More Eric Bana Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Lucky You)Eric Bana starred in Steven Spielberg's controversial and critically acclaimed drama Munich. Bana earned widespread praise for his multi-layered portrayal of Avner, the Israeli agent chosen to lead an elite squad that has been ordered to track down and kill the men responsible for the terrorist attack that ended with the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics.
A native of Australia, Bana was first introduced to American audiences when he played the title role of Mark Chopper Read in the feature film Chopper. On the heels of its success in Australia, the film had its American premiere at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival and was then released in select U.S. cities. For his performance in Chopper, Bana won Best Actor Awards from the Australian Film Critics Circle and the Australian Film Institute.
Bana then starred as Bruce Banner, a geneticist whose experiments turn him into the title character in the feature Hulk, based on the popular Marvel Comics series. Directed by Ang Lee, the film also starred Jennifer Connelly, Josh Lucas and Nick Nolte. In 2004, Bana portrayed Hector in Wolfgang Petersen's epic drama Troy, based on Homer's The Iliad and also starring Brad Pitt and Orlando Bloom.
Bana next stars as King Henry VIII in the historical drama The Other Boleyn Girl, opposite Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman, under the direction of Justin Chadwick. His upcoming films also include the Australian film Romulus, My Father, and the crime drama Factor X, with Terrence Howard.
Bio courtesy Warner Bros. for "Lucky You" (22-Jul-2007)
Biography #3 (for The Hulk)Eric Bana was first introduced to American audiences in the title role of Mark Chopper Read in the feature film Chopper, which premiered at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival and was later released in the U.S. to critical notice after its success in Australia. Bana was awarded with Best Actor in a Feature prizes from the Australian Film Critics Circle as well as the Australian Film Institute for his portrayal of Chopper.
He was seen co-starring in Ridley Scott's acclaimed Black Hawk Down as Sgt. First Class Norm Hoot Gibson, one of the elite Delta soldiers, opposite Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor and Tom Sizemore. The war epic, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer for Sony, is based on journalist Mark Bowden's best-selling account of the 1993 U.S. mission in Mogadishu, Somalia. Additionally, he also provides the voice of Anchor in Finding Nemo.
Bana was also recently featured in the 2002 Australian film, The Nugget.
The actor recently started production on the Wolfgang Petersen-directed epic, Troy, in which he plays Hector, Prince of Troy. The film, also starring Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom and Sean Bean, is based on the epic poetry of Homer (The Iliad and The Odyssey) and is set to be released in 2004.