky You in May 2007.
Bana at the premiere of Lucky You in May 2007.

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. Director Wolfgang Petersen offered him a role in the film after meeting with Brad Pitt, a fan of Chopper.[20] The film was an international success, grossing US$364 million. In North America however, it was a commercial disappointment, grossing less than US$133 million.[21] After the commercial failure of Hulk the previous year and the American box office disappointment of Troy, critics questioned Bana's bankability in big-budget films. 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. If I wasn't happy with the end result I'd be bloody upset, but in every case so far I've been happy. Troy could take $50 and I wouldn't regret it."[22] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 513 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1870 × 2187 pixels, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 513 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1870 × 2187 pixels, file size: 2. ... Lucky You is a 2007 film. ... William Bradley Brad Pitt(born December 18, 1963) is an American actor and film producer. ... Troy is an Oscar-nominated movie released on May 14, 2004 about the Trojan War, as described in Homers Iliad, Virgils Aeneid, and other Greek myths. ... For other uses, see Hector (disambiguation). ... For other uses of Troy or Ilion, see Troy (disambiguation) and Ilion (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Achilles (disambiguation). ... Wolfgang Petersen Wolfgang Petersen (born March 14, 1941 in Emden, Lower Saxony, Germany) is a German film director. ... USD redirects here. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ...


The following year, Bana co-starred with Daniel Craig and Geoffrey Rush in Steven Spielberg's controversial film Munich. 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.[23] The film was a critical success, and was nominated for five Academy Awards in 2006. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel wrote that Bana as Avner is "excellent as he's forced to come to grips with the morality of the task he's undertaken."[24] Daniel Wroughton Craig[1] (born 2 March 1968[2]) is a BAFTA-nominated English actor best known as the sixth actor to portray secret agent James Bond in the official film series from EON Productions. ... Geoffrey Roy Rush (born 6 July 1951) is an Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning Australian actor. ... Steven Spielberg (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director and producer. ... Munich is a 2005 drama film starring Eric Bana. ... For the Haganah branch responsible for coordinating Jewish immigration into the British Mandate of Palestine, see Mossad Lealiyah Bet. ... A Black September terrorist on a balcony in the Olympic Village in September 1972, during what became known as the Munich Massacre, in which 11 Israeli athletes were kidnapped and killed. ... The Munich massacre occurred during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, when members of the Israeli Olympic team were taken hostage by the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, a group with ties to Yasser Arafat’s Fatah organization. ... The 1972 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XX Olympiad, were held in Munich, West Germany, from 26 August to 11 September 1972. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ...


In 2006, Bana was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.[25] Lucky You, a romantic comedy on which Bana worked before filming Munich, was released in early 2007. In the film, he plays Huck Cheever, a professional poker player who must overcome his personal problems to win a high stakes tournament in Las Vegas. His next film was the Australian drama Romulus, My Father (2007). The film, based on Raimond Gaita's memoir of the same name, portrays a couple and their struggle in the face of adversity to bring up their son. It was a critical success, and Bana's performance was called "his best so far" by Inside Film Magazine.[26] Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study in Hollywood, California Founded on May 11, 1927 in California, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) is a professional honorary organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of motion pictures. ... Lucky You is a 2007 film. ... Romantic comedy films are movies with light-hearted, humorous dramatic stories centered around romantic ideals such as a true love able to surmount most obstacles [1] or the perfect couple. ... For the domestic fireplace tool, see fireplace poker. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... Romulus, My Father is a 2007 drama film written by Nick Drake and directed by Richard Roxburgh. ... Raimond Gaita (born 1946) is Professor of Philosophy at the Australian Catholic University and Kings College London. ... Romulus, My Father is a biographical memoir, first published in 1998, by Australian philosopher Raimond Gaita, which details the life of his father, Romulus Gaita. ...


