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Ten fun facts about Eric Bana


1. From comedian to serious actor

Eric Bana began his career as a comedian in the sketch comedy series Full Frontal, where he quickly gained a reputation for his sharp wit and comedic timing. His big break came in 2000 when he starred in the biographical film Chopper, which earned him critical acclaim and established him as a serious actor. His performance in the film earned him numerous awards and nominations, including an AFI Award for Best Actor.

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2. Eric Bana Marries Chief Justice's Daughter

Eric Bana, the acclaimed actor, is married to the daughter of High Court Chief Justice Murray Gleeson. The two have been happily married for many years, and Bana has been a part of the Gleeson family since then. Bana has been seen attending many of the High Court Chief Justice's events, and the two have a close relationship. Bana is proud to be a part of the Gleeson family, and the two have been a great support to each other throughout their marriage.

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3. From TV to Hollywood

After a decade of honing his craft in Australian TV shows and films, Eric Bana finally gained Hollywood's attention when he was cast as the lead role of Bruce Banner in the 2003 Ang Lee-directed film, Hulk. Bana's performance in the movie was praised by critics and audiences alike, and it was his breakout role in Hollywood, leading to further success in films such as Troy, Munich, and Star Trek.

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4. From Troy to Star Trek

Eric Bana has had a varied and successful career in film, starring in a range of roles from the heroic Hector in the 2004 epic Troy, to the lead role in Steven Spielberg's 2005 drama Munich, and the villainous Nero in the 2009 science-fiction blockbuster Star Trek. His performances have been praised for their depth and complexity, and he has become one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood.

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5. Eric Bana Joins Marvel's Hulk: Career Boost!

Eric Bana's career was given a major boost when he was cast in the 2003 Marvel movie, Hulk, alongside two of his favorite actors, Sam Elliott and Nick Nolte. This was a dream come true for the Australian actor, who had long admired the work of both Elliott and Nolte. Bana's performance in Hulk earned him critical acclaim and helped to launch his career in Hollywood.

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6. A Short Bio

Eric Bana is an Australian actor who has achieved great success in the film and television industry. He has been the recipient of Australia's highest awards for his performances in the films Chopper, Full Frontal and Romulus, My Father. His portrayal of the notorious criminal Mark 'Chopper' Read in the 2000 film Chopper earned him the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actor, while his performance in the 2002 film Full Frontal earned him the Logie Award for Most Outstanding Actor. His performance in the 2007 film Romulus, My Father earned him the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actor and the Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Actor.

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7. Eric Bana is Victoria's Secret's Sexiest Actor

In January 2008, Eric Bana was voted as the Sexiest Actor in Victoria's Secret's "What Is Sexy?" list. This list, which is unveiled annually, is a compilation of the sexiest celebrities in the entertainment industry. Bana's win was a testament to his undeniable charm and charisma, which has made him a fan favorite for many years.

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8. Australia's Most Eligible Bachelor

In 1996, Eric Bana was named Australia's Most Eligible Bachelor by Cleo Magazine, a popular Australian magazine that focuses on women's issues. This recognition of his good looks and charm made him a household name in Australia, and he has since gone on to become an internationally renowned actor, starring in films such as Troy, Munich, and Star Trek.

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9. Marvel's Aussie Superhero

Eric Bana is an Australian actor who made history by becoming the second actor from his country to play a Marvel Comics superhero on the silver screen. Following in the footsteps of Hugh Jackman, who famously portrayed Wolverine, Bana took on the role of the Hulk in the 2003 film of the same name. This was a major milestone for Australian actors, and Bana's performance was widely praised.

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10. From Car Mechanic to Actor

Eric Bana had a passion for cars from a young age, and originally wanted to pursue a career as a car mechanic. He was so passionate about cars that he even worked part-time at a local garage while he was still in school. However, his love of performing eventually won out, and he decided to pursue a career in acting instead.

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