Eric Bana, 44, is letting his grey come in: would you hit it, always & forever?

Sigh. All I want for Christmas is Eric Bana. These are some lovely new pics of Eric Bana in Hollywood last night – apparently, he was leaving a TV studio (?) and he stopped to greet some fans and sign some autographs, because he’s a total pro. And he’s hot. Like, smoking hot. Eric Bana is a slow boil. He simmers for years and years, consistently delivering the hotness again and again until your biscuit is ON FIRE. How sexy is the salt-and-pepper at his temples? GAH.

That’s literally all there is to say about Eric these days. I don’t know what he was doing at a TV studio… let me look it up… oh, he’s got a movie coming out in limited release in December. It’s called Deadfall, and I’ve never heard of it before now. Let’s see if I can find the trailer…

Holy sh-t. That looks… good? I mean, I’m bothered by both Eric and Olivia Wilde’s accent work, but otherwise, it looks like a solid suspense/drama. Eric is already creeping me out! I find Olivia pretty useless in most films, but maybe she would be a bit more interesting up against Eric and Charlie Hunnam (whom I didn’t even recognize because he’s a shapeshifter). At the very least, there’s probably some decent Hunnam sex scenes. Huzzah!

Anyway, back to Eric and how f—king hot he is. For me, he’s like Clive Owen… an accented, dark-haired man who is effectively Dong Kryptonite. BANA 4 EVA. I would hit it like a house on fire.

Photos courtesy of Pacific Coast News.

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  1. V4Real says:

    All day, everyday. I love this man and tha accent, OH LORD!

  2. Amory says:

    Heck yes!! He’s a handsome man – way more masculine than many in Hollywood. And he’s always seemed like a decent guy in interviews.

  3. Isla says:

    Ummm, how am I supposed to get work done today?!

    I just finished posting a comment in the Jude Law article about my love for men with grey hair and scruff; I hit the home page and I’m welcomed by Eric Bana in all his grey-haired, scruffy hotness.

    For me, he looks 100x hotter now than he did 10 years ago…aging like fine wine…sigh.

  4. Ms Kay says:

    *jaw dropped on keyboard*

    Oh Hector…

  5. Christina says:

    Bana is heavenly. He made Brad Pitt look like a sulky teenage girl in ‘Troy’.

    That said, he’s one of those (rare) men who look better with a bit of facial hair – not a full beard, but he has a weak jawline which benefits from a bit of stubble. Bana’s fellow Aussie hugh Jackman is another man who benefits from a bit of facial fluff.

  6. TinaM says:

    Holy Cow Kaiser – YES YES YES. Thank you for these pictures. I just watched Troy again on the weekend, love him so much.

  7. Lisa says:

    Always and forever. I’ve loved him since Chopper.

  8. KellyinSeattle says:

    Yes, yes, and yes…I love some grey and especially salt and pepper.
    He makes me hyperventilate; do I need therapy? I love it.

  9. Memphis says:

    YES! I would hit it, hit it again then come back and smack it :)

  10. Eve says:


    The man of my dreams — LITERALLY. Seriously, the dream I had about him was A-MAZ-ING!

  11. Adrien says:

    The grey hair suits him. He looks great, like a respectable version of Gavin Rossdale.

  12. Zoe says:

    Forget the second cup of coffee… some Eric Bana would definitely wake me up! Love a man with an easy smile and a bit of scruff.

    LOL@ Dong Kryptonite!

  13. Nessa says:

    He is the hotness. Seriously. Amazing.

  14. chloe says:

    He is definetly one of the best looking actors out there right now.

  15. Listerino says:

    Eric will always be the guy from Full Frontal for me but I’m happy to see him doing well in the USA with the movie thing. And yes he seems to be getting hotter the older he gets!

  16. Starlight says:

    Love, love Eric Bana. I like him a lot in the movie “The Traveler’s Wife”. Very nice movie. He and Rachel, I can’t have enough of them. They looked so good together.

