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Eric Bana Wins Prestigious Australian Award

By T'Bonz
December 7, 2007 - 3:57 PM

Star of Romulus, My Father wins Australian Best Actor award.

As reported at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Eric Bana has picked up the Best Lead Actor award for his role of Romulus in Romulus, My Father.

Bana, who will be playing the villain in the upcoming Star Trek XI said that he chose the film based on the strength of the screenplay. "I just choose the best script that I can find on the pile," he said, describing how he decides which roles to accept. "and at that that point in my life that was far and away the best script on the pile." Romulus, My Father tells the story of the immigrants Romulus, his beautiful but troubled wife, Christina, and their struggle in the face of great adversity to bring up their son, Raimond. The story is set in rural Australia in the 1960s.

Kodi Smit-McPhee, Bana's eleven-year-old co-star in the film had also been nominated for the award. Bana had praise for his co-star. "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," he said. "It really is just about being in a sandpit and having a bit of a muck around and it's hard not to feel like that when you're working with someone like Kodi."

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