Style icon Eric Bana looks spiffy in a suit on the September 2009 cover of Men’s Health. Here’s what the 41-year-old Aussie actor shared:
On driving (and crashing) race cars: “It’s something you look back on and realize how lucky you were. But I’ve crashed before and I’ve chased since. I guess what makes this one significant is the fact that I really convinced myself I would never crash because I was driving that car (1974 Ford Falcon XB Coupe). If it were any other race car, I wouldn’t have been bothered at all.”
On loving the Big Apple: “I loved New York, even back then (1980s graffiti-scarred, pre-Giuliani New York). It was such an overwhelming animal. I loved the energy and attitude of the place. It’s great for being productive and creative.”
On the anonymity he finds in Melbourne: “I embrace the two different lives. There’s not meeting in the middle. There’s not island between the two that allows them to coexist… Australians are bred to be antiestablishment. We’re wary of authority.”
More from Eric Bana at MensHealth.com.