Zitat des Tages von 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.
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.
I think the beauty of working with young people is they remind you of the spirit of acting and it's just a big play.
You'll read things and say, this is a really good project and it's probably going to be a hit, but I can see 20 other people playing that part. You have to have some sense of ownership to do a good job and be married to it for ever.
The most serious film can be the most fun. The one that's supposed to be fun can be the most serious.
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.
I've always been a bit of a car freak.
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.
I am attracted to characters who think they are in control, but their situation is uncontrollable.
I deliberately fly in and out of LA for as small a time as humanly possible.
My chosen exercise is cycling. I just love it.
I'm very much a bit of a ghost presence.
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.
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.
The only thing that may make me different from other people is I have passionate interests outside of work.
I think luck gets you on to the stage. But it has nothing to do with keeping you there.
I've always described parts as tattoos. For actors our tattoos are in the form of films.
I'm spending all my time and energy on the project at hand.
I've always been attracted to cars, and driving is a completely measurable experience: if you qualify last on the grid, you're the slowest, and if you qualify first on the grid, you're the fastest. So no one can say you're slow if you're fast and no one can say you're fast if you're slow.
I fell in love with many women at school who had no idea I existed. I'm a bit of a romantic.
I really enjoy working on small films.
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.
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.
I'm a bit of a romantic.
I'm not into bikinis or other revealing clothing.
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.
I never look at the size of the film when I'm looking for a part.
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.
When you're shooting a film, you really don't get to be a dad, and you don't really get to be a husband. You don't really exist at all. But I do drag my family with me on location whenever I can.
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.
I always find that 90% of the performance, for me, is about what comes from inside.
It's always been my hope, as an actor, to reveal only what is relevant about myself to the work.
The darker the film, the more vital everyone's sense of humor is on set.
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.
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.
Over my lifetime, the car had actually transcended the fact that it is a car. It has become a venue.