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Eric Bana

Eric Bana


1968-08-09 male Melbourne, Australia Homepage

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 (2000). After a decade of roles in Australian TV shows and films, Bana gained Hollywood's attention by playing the role of American Delta Force Sergeant Norm "Hoot" Hooten in Black Hawk Down (2001), the lead role as Bruce Banner in the Ang Lee directed film Hulk (2003), Prince Hector in the movie Troy (2004), the lead in Steven Spielberg's Munich (2005), and the villain Nero in the science-fiction film Star Trek (2009). An accomplished dramatic actor and comedian, he received Australia's highest film and television awards for his performances in Chopper, Full Frontal and Romulus, My Father. Bana performs predominantly in leading roles in a variety of low-budget and major studio films, ranging from romantic comedies and drama to science fiction and action thrillers. Eric Bana was the younger of two children; he has a brother, Anthony. He is of Croatian ancestry on his father's side. Bana's paternal grandfather, Mate Banadinović, fled to Argentina after the Second World War, and Bana's paternal grandmother emigrated to Germany and then to Australia in the 1950s with her son, Ivan (Bana's father). His father was a logistics manager for Caterpillar, Inc., and his German-born mother, Eleanor, was a hairdresser. Bana grew up in Melbourne's Tullamarine, a suburban area on the western edge of the city, near the main airport. In a cover story for The Mail on Sunday, he told author Antonella Gambotto-Burke that his family had suffered from racist taunts, and that it had distressed him. "Wog is such a terrible word," he said. He has stated: "I have always been proud of my origin, which had a big influence on my upbringing. I have always been in the company of people of European origin". Showing acting skill early in life, Bana began doing impressions of family members at the age of six or seven, first mimicking his grandfather's walk, voice and mannerisms. In school, he mimicked his teachers as a means to get out of trouble. As a teen, he watched the Mel Gibson film Mad Max (1979), and decided he wanted to become an actor. However, he did not seriously consider a career in the performing arts until 1991 when he was persuaded to try stand-up comedy while working as a barman at Melbourne's Castle Hotel. His stand-up gigs in inner-city pubs did not provide him with enough income to support himself, so he continued his work as a barman and bussing tables.


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5.6 HD-RIP

Special Corresp.. 2016

  • 5.6
  • 2016
    YEAR
  • HD
    Quality
Hollywood

100
min
Special Correspondents
A radio journalist and his technician get in over their heads when they hatch a scheme to fake their own kidnapping during a rebel uprising in South A...More.
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6.4 1080p BluRay

The Finest Hour.. 2016

  • 6.4
  • 2016
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  • HD
    Quality
114
min
The Finest Hours
The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952..
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6.1 1080p BluRay

Deliver Us from.. 2014

  • 6.1
  • 2014
    YEAR
  • HD
    Quality
Hollywood

118
min
Deliver Us from Evil
When a frightening wave of violence sweeps through New York City, troubled cop Sarchie fails to find a rational explanation for the bizarre crimes. Ho...More.
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7.4 1080p BluRay

Lone Survivor 2013

  • 7.4
  • 2013
    YEAR
  • HD
    Quality
Hollywood

121
min
Lone Survivor
Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanist...More.
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5.9 1080p BluRay

Closed Circuit 2013

  • 5.9
  • 2013
    YEAR
  • HD
    Quality
96
min
Closed Circuit
A terrorist attack in London results in the capture of suspect Farroukh Erdogan (Denis Moschitto). The attorney general appoints Claudia Simmons-Howe ...More.
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6.6 720p Blu-Ray

Hanna 2011

  • 6.6
  • 2011
    YEAR
  • HD
    Quality
111
min
Hanna
A 16-year-old girl raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe. Tracked by a ruthless operatives, she fac...More.
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7.8 1080p BluRay

Mary and Max 2009

  • 7.8
  • 2009
    YEAR
  • HD
    Quality
Hollywood

92
min
Mary and Max
A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year...More.
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7.4 720p Blu-Ray

Star Trek 2009

  • 7.4
  • 2009
    YEAR
  • HD
    Quality
127
min
Star Trek
The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James Kirk, is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other, Spock, a Vulcan...More.
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6.9 720p Blu-Ray

The Time Travel.. 2009

  • 6.9
  • 2009
    YEAR
  • HD
    Quality
Hollywood

107
min
The Time Traveler's Wife
Due to a genetic disorder, handsome librarian Henry DeTamble involuntarily zips through time, appearing at various moments in the life of his true lov...More.
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7.1 720p Blu-Ray

Munich 2005

  • 7.1
  • 2005
    YEAR
  • HD
    Quality
164
min
Munich
During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black Septem...More.
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7 1080p BluRay

Troy 2004

  • 7
  • 2004
    YEAR
  • HD
    Quality
Hollywood

163
min
Troy
In year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age, two emerging nations begin to clash. Paris, the Trojan prince, convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leav...More.
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5.4 1080p BluRay

Hulk 2003

  • 5.4
  • 2003
    YEAR
  • HD
    Quality
138
min
Hulk
Bruce Banner, a genetics researcher with a tragic past, suffers massive radiation exposure in his laboratory that causes him to transform into a ragin...More.
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