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Bana in TROY.
About Eric Bana (1968 – )
Eric Bana was born on August 9, 1968, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Eric Banadinovich is Eric Bana's birth name.
His gift for comedy appeared early in his life. during his school days, he would entertain his classmates with comical imitations of his teachers.
In 2003, Eric Bana brought to life the animated fish, Anchor, in FINDING NEMO. Other stars that brought this animated film to life were Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, and Alexander Gould.
On STEVE VIZARD'S TONIGHT LIVE talk show, Eric Bana made his debut in 1993. Shortly after his debut, Eric joined the cast of FULL FRONTAL.
As the Trojan Prince Hector, Eric Bana was in the historical epic, TROY, in 2004. For this role, Bana had to learn how to ride a horse, in order to keep up with stars like Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom, Julian Glover and Brian Cox.
In 1997, Eric Bana made his film debut in the film, THE CASTLE, in a supporting comic role. This is a Rob Sitch comedy which starred Michael Caton, Anne Tenney, and Stephen Curry.
Rebecca Gleeson and Eric Bana were married in 1997. They have two children; Klaus and Sophia. Rebecca Gleesone has appeared on his TV series a few times. It was her picture with baby Klaus that was used in BLACK HAWK DOWN ;(2001), in the scene where helicopter pilot, Mike Durant, is captured by Somalis, and he looks at the picture of his family.
TROY was not the first time that Eric Bana and Orlando Bloom worked together. They were both in BLACK HAWK DOWN.
In the political drama, MUNICH, which was directed by Steven Spielberg, Eric Bana played the character of Avner, co-starring with Daniel Craig.
For the role of Mark "Chopper" Read, Bana gained 30 pounds by eating junk food. Eric also spent a few days with the real Mark "Chopper" Read in prison to perfect his role for the hit movie, CHOPPER.
In the movie, CHOPPER, Bana would be spending several hours in makeup, being tattooed before each day of filming, for the transformation of Eric Bana's role as Read.
Not only is Eric Bana a great actor, he also is a writer and producer. Eric wrote and produced his own TV series, ERIC, and THE ERIC BANA SHOW LIVE. Bana also wrote for FULL FRONTAL; the TV series. This is where Eric Bana played various characters.
Eric Bana's notable movie credits include...
THE FINEST HOURS (2015)
THE SECRET SCRIPTURE (2015)
DELIVER US FROM EVIL (2014)
LONE SURVIVOR (2013)
CLOSED CURCUIT (2013)
THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE (2009)
FUNNY PEOPLE (2009)
STAR TREK (2009)
MARY AND MAX (2009)
THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL (2008)
ROMULUS, MY FATHER (2007)
LUCKY YOU (2007)
BLACK HAWK DOWN (2001)
SOMETHING IN THE AIR (2000)
THE CASTLE (1997)
Eric Bana in BLACK HAWK DOWN (2001).
Eric Bana in STAR TREK (2009).
Eric Bana in TROY.