Eric Bana, also known as Eric Banadinovich, is a Catholic. He came of Croatian-German descent. As a comedian, Bana started his career on TV before joining the big screen.
Through his strong performance, he got successful in building a place for himself in the industry. Films like Star Trek attained him more glory. All this further made him a recipient of many Australian film and television awards.
Eric Bana Net Worth
From his films and comedy shows, Eric earned a monthly salary of approx. 527,777 dollars. However, his net worth reached about 50 million dollars as of 2022.
Eric Bana Early Life
Eric was born and brought up in Melbourne, Victoria, by his Croatian-German parents. He went to Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School. There he resided in the company of European people who had a profound impact on his upbringing.
In early life, his acting skills started to come out. He tries to mimic the walk, manners, and voice of his grandfather. At school, he always imitated his teachers. As an adolescent, he saw Mad Max (1979) and was determined to become an entertainer. However, he was not serious about his career. He served as a barman in many hotels.
Eric Bana Career
In 1993, Eric’s career seized a notable leap when he appeared on Tonight Live, an Australian talk show. Like Bryan Cranston, he joined the crew of Full Frontal, a comedy series. For the next four years, he became successful for appearances of various personalities, including Tom Cruise, Arnold, and Sylvester Stallone.
By 1994, he built his show “The Eric Bana Show” but it didn’t go well. In 1997, he became Chopper Read in the film “Chopper”. His role brought the breakthrough in his life as no one expected this from him.
Moreover, the following change that occurred in his life was when Ridley Scott cast him as a soldier in Black Hawk Down. This film enabled Eric to win a place in Hollywood.
He also gave his voice to a character in Finding Nemo. Furthermore, he performed the role in Troy, which collected 364 million dollars worldwide. Then, he worked in many romantic comedies such as Lucky You, Romulus, and the TV series Kath and Kim.
In 2008, he appeared in the commercial hit Star Trek. Later, he did “The Time Traveler’s Wife” and “Funny People”.
Then he got a leading role in Deliver Us from Evil- a horror movie. In mid 2017, he acted in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and Dirty John.
Eric Bana’s Parents and Siblings
In Zagreb, Eric was born to Croatian dad Ivan and German mum Eleanor. His dad was a logistics supervisor in Caterpillar Inc., while his mum was a hairdresser from Germany. Eric has an elder brother named Anthony.
Eric Bana’s Wife
During his television career, Eric Bana came across columnist Rebecca Gleeson. After he received the title of Bachelor of the Year from Cleo Magazine, both dated for around two years before his tour to the United States. Eric asked her to attend this trip with him. Both came closer during the trip. By night, Bana asked Rebecca to marry him. In 1997, they both got married. They are still living happily in their home in Melbourne.
Eric Bana’s Children
Eric and Rebecca greeted their first kid Klaus in 1998. Later in 2002, Sophia, his younger sibling, joined him. The details about their professions are still kept secret by Eric Bana.
Eric Bana Awards and Nominations
Eric got nominated many times, and even he had won ѕоmе аwаrdѕ. Eric Bana wоn Lоgіе Аwаrdѕ for the Моѕt Famous Соmеdу Реrѕоnаlіtу for the film Full Frontal. Не also earned an award from Аuѕtrаlіаn Fіlm Іnѕtіtutе fоr bеѕt асtоr іn а lеаdіng rоlе fоr the films Rоmuluѕ, Chopper, and Му Fаthеr.