Eric Banadinovich is an Australian actor and comedian. He set his career in the television series as a comedian before stepping into Hollywood. He made his first debut on Television in Late Night show called “Tonight live.” He has acted in various films, “Black Hawk Down,” “Hulk,” “Troy,” followed by “Munich,” and “Star Trek.”

After the 2000s, he played “Lone Survivor,” “Deliver Us from Evil.” In the series “True Crime,” he played the role of “Dirty John.” Eric is a successful actor in the Australian history of acting with multiple awards in his name. 

Eric Bana’s trademark is a raspy, deep-throated voice.

Quick Info 
Full NameEric Banadinovic
Date of Birth 9 August, 1968
Birth PlaceMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
NationalityAustralian
Parent(s)Ivan Banadinovich, Eleanor Banadinovich
OccupationActor, comedian
Age52
Height6’2”
Spouse(s)/Partner(s)Rebecca Gleeson ​(m. 1997)
Children2
Net worth $40 Million

Early Life and Bio

Eric was born on 9th August 1968 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He was the son of Ivan, who worked as a logistic manager in “Caterpillar Inc.” and Elanor, who worked as a hairdresser originally from Germany. As a sibling, he has a brother Anthony. 

He completed his schooling and education at “Penleigh” and “Essendon Grammar School.” Followed by “National Institute of Dramatic art.” 

He set himself as an actor when he was very young, 7 or 8. He mimicked his grandfather, his walking style, his voice, and manners. Later, he started mimicking his teachers, who created several funny scenarios in the school and created a lot of problems there. 

He did not take acting and comedy as his career, and he did not expect what he is now. He worked as a barman at Melbourne’s Castle Hotel, and this was his medium where he started doing mimicking and standup comedy. 

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Nationality, and Physical Stats

Eric is 6’2” tall, weighing 94 KG approximately. He has a body size as the chest of 45 inches, a waist 36 inches, and biceps of 16 inches. He has shiny Brown eyes with Black hair. 

As a religion, he is Catholicism.

He was born in Australia, so he is an Australian, although his mother was from Germany.

The zodiac Sun Sign of Eric is Leo.

Career

Movies and Television Series

Eric Bana plays several movies. Many of them are award-winning too. Some of the best movies from his career are “Star Trek,” “Black Hawk Down,” “Munich,” “The Castle,” “Lone Survivor,” “Love the Beast,” “The Time Traveler’s Wife,” “Troy,” “Chopper” and “Hanna.” 

HULK 2003

Hulk is an American superhero film from 2003 which is based on Marvel comics. The film is directed by Ang Lee and written by James Schamus. The movie stars are Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Sam Elliott, Josh Lucas, and Kick Nolte. 

Eric has represented himself as Bruce Banner or the main character “HULK.”

The film’s budget was $137 Million, and the box office budget was $245.4 Million.

The IMDb rating of the movie is 5.6/10

Black Hawk Down

The war film “Black Hawk Down” is a 2001 war film produced and directed by Ridley Scott. The movie stars are Josh Harnett, Eric Bana, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore, William Fichtner, and Sam Shepard. 

Eric has represented himself as SFC Norm “Hoot” from the Delta Force group.

The movie’s budget was $110.5 Million, and the box office budget was $173 Million.

The IMDb rating of the movie is 7.7/10.

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Star Trek

This is an American Sci-Fi action movie written by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. J.J. Abrams directed the film. The star actors in the movie are John Cho, Ben Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Winona Ryder, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, Eric Bana, and Leonard Nimoy. Eric has represented himself as Captain Nero.

The movie’s budget was $150 Million, and the box office budget was $385.7 Million.

The IMDb rating of the movie is 7.9/10.

Awards and Achievements

In 1997, he was awarded “Logie Award for the Most Popular Comedy Personality” in the film “Full Frontal.” He also won “Australian Film Institute for best acting” for the film “Chopper.” He was also awarded “Australian Film Institute Best Actor in Leading Role” for the film “Romulus, My Father” in 2007. 

Troy and Star Trek’s films were also nominated for “MTV Best Fight” and “Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Villain.” 

Personal Life: Wife and Children

Eric is a frank person. In 1995, he met Rebecca Gleeson, who was a publicist. She was the daughter of Chief Justice of New South Wales and later the Chief Justice of Australia, Murray Gleeson. Eric was proposed on a trip to the US back in 1997, where he won the award of “Bachelor of the year” in 1996. 

Eric and Rebecca are blessed with two children, son Klaus, and daughter Sophia.

The happy family lives in Melbourne.

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What is Eric Bana’s Net worth?

The net worth of Eric is $40 Million. Eric has hobbies of Motor racing and riding expensive and awesome vehicles. He has a collection of some of the fastest cars in the world, like the Bugatti Chiron. He also is a fan of Australian rules Football. He doesn’t prefer missing the race tournaments as well as football tournaments.

Social Media Presence

In social media, Eric is quite active as he updates himself on Twitter. He has over 63K Followers on Twitter.  He also shares his life as a motorbike and racing event. Unfortunately, he does not have an Instagram account.

 

 

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