Eric Bana

Eric Bana

Highest Rated: 99% Finding Nemo (2003)

Lowest Rated: 17% Special Correspondents (2016)

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
52% 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
63% The Finest Hours Daniel Cluff $20.3M 2016
17% Special Correspondents Frank Bonneville 2016
85% Paper Planes Executive Producer $5.8M 2015
29% Deliver Us from Evil Sarchie $18.9M 2014
75% Lone Survivor Erik Kristensen $97.7M 2014
43% Closed Circuit Martin Rose $9.7M 2013
34% 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
69% Funny People Clarke $51.9M 2009
94% Star Trek Nero $257.8M 2009
61% Love the Beast Director Himself Producer 2009
95% Mary and Max Damien 2009
43% 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 Hektor 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
87% The Castle Con Petropoulous 1999

TV

Credit
79% Dirty John
2018
Executive Producer John Meehan 2020
2019
2018
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007-2019
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
2015-2019
Guest 2018
2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2018
2016
2015
2014
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

Dr. David Banner says: Sleep now, Bruce, and forget forever. Struggle no more and give me all of your power.

Dr. David Banner says: Sleep now, Bruce, and forget forever. Struggle no more and give me all of your power.

Bruce Banner says: You think you can live with it ? Take it ! Take it all !

Bruce Banner says: You think you can live with it? Take it! Take it all!

Dr. David Banner says: Oh, yes ! Yes ! Take it back ! It`s not stopping ! Take it back !

Dr. David Banner says: Oh, yes! Yes! Take it back! It`s not stopping! Take it back!

Dr. David Banner says: Sleep now, Bruce, and forget forever. Struggle no more and give me all of your power.

Dr. David Banner says: Sleep now, Bruce, and forget forever. Struggle no more and give me all of your power.

Bruce Banner says: You think you can live with it ? Take it ! Take it all !

Bruce Banner says: You think you can live with it? Take it! Take it all!

Dr. David Banner says: Oh, yes ! Yes ! Take it back ! It`s not stopping ! Take it back !

Dr. David Banner says: Oh, yes! Yes! Take it back! It`s not stopping! Take it back!

Dr. David Banner says: Sleep now, Bruce, and forget forever. Struggle no more and give me all of your power.

Dr. David Banner says: Sleep now, Bruce, and forget forever. Struggle no more and give me all of your power.

Bruce Banner says: You think you can live with it ? Take it ! Take it all !

Bruce Banner says: You think you can live with it? Take it! Take it all!

Dr. David Banner says: Oh, yes ! Yes ! Take it back ! It`s not stopping ! Take it back !

Dr. David Banner says: Oh, yes! Yes! Take it back! It`s not stopping! Take it back!

Bruce Banner says: I`d rather die.

Dr. David Banner says: Oh, that`s your answer ?

Henry says: I never wanted anything in my life that I couldn't stand losing. But it's too late for that.

Bruce Banner says: Go !

Bruce Banner says: Go!

Dr. David Banner says: Stop your bawling, you weak little speck of human trash.

Bruce Banner says: Stop it.

Bruce Banner says: Stop it.

Dr. David Banner says: Stop ? Stop what ? Stop what ?

Dr. David Banner says: Stop? Stop what? Stop what?

Bruce Banner says: Don`t touch me ! Maybe once you were my father, but you`re not now and you never will be.

Bruce Banner says: Don`t touch me! Maybe once you were my father, but you`re not now and you never will be.

Dr. David Banner says: Oh, is that so ?

Dr. David Banner says: Oh, is that so?

Bruce Banner says: I should have killed you.

Dr. David Banner says: And I should have killed you.

Bruce Banner says: I wish you had.

Bruce Banner says: You know what scares me the most ? When it happens, when it comes over me... and I totally lose control, I like it.

Bruce Banner says: You know what scares me the most? When it happens, when it comes over me... and I totally lose control, I like it.

Bruce Banner says: I`ve never felt better.

