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Wahlberg says cast was proud to be involved in 'Lone Survivor' film

Wahlberg says cast was proud to be involved in 'Lone Survivor' film

NEW YORK, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Actor-producer Mark Wahlberg says he felt privileged to actually get to know the U.S. Navy SEAL he plays in the new military action-thriller "Lone Survivor."
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Australian criminal Mark 'Chopper' Read dies at 58

MELBOURNE, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Mark "Chopper" Read, an Australian writer and stand-up performer who admitted killing 19 people, has died. He was 58.

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Stompin' Tom Connors, 77, dies ... Harper to appear on TV's 'The Doctors' ... Bieber says he is 'getting better' after falling ill in London ... Mark Ruffalo says he won't play Hulk again until 'Avengers 2' ... News from United Press International.
Mark Ruffalo says he won't play Hulk again until 'Avengers 2'

Mark Ruffalo says he won't play Hulk again until 'Avengers 2'

LOS ANGELES, March 8 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Mark Ruffalo said on Twitter he won't reprise his role of the Hulk until the superhero ensemble picture, "The Avengers 2," which is due out in 2015.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012.
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Wright to direct Ronan, Blanchett in film

Wright to direct Ronan, Blanchett in film

LONDON, March 11 (UPI) -- British film director Joe Wright is to begin shooting his new adventure thriller "Hanna" in Europe, Focus Features announced Thursday.
Hundreds of 'Trek' screenings sold out

Hundreds of 'Trek' screenings sold out

LOS ANGELES, May 6 (UPI) -- "Star Trek" accounted for 83 percent of advance U.S. theater ticket sales at MovieTickets.com Wednesday, the Web site said.
Bana, Hill to star in 'Funny People'

Bana, Hill to star in 'Funny People'

LOS ANGELES, June 13 (UPI) -- Eric Bana, Jason Schwartzman and Jonah Hill reportedly have signed up for roles in "Funny People," a new big-screen comedy to be shot this fall in Los Angeles.
Car, truck crash near 'Star Trek' set

Car, truck crash near 'Star Trek' set

LOS ANGELES, April 9 (UPI) -- Two people sustained moderate injuries in a head-on collision in front of the California set where a "Star Trek" prequel is being filmed, police said.
Bana calls 'Star Trek' role irresistible

Bana calls 'Star Trek' role irresistible

NEW YORK, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- Australian actor and "Star Trek" fan Eric Bana said he couldn't resist the opportunity to play a villain in the new installment of the sci-fi franchise.
'Star Trek' release date postponed

'Star Trek' release date postponed

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Hollywood's latest installment of the "Star Trek" franchise reportedly is scheduled to hit theaters in May 2009 -- five months later than planned.

Hemsworth, Collins to star in 'Star Trek'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. actors Chris Hemsworth and Clifton Collins Jr. have been hired for supporting roles in "Star Trek," the J.J. Abrams prequel that began shooting last week.

Ryder to star in new 'Star Trek' flick

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Winona Ryder has signed on to play young Spock's mother in the upcoming "Star Trek" film, Variety.com reported Friday.

Karl Urban joins 'Star Trek' cast

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- New Zealand actor Karl Urban has signed on to play Leonard "Bones" McCoy in J.J. Abrams' upcoming "Star Trek" movie, the Hollywood Reporter said Thursday.
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Eric "Bana" Banadinović (born August 9, 1968) is an Australian film and television actor. He began his career as a comedian in the sketch comedy series Full Frontal before gaining critical recognition in the biopic Chopper (2000). After a decade of critically acclaimed roles in Australian TV shows and films, Bana gained Hollywood's attention by playing the role of American Delta Force Sergeant Norm 'Hoot' Gibson in Black Hawk Down (2001) and the lead role as Bruce Banner in the Ang Lee directed film Hulk (2003).

An accomplished dramatic actor and comedian, he received Australia's highest film and television awards for his performances in Chopper, Full Frontal and Romulus, My Father. Bana performs predominantly in leading roles in a variety of low-budget and major studio films, ranging from romantic comedies and drama to science fiction and action thrillers. His most popular films include Black Hawk Down (2001), Hulk (2003), Troy (2004), Munich (2005), The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), and Star Trek (2009).

Eric Bana was born in Melbourne, Australia, the younger of two children. His Croatian father, Ivan, was a logistics manager for Caterpillar, Inc., and his German-born mother, Eleanor, was a hairdresser. Bana grew up in Melbourne's Tullamarine, a suburban area on the western edge of the city, near the airport.

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