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Eric Bana

Eric Bana was born Eric Banadinovic on August 9, 1968, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He is the younger of two brothers. His father, named Ivan Banadinovic, came from Zagreb, Croatia, and worked as a manager for Caterpillar Inc. His mother, named Eleanor Banadinovic, came from a German family and was a hairdresser. Young Bana grew up in ... See full bio »

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 2016 Special Correspondents (completed)
Frank Bonneville
 2016 The Finest Hours (completed)
Daniel Cluff
 2016 The Secret Scripture (post-production)
Dr. William Grene
 2012 Deadfall
 2009 Star Trek
 2009 Mary and Max
Damien (voice)
 2005 Munich
 2004 Troy
 2003 Hulk (Video Game)
Bruce Banner (voice)
 2003 Finding Nemo
Anchor (voice)
 2002 The Nugget
 2000 Arctic Adventure (Short)
Oz (voice)
 1997 Eric (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #1.9 (1997) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.8 (1997) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.7 (1997) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.6 (1997) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.5 (1997) ... Various Characters
 1993-1997 Full Frontal (TV Series)
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- Episode #5.9 (1997) ... Guest Performer
- Episode #4.21 (1996) ... Various Characters
- Episode #4.20 (1996) ... Various Characters
- Episode #4.19 (1996) ... Various Characters
- Episode #4.18 (1996) ... Various Characters
 1996 Eric (TV Movie)
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[on his influences to become an actor] Early, it was Richard Pryor. I did stand-up for 10 years before acting. And the movie Mad Max (1979). It cemented in my mind that I wanted to be an actor. See more »


When asked in 2005 who his idols are, he named Richard Pryor, Paul Newman and Barry Humphries. See more »

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