Recent searches (0)
At Kidadl we pride ourselves on offering families original ideas to make the most of time spent together at home or out and about, wherever you are in the world. We strive to recommend the very best things that are suggested by our community and are things we would do ourselves - our aim is to be the trusted friend to parents.
We try our very best, but cannot guarantee perfection. We will always aim to give you accurate information at the date of publication - however, information does change, so it’s important you do your own research, double-check and make the decision that is right for your family.
Kidadl provides inspiration to entertain and educate your children. We recognise that not all activities and ideas are appropriate and suitable for all children and families or in all circumstances. Our recommended activities are based on age but these are a guide. We recommend that these ideas are used as inspiration, that ideas are undertaken with appropriate adult supervision, and that each adult uses their own discretion and knowledge of their children to consider the safety and suitability.
Kidadl cannot accept liability for the execution of these ideas, and parental supervision is advised at all times, as safety is paramount. Anyone using the information provided by Kidadl does so at their own risk and we can not accept liability if things go wrong.
Eric Banadinović is a well-known Australian actor as well as a comedian who was born on August 9, 1968, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He is recognized as a talented actor for his excellent performance in a dark drama film named 'Chopper', which gave him a lifetime opportunity to venture into Hollywood movies as an actor. He is also popular for playing superhero roles in Ang Lee's 'Hulk'. His other roles were in 'Black Hawk Down', 'Troy' and 'Munich'. He is most popular by his stage name Eric Bana.
Eric Bana is a vocal supporter of the Australian Rules Football, better known as Footie. He was appointed as the Member of the Order of Australia for the services rendered to charitable organizations and performing arts. This honor was accorded to him on the occasion of the Queen's Birthday in 2019.
His romantic comedy 'Lucky You' was released in the year 2007 and won him appreciation from all over. In the movie, he played the character of a professional Poker player, Huck Cheever, who goes on to win a high-stakes tournament in Las Vegas.
His net worth was $45 million in 2021. The reason behind his wealth of Eric is his career as a comedian and mostly as a Hollywood actor.
Eric Bana, the actor, earns around $400,000 per year from his acting career.
Eric Bana stands at an average height of 6 ft 2 in (189 cm). He has dark brown hair and dark brown eyes.
Australia-born Eric Bana will turn 54 years old in August 2022, as he was born on August 9, 1968.
Eric Bana was born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, on August 9, 1968, and was raised in Melbourne's Tullamarine Suburb. He is the son of father Ivan Banadivonic, who was the logistics manager at Caterpillar Inc., and mother Eleanor Banadivonic, who was a hairdresser near Mannheim in Germany. His father was a Croatian who hailed from a South Slavic ethnic group. According to Eric, his family has suffered from racist taunts, and he was called a wog.
Eric attended Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School. During his school days, he loved motor racing, and at the age of 14, he decided to quit his studies to become a motor mechanic, but his father didn't want him to leave his studies and convinced him to complete his school.
In 1997, Eric Bana married Rebecca Gleeson, a publicist with Seven Networks, the daughter of then Chief Justice of South Wales and later Chief Justice of Australia, Murray Gleeson. Eric and Rebecca dated each other since 1995 while working on a television series 'Full Frontal'. In 1996, Eric was named Bachelor Of The Year by Cleo Magazine, and he won a trip to the USA. He proposed to Rebecca on the same trip, and the couple got married the next year.
The lovely couple has two children, a son named 'Klaus Banadivonic' (born in July 1999) and a daughter named 'Sophia Banadivonic' (born in April 2002).
His powerful performance in a biographical crime film, 'Chopper'. He also gained public attention in the comedy-drama titled 'The Castle', and in the war- films' Black Hawk Down', 'Hulk', etc. He was appreciated for his role as Hector in the war-epic 'Troy'. He got a lead role in Steven Spielberg's historical thriller film 'Munich', which was released in 2005. In 2009, he worked as a villain named Nero in the science fiction 'Star Trek', which received huge critical and commercial success.
He worked in numerous other projects such as 'Something In The Air' as Joe Sabatini, 'The Nugget', 'Troy' as Hector, Munich as a Mossad agent, 'Lucky You' as Huck Cheever, 'Romulus, My Father', 'The Other Boleyn Girl' as Henry VIII of England, The Time Traveler's Wife, 'Judd Apatow', 'Love The Beast', 'Hanna' where he portrayed ex-CIA operative Erik Helle, 'Deadfall', 'Lone Survivor' as Erik S. Kristensen, etc.
Also, he showed his presence in movies like 'Closed Circuit' (2013), 'Deliver Us From Evil' as Ralph Sarchie (2014), 'The Finest Hours' as Daniel Cluff (2016), 'The Secret Scripture' as Stephen Grene in 2016, 'King Arthur : Legend Of The Sword' as Uther Pendragon in 2017, 'The Forgiven' playing the role of Piet Blomfield (2017) and 'The Dry' as Falk in 2020.
He also appeared in television shows like 'Full Frontal' (1993-1996), 'The Eric Bana Show Live' (1996-1997), 'All Saints' (1999-2000), 'Something In The Air' (2000-2001), 'Kath & Kim' (2007), 'Top Gear' (2009), 'The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale' (2018) and 'Dirty John' (2018).
Eric Bana is an ambassador of Youth Off The Streets, which supports homeless youth people. He is also an advocate for the Mental Illness Fellowship, which aims at the mental health of the people in Australia. He also supported the Australian Childhood Foundation, Bone Marrow Donor Institute, Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund.
Eric Bana has won many awards for his fantastic performances as an actor. In 1997, he won Logie Awards in the category of Most Popular Comedy Personality for his work in 'Full Frontal'. In 2000, he won the Australian Film Institute Award as the Best Actor In A Leading Role for his work in 'Chopper'. After that in 2007, Eric won the Australian Film Institute award for work in 'Romulus, My Father' as the Best Actor In A Leading Role.
Eric was also nominated for MTV Movie Award and Teen Choice Awards for his work in 'Troy' and 'Star Trek', respectively.
Eric has had a huge interest in motor racing since his childhood days. He also enjoys cycling. He is also a fan of Australian rules football.
Bana loves to eat Italian food. Black is his favorite color.
Sam Eliott and Nick Nolte are Eric's favorite actors.
Editorial credit: s_bukley / Shutterstock.com
Read The Disclaimer
Kidadl is independent and to make our service free to you the reader we are supported by advertising.
We hope you love our recommendations for products and services! What we suggest is selected independently by the Kidadl team. If you purchase using the buy now button we may earn a small commission. This does not influence our choices. Please note: prices are correct and items are available at the time the article was published.
Kidadl has a number of affiliate partners that we work with including Amazon. Please note that Kidadl is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.
We also link to other websites, but are not responsible for their content.
Remember that you can always manage your preferences or unsubscribe through the link at the foot of each newsletter.