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Missy asked in Arts & HumanitiesGenealogy · 1 decade ago

Well is Eric Bana Jewish..I know he is from Australia and is Croation but is he Jewish?

Jewish is not only a religion. There are Jews from every country. Germany,Russia.Spain etc etc

Update:

Yes he was born in Australia but his parents were not. They came from Croatia and Germany. The country you were born in does not reveal your ethnicity. There are German Jews and Jews in Croatia. He was born in Australia but his ethnicity is not Australian. It is Croatian and German. But Croatian and German what?

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  • Tina
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    Not sure if any of this is proof but this is what I was able to find:

    Eric Bana is half German and half Croatian as his mother is German and his father is Croatia. But he is not Jewish. He's Aussie! http://www.chacha.com/question/is-eric-bana-jewish

    11 Best Jewish Movie Characters Played by Non-Jewish Actors

    Eric Bana, "Munich" - There's a scene in "Knocked Up" where the guys are sitting around talking about "Munich" and how much they love it... because Eric Bana's so badass. Seth Rogen says something to the effect of usually in movies Jews are getting their asses kicked, in "Munich", we're kicking ***. And then, quote, "If any of us get laid tonight, it's because of Eric Bana in 'Munich'."

    That's basically my feeling. Yes, watching the three-hour movie of "Munich" actually depressed the hell out of me... and the Eric Bana angry sex scene climax still haunts me... but, yeah, it was cool to see a team of super Jews not taking any crap. http://www.11points.com/Movies/11_Best_Jewish_Movi...

    Source(s): Sources in text of answer.
  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

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    RE:

    Well is Eric Bana Jewish..I know he is from Australia and is Croation but is he Jewish?

    Jewish is not only a religion. There are Jews from every country. Germany,Russia.Spain etc etc

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  • 4 years ago

    Is Eric Bana Jewish

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Knowing that Australia is one of those British Empire nations that does not trust it subjects, I would not worry about the citizens having guns and fighting tooth and nail. So all an invader would have to worry about is the armed forces, such as they are. First an invader would have to take out the Australian Navy, a whole 60 ships with no aircraft carriers. The only ships that I would worry about are the six diesel-electric subs. Everything else is a surface ship and would be relatively easy to take out with Harpoons or Exocets. Second, the Air Force. They have 20 or so Vietnam era F111s that could be used for long range recon and as a medium bomber. They are due to retire in 2010 so if I was worried about them I would wait two years. They have about 110 F18 fighters. Those are not air superiority fighters like the F15 or F14 so if I got a plane specifically designed for air superiority, I would not worry about them either. Third, having taken out the Navy and the Air Force, I would have air superiority. All that would be left to deal with is the Army. 45,000 total, including Reservists. Hardly a force to worry about. When you consider how big Australia is and how poor the roads are, it would be unlikely they could mass forces if one area was invaded. If several invasion points were used, they could maybe meet an invasion with 10,000 at most. Lacking air cover, they could easily be taken out with a neutron bomb or chemical attack. The ONLY thing Australia has going for them is distance from their enemies, large size of their nation and the ability to burn their northern cities and to flee to the other side of the desert. That was their plan in WW II until MacArthur told them it was a bad plan. Now that you have an idea of how easy it would be, why do it? Just exactly does Australia have that would make someone spend the time and effort to invade? They have no major oil fields, they are not a "bread basket" of food and in fact they are having drought problems, they are not an industrial power house, etc. It would cost more to invade than what benefit you could get doing it. In fact, it is not worth the trouble as you would probably have the entire British Empire coming after you if you tried it. While the Armed forces of Australia are not much, you add in all that of the Commonwealth and you might have a problem. Specially since Britain is a nuclear power.

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  • Abby
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    His mother is Croatian and his father German.

    They emigrated to Australia and Eric was born here.

    Not sure about the Jewish part. Nothing is written

    about that.

    What is he ?

    He has Croatian/German parents, he's an Aussie, an actor

    and a top bloke.

    Why is it so important whether he is Jewish or not.

  • 1 decade ago

    Please ! The correct spelling is CROATIAN !!!

    BANA (sounds like bah nah is a rare name in Croatia, being found in the lovely Adriatic coastal city of Rovinj on the Istrian Peninsula

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rovinj

    The name is also found in Italy, Hungary and other countries. There is no indication the name is Jewish.

    Robert Jerin

    Croatian Heritage Museum

    Cleveland Ohio

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

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    first of, i'm from malta by the way, so we can't really invade you. I'm workin in hainan island, china at a publishing house i asked one of my GFs (she's australian) for you and here's what she had to say: Australia doesn't really have any beef with asian countries except for indonesia. most likely, war would be with them. indonesia has many helicopters made by germany, and would stage an air offensive. australia would maybe have a bit of trouble but probably could shoot them out of the sky. but if indonesia landed several million soldiers into australia, then there could be a problem. but she bet if australia called out for help? the 7th US Naval fleet in Japan and China from the south china sea would send soldiers to help, tensions with indonesia were due to a place called East Timor. the australian govt (and the US) helped Timorese separatist groups to become independent, then East Timor financed themselves by selling oil to the US, Australia and China. (Australia appealed to China asking them to send peacekeepers to stabilize region and they did) so you kind of see australia even during john howard was buddy buddy with china. not to mention now with Kevin Rudd and his daughter and her chinese husband. 1.) i am aware of australia's iron ore and gas, but never heard about your uranium deposits. the PRC actually buys shltloads of uranium from kazahstan and mongolia, probably b/c closer, and buys steel and ore from you guys. 2.) apart from china and japan, i don't think any asian country can successfully invade OZ 4 & 5.) as for western imperialism? i think maybe you got some historical misunderstanding. british explorers went and discovered australia, used ethnic cleasning to kill off the natives, (remember tasmania?) then used australia as a colony to deport convicts and merchants to live there far away from britain. australia itself has never done anything to asian countries. so i doubt the combined invasion scenario but hypothetically, if (BIG IF) if china were ever to take australia, they would probably throw a few thousand neutron bombs to kill off resistance and population first. neutron bombs are kind of hard to explain. when they explode, they don't damage buildings or inanimate objects. they just release a ton of neutrons and living beings can't take it so they die or get vaporized. france is currently trying to develop their first neutron bomb. anyway, then china would land their PLa to occupy. but the china invasion isn't likely. they got bigger fish to fry (to the north) and people here seem to like auzzies 3.) lastly, i've traveled through china in about 8 months. and even though they are the most populous country on earth, china is surprisingly empty, like Beijing? yeah, crapload of people and stuff, but if you run the great wall, go to hainan island, shanghai, da lian, there's lots of open space, water, oil, etc. so if they developed inland, they still got a ton of land. also, china used to be an oil exporter, they just stopped b.c they didn't want to use their own oil (like the US doctrine) also, the center of australia is desert. people can't really live there. when i visited melbourne it was already hot, right now, my GF says it's like 43 degrees so and i can't imagine the desert. I've been there and saw that big red magnetic rock, other parts had kangaroos, and they actually had to lick themselves b/c it's so hot. hope this helps

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