Bana recently finished filming The Other Boleyn Girl, a historical drama in which he plays Henry VIII of England opposite Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman.[27] Bana recently agreed to star in the Ridley Scott produced film Factor X (2008). In the film he will play a detective who tracks down and captures Dennis Rader, the "BTK" serial killer.[28] He will also star as the villain Nero in the J. J. Abrams-directed film Star Trek. [29] The Other Boleyn Girl is a movie adaptation based on the novel of the same title by British author Philippa Gregory, which is a romanticised account of the life of the 16th-century aristocrat, Lady Mary Boleyn, who was the sister of Queen Anne Boleyn and one-time mistress of... “Henry VIII” redirects here. ... Scarlett Johansson (born November 22, 1984) is an American actress. ... Natalie Portman (‎; born June 9, 1981) is a Golden Globe-winning, Academy Award-nominated Israeli-American actress. ... X Factor is an upcoming 2008 movie produced by Ridley Scott and starring Eric Bana[1] and Terrence Howard. ... Dennis Lynn Rader (born March 9, 1945) is an American serial killer who murdered at least 10 people in Sedgwick County (in and around Wichita), Kansas, between 1974 and 1991. ... Bad guy redirects here. ... Jeffrey Abrams (also credited as J.J. Abrams) (born in 1966) is an Emmy Award-winning American film and television producer, writer, actor, composer and director. ... This article is about the 2008 film. ...


Personal life

Family

In 1995, while working on the television series Full Frontal, Bana began dating Rebecca Gleeson, a publicist with the Seven Network and daughter of Australian High Court Chief Justice Murray Gleeson.[8] They married in 1997, after Bana proposed to her on a trip to the United States that he won from Cleo Magazine after being named "Bachelor of the Year" in 1996.[30] Bana and Gleeson have two children, a son Klaus (b. August 1999), and a daughter Sophia (b. April 2002). Since the birth of his son, Bana has limited his work to one film per year so he can spend time with his family at their home in Melbourne.[23][31] Full Frontal was a highly praised Australian sketch comedy series which debuted in 1993. ... The Seven Network is an Australian television network, owned by the Seven Media Group. ... High Court entrance The High Court of Australia is the final court of appeal in Australia, the highest court in the Australian court hierarchy. ... The Chief Justice in many countries is the name for the presiding member of a Supreme Court in Commonwealth- or other countries with an Anglosaxon type of justice, such as the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court of Canada, the Supreme Court of New Zealand, the Supreme... Chief Justice Murray Gleeson, Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia Anthony Murray Gleeson (30 August 1938 – ) QC AC is the Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, the highest court in the Australian court hierarchy. ...


Interests

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.[32] Bana purchased his first car, a 1973 XB Ford Falcon coupé, at the age of fifteen for AU$1100[33] and driving it made his motorsport racing debut in 1996's Targa Tasmania, a week-long race around the island state of Tasmania.[34] 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.[35] On April 21, 2007 Bana crashed his 1974 XB Falcon Coupe in the Targa Tasmania rally. Neither he nor his co-driver were injured.[36] A Peugeot 206 World Rally Car Motor racing and Motorsports redirect here. ... This article is about the Australian car model. ... Targa Tasmania is a tarmac-based rally racing event held on the island state of Tasmania, Australia, annually since 1991. ... The Sandown 500 is a 500 kilometre motor race for touring cars, conducted at the Sandown Raceway Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Bana is also a prominent supporter of Australian rules football. 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 favorite team.[37][38] High marking is a key skill and spectacular attribute of Australian rules football Precise field and goal kicking using the oval shaped ball is the key skill in Australian rules football Australian rules football, also known as Australian football, Aussie rules, or simply football or footy is a code of... St. ...


Other activities

Bana is 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.[39] 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.[40] Mental Illness Fellowship Victoria (MI Fellowship) is a membership-based not-for-profit organisation working with people with mental illness, their families and friends to improve their well being. ...


