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Eric Bana

Eric Bana 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 roles in Australian TV shows and films, Bana gained Hollywood's attention by playing the role of American Delta Force Sergeant Norm "Hoot" Hooten in Black Hawk Down (2001), the lead role as Bruce Banner in the Ang Lee directed film Hulk (2003), Prince Hector in the movie Troy (2004), the lead in Steven Spielberg's Munich (2005), and the villain Nero in the science-fiction film Star Trek (2009). An accomplished dramatic actor and comedian, he received Australia's highest film and television awards for his performances in Chopper, Full Frontal and Romulus, My Father. 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. Eric Bana was the younger of two children; he has a brother, Anthony. He is of Croatian ancestry on his father's side. Bana's paternal grandfather, Mate Banadinović, fled to Argentina after the Second World War, and Bana's paternal grandmother emigrated to Germany and then to Australia in the 1950s with her son, Ivan (Bana's father). His father 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 main airport. In a cover story for The Mail on Sunday, he told author Antonella Gambotto-Burke that his family had suffered from racist taunts, and that it had distressed him. "Wog is such a terrible word," he said. He has stated: "I have always been proud of my origin, which had a big influence on my upbringing. I have always been in the company of people of European origin". 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 as a means to get out of trouble. As a teen, he watched the Mel Gibson film Mad Max (1979), and decided he wanted to become an actor. 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 and bussing tables.


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Nacido:
09.08.1968 En Melbourne, Australia
Créditos en Cine/TV:
33
Primera aparición:
Golden Globe Awards 20.01.1944
Última película:
Rey Arturo: La leyenda de Excalibur 27.04.2017
Conocido por
Poster of Star Trek, El Futuro Comienza
Poster of Munich
Poster of Troya
Poster of Buscando a Nemo
Filmografía
Película Rey Arturo: La leyenda de Excalibur Uther 27.04.2017
Película Special Correspondents Frank Bonneville 22.04.2016
Película La hora decisiva Daniel Cluff 25.01.2016
Película La carta secreta Dr. William Grene 04.11.2016
Película Líbranos del mal Ralph Sarchie 01.07.2014
Película Circuito cerrado Martin Rose 28.08.2013
Película El único superviviente Lt. Cmdr. Erik S. Kristensen 24.12.2013
Película La huída Addison 08.11.2012
Película Hanna Erik Heller 07.04.2011
Película Mary and Max Damien (voice) 09.02.2009
Película Más allá del tiempo Henry DeTamble 14.08.2009
Película Love the Beast Director 12.03.2009
Película Star Trek, El Futuro Comienza Nero 06.05.2009
Película Hazme reír Clarke 31.07.2009
Película Las hermanas Bolena Henry Tudor 28.02.2008
Película Translating History to Screen Himself 10.06.2008
Película Lucky You Huck Cheever 01.05.2007
Película Rómulo, mi padre Romulus 19.05.2007
Película Munich Avner 22.12.2005
Película Troya Hector 13.05.2004
Película Troy in pescarese - La vera storia di Iachille Ettore 21.05.2004
Película Buscando a Nemo Anchor (voice) 30.05.2003
Película Hulk Bruce Banner / The Hulk 19.06.2003
Película The Nugget Lotto 17.10.2002
Película Black Hawk derribado Sfc. Norm 'Hoot' Hooten 28.12.2001
Series Something in the Air Joe Sabatini 17.01.2000
Película Chopper Mark Brandon 'Chopper' Read 21.06.2000
Película The Castle Con Petropoulous 10.04.1997
Series Full Frontal 13.05.1993
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 13.09.1993
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 25.05.1992
Series Today Unknown 14.01.1952
Series Golden Globe Awards Unknown 20.01.1944