Eric Bana Net Worth

Eric Bana Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Eric Banadinovic net worth is
$35 Million

Eric Banadinovic Wiki Biography

Eric Banadinovic was born on 9 August 1968, in Melbourne, Victoria Australia, of German and Croatian descent. Eric is an actor best known for taking part in various films such as “Black Hawk Down”, “Troy”, and “Star Trek”. He was also part of the series “Full Frontal”, and the film “Chopper”. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Eric Bana? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $35 million, mostly earned through a successful career as an actor. He’s won numerous awards and has also worked on video games. He’s also very active in terms of charity, but as he continues his career, his wealth will likely increase.

Eric Bana Net Worth $35 million

Bana attended Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School where he started getting noticed for his acting talents. He started out doing impressions of family members and teachers, before watching the film “Mad Max”, he decided that he wanted to become an actor, but he worked as a barman before deciding to seriously pursue the career.

In 1993, he made his television debut in “Tonight Live”, after which he was offered a part in “Full Frontal”. He served for four years in the show as a writer and performer, getting recognition for his impressions of numerous celebrities. This led to a comedy album “Out of Bounds”, and his own television special entitled “Eric”. It also led to his first film opportunity in “The Castle” which was highly successful, earning $A 10 million at the box office in Australia. In 1997, he appeared in the biographical film “Chopper”, which was about the criminal Chopper Read. Read suggested that Eric Bana should play the role and Bana would then invest a lot of time getting the look and movement of the character. Despite a limited release, Eric gained a lot of good reviews and the film would earn several awards. In 2001, he was then cast in “Black Hawk Down” which was given to him thanks to a recommendation from Russell Crowe.

After “Black Hawk Down”, he would appear in “The Nugget”, before becoming part of Marvel’s “Hulk”. Despite low ratings for the film, Bana’s performance still earned a lot of praise, which led to his next role in “Troy” as Prince Hector, which was a huge international success, earning $364 million at the box office. He was then cast in “Munich” alongside Daniel Craig and Geoffrey Rush; in the film he portrayed an agent who was ordered to track and kill the terrorists who were responsible for the 1972 Summer Olympics massacre, and despite being controversial, the film would be nominated for five Academy Awards. After appearing in a few more projects, he would then be cast in “The Other Boleyn Girl” with Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson, before playing the villain Nero in the “Star Trek” film which was another big success. Other projects he has appeared in include “The Time Traveler’s Wife”, ‘Hanna”, and “Lone Survivor”. One of his latest projects is the horror film “Deliver Us from Evil”.

For his personal life, it is known that Eric married publicist Rebecca Gleeson in 1997, and they have two children; they currently reside in Melbourne. Aside from acting, he is a motor racing enthusiast. He participates in various races in Australia and owns a 1974 XB Ford Falcon coupe. He is also a fan of Australian Rules football, and often watches games in Australia.