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.[41] 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.[42] For other uses, see Tasmanian Devil (disambiguation). ... The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) is a charity in England and Wales that promotes animal welfare. ... Troy is an Oscar-nominated movie released on May 14, 2004 about the Trojan War, as described in Homers Iliad, Virgils Aeneid, and other Greek myths. ...


Filmography

Year Film Role Other notes
1993–1996 Full Frontal Various characters Television series
1996 Eric Various characters Television special
1997 The Eric Bana Show Various characters Television series
The Castle Con Petropoulous  
2000 Chopper Chopper Read Australian Film Institute Award - Best Actor
Something in the Air Joe Sabatini Television series
2001 Black Hawk Down Sergeant First Class Norm 'Hoot' Hooten  
2002 The Nugget Lotto  
2003 Finding Nemo Anchor Voice
Hulk Bruce Banner  
2004 Troy Hector  
2005 Munich Avner  
2006 Romulus, My Father Romulus
2007 Lucky You Huck Cheever  
The Other Boleyn Girl King Henry VIII Post-production
Kath & Kim Himself Television series
2008 Factor X Ken Landwehr Pre-production
The Time Traveler's Wife Henry DeTamble Filming
Star Trek Nero Filming

Full Frontal was a highly praised Australian sketch comedy series which debuted in 1993. ... This article is about the Australian movie. ... Chopper is a 2000 Australian film, written and directed by Andrew Dominik and based on the semi-autobiographical books by Mark Brandon Chopper Read. ... For other uses of the word, see Chopper. ... The Australian Film Institute (AFI), established in 1958, is an organisation that promotes Australian film and television through the annual AFI Awards, a membership program and AFI film events throughout the year. ... Something in the Air is an Australian television soap opera transmitted by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation between 2000 and 2002. ... Black Hawk Down is a 2001 film by Ridley Scott, based on the book Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War by Mark Bowden. ... The Nugget is a 2002 Australian comedy starring Eric Bana. ... Finding Nemo is an Academy Award-winning computer-animated film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released to theaters by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution. ... Hulk is a 2003 superhero film based on the comic book series The Incredible Hulk published by Marvel Comics. ... Incredible Hulk, The Hulk and The Incredible Hulk redirect here. ... Troy is a movie released on May 14, 2004 about the Trojan War, which is described in Homers Iliad and other Greek myths as having taken place in Anatolia (modern Turkey) around the 13th or 12th century BC. It stars, among others: Brad Pitt as Achilles, Eric Bana as... For other uses, see Hector (disambiguation). ... Munich is a 2005 drama film starring Eric Bana. ... Romulus, My Father is a 2007 drama film written by Nick Drake and directed by Richard Roxburgh. ... Lucky You is a 2007 film. ... The Other Boleyn Girl is a movie adaptation based on the novel of the same title by British author Philippa Gregory, which is a romanticised account of the life of the 16th-century aristocrat, Lady Mary Boleyn, who was the sister of Queen Anne Boleyn and one-time mistress of... Kath & Kim is a Logie Award-winning character-driven Australian television comedy series, created by Jane Turner and Gina Riley. ... X Factor is an upcoming 2008 movie produced by Ridley Scott and starring Eric Bana[1] and Terrence Howard. ... Ken Landwehr is a Lieutenant in the Wichita Police Department, serving as a homicide detective. ... The Time Travelers Wife is a film currently in production based on Audrey Niffeneggers 2003 novel The Time Travelers Wife. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... This article is about the 2008 film. ...

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  • Donna Freydkin. 'Gentle Giant' Bana. USA Today. January 9 2006. Retrieved June 2 2006.
  • Mark Hopkins. "Eric Hits Hollywood". GQ Magazine (Australian edition). April 2002.
  • Patrice Fidgeon and Celia Barnes. "Eric Goes Solo ". Woman's Day Magazine. October 28 1996.

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NAME Bana, Eric
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Banadinovich, Eric
SHORT DESCRIPTION Actor,
DATE OF BIRTH August 9, 1968
PLACE OF BIRTH Melbourne, Australia
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