Eric Bana Trivia

  • Eric Bana
    • 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)


  • Voted as the Sexiest Actor in Victoria's Secret 2008 "What Is Sexy?" list, unveiled in January 2008.
  • Has been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (July 2006).
  • Had never gotten a single experience of horseback riding before "Troy" (2004) and had to start from scratch without a saddle.
  • His film deal for "Hulk" (2003) contained an option for two other sequels with substantial salary raises for each picture.
  • Turned his trailer to a bar where the film crew could sit around also drink when filming "Troy" (2004), and this was also applied by his co-star, Brad Pitt, whose trailer was right next to his.
  • Conducted fight and weight training to display a convincing portrayal of Hector in "Troy" (2004).
  • Was actually given an option of several different characters in "Troy" (2004), but chose to play Hector because he thought the character "was such a great bloke."
  • Joined the cast of "Troy" (2004) after Brad Pitt personally requested him to be a co-star in the film because he was a big fan of "Chopper" (2000).
  • Got the chance to star alongside his favorite actors, Sam Elliott and Nick Nolte, through "Hulk" (2003).
  • Added 30 pounds to his weight, shaved his head, and carried out extensive make-up for five hours to cover his body in tattoos for the role of Mark Read in "Chopper" (2000).
  • Was named Australia's Most Eligible Bachelor by Cleo Magazine in 1996.
  • His family picture of his wife and child appeared in "Black Hawk Down" (2001) in the scene where Mike Durant is captured by Somalis.
  • Enjoys racing both bikes and cars in Australia, and has joined several motor-sport competitions which included Targa Tasmania in 1996 also the 2002 and 2003 Classic Adelaide.
  • Has been the second Australian actor after Hugh Jackman to play a superhero from Marvel Comics, in this case was Hulk, on the silver screen.
  • Had undergone various jobs before started his acting career, like washing cars at a service station, pushing trolleys at Coles New World, and being a barman at Melbourne's Castle Hotel in 1991.
  • Bought his first car of an old 1974 Ford Falcon XB Coupe for $1000 at age 15.
  • Is Hugh Jackman's close friend.
  • Has the same birthday with Sam Elliott.
  • Is a supporter of St. Kilda football team.
  • Admires Richard Pryor.
  • Is High Court Chief Justice Murray Gleeson's son-in-law.
  • Originally wanted to be a car mechanic.
  • Hates guns.