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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 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 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

As an actor I've been attracted to the sort of films that I want to go and see. That tends to usually be drama-related.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eric Bana

I think love can come fairly easily and grow - but really liking the core essence of someone is a much harder thing to bottle. If you have both, you're in pretty good shape.

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 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

The most serious film can be the most fun. The one that's supposed to be fun can be the most serious.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eric Bana

The only thing that may make me different from other people is I have passionate interests outside of work.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eric Bana

I love being at home, being with friends and family. I'm of European stock, brought up in Australia. I'm a passionate guy. I just love life.

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 13 Sep

Eric Bana

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

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

My chosen exercise is cycling. I just love it.

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 14 Sep

Eric Bana

It's got to be a challenge but at the same time you have to feel as though you can play them - it's really dangerous to want to be a part of something just because you think it's going to be great. I've been sent plenty of scripts where I've known that it's going to be a great film and a successful one, but I just couldn't convince myself that I was the right person for the part. So, I think you have to be careful with that.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eric Bana

Yeah I was aware of the book, but hadn't read it. So as soon as I'd finished the script, I got a copy of the book and read that. My wife had read it and she loves it, so that was a good sounding board. I like her writing style, she's such a page-turner. I enjoyed The Constant Princess as well. I think she's great. The books are very popular with women and I can see why.

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 13 Sep

Eric Bana

I enjoy just being cocooned in production and it's completely different to your other life that you have. I enjoy that. I enjoy being on the set and hanging out and talking to whoever we're working with and just being in the moment.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eric Bana

It's always bitterly disappointing to people to see how normally one can live.

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

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 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 13 Sep

Eric Bana

I occasionally go to the gym and I lift free weights, I don't use machines.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eric Bana

Each time you go to the same track you know whether you're improving or whether you're not... it's not open to interpretation. It's measurable - unlike acting.

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

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

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 13 Sep

Eric Bana

A girl's got to be fun. It's the one bit of advice I always give to friends of mine who are thinking of getting married.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eric Bana

I loved working with him [Justin Chadwick]. He was very smart in how he assembled the people around him and had a crew that he knew very well. He was very comfortable on the set and I never felt that I was working with a first-time filmmaker.

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eric Bana

If you can jump up onstage and make people laugh, shouldn't you also be able to inhabit a character?

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 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 13 Sep

Eric Bana

I am attracted to characters who think they are in control, but their situation is uncontrollable.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eric Bana

I was a fan of the television show as a kid but I wouldn't say that I've followed all the movies or anything like that. But I was a television junkie as a kid.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eric Bana

The longer you have something, the stronger the bond. That's true with people as well as things.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eric Bana

Just from my own experience, a lot of the comedians I used to work with were miserable in their actual lives. 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 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 think luck gets you on to the stage. But it has nothing to do with keeping you there.

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 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

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

By the time I finished comedy, I was really burnt out of it. I had had enough. I don't really have a strong desire to prove myself in that area, or to go back to it in any great way.

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 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 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 13 Sep

Eric Bana

I always use the analogy that when you go to a jeans store and put on a new pair of jeans, it's a pair of jeans and they feel different; so, when you're dealing with these sort of costumes it's a very big departure and really does make you feel quite different. But it's wonderful.