Eric Bana Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

1st May 2016

Quote: "I thought he was this fantastic, brooding actor, and an action hero as well. And I found out he’s a putz like me, which is good. He’s an idiot. He’s a stupid, big, lumpy idiot, just like me. But he’s got great comic timing." Ricky Gervais jokingly describes Eric Bana, who he stars opposite in his new Netflix movie, Special Correspondents.

4th July 2014

Quote: "I'm open to everything. Except the musical. I can't sing, so the musical genre is safe. I'll leave that to my friend Hugh (Jackman). Everything else is open slather." Actor Eric Bana has no plans to shoot a movie musical.

26th June 2014

Quote: "It was really hard to watch and it wasn't what you expect - it wasn't someone freaking out and writhing and screaming; what made it so freaky is the person was completely still and not really making any noise whatsoever... It opened my mind." Actor Eric Bana was disturbed by exorcism footage he watched to get into character for new movie Deliver Us From Evil.

9th March 2013

Fact: Actor Eric Bana has been unveiled as the new face of Bulgari's latest men's fragrance, Bulgari Man Extreme.

17th March 2011

Quote: "It was great actually, because I could just go for it. I reckon I did hurt him once or twice. And now I can say that I kicked the a** out of The Hulk." Saoirse Ronan enjoyed her fight scene with Hulk star Eric Bana for new movie Hanna.

10th February 2011

Fact: British action man Jason Statham is in talks to replace Aussie Troy star Eric Bana in spy thriller Echelon, which will be Angelina Jolie's longtime stunt co-ordinator Simon Crane's directorial debut. The film is based on former British Special Forces soldier Andy MCNab's Firewall novel.

25th March 2010

Fact: Richard Gere, Keira Knightley and Eric Bana are teaming up for new movie THE EMPEROR'S CHILDREN, which chronicles the horror of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York.

13th August 2009

Quote: "My wife would be terrified, she loves the grey." Australian actor Eric Bana's wife won't let him dye his hair.

13th August 2009

Quote: "I have to wake up in Chicago in various places stark naked. I did it myself but I didn't really want to 'cause who really wants to see a 40-year-old butt?" Actor Eric Bana felt uncomfortable shedding his clothes for his role in new romantic drama, THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE.

11th August 2009

Quote: "I'm good around the house. I'm not stealing my wife's thunder but I do clean. Housework is a bigger aphrodisiac to women than a set of abs, I've found." Eric Bana knows tidying up is the way to please REBECCA, his partner of 14 years.

10th August 2009

Quote: "You know how really famous people like to avoid the paparazzi? I like to sneak into people's snapshots. I just try and inch my way into the edge... it's endless hours of entertainment on Fifth Avenue." Actor Eric Bana developed a bizarre habit while visiting New York.

5th August 2009

Quote: "I don't believe in the ab thing. I don't do abs!" Australian actor Eric Bana refused to tone up his stomach muscles before shedding his clothes for his role in new movie THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE.

5th August 2009

Quote: "Stupidly, when I signed on for the film, I read the scenes and thought my character was butt naked for quite a bit, but I thought, it's PG-13, I'll never have to take my clothes off! Well I was wrong, I was so wrong. Every third or fourth day they were like, 'Eric, drop your pants!'" Actor Eric Bana was surprised by how much flesh he had to show for new movie THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE.

30th July 2009

Fact: Australian actor Eric Bana was nicknamed 'The Giggle Monster' by his FUNNY PEOPLE co-star Leslie Mann - because he struggled to keep a straight face throughout filming for the new comedy.

4th May 2009

Quote: "Thankfully, my kids have no interest in cars whatsoever, which means I have my whole garage to myself." Motor mad Eric Bana's children don't share their dad's love of wheels.

30th April 2009

Quote: "I was lying on a cot shivering with blankets over me, and they would (clap) and say Let's go! and I would get off the cot and get up play some more poker and lay back down." Australian actor Eric Bana remembers one of his most challenging acting experiences, filming 2007 poker film LUCKY YOU while he battled the flu.

18th June 2008

Fact: Eric Bana looks like he could put up a good fight, whereas ED (NORTON) fits the weakish look of the character." Original HULK LOU FERRIGNO compares movie versions of BRUCE BANNER - The Incredible Hulk's mean, green alter-ego.

8th March 2008

Quote: "People ask, 'Why do you like getting around on a bike so much?' I don't do it to be green. I do it because it's so f**king fun." MUNICH actor Eric Bana insists his bike-riding has nothing to do with being environmentally friendly.

28th February 2008

Quote: "We just got the giggles. It was funny for everyone else for about 10 minutes, and then they started getting p**sed off." Natalie Portman and her THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL co-star Eric Bana had a great time holding up production on the new movie.

26th February 2008

Quote: "it's for a secret role. The Star Trek fans know what it's for." Eric Bana shows off his new buzz cut on THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO.

26th February 2008

Quote: "You can put your keys in there, cellphone in there. It's like the ultimate manbag." Eric Bana on the codpiece he wore playing HENRY VIII in THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL.

31st January 2008

Quote: "My number one is probably Johnny Depp. George Clooney has that old-school feel and I like Eric Bana. To me, it is so much more about the whole package." Fantastic Four star Jessica Alba names her favourite leading men.

13th August 2007

Fact: Australian actor Eric Bana is making a return to comedy with a cameo appearance in Aussie TV show KATH + KIM.

4th May 2007

Quote: "I have a problem where, when I think I'm looking friendly, I look like I want to kill someone." Actor Eric Bana admits there's a downfall to having intense eyes.

6th March 2006

Quote: "I sketched this myself and spent the last month in Melbourne (Australia) hand stitching and cutting." Oscars presenter Eric Bana joked about how he designed and styled his own Academy Awards tuxedo.

10th January 2006

Fact: <p>Aussie actor Eric Bana thrilled the cast of new movie Munich with his ability to speak German. The TROY star learned the language from his German mother but never thought he'd be able to incorporate it into his acting life. </p>

20th December 2005

Quote: <p>"When I see someone put Coke in Scotch, it's like seeing a fluffy duck - it's not right." Australian actor Eric Bana. </p>

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