Bruce Banner says: Talbot.

Glenn Talbot says: Yeah ?

Glenn Talbot says: Yeah?

Bruce Banner says: You`re making me angry.

Bruce Banner says: You`re making me angry.

Glenn Talbot says: Oh, am I ?

Glenn Talbot says: Oh, am I?

Major Glenn Talbot says: Get your hands off of me.

Dr. Bruce Banner says: Talbot, what's this...

Major Glenn Talbot says: Inside, asshole. I wanna talk to you.

Dr. Bruce Banner says: You know what scares me the most ? When it happens, when it comes over me...and I totally lose control, I liked it.

Major Glenn Talbot says: You know, Dr. Krenzler, you and I have never had the chance to get to know each other properly.

Dr. Bruce Banner says: Well, that's because I don't want to get to know you, properly or improperly. So leave.

Major Glenn Talbot says: Hey, no worries.

Major Glenn Talbot says: Get your hands off of me.

Dr. Bruce Banner says: Talbot, what's this ?

Major Glenn Talbot says: Inside, asshole. I wanna talk to you.

Dr. Bruce Banner says: Talbot, what's this...

Major Glenn Talbot says: Inside, asshole. I wanna talk to you.

Major Glenn Talbot says: Get your hands off of me.

Dr. Bruce Banner says: Talbot, what's this ?

Major Glenn Talbot says: Get your hands off of me.

Dr. Bruce Banner says: Talbot, what's this...

Dr. Bruce Banner says: I'd rather die.

Dr. David Banner says: Oh, that's your answer ?

Avner says: There is no peace at the end of this, no matter what you believe.

Dr. Bruce Banner says: Maybe once you were my father, but you're not now and you never will be..

Dr. David Banner says: Oh, is that so ?

Dr. Bruce Banner says: "You found me."

Dr. Betty Ross says: "You weren't that hard to find."

Dr. Bruce Banner says: "Yes, I was."

Dr. Bruce Banner says: "You found me."

Dr. Betty Ross says: "You weren't that hard to find."

Dr. Bruce Banner says: "You found me."

Dr. Betty Ross says: "You weren't that hard to find."

Dr. Bruce Banner says: "Yes, I was."

Avner says: She's frightening ugly.

Avner says: She's frighteningly ugly.

Daphna says: She takes after you.

Avner's Mother says: I'm proud of what are you doing.

Avner's Mother says: I'm proud of what you are doing.

Avner says: You don't know what I am doing.

Avner says: You don't know what I'm doing.

Avner says: Do you want my parents to help raise her? Look what they did to me.

Capt. Nero says: James T. Kirk was considered to be a great man. He went on to captain the U.S.S. Enterprise... but that was another life. A life I will deprive you of just like I did your father!

Mark "Chopper" Read says: Look at what you've done! You're mum's upset.

Dr. Bruce Banner says: Talbot!

Major Glenn Talbot says: Yeah?

Dr. Bruce Banner says: You're making me angry!

Major Glenn Talbot says: Oh, am I?

Erik Kristensen says: We know Shah killed fourteen Marines last Tuesday in Kandahar. We just pulled this video off three different Tali web sights. It will in fact be a glorious day when Ahmad Shah and his good friend Taraq are no longer members of our human community.

Erik Kristensen says: I know everything Murphy.

Erik Kristensen says: She does not need a Arabic horse.

Dr. Betty Ross says: "What were those animals ?"

Dr. Betty Ross says: What were those animals?

Dr. Bruce Banner says: "My father sent them."

Dr. Bruce Banner says: My father sent them.

Cheryl says: You do this, you bear the consequences. (She turns around and goes into the house.)

Cheryl says: You do this, you bear the consequences.

Lotto says: Does that mean I can do it?

Wookie says: Absolutely!

Lotto says: And to think the girls think we just come here to drink beers.

Sue says: We do!

Lotto says: That's beside the point, ain't it?

