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Eric Bana

Eric Bana

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Famous as :

Actor

Birth Name :

Eric Banadinovich

Birth Date :

August 09, 1968

Birth Place :

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Spouse :

Rebecca Gleeson (former publicist, since 1997)

Claim to fame :

As Mark 'Chopper' Read in "Chopper" (2000)

Biography


Successfully shifted himself from an accomplished comedic performer to a respected Hollywood actor, Eric Bana has certainly made an achievement that few other thespians could hardly match. A unique blend of German and Croatian origin who was born on August 9, 1968 in Melbourne, Australia with the name Eric Banadinovich, this dark-haired guy had shown his interest in performing at a young age as he really enjoyed entertaining either his friends and family with impressions and jokes. Even so, the thought of turning this hobby to a professional career did not really come to his mind until he was persuaded to try stand-up comedy while working as a barman at Melbourne's Castle Hotel in 1991. From this point, he gradually flourished a deep fondness in acting and since then began to look for a way to establish a good career in entertainment industry.

Luckily, Eric did not have to wait long enough to encounter a promising opportunity for he later was offered to join Australia's popular TV comedy sketch, "Full Frontal" (1993), after he satisfyingly made his way to appear in "Tonight Live with Steve Vizard" (1990-1993). Already garnered numerous experience by the time he left the program in 1996, this tall actor recklessly created his own solo special entitled "Eric" in the same year, followed by "The Eric Bana Show Live" (1997) which he also wrote and produced just like his previous show. Although it was not extended to the second season, Eric had delightfully gained sufficient attention that needed to see himself landing a film role in "The Castle" (1997) then in "Chopper" (2000), a biopic of Mark Brandon 'Chopper' Read, one of the most notorious criminals in the country.

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Joanna Krupa Ditches Bikini Top in Pool Frolic With Fiance

June 01, 2013 02:41:52 GMT

, 34, gave paparazzi an eyeful of her bare breasts in Miami. The former "" contestant, never being shy to show off her toned hour-glass figure, opted to go topless when hanging out by the pool with her fiance Romain Zago.
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'American Idol' Cancels Tour Dates

June 01, 2013 02:37:17 GMT

The Live! 2013 Tour has been narrowed down to 30 shows from the original 40-date schedule lined up last month. All ten tour dates before the July 19 stopover in Kent, Washington have been called off due to production rehearsals that have been pushed by a couple of weeks, affecting the first third of the tour itinerary.
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Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall Defend Alleged Terrorist in First 'Closed Circuit' Trailer

June 01, 2013 02:23:51 GMT

"", the upcoming film from John Crowley, has unleashed its first poster as well as its first trailer. In the grim-toned video, portrays an attorney with a complex situation to handle as he gets down to working on a terrorism case. "There are over half a million closed circuit cameras in London," he says. "And I'm sure there are at least half a dozen watching you right now."
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First Intense Trailer for Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde's 'Deadfall'

August 11, 2012 05:43:06 GMT

and brave the snow storm to escape the cops in the first trailer for "". Bana stars as Addison, while Wilde plays his sister Liza. The two are on the run from a casino heist gone wrong.
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Eric Bana Begging for Role on 'Sons of Anarchy'

April 07, 2011 07:11:58 GMT

Aussie movie star is begging pals and to help him land a role on U.S. TV biker drama "" - because he's a big fan of the show. The "" star, who is a well-known car and bike fanatic, has been watching the show since it started in 2008 - and he wants a regular role.
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Eric Bana Gets Tough on Saoirse Ronan in First 'Hanna' Trailer

December 21, 2010 03:03:51 GMT

From portraying a killed girl in "", Oscar-nominated actress makes a huge leap by playing a tough girl in "" which has been previewed in a trailer. Making its way out via Yahoo! Movies, the video gives a look at her hard training session with her father, played by , in the tundra.
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