  17. SunnySide says:

    OMG YES. I love when men start getting the gray. “Just for Men” should be banned… show your silver, you sexy Bana Beast!!! LOVE IT

  18. hillbillyinthecorner says:

    Oh yes ! and I wouldn’t have to feel so bad about oogling a younger man…..LOL…

  19. Starlight says:

    I want him to portray the next Mark Anthony for Cleopatra movie. Clive Owen as Julius Caesar. Angelina Jolie where are you I want you to be the Cleopatra. Pls. make it happen soon. Don’t waste that beauty while you are still young. No one can portray Cleopatra except Angelina Jolie.

    • Christina says:

      No no! Aside from the fact that she’s a mediocre actress, Jolie would be absolutely the WRONG choice. Cleopatra was not a great beauty at all – it was her intellect and charisma that charmed men, not her looks. So casting a famous beauty like Jolie, though the lazy choice, would completely send the wrong message.

      I though the actress who played Cleopatra in ‘Rome’ looked spot on, though unfortunately they made her out to be some squeaky voiced crack whore.

      Oh, and Clive Owen would be much too young to play Caesar. Bana might not be a bad choice for Antony, I agree, but I still doubt anyone will do a better job than James Purefoy did in ‘Rome’.

  20. mia girl says:

    I know this is going to sound weird, but I am so happy with these pictures that I want to cry.

    Or at the very least cry out “Yes, Yes, Eric Bana, Oh HELL yes!!!!”

    I love him, and true love lasts forever.

  21. Lipsy says:

    I never considered myself an Eric Bana fangirl, but every one of his movies I’ve watched (Troy, Hanna etc) I enjoyed and found him extremely good looking.

  22. MG says:

    HELLS YES…good lord, he is delicious!!!!!!!!

  23. Reece says:

    YES!!! While simultaneously running my hands through the spice-y hair!

  24. Izzy says:

    @Kaiser – this is perhaps the funniest post I’ve ever read by you. Never mind the fact that Bana is totally smokin’ – I mean, he is, right? But “Dong Kryptonite” is so good it ought to be in the Oxford dictionary. Thank you for today’s eye candy – and laughs.

    Man, I love this place.

  25. roxy750 says:

    He is hot and the movie looks awesome! Oh my oh my watch out Clooney rooney….there’s a new grey haired Hollywood hunk in town!

  26. Eve says:

    I’m not sure if you (Kaiser, others) are aware of this, but they (Bana and Wilde) play brother and sister in this.

    Thank you, Kaiser…I was (still am) having a really shitty day but this post made me forget about it a little.

  27. Sam x says:

    Oh my word! What a man…Move over Anderson Cooper, theres a new silver fox in town! x

  28. j.eyre says:

    With all due respect to his lovely wife of 15 years, I would blow him like a didgeridoo and then ride him into the night. *Gah* he is stunning and he is working that salt and pepper better than Michelin starred chef.

    Sorry, lust brings out the atrocious metaphors in me…

    As for that movie, there is not one member of that cast I don’t like (with the possible exception of the Walking Dead Vagina.)

  29. keats says:

    Hey ladies, while you’re all fighting over Eric Bana, I’m gonna latch onto Charlie Hunnam like a mountain climber, ‘k?

  30. Chrissie Malcolm says:


  31. Jungle Jane says:

    A few years ago, I was sitting on a milk crate at a Melbourne laneway cafe having coffee, when this dark haired guy walked down the laneway in my direction.

    He was with his wife and kids, and he radiated this sort of intense energy. I was transfixed by his beauty. It was one of those moments when time stands still. He was so gorgeous it was like he belonged to a different species.

    …And then, just at the second he looked straight into my eyes, I realized I was rudely staring at Eric Bana.

    In a split second, I wanted to call out to him: no, I wasn’t staring at you because you’re famous, I’m staring because you’re so beautiful! Instead, of course, I quickly averted my eyes as he walked past.

    I always liked him in movies, thought he was pretty good looking, nothing too special. But in person? Holy crap.

  32. Melly Bee says:

    Ok, ladies. I think I am the only one who says absolutely, positively NO to him. And here’s why: He looks like Corey Feldman! No! No dong buffet for me! *Ducks and hides*

  33. Christina says:

    The fact that Bana is half-Croatian (his real name is Eric Banadinovic) partly explains his beauty. Go to any Croatian city and you’ll see Bana lookalikes – tall, fit, with intense dark eyes and cut-glass cheekbones – walking down the street. By Croatian standards, Bana is only slightly above average. Honestly.

