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Eric Bana

Highest Rated:   99% Finding Nemo (2003)
Lowest Rated:   16% Special Correspondents (2016)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword
  • Uther Pendragon
$39.1M 2017
80% David Stratton: A Cinematic Life
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet The Forgiven
  • Piet Blomfeld
2017
64% The Finest Hours
  • Daniel Cluff
$20.3M 2016
16% Special Correspondents
  • Frank Bonneville
2016
29% The Secret Scripture
  • Dr. William Grene
2016
82% 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
33% Deadfall
  • Addison
$39.2k 2012
71% Hanna
  • Erik
$40.2M 2011
No Score Yet The Emperor's Children
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Star Trek: A New Vision
  • Actor
2009
38% The Time Traveler's Wife
  • Henry
$63.4M 2009
68% Funny People
  • Clarke
$51.9M 2009
95% Star Trek
  • Nero
$257.8M 2009
61% Love the Beast
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Himself
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
  • Hector
$132.6M 2004
61% 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
88% The Castle
  • Con Petropoulous
1999

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Top Gear
2002
  • Guest
  • Actor
  • 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
  • Guest

Quotes from Eric Bana's Characters