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By Anonym 14 Sep

Eric Bana

I wanted to be a mechanic. When I was 14 I wanted to quit school and go work on my car. But my dad said Son, you shouldn't do that. You should stay in school until your education is finished, and when you're done, don't make your hobby your job.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eric Bana

You have to be proactive about your destiny and then realize that the other half of it is completely out of your control. I think it's fascinating.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eric Bana

I've always been someone that sets achievable short-term goals. I've never been someone that's had a five-year plan, or a three-year plan. That just seems to lead to a lot of disappointment, and doesn't give you the chance to be flexible. So I've just always been someone that's sort of reassessed where I'm at, and set goals that are realistic. And luckily, I've had plenty of chances to recalibrate and adjust, and good fortune's come my way.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eric Bana

I have a theory that I really want my kids to know - the only coloration that they make between dad being in films and reality is just a lot of people doing a lot of hard work.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eric Bana

I race historic muscle cars back in Australia, and that's my hobby. And I try to race home as soon as I've finished a movie but don't tell anyone.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eric Bana

I've worked with some of the great cinematographers. So I'm always watching what they do and I'm watching how the director composes his shots, just because I find it interesting as an actor; you're trying to help them out as well.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eric Bana

My background was producing and writing and performing in television when I started out, and I really missed that, that whole creative process that comes from sort of 'me' storytelling.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eric Bana

Throw your children in the surf and let them get used to it. They have to learn all about rips and tides and swimming between the flags and all that sort of stuff. I know that sounds ridiculous but it's true.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eric Bana

I do believe in reading signs if they're really obvious to you. Things happen. Someone will say something to you today in the morning and then later on that day someone will mention the same thing and then the next day someone will mention it again. There's a reason why three people have said something within twenty four hours.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eric Bana

I don't consciously seek out Australian projects. I put them on the same table as all the other scripts and I wouldn't ever do a film just because it's been shot at home.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eric Bana

If you're lucky enough to be involved in a film that's about something very real and that you hope will continue to hold up in 20 years' time it just gives you more energy and makes it feel all the more worthwhile.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eric Bana

I didn't study Greek mythology in school and I wish I had.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eric Bana

We live our lives by the water and if you don't know how to swim in Australia, it's like not knowing how to cross a road. It's an incredible survival thing that you really must learn when you're a child.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eric Bana

I wasn't going to be a college kid. The only subject I was interested in was English. I think I had a subconscious interest in analyzing story.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eric Bana

When I go on the plane to fly home, I'm literally capable of forgetting what I do for a job. That also comes about because I choose to take massive breaks between projects, and because I choose to do this ridiculous thing of keeping home, home.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eric Bana

Film sets are great fun. Film people are great people to hang around with. I don't want to run off and be distracted by other things.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eric Bana

It really depends on the director. I think quite often, it's not what you expect. The most serious film can be the most fun. The one that's supposed to be fun can be the most serious. I don't think there are any hard-and-fast rules. I just think it really depends on your director and what the general vibe is.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eric Bana

I never really think much about the size of a production because I think as an actor, once you're in it, it's all the same. I never ever pick projects based on their size.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eric Bana

When I was a kid, I would do stupid things on my bike. I'd jump any ramp, I'd jump over people, I'd jump over things - always crashing, never hurting myself badly but always wanting to take physical risks.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eric Bana

I would never say never to returning to comedy.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eric Bana

There wasn't a moment where I got into cars. It wasn't a conscience decision or something that came later, it was there since I was born. I just love it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eric Bana

Stand-up came out of three things. Frustration, necessity and arrogance. I didn't have a great career ahead of me in anything. Someone literally said to me, 'You should try stand-up,' and took me to a venue.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eric Bana

In America now every romantic comedy is interpreted politically. I can remember when I was promoting Black Hawk Down we were all being asked what it said about September 11th. Well, it was shot before that happened, so, nothing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eric Bana

If a great comedy landed on my doorstep, I would find it hard to say no.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eric Bana

