Eric Bana Banas Father Was A Logistics Manager For Caterpillar Inc And Banas Germanborn

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Eric Bana (pron.: /’bæn?/ BAN-?; born 9 August 1968) is an Australian film and television actor. He began his career as a comedian in the sketch comedy series Full Frontal before gaining critical recognition in the biopic Chopper (2000). Bana’s father was a logistics manager for Caterpillar, Inc., and Bana’s German-born mother, Eleanor, was a hairdresser. Bana grew up in Melbourne’s Tullamarine, a suburban area on the western edge of the city, near the main airport. “Wog is such a terrible word,” he said. Showing acting skill early in life, Bana began doing impressions of family members at the age of six or seven, first mimicking his grandfather’s walk, voice and mannerisms. in school, he mimicked his teachers as a means to get out of trouble.