Lotto says: Well Darlin', Darlene and Wooks, just like us, have a relationship that respects and honors a free flow of information.

Cheryl says: In other words, she doesn't have a bloody clue, right?

Dr. Bruce Banner says: "I should have killed you."

Dr. Bruce Banner says: I should have killed you.

Dr. David Banner says: "And i should have killed you."

Dr. David Banner says: And i should have killed you.

Mark "Chopper" Read says: Keithy seems to have done himself a mischief.

Mark "Chopper" Read says: Neville never should have stepped into the criminal world unless he was prepared to stick his whole bloody leg into it.

Daphna says: I couldn't sleep because I was worried for you.

Daphna says: I tried not to think about you but I couldn't.

Avner says: I have the most boring job in the world, what are you worry about?

Avner says: I have the world's most boring job, what's going to happen to me?

Ephraim says: If I cut my nails off the grow up again.

Avner says: Did we accomplish anything at all? Every man we killed has been replaced by worse.

Ephraim says: Why cut my fingernails? They'll grow back.

Capt. Nero says: The wait is over.

Avner says: Listen Schultz, you clown, there were eleven Israeli athletes murdered at Munich. That's two hands plus one finger.

Prince Hector of Troy says: I've seen this moment in my dreams. I'll make a pact with you. With the gods as our witnesses, let us pledge that the winner will allow the loser all the proper funeral rituals.

Achilles says: There are no pacts between lions and men. [takes off helmet] Now you know who you're fighting.

Achilles says: There are no pacts between lions and men. Now you know who you're fighting.

Prince Hector of Troy says: I thought it was you I was fighting yesterday. And I wish it had been, but I gave the dead boy the honor he deserved.

Prince Hector of Troy says: I thought it was you I was fighting yesterday. And I wish it had been, but I gave the dead boy the honor he deserved.

Achilles says: You gave him the honor of your sword. You won't have eyes tonight; you won't have ears or a tongue. You will wander the underworld blind, deaf, and dumb, and all the dead will know: this is Hector, the fool who thought he killed Achilles.

Achilles says: You gave him the honor of your sword. You won't have eyes tonight, you won't have ears or a tongue. You will wander the underworld blind, deaf, and dumb, and all the dead will know - this is Hector, the fool who thought he killed Achilles.

Dr. Bruce Banner says: Stop it!

Dr. David Banner says: Stop what!? Stop what!?

Addison says: It's a good sign when you feel a little bad.

Agamemnon says: I have two wishes. If you grant them, no more of your people need die. First, you must give Helen back to my brother. Second, Troy must submit to my command, to fight for me whenever I call.

Prince Hector of Troy says: You want me to look upon your army and tremble? Well I see them. I see 50,000 men brought here to fight for one man's greed.

Agamemnon says: Careful boy, my mercy has limits.

Prince Hector of Troy says: And I've seen the limits of your mercy and I tell you now, no son of Troy will ever submit to a foreign ruler.

Agamemnon says: Then every son of Troy shall die.

Avner says: It Will Be Beautiful.

Avner says: It will be beautiful.

Avner says: There Is No Peace At The End Of This.

Avner says: There is no peace at the end of this.

Mark "Chopper" Read says: No, I did not drive him to the hospital! Do I look like Mother Teresa to you?

Mark "Chopper" Read says: ah winge winge fucking winge.

Mark "Chopper" Read says: Ah winge winge fucking winge.

Chum says: Humans -- they think they own *everything*.

Anchor says: Probably *American*.

Capt. Nero says: James T. Kirk was a great man. But that was another life.

Anchor says: Except stinking dolphins!

Chum says: Dolphins! Oh, they think they're so cute! Oh look at me, let me flip for you! I know something!

Capt. Nero says: Hi, Christopher, I'm Nero.

Clarke says: underneath anger is hurt but underneath hurt is love.

Clarke says: Underneath anger is hurt,. but underneath hurt is love.

