Birthday: 09/08/1968 Year
Age: 46 years
Place of birth: Melbourne, Australia
Height: 189 cm
In 1993, Eric made a successful debut on television in the evening talk show host Steve Vizard Tonight Live. Then, the talented comedian noticed producers sketch series “Front” and Bana was invited to take part in the project – not only as an actor but also as a writer. Having worked on the show for three years, he became quite popular, and in 1997 opened his own TV show called “Eric.”
The actor was born on August 9, 1968 in Melbourne, Australia. He was the youngest son in a family of Croat Ivan Banadinovicha, Logistics company Caterpillar, Germans and Eleanor, who works as a hairdresser. Bana grew up in the suburb of Tullamarine, which is located near the airport to the west of Melbourne. After school was replaced by a number of studies (washing cars, collecting trolleys in the supermarket, to hire workers in the maritime transport company) and the actor’s craft engaged by chance – in 1991, Bana had a chance to speak in the genre of stand-up comedy in Melbourne Hotel Castle Hotel, where he worked bartender, and then for two years he worked part time comedian in cheap pubs.
In 1993, Eric made a successful debut on television in the evening talk show host Steve Vizard Tonight Live. Then, the talented comedian noticed producers sketch series “Front” and Bana was invited to take part in the project – not only as an actor but also as a writer. Having worked on the show for three years, he became quite popular, and in 1997 opened his own TV show called “Eric.” Although at the end of the first season due to low ratings transmission taken off the air, in the same year, Bana won the Logie Award for best comedian. Then the actor made his debut on the silver screen, playing a small role in the comedy “The Castle”. Also in 1997 he married Bana Rebecca Gleeson, journalists are Seven Network, with whom he had met two years earlier. Couple stays together until now and has two children – son Klaus (b. 1999) and daughter Sofia (p. 2002).
The next film starring Bana was the crime drama “Inside Look” (2000). The basis of its plot is based on the autobiographical book by the famous Australian outlaw Mark Brandon Reed, nicknamed the Butcher, whose role and starred Bana. It is noteworthy that the idea of ??inviting Eric belonged to Reed, who saw the show on TV actor, nominated him director Andrew Dominik. To achieve similarity with his hero, Bana shaved bald and gained 13 kg of weight, and in preparation for the role spent two days in the society of the criminal, adopting his mannerisms. During the filming of Bana appeared on the court at 4:00 am, as the makeup of the process took five hours daily – its prototype was covered with characteristic tattoos. Role Butcher Reed was a breakthrough in the film career of the actor: “Inside Look” won several prestigious film awards in Australia, and the Bana was awarded the Australian Film Institute and Festival in Stockholm as the best actor.
In 2001, Bana, along with Ewan McGregor and Josh Hartnett starred in Ridley Scott’s war drama “The Fall of Black Hawk.” This film is based on a true story, narrated about the military operation in Somalia, the US Army in 1993. Bana played the role of Sergeant in it Huth, US special forces sniper Delta Force, previously having been trained in boot camp at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. Bana then received an offer to star in the action movie “xXx”, but he preferred the Australian comedy “Nugget” (2002), where he played the hapless worker named Lotto, and the role of guilt has departed diesel. In 2003, the actor was invited to play the main role in the sci-fi movie “The Hulk,” which is based on the popular series of the same name comics. When he learned that director Ang Lee will perform painting, bananas agreed, but in the end, “Hulk” is not earned any praise of critics or at the box office success. In 2007 he was invited to star in the sequel to the film, but lost to the role of the Bana Edward Norton. In the same 2003 the actor took part in the work on the animated film “Finding Nemo”, voicing shark named Anchor.
In 2004, together with Brad Pitt Bana starred in the big-budget historical film “Troy”, playing Hector, leader of the Trojans. Painting gained success with the public, especially outside the United States, gathering in the world hire 497 million dollars. Further, in 2005, followed by a picture of Steven Spielberg “Munich” – a drama based on a true story and tells the story of a terrorist attack at the Olympic Games of 1972, during which killed 11 Israeli athletes. Bana played the role of an agent of the Mossad, who headed the operation to destroy the terrorists. “Munich” received five nominations for “Oscar”, including as the best film of the year. The next film actor became romantic comedy “Lucky”, where he appeared in the role of a professional poker player Chuck Cheever.
In early 2007, Bana paired with Franka Potente completed shooting in the Australian drama “Romulus, my father” (the basis for the plot of this film with the same name formed memoirs philosophy professor Raymond Haiti). Also preparing to release a rental costume drama “The Other Boleyn” where Bana played the role of King Henry VIII, and his partner were Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson. It is known that in autumn 2007 the actor will start shooting in the science fiction film “Time Traveler’s Wife.” Also announced its participation in the thriller “X-Factor”.
* Eric Bana hates guns.
* E. Ban said his favorite two actor Sam Elliott and Nick Nolte. Both he demanded in the movie “The Hulk” and both starred in it.
* Height 189 cm Eric Player, which is by all standards of high growth. But, by the standards of his family, he is small. For example, his older brother Anthony is the growth of 203 cm.
* His favorite hobby: fast cycling and car on the roads of Australia.
* Brad Pitt personally demanded Eric the role of Hector in the movie “Troy”.
* The first car was a Ford Eric Bans 1974, bought for $ 1,000 in 15 years.
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