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ERIC BANA (King Henry VIII) starred in Steven Spielberg's controversial and critically acclaimed drama Munich. Bana earned widespread praise for his multilayered portrayal of Avner, the Israeli agent chosen to lead an elite squad that has been ordered to track down and kill the men responsible for the terrorist attack that ended with the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics.
A native of Australia, Bana was first introduced to American audiences when he played the title role of Mark "Chopper" Read in the feature film Chopper. On the heels of its success in Australia, the film had its American premiere at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival and was then released in select U.S. cities. For his performance in Chopper, Bana won Best Actor Awards from the Australian Film Critics Circle and the Australian Film Institute.
In 2001, Bana co-starred with Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor and Tom Sizemore in Ridley Scott's war drama Black Hawk Down, playing one of a group of U.S. soldiers on an ill-fated mission in Somalia.
Bana then starred as Bruce Banner, a geneticist whose experiments turn him into the title character in the feature Hulk, based on the popular Marvel Comics series. Directed by Ang Lee, the film also starred Jennifer Connelly, Josh Lucas and Nick Nolte. In 2004, Bana portrayed Hector in Wolfgang Petersen's epic drama Troy, based on Homer's The Iliad and also starring Brad Pitt and Orlando Bloom.
Most recently, Bana starred in Curtis Hanson's Lucky You, opposite Drew Barrymore. He may currently be seen in the Australian film Romulus, My Father. He next stars in The Time Traveler's Wife, an adaptation of the bestselling novel, opposite Rachel McAdams, and in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek reboot.
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