Full NameEric Bana
Net Worth$35 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 9, 1968
Place Of BirthMelbourne, Australia
Height6' 2½" (1.89 m)
ProfessionActor, Writer, Producer
EducationNational Institute of Dramatic Art
SpouseRebecca Gleeson
ChildrenKlaus Banadinovich, Sophia Banadinovich
ParentsEleanor Banadinovich, Ivan Banadinovich
SiblingsAnthony Banadinovich
AwardsAACTA Award for Best Lead Actor, Australian Film Institute Award for News Limited Readers' Choice Award, Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cast, Logie Award for Most Popular Comedy Personality
NominationsMTV Movie Award for Best Fight, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble, Australian Film Institute International Award for Best Actor, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Villain
MoviesHulk, Troy, Deliver Us from Evil, Star Trek, The Time Traveler's Wife, Black Hawk Down, Munich, Hanna, Deadfall, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Finest Hours, Lone Survivor, Closed Circuit, Funny People, Special Correspondents, Chopper, Romulus, My Father, Lucky You, Finding Nemo, The Castle, Mary and Ma...
TV ShowsFull Frontal, Something in the Air, HBO First Look, 4Pop
1[2009] I've always been someone that sets achievable short-term goals. I've never been someone that's had a five-year plan, or a three-year plan. That just seems to lead to a lot of disappointment, and doesn't give you the chance to be flexible. So I've just always been someone that's sort of reassessed where I'm at, and set goals that are realistic. And luckily, I've had plenty of chances to recalibrate and adjust, and good fortune has come my way.
2I hate to break it to you but actors really do love each other. It's a crazy job and we put ourselves in vulnerable positions. I don't care if it sounds corny but it's true: you're part of a brotherhood, and protect each other.
3I deliberately fly in and out of L.A. for as small a time as humanly possible.
4I wanted to be a racing driver but, you know - this will do.
5When I go on the plane to fly home, I'm literally capable of forgetting what I do for a job. That also comes about because I choose to take massive breaks between projects, and because I choose to do this ridiculous thing of keeping home, home.
6My favorite part of the interview is the 401 assumptions before you've even started speaking, based on what you're wearing, what you've chosen to eat, how the waiter looks at you.
7[on training for Troy (2004)] You couldn't have bluffed your way through. It takes a lot of bloody arrogance even with six months' preparation.
8I think I've been fortunate, and right now I'm in an incredibly fortunate position, which I'm totally aware of. I think luck gets you on to the stage. But it has nothing to do with keeping you there.
9I love being at home, being with friends and family. I'm of European stock, brought up in Australia. I'm a passionate guy. I just love life.
10The Hulk is definitely what I would categorize as un-fun. I don't think it always needs to be fun. It doesn't always need to be one big happy family. Everyone got along, but it was a difficult, hard shoot. And I think you see every ounce of sweat on the screen.
11I already loved Orlando like a little brother before we started shooting. We did spend five months together in Morocco during Black Hawk Down (2001). And you have to take care of Orlando. He doesn't even know how to make coffee. (Starts imitating Orlando's voice) Do you want coffee, Eric? How is it done again? Do you put the coffee in the water? Or in the filter? Can you make the coffee, Eric?
12[on his influences to become an actor] Early, it was Richard Pryor. I did stand-up for 10 years before acting. And the movie Mad Max (1979). It cemented in my mind that I wanted to be an actor.
13I could become characters and to me that's what acting was - I didn't want to shroud it in mystery.
14I wasn't a religious follower of comic book activity as a kid, but I was a fanatical fan of the television show with Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno. So my memories of "The Hulk" were very vivid.
15When I shoot I'll take my family with me - one movie a year and then the rest of the time at home.
16I race historic muscle cars back in Australia. And I try to race home as soon as I'm finished a movie but don't tell anyone.
17I wanted to be a mechanic. When I was 14, I wanted to quit school and go work on my car. But my dad said, "Son, you shouldn't do that. You should stay in school until your education is finished, and when you're done, don't make your hobby your job.".
1Is a huge fan of the original Star Trek (1966) series.
2Has one brother: Anthony Banadinovic, three years older.
3Parents are Ivan and Eleanor Banadinovic.
4Has declined to reprise his role as Bruce Banner/the Hulk in an Incredible Hulk sequel. [July 2006]
5Has appeared twice on the cover of GQ magazine: July 2003 and March 2008.
6Completed the customary "Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car" lap in 1m:47.5s on Top Gear: Episode #14.1 (2009).
7In April 2009, along with several of the cast and crew, he visited Camp Arijan in Kuwait to show Star Trek (2009) to a group of US service members.
8In Full Frontal (1993), whenever the show was spoofing a Tom Cruise movie, or had a sketch that involved Tom Cruise, he would play "Cruise", even though he is 7 inches taller than him in real-life.
9Choosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Movie Stars in the World (#61) (2007).
10Invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) in 2006.
11Began his career as a stand-up comedian.
12One of his most admired actors is Rade Serbedzija.
13No fewer than three of his theatrical films are remakes of, or share the same source material with, a television movie. The Incredible Hulk comic book series was filmed as the television movie and series The Incredible Hulk (1978), and the theatrical film Hulk (2003). Homer's "Iliad" was filmed as Helen of Troy (2003) for television, and the theatrical film Troy (2004). George Jonas' book "Vengeance" was filmed for television as Sword of Gideon (1986), then remade by Steven Spielberg as Munich (2005).
14When asked in 2005 who his idols are, he named Richard Pryor, Paul Newman and Barry Humphries.
15Was the first choice to play Xander Cage in xXx (2002), which he turned down to do The Nugget (2002).
16A picture of his wife and child was used in Black Hawk Down (2001) for the scene where helicopter pilot Mike Durant is captured by Somalis. The prop department had forgotten to grab a picture of a wife and child for the shot, so they asked Bana's wife, who was traveling with him, if they could use a picture of her and their child for the shot and she agreed.
17Is a supporter of the St. Kilda Australian rules football team.
18First car was an old 1974 Ford Falcon XB Coupe, purchased for $1000 at age 15.
19Father-in-law is High Court Chief Justice Murray Gleeson.
20Brad Pitt personally requested Bana as a co-star for Troy (2004) because he was a huge fan of Chopper (2000).
21Had the option of playing several different characters in Troy (2004) when he was approached for the project. He chose Hector because he thought Hector "was such a great bloke".
22Prior to Troy (2004), Bana had worked with Orlando Bloom in Black Hawk Down (2001).
23Tall by almost any standards at 6'3", he is actually medium-sized or small by his family's standards. For instance, his brother stands 6'8".
24Has two children with his wife Rebecca Gleeson: Klaus Bana (born August 1999) and Sophia Bana (born April 2002).
25Two of his characters previously appeared in television movies starring John Rhys-Davies before Bana came into the roles. Rhys-Davies played Wilson Fisk, aka The Kingpin, in The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (1989), which starred Bill Bixby as Dr. Banner, a role later played by Bana. Rhys-Davies also played King Priam in Helen of Troy (2003). Priam is the father of Hector, played by Bana in Troy (2004).
26Had never ridden a horse before Troy (2004), and had to start from scratch without a saddle.
27He loves racing both bikes and cars in Australia.
28In an ironic twist, Mark Brandon Read, who was portrayed by Bana in the movie Chopper (2000), has a small role in the film Trojan Warrior (2002); which he plays a guy named "Erik Bana". This is not to be confused with Troy (2004) which also stars Bana and features a Trojan horse.
29First jobs: Washing cars at a service station, pushing trolleys at Coles New World, barman at Melbourne's Castle Hotel in 1991.
30After wrapping Hulk (2003), he spent nine months at home with his family.
31He made his motorsport debut in 1996's Targa Tasmania, driving that same 1974 Ford Falcon XB Coupe. Other competitions include the 2002 and 2003 Classic Adelaide.
32Has said that Sam Elliott and Nick Nolte are two of his favorite actors, and got to work with both in Hulk (2003).
33Underwent weight training and fight training for his role as Hector in Troy (2004).
34Admitted to eating junk food for four weeks to put on the extra weight needed to play Chopper (2000). He gained 30 pounds for the role.
35He hates guns.
36His deal for Hulk (2003) includes an option for two sequels, with substantial salary raises for each film.


