Australian actor Eric Bana, best known for his role in "Munich," played Nero, the onetime Romulan mining captain-turned-madman who alters the universe in J.J. Abrams' 2009 "Star Trek" movie.
Bana, born "Eric Banadinovich," first came to prominence in 2001 with this role in "Black Hawk Down," the Ridley Scott-directed film based on real life incidents in Somalia. Since then Bana has played the Bruce Banner role in "Hulk," Hector in "Troy," and Avner in Steven Spielberg's "Munich." Showing a wide range throughout his work, Bana has even recently starred in the comedy/drama "Lucky You" with Drew Barrymore.
His most recent titles include "Funny People" and "Hanna," with "Kin" and "Brilliant" next up. Other Bana films to watch for include "The Other Boleyn Girl," based on the bestseller and co-starring Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson, and "The Time Traveler's Wife," opposite Rachel McAdams.
One of his latest credited roles, however, is an unintended Star Trek connection: a film called "Romulus, My Father," with Bana in the title role.