Eric Banadinović, AM is an Australian actor and comedian. He began his career in the sketch comedy series Full Frontal before gaining notice in the comedy-drama The Castle. Bana gained Hollywood’s attention for his performance in the war film Black Hawk Down and the title character in Hulk. He has since played Hector in the movie Troy, Henry VIII in The Other Boleyn Girl and the villain Nero in Star Trek.
About Eric Bana in brief
Eric Banadinović, AM is an Australian actor and comedian. He began his career in the sketch comedy series Full Frontal before gaining notice in the comedy-drama The Castle. After a decade of roles in Australian TV shows and films, Bana gained Hollywood’s attention for his performance in the war film Black Hawk Down and the title character in Hulk. He has since played Hector in the movie Troy, Henry VIII in The Other Boleyn Girl and the villain Nero in the science-fiction film Star Trek. In 2013, he played Lt. Cmdr. Erik S. Kristensen in war film Lone Survivor and in the following year he played police sergeant Ralph Sarchie in the horror film Deliver Us from Evil. Bana has performed across a wide spectrum of leading roles in a variety of low-budget and major studio films, ranging from romantic comedies and drama to science fiction and action films. He received Australia’s highest film and television awards for his performances in Chopper, Full Frontals and Romulus, My Father. He is the son of a Croatian father and a German mother, originally from near Mannheim in Germany. He grew up in Melbourne’s Tullamarine, a suburban area on the northern edge of the city, near Melbourne’s international airport, and attended Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School. His father Ivan was Croatian, born in Zagreb, and worked as a logistics manager for Caterpillar Inc. His mother, Eleanor, was a hairdresser, Originally from Mannheim, He has one older brother, Anthony.
In 1997, he received a Logie Award for his work on the show. The Eric Bana Show, written and performed by Bana, featured skits, stand-up and celebrity guests, but failed to attract a substantial audience and was cancelled after only eight episodes due to low ratings. He was featured in a supporting role as a kickboxing householder’s son-in-law in Petropoulous, which is the story of a Melbourne-based family’s struggles to keep their home by the airport’s airport as authority force them to move. In spite of his lack of dramatic experience in spite of having seen him perform on television, director Andrew Dominik had been working on the film Chopper for five years, but was unable to find an actor to portray the criminal. Only after Read suggested him for the role, did him perform a skit on television for the film. The film was a surprise box office success, earning A$10,326,428, at the box office in Australia in 1997. That same year, he made his film debut in the Australian film The Castle, which tells the stories of a family’s struggle to keep the home by airport’s authority as they try to move to the airport. He also played Henry DeTamble in The Time Traveler’s Wife. Bana wrote much of his own material, and based some of his characters on members of his family. His impressions of Columbo, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, and Tom Cruise made him popular with the show’s audience.