There's a plethora of wonderful documentaries. I made a point of not looking at anyone else's portrayal of Henry because I think it would have been too confusing - so I've got a lot of films to look forward to.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eric Bana

I don't like working in a studio, at all. I just prefer to be on location, rather than hearing the bells of the studio going off. It's like being in Las Vegas, where no one knows the time and there are no windows.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eric Bana

The thing I love about working with first-time directors is that it's always quite shocking how little difference there is between them and directors who've been directing all their lives.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eric Bana

I never look at the size of the film when I'm looking for a part.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eric Bana

I used to lift very heavy weights in my mid-twenties - I used to bench press over 300lb. The most I ever lifted was 330lb; I couldn't do that today, no way.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eric Bana

The darker the film, the more vital everyone's sense of humor is on set.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eric Bana

Definitely the script because you want to be part of an interesting story, you want your character to be a challenge, then comes the director. But essentially it's the script first and whether it's a character that you think you can do.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eric Bana

I'll give you a list of a hundred ways that I'm more likely to be injured than belting around a race track with people who know what they're doing. It's not a place where I feel I'm in unnecessary danger.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eric Bana

I think I wasted a lot of my youth, falling for girls who were a couple of years older than me.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eric Bana

I love working with people who have had television experience because I think there's a real efficiency and methodology that comes from that background.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eric Bana

I've always described parts as tattoos. For actors our tattoos are in the form of films.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eric Bana

I think if you had to map that out at the beginning and you said, "Right, sit down, this is what you're going to be doing," you'd probably freak out. But I'm someone who really enjoys not being himself. So if you consider that, then it all sort of makes sense.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eric Bana

The movies people don't talk about or remember after six months' time don't really matter.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eric Bana

At the beggining of my career, for me the comedy circuit was a combination of desperation and the fact that it was something I could do. I sort of meandered and really had no idea what I was going to do with my life. I had a go at stand-up, and I was sort of okay at it. I'd say I'm the opposite of someone that has the urge to stand in front of strangers and make them laugh, but the idea of getting up and telling a story and people finding it amusing always appealed to me. So I'd say it was probably more about that than anything.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eric Bana

I think there are times when you walk onto a set you can potentially be either intimidated or distracted by what's going on around you.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eric Bana

I've had frustrated storytelling juices that have been lying dormant for a long time, and I guess the documentary was a way of me telling a story that I felt most qualified to tell. And I loved it, and I'd love to do something else someday, probably more narrative-based. But I'm in no rush.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eric Bana

I don't often watch broad comedies and think, "Oh well, I could have been a part of that." It's usually the opposite. I usually watch them, enjoy them, admire them, and think, "You know, I really have nothing to contribute to that".

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eric Bana

I think you need to be able to see a lot of negative in things in order to extract material, so there's probably something to that. A lot of the people I used to work with were very, very, very unfunny offstage, so that's a pretty common thing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eric Bana

I'm spending all my time and energy on the project at hand.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eric Bana

I get inhabited by a character and then you mourn it. There's a period of mourning for me, definitely.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eric Bana

I usually befriend the camera department very early on in the film and drive them nuts. I'm constantly bombarding them with questions and going through the stills photography. A film set is a great place for me and I love it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eric Bana

I fell in love with many women at school who had no idea I existed. I'm a bit of a romantic.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eric Bana

I'd say I'm the opposite of someone that has the urge to stand in front of strangers and make them laugh, but the idea of getting up and telling a story and people finding it amusing always appealed to me.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eric Bana

Having seen Justin's work on Bleak House, I knew that he'd be incredibly well prepared and interesting stylistically for this and that was definitely the case. It's very liberating for actors - and I can only speak for myself here - but he creates a very loose environment and he's a great collaborator.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eric Bana

I guess subconsciously that all the great people you work with have an influence on you.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eric Bana

I just think that's the job of an actor. I guess that's the variation that you're talking about. It's probably a byproduct of just constantly looking for something different, because that's what I feel like I'm supposed to do.