"As a son and a father this story resonated with me to such an extent that I felt naturally compelled to take on the role of Romulus." - Eric Bana
Eric Bana is one of Australias best-known performers with a successful international film career. Eric made his feature film debut in a supporting role in the Australian film, THE CASTLE and went on to further acclaim in the title role of Mark "Chopper" Read in the successful Australian film, CHOPPER. Based on the life of an infamous standover man, Banas performance won him the Best Actor AFI award. The film premiered at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival to rave notices for its US release.
He then co-starred in Ridley Scotts BLACK HAWK DOWN as Delta Sgt. First Class "Hoot" Gibson, one of a group of elite US soldiers opposite Josh Hartnett and Ewan McGregor. The war epic, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, was based on Mark Bowdens best-selling account of the 1993 US mission in Mogadishu, Somalia. In 2002, Eric featured in the Australian film, THE NUGGET (directed by Bill Bennett), together with Stephen Curry, Dave ONeil, Belinda Emmett and Peter Moon. In 2003, Eric was the lead in THE HULK, directed by Academy Award winning Ang Lee, the film co-starred Jennifer Connolly.
In 2004 TROY, directed by Wolfgang Petersen, and based on the epic poetry of Homers "The Iliad", Eric starred alongside Brad Pitt and Orlando Bloom as Hector, Prince of Troy. Eric was also seen on the big screen in the leading role of MUNICH, based on the aftermath of the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. Directed by Steven Spielberg, MUNICH received 5 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture.
Eric will also be seen starring in Curtis Hansons LUCKY YOU co-starring Drew Barrymore, Robert Duvall and Debra Messing.
In Erics latest film project, THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL, directed by Justin Chadwick, he plays the role of Henry VIII, alongside Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson.