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Eric Bana Biography

Birth Name:
Eric Banadinovich
Birth Place:
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • At age 14, wanted to become a mechanic
  • Began his career as a stand-up comic in Australia and starred in the sketch-comedy show Full Frontal
  • Met his future wife Rebecca in 1997 while shooting a short-lived Aussie comedy series, The Eric Bana Show
  • Father-in-law is Murray Gleeson, Australia's High Court Chief Justice
  • Won the Australian Film Institute's Best Actor award for 2000's Chopper, about a real-life murderer-turned-memoirist

Awards

  • 2008Australian Film Institute Awards-International Award for Best Actor: nominated
  • 2007Australian Film Institute Awards-Best Lead Actor: winner
  • 2007Australian Film Institute Awards-International Award for Best Actor: nominated
  • 2006Australian Film Institute Awards-International Award for Best Actor: nominated
  • 2000Australian Film Institute Awards-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: winner

Relationships

  • Anthony Banadinovich -- Brother
  • Sophia -- Daughter
  • Ivan Banadinovich -- Father
  • Eleanor Banadinovich -- Mother
  • Klaus -- Son
  • Rebecca Gleeson -- Wife