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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.