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Eric Bana



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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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword
  • Uther Pendragon
2017
No Score Yet The Forgiven
  • Piet Blomfeld
2017
63% The Finest Hours
  • Daniel Cluff
2016
13% Special Correspondents
  • Frank Bonneville
2016
20% The Secret Scripture
  • Dr. William Grene
2016
82% Paper Planes
  • Executive Producer
2015
28% Deliver Us from Evil
  • Sarchie
2014
75% Lone Survivor
  • Erik Kristensen
2014
43% Closed Circuit
  • Martin Rose
2013
33% Deadfall
  • Addison
2012
71% Hanna
  • Erik
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
2009
68% Funny People
  • Clarke
2009
95% Star Trek
  • Nero
2009
61% Love the Beast
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Himself
2009
95% Mary and Max
  • Damien
2009
42% The Other Boleyn Girl
  • Henry Tudor
2008
55% Romulus, My Father
  • Romulus
2008
29% Lucky You
  • Huck Cheever
2007
No Score Yet Nugget
  • Actor
2006
78% Munich
  • Avner
2005
54% Troy
  • Hector
2004
61% Hulk
  • Bruce Banner
2003
99% Finding Nemo
  • Anchor
2003
No Score Yet The Nugget
  • Lotto
2002
76% Black Hawk Down
  • Hoot
2001
72% Chopper
  • Mark `Chopper' Read
2001
88% The Castle
  • Con Petropoulous
1999

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013
  • Guest
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Top Gear
2002
  • Guest
  • Actor
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing

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