Eric Bana

Highest Rated: 99% Finding Nemo (2003)
Birthday: Aug 9, 1968
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
A popular and easygoing Australian comedian whose keen adaptability lent itself well to aggressive-oriented early film roles, Eric Bana's hatred of firearms may seem ironic in contrast to the Aussie funnyman's fledgling film portrayals of real-life mass murderer (and popular cult celebrity figure in the land Down Under) Mark "Chopper" Read (Chopper [2000]) and a military man caught in heated battle on a rescue mission (Black Hawk Down [2001]). Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, Bana's career as a comedian began while working as a bartender at his native city's Castle Hotel in 1991. Television offers began flowing in a few short years later, and in 1993, Bana took his sharp wit to the small screen as he assumed the roles of both writer and performer on one of Australia's top comedy programs, Full Frontal. His star on the rise, the increasingly popular comedian made audiences laugh even harder when he co-produced and starred in his own 1996 comedy special Eric (later to become a series) and kicked off The Eric Bana Show Live the following year. 1997 proved to be a busy year for Bana as he also made his feature debut in The Castle, though all of his hard work would pay off when he took a feature role in Australian television's Something in the Air in 2000 and was voted Australia's Most Popular Comedy Performer at the Logies. Bana next took on the role of notorious Aussie author/murderer Mark "Chopper" Read in Chopper (2000). Hollywood was soon calling for Bana, and he answered by accepting a role in the tense true story of the Battle of Mogadishu, Black Hawk Down, followed by the title role in Ang Lee's The Hulk. While Lee's adaptation of the comic would be universally panned, Bana continued his upward trajectory, playing a major role in the acclaimed film Munich, playing the head of the squadron assigned to avenge the murder of Israeli athletes at the 172 Olympics. He then showcased his range by playing opposite Drew Barrymore in the Curtis Hanson film Lucky You, followed by a turn as infamous Henry VIII in The Other Boleyn Girl. Bana would round out the next few years with roles that cemented his position in Hollywood, like Star Trek, Funny People, The Time Traveler's Wife, Hanna, and Deadfall.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
55% The Forgiven Piet Blomfeld 2018
36% The Secret Scripture Dr. William Grene 2017
31% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword Uther Pendragon $39.1M 2017
83% David Stratton: A Cinematic Life Actor 2017
64% The Finest Hours Daniel Cluff $20.3M 2016
17% Special Correspondents Frank Bonneville 2016
85% Paper Planes Executive Producer $5.8M 2015
28% Deliver Us from Evil Sarchie $18.9M 2014
76% Lone Survivor Erik Kristensen $97.7M 2014
43% Closed Circuit Martin Rose $9.7M 2013
35% Deadfall Addison $39.2K 2012
71% Hanna Erik $40.3M 2011
No Score Yet The Emperor's Children Actor 2011
No Score Yet Star Trek: A New Vision Actor 2009
39% The Time Traveler's Wife Henry $63.4M 2009
68% Funny People Clarke $51.9M 2009
94% Star Trek Nero $257.8M 2009
61% Love the Beast Producer Director Himself 2009
95% Mary and Max Damien 2009
42% The Other Boleyn Girl Henry Tudor $26.9M 2008
55% Romulus, My Father Romulus 2008
29% Lucky You Huck Cheever $5.8M 2007
No Score Yet Nugget Actor 2006
78% Munich Avner $47.4M 2005
54% Troy Hector $132.6M 2004
62% Hulk Bruce Banner $132.2M 2003
99% Finding Nemo Anchor $380.6M 2003
No Score Yet The Nugget Lotto 2002
76% Black Hawk Down Hoot $108.6M 2001
72% Chopper Mark `Chopper' Read 2001
86% The Castle Con Petropoulous 1999

TV

CREDIT
71% Dirty John
2018
Executive Producer John Meehan
  • 2019
  • 2018
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
Guest
  • 2018
83% The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale
2018
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Top Gear
2002
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2003
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013-2018
Guest

QUOTES FROM Eric Bana CHARACTERS