Eric Bana is one of the most popular actors from Australia who have made it big in the Hollywood movie industry.
Eric Bana initially started a career as a comedian and gained notice from global audiences with his role in a sketch comedy series aired in Australia’s Seven Network, in the late 1990s.
After working for over 10 years in the Australian movie and TV industries, Eric Bana finally gained recognition in the Hollywood movie industry for his excellent performance in ‘Black Hawk Down’ (2001).
Eric Bana is most renowned for playing the Hulk in the 2003 version as well as playing Hector of Troy in ‘Troy’ (2004).
About Eric Bana
|Real Name||Eric Banadinovic|
|Date of Birth||9th August 1968|
|Place of Birth||Melbourne (Australia)|
|Education||Graduated from High School|
|Height||6 ft 3"
(190 cm) approximately
Family & Relationships
(Publicist with Seven Network)
|Net Worth||INR 285,00,00,000
(USD 40 Million)
|Famous for||MOVIES -
The Castle (1997), Chopper (2000), Black Hawk Down (2001), The Nugget (2002), Hulk (2003), Troy (2004), Munich (2005), Romulus, My Father, Lucky You (2007), The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), Mary and Max, Star Trek, Funny People (2009), Hanna (2011), Deadfall (2012), Closed Circuit, Lone Survivor (2013), Deliver Us from Evil (2014), The Finest Hours, Special Correspondents (2016), King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017), The Forgiven (2018)
Full Frontal (1993-1996), The Eric Bana Show Live (1996-1997), All Saints (1999-2000), Something in the Air (2000-2001), Dirty John (2018)
|First Movie||The Castle (1997)|
|Favorite Actors||Sam Elliott and Nick Nolte|
|Hobbies||Watching Australian rules football, participating in motorbike and motorcar racing|
Eric Bana is a highly talented Australian actor who is also one of the most popular actors in the Hollywood movie industry for over 18 years now. Eric Bana is renowned for having played real-life and comic book characters with perfection and is the recipient of several awards and has had several award nominations too.
Eric Bana’s age is around 53, as Eric Bana was born on the 9th of August, 1968 in Melbourne, Australia. Eric Bana’s height is around 6 ft 3 inches (190 cm) while Eric Bana’s weight is around 75 kg (165 lbs). In his spare time, Eric Bana loves watching Australian rules football and is also passionate about participating in motorbike and car races in Australia, as part of his hobbies.
Eric Bana’s father was Ivan Banadinovic, a logistics manager by profession while Eric Bana’s mother was Eleanor Banadinovic, who was a hairdresser. Although Eric Bana does not have any sisters, Eric Bana’s elder brother is Anthony Banadinovic. Eric Bana’s wife is Rebecca Gleeson, a publicist with the Australian Seven Network TV. Eric Bana and his wife Rebecca Gleeson have two lovely children – son Klaus Banadinovic and daughter Sophia Banadinovic.
Thanks to his impressive acting skills and being a popular performer in numerous TV shows in Australia, Eric Bana’s net worth today is estimated around INR 285 crores (USD 40 Million).
Talking about his recognition as a talented actor in movies and TV industries, Eric Bana is the winner of the Logie Award for Most Popular Comedy Personality for his role in the super hit comedy sketch TV show ‘Full Frontal’ (1997), the winner of the Australian Film Institute’s Best Actor in a Leading Role award for his impressive portrayal of real-life killer Bronson in ‘Chopper’ (2000) and winner of the Australian Film Institute’s Best Actor in a Leading Role award, again, this time for his role in ‘Romulus, My Father’ (2007). Besides winning these 3 awards, Eric Bana has also had around 5 award nominations to his credit as well.
Interesting Facts About Eric Bana
- Eric Bana is a teetotaler and does not smoke nor does he drink alcohol.
- Eric Bana is considered one of the best character actors from Australia who goes through intense physical transformation to portray his on-screen character with perfection.
- Eric Bana is passionate about motorbikes and car racing and has made his racing debut at the 1996 Targe Tasmania.
- Prior to becoming an actor or even a comedian, Eric Bana used to work at a car washing service center, pushed trolleys at the supermarket chain of Coles New World and even worked as a bartender for several years.
- Eric Bana’s childhood ambition was to become a mechanic and his father had to talk him out of dropping out of high school to pursue that field.
- Eric Bana believes in charity and social work and has joined up with numerous global and local social organizations in his country and abroad.