King Arthur: Legend of the Sword2017post-productionUther Pendragon
The Forgiven2017post-productionPiet Blomfeld
The Secret Scripture2016Dr. William Grene
Special Correspondents2016Frank
The Finest Hours2016Daniel Cluff
Deliver Us from Evil2014Sarchie
Lone Survivor2013Erik Kristensen
Closed Circuit2013Martin Rose
Hanna2011Erik Heller
The Time Traveler's Wife2009Henry
Funny People2009Clarke
Star Trek2009Nero
Mary and Max2009Damien (voice)
The Other Boleyn Girl2008Henry Tudor
Romulus, My Father2007Romulus Gaita
Lucky You2007Huck Cheever
Hulk2003Video GameBruce Banner (voice)
Hulk2003Bruce Banner
Finding Nemo2003Anchor (voice)
The Nugget2002Lotto
Black Hawk Down2001Hoot
Something in the Air2000-2001TV SeriesJoe Sabatini
Chopper2000Mark Brandon 'Chopper' Read
All Saints1999-2000TV SeriesRob Biletsky
Arctic Adventure2000ShortOz (voice)
Eric1997TV SeriesVarious Characters
Full Frontal1993-1997TV SeriesVarious Characters / Guest Performer
The Castle1997Con Petropoulous
Eric1996TV MovieVarious Characters


Eric1997TV Series writer - 9 episodes
The Eric Bana Show Live1997TV Series writer - 8 episodes
Eric1996TV Movie writer
Full Frontal1993-1996TV Series writer - 28 episodes


Paper Planes2014/Iexecutive producer
Love the Beast2009Documentary producer
Eric1997TV Series producer - 9 episodes
Eric1996TV Movie producer


