Profile

Eric Bana

Actor
Male
Born Aug 9, 1968

Eric Bana is an Australian film and television actor. He began his career as a comedian in the sketch comedy series Full Frontal before gaining critical recognition in the biopic Chopper.

related links

News + Updates

Browse recent news and stories about Eric Bana.

Timeline

Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Eric Bana.

CHILDHOOD

1968 Birth Born on August 9, 1968.
1972 3 Years Old The following year, Bana co-starred with Daniel Craig and Geoffrey Rush in Steven Spielberg's controversial film Munich. Bana played Avner, a Mossad agent, who is ordered to track down and kill the Black September terrorists thought to be responsible for the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Summer Olympics. … Read More
1974 5 Years Old …  Bana purchased his first car, a 1974 XB Ford Falcon coupé, at the age of fifteen for A$1100 and driving it, made his motor sport racing debut in 1996's Targa Tasmania, a week-long race around the island state of Tasmania. (Bana has had this car for more than a quarter century.

TWENTIES

1991 22 Years Old …  However, he did not seriously consider a career in the performing arts until 1991 when he was persuaded to try comedy while working as a barman at Melbourne's Castle Hotel. … Read More
1993 24 Years Old In 1993, Bana made his television debut on Steve Vizard's late night talk show, Tonight Live. … Read More
1994 25 Years Old This success led him to record the comedy album Out of Bounds in 1994 and to host his own television special, titled Eric, in 1996. … Read More
1995 26 Years Old In 1995, while working on the television series Full Frontal, Bana began dating Rebecca Gleeson, a publicist with the Seven Network and daughter of then Chief Justice of New South Wales, and later Chief Justice of Australia, Murray Gleeson.
Even so, in 1997, he received a Logie Award for "Most Popular Comedy Personality" for his work on the show. … Read More

THIRTIES

2000 31 Years Old …  Bana read the script after filming Chopper in 2000 and was drawn to it because it reminded him of his childhood and because he found its characters amusing and likeable. … Read More
2004 35 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2004, Bana co-starred with Brad Pitt in the big-budget film Troy. … Read More
2005 36 Years Old In 2005, Bana narrated the documentary Terrors of Tasmania about the endangered Tasmanian Devil. … Read More
2006 37 Years Old In 2006, Bana was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
2007 38 Years Old 1 More Event
Lucky You, a romantic comedy on which Bana worked before filming Munich, was released in early 2007. … Read More

FORTIES

In August 2009, he appeared as Henry DeTamble in the film adaptation of The Time Traveler's Wife. … Read More
2011 42 Years Old In 2011, Bana appeared as Erik Heller in the action thriller film Hanna, starring alongside Saoirse Ronan and Cate Blanchett. … Read More
2013 44 Years Old …  In 2013, he played Lt. Cmdr. … Read More
Original Authors of this text are noted on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Bana.
Text is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.