Over the years in Hollywood, Australian actors have established a formidable presence in the industry, not only by their acts but also by their big-time earnings. One of the big earners in the industry from the land of Kangaroos is Eric Bana. The famous comedian and actor has been around for a long time and has as well been making huge fortunes from his ventures.
Bana is an accomplished comedian and dramatic actor who has featured in some of the industry’s most successful works. He rose to prominence in his country for his sketch comedies but came to international recognition after he appeared in the biographic film, Chopper. He is known for his roles in movies like Star Trek, Hulk, Troy, Black Hawk Down, Lone Survivor and The Time Traveler’s Wife and has accumulated a net worth running into millions of dollars. Let’s get down to how much Eric Bana is really worth as well as how he makes his money.
Eric Bana’s Net Worth
The Australian actor has starred in high grossing internationally successful films which have added to his earnings. Some of them include Troy which grossed over $364 million worldwide and Star Trek which earned over US$380 million worldwide. Moreover, Bana’s movies have grossed over $1 billion at the box office with a set record of opening a gross average of more than $25 million for 11 releases. His net worth has been estimated to be $40 million.
Though he cannot be said to be given to splurges, Eric Bana’s fortune avails him the privileges to a lavish lifestyle with his wife and two children. The family of four lives in Melbourne where he has a bungalow worth $4 million in Esther Road, as well as in Hollywood. He also owns several other properties all over the world, worth millions of dollars. For instance, his home in 50 Holyrood Street, Hampton is worth 2.2 million and another Lavish Los Angeles mansion is worth 9 million.
Eric Bana is also a motor racing enthusiast and is very much interested in motorcycles and cars. He bought his first car at the age of 15, a 1974 XB Ford Falcon coupé which cost him A$1100. He now confidently owns a collection of vintage continental cars including 1970 Ferrari 365 GTB 4 Daytona, 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4, and 1976 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera. Bana also has classic motorcycles such as BMW, Ducati, and Suzuki.
How Does the Australian Actor Make His Money?
Eric Bana earned his multi-million dollars net worth mostly from his career in the acting industry. Besides, he is also a producer and a motor racer. He had little or no experience in dramatic roles when he first started but has performed in a broad spectrum of leading and supporting roles and acted in films ranging from drama to romantic comedies, action thrillers, and science fiction. Bana has also become one of the most desired and most bankable actors in Hollywood.
From a sketch comedy career in works like Full Frontal, Eric Bana made his film debut in a supporting role as Con Petropoulous in the Australian film The Castle (1997). The film was both critically and financially successful, grossing A$10 million at the box office in the country.
Eric Bana made his Hollywood debut as Norm “Hoot” Gibson, an American soldier in the film Black Hawk Down (2001) following his performance as Australian’s notorious criminal Chopper Read in the biopic, Chopper (2000). Since then, he has also starred in numerous other critical and commercial hits both in his homeland as well as in Hollywood. Some of them include Hulk (2003), Troy (2004), Munich (2005), Romulus, My Father (2007), Star Trek (2009), Hanna (2011), Deliver Us From Evil (2014), and the Bravo mini-series, Dirty John (2018).
Additionally, he has shared the screen with other big names in the acting world including Brad Pitt, Scarlett Johansson, Daniel Craig, Saoirse Ronan, Chris Pine, Cate Blanchett, and Natalie Portman. Bana has also received the highest television and film awards for his performances in Australia. His performances in Chopper and Romulus, My Father each earned him the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actor.
He also received the Logie Awards for the Most Popular Comedy Personality in Full Frontal. Also, his role as Hulk earned him an Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films nomination for Cinescape Genre Face of the Future. In 2006, Eric Bana was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.