Love the Beast2009Documentary

Music Department

Love the Beast2009Documentary musician: percussionist


Hulk2003Video Game special thanks
A Margherita with Hot Salami1999Short thanks


Loose Women2016TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2016TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV SeriesHimself
Today2006-2016TV SeriesHimself
CBS News Sunday Morning2016TV Series documentaryHimself
The Graham Norton Show2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Omar Sharif's Tribute2015Documentary short
Stop Laughing... This Is Serious2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
Made in Hollywood2011-2014TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2009-2014TV SeriesHimself
Reel Junkie2012-2014TV SeriesHimself
Chelsea Lately2009-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
E! News2014TV SeriesHimself
The Insider2014TV SeriesHimself
Conan2013-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2012-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Tempest at the Drop-in2013DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2009-2013TV SeriesHimself
Eddie McGuire Tonight2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Hanna: Adapt or Die2011Video shortHimself
Hanna: Central Intelligence Allegory2011Video shortHimself
Attack of the Show!2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Weekend Today2011TV SeriesHimself
Janela Indiscreta2010TV SeriesHimself
Star Trek: Aliens2009Video documentary shortHimself
Star Trek: A New Vision2009Video documentary shortHimself
Star Trek: Ben Burtt & the Sounds of Star Trek2009Video documentary shortHimself
Star Trek: Casting2009Video documentary shortHimself
Star Trek: Gene Rodenberry's Vision2009Video documentary shortHimself
Star Trek: Planets2009Video documentary shortHimself
Star Trek: Props & Costumes2009Video documentary shortHimself
Star Trek: Score2009Video documentary shortHimself
Star Trek: Starships2009Video documentary shortHimself
Star Trek: The Gag Reel2009Video shortHimself
Star Trek: To Boldly Go2009Video documentary shortHimself
Top Gear2009TV SeriesHimself
Rove Live2000-2009TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2007-2009TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2006-2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
DeLuxe2009TV SeriesHimself
Xposé2007-2009TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2003-2009TV SeriesHimself
Love the Beast2009DocumentaryHimself
L'Oreal Paris 2008 AFI Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
On Set: Making Boleyn2008Video shortHimself
To Be a Lady2008Video shortHimself
Translating History to Screen2008Video shortHimself
Tavis Smiley2006-2008TV SeriesHimself
Cartelera2008TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 2007 Australian Film Institute Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
Attacking Troy2007Video documentary short
Kath & Kim2007TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Players at the Table2007Video documentary shortHimself
The 2006 Australian Film Institute Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Movie Rush2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Munich: Portrait of an Era2006Video shortHimself
Munich: The Experience2006Video documentary shortHimself
Munich: The International Cast2006Video shortHimself
Munich: The Mission - The Team2006Video documentary shortHimself
Munich: The On-Set Experience2006Video shortHimself
The 78th Annual Academy Awards2006TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Sound Mixing
Morning Glory2006TV SeriesHimself
Sunrise2006TV SeriesHimself
Film '722006TV SeriesHimself
Richard & Judy2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Corazón de...2006TV SeriesHimself
The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter: Best Actress / Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
The 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Troy: From Ruins to Reality2005Video documentary shortHimself
Troy: In the Thick of Battle2005Video documentary shortHimself
Terrors of Tasmania2004TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2003-2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Making of 'Troy'2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
4Pop2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
HBO First Look2004TV Series documentaryHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2004TV SeriesHimself
Total Request Live2004TV SeriesHimself
Troy: The Passion of Helen2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Hulk'2003Video documentary shortHimself
Hulk Cam: Inside the Rage2003Video documentary shortHimself
The Incredible Ang Lee2003Video shortHimself
The Hulk: An MTV Movie Special2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Cartaz Cultural2003TV SeriesHimself (2008)
Hulk: Behind the Scenes2003Video shortHimself
Player$2003TV SeriesHimself
The Panel2000-2002TV SeriesHimself
The Essence of Combat: Making 'Black Hawk Down'2002Video documentaryHimself
The Ray Martin Show2001TV SeriesHimself
The Big Schmooze2000TV SeriesHimself
The Eric Bana Show Live1997TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Chelsea Lately2013-2014TV SeriesHimself
Movie Guide2013TV SeriesMartin Vickers
Rove Live2009TV SeriesHimself
20 to 12006TV Series documentaryMark Brandon 'Chopper' Read
101 Sexiest Celebrity Bodies2005TV MovieHimself - Place #51
Black Hawk Down: Designing Mogadishu2003Video shortHoot
Finding Nemo2003Video GameAnchor
Australian Story2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Sale of the Century: 15th Anniversary1995TV Movie documentaryGlenn (Full Frontal)

Won Awards

2009BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest Ensemble CastStar Trek (2009)
2009DFCS AwardDenver Film Critics SocietyBest Acting EnsembleStar Trek (2009)
2007AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Lead ActorRomulus, My Father (2007)
2007News Limited Readers' Choice AwardAustralian Film Institute
2001FCCA AwardFilm Critics Circle of Australia AwardsBest Actor - MaleChopper (2000)
2000AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleChopper (2000)
2000IF AwardIF AwardsBest ActorChopper (2000)
2000Best ActorStockholm Film FestivalChopper (2000)
1997LogieLogie AwardsMost Popular Comedy Personality

Nominated Awards

2010Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastStar Trek (2009)
2009Scream AwardScream AwardsBest VillainStar Trek (2009)
2009Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie VillainStar Trek (2009)
2009WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest EnsembleStar Trek (2009)
2008AFI International AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest ActorThe Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
2008FCCA AwardFilm Critics Circle of Australia AwardsBest ActorRomulus, My Father (2007)
2007AFI International AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest ActorLucky You (2007)
2006AFI International AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest ActorMunich (2005)
2005Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Actor of the YearMunich (2005)
2005MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest FightTroy (2004)
2003Cinescape Genre Face of the Future AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USAMaleHulk (2003)
2002CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsMost Promising Performer
2002PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Acting EnsembleBlack Hawk Down (2001)

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