  34. smiley says:

    DONG KRYPTONITE !!!! best words ever!!!

  35. shewolf says:

    Totally would. I have always thought men between the ages of 35 – 45 were so hot. They finally look like grown up men. Glad Im 32 so my attraction isnt so skeezy any more.

  36. Seagulls says:

    Yes. Yes. Yes.

    More Bana, please! This man is so beautiful.

  37. BooBooLaRue says:

    This is sad. I keep coming back to the post to make sure those photos are still up. Just had to revise my Netflix queue. I will suffer through Troy (zzz) just for the sweet slice of man pie that is Bana.

  38. infraredtech says:

    I worked with Bana on Hulk and he was so personable and sweet. Despite it being a stressful shoot, he never lost his cool and was kind to everyone – every. single. day. He’s a saint in my book and I agree, he looks better than he did a decade ago!

  39. evie says:

    “hit it like a house on fire” BWAAHAHAHAHA!! That is the best fucking thing I have read, EVAH!!

    Oh…and yes. Yes I would.

  40. Dani says:

    I think one of the main reasons I married my husband is because he has a weird resemblance to Bana. Knowing he’ll be gorgeous in years to come has sealed the deal. I’m a horrible wife.

  41. Cliff says:

    If you love Eric Bana go watch his first movie ‘The Castle’. It’s Aussie gold!

    • Christina says:

      I’ve heard that a lot of Australians found it hilarious that he became this hunky sex symbol after ‘Troy’. For them, he was the nerdy guy in comedy films and stand-up, not the bare-chested bronze age babe who made Brad Pitt look wimpy.

      • Lucrezia says:

        Count me in as one of those confused Aussies. Eric Bana as a sex-sybol = wtf?! It’s like describing Tom Hanks as sexy … cute/funny/attractive yes, but sexy – no. It just doesn’t fit. The dork factor is too high.

        And I “hear” him as Poida, so having people saying his accent is cute is just totally weirding me out.

  42. Becks says:

    I love him more with the gray hair. So effing hot!

  43. Ruffian9 says:

    “would you hit it, always & forever?”

    Yes, yes I would.

  44. Ally8 says:

    Why is Eric Bana? He is a beady-eyed mediocre actor who hasn’t improved any movie he’s been in.

  45. Skeptical At Best says:

    *Sprints into thread* Yes, PLEASE!!!! And thank you. *Casually walks out*

  46. epiphany says:

    Not only he is hot, but he’s ridiculously funny, and a good family man.

  47. GoodCapon says:

    Yes I would! Always and forever amen.

  48. Amy C says:

    LOL who are these people? he is good looking but really sorry I am not trying be mean since everybody has a different taste but…
    What is Angie and Brad name here? Does he ever Lhave another costars since Troy? LOL and he as Mark Anothy with Aussie accent whose idea is that? this is all funny to me sorry.

  49. Rant says:

    Yep. I would. Like a woman on Adderall hitting a pinata.

  50. Susi says:

    Years ago when I worked in a restaurant in Sydney I served Eric Bana and he was just about the nicest person ever. Very quiet, very polite, and just nice. We had a lot of international celebrities in that restaurant, and even though many of them were nice enough, you still knew they were a celebrity, they would change everything on the menu around (and drive the chefs nuts,) order stuff not on the menu, and just act in a certain knowing “I’m a celebrity dear” way. You would never in a million years know Eric was a celebrity by his behavior. Oh, and on the serving celebrities note, Avril came into that restaurant too and she seriously looks like an 8 year old child from behind. She is a midget!

  51. Karen says:

    Loved him in Funny People with Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen. He played Leslie Mann’s somewhat boorish Aussie husband.

  52. Mrs. Darcy says:

    Yum to Bana! He is so underrated/underused. He should have won the Oscar for Chopper, brilliantly insane performance. And ageing like a fine wine, hope he is in more stuff soon as it’s been quiet lately for him.

  53. kelbravura says:

    So weird how you treat the over 40 ladies here though.

    But then you all are just raw to women in general.