Clare says: What, you think that I wanted this life... this husband that disappears without any kind of warning? Do you think anyone would want that? Who would want that?

Henry says: You have a choice.

Clare says: I never had a choice.

Henry says: I can't stay

Henry says: I can't stay.

Clare says: I know

Clare says: I know.

Tank Commander says: Driver stop, driver stop!

Dr. Bruce Banner says: Turn right, turn right!

Erik says: Music. A combination of sounds, with a view to beauty of form and expression of emotion.

Erik says: Music. A combination of sounds, with a view to beauty of form and expression of emotion.

Capt. Nero says: FIRE EVERYTHING!

Capt. Nero says: I have waited for this day my whole life... this day of reckoning.

Capt. Nero says: James t. kirk was a great man... but that was an another life.

Capt. Nero says: James T. Kirk was a great man... but that was an another life.

Dr. David Banner says: Sleep dear Bruce and forget forever struggle no more and give me all of your power.

Dr. Bruce Banner says: You think you can live with it then take it.

Dr. Bruce Banner says: TAKE IT ALL!!!

Dr. Bruce Banner says: TAKE IT ALL!

Avner says: Are you Wael Zwaiter?

Wael Zwaiter says: Yes, and who are you? (Robert and Avner draw their guns out and point them at Zwaiter)

Wael Zwaiter says: Yes, and who are you? [Robert and Avner draw their guns out and point them at Zwaiter]

Avner says: Do you know why we are here? (Zwaiter tries to lower Avner's guns with his hand and speaks to him in arabic) Are you Wael Zwaiter?

Avner says: Do you know why we are here? [Zwaiter tries to lower Avner's guns with his hand and speaks to him in arabic] Are you Wael Zwaiter?

Robert says: He said yes already, he already said yes. What do I do?

Avner says: Do you know why we are here? (Avner and Robert fire into Zwaiter's chest six times, to which he collapses and dies.)

Avner says: Do you know why we are here? [Avner and Robert fire into Zwaiter's chest six times, to which he collapses and dies]

Carl says: Avner. Girl or boy?

Carl says: Avner... Girl or boy?

Avner says: Girl.

Avner says: A girl.

Carl says: Maseltov. Oh! I received the news that Dr. Hamshari died this morning because of his injuries. And again ... maseltov.

Carl says: Maseltov. Oh! I received the news that Dr. Hamshari died this morning because of his injuries. And again... maseltov.

Carl says: Mazel tov.... Oh, news from Paris, Dr Hamshari succumbed to his wounds... so, again, mazel tov, Avner.

Erik says: Think on your feet.

Papa says: You can call me Papa

Papa says: You can call me Papa.

Avner says: I already got a Papa.

Bruce the Great White Shark says: [reciting] I am a nice shark, not a mindless eating machine. If I am to change this image, I must first change myself. Fish are friends, not food.

Anchor says: Except stinking dolphins!

Chum says: Dolphins! Yeah, they think they're so cute! "Oh, look at me, I'm a flippy little dolphin, let me flip for you!"

Chum says: Dolphins! Yeah, they think they're so cute! 'Oh, look at me, I'm a flippy little dolphin, let me flip for you!'

Delta Sgt. First Class "Hoot" Gibson says: Y'know what I think? Don't really matter what I think. Once that first bullet goes past your head, politics and all that shit just goes right out the window.

Prince Paris of Troy says: You would have Troy burned for this women!?

Prince Hector of Troy says: You would have Troy burned for this women!?

Erik says: I love you Hanna. I want you to know that.

Erik says: I love you, Hanna. You have to know that.

Hanna says: Because i'm a freak.

Hanna says: Because I'm a freak?

Erik says: you were half asleep!

Erik says: You were half asleep!

Hanna says: Did you really want me to break your neck?

Clare says: Is your wife a time traveler?

Henry says: No. No, thank God.

Erik says: She won't rest 'till your dead...or she is.