08:39 PM EDT 04/13/2013
Originally posted 10/17/2012 10:00AM
A few weeks ago, my wife and I watched Crazy Stupid Love (I know, I know, we're a little late to the party). In one scene, Ryan Gosling seduces Emma Stone by taking his shirt off.
I turned to my wife to see her reaction. She was beet red and had her jaw wide open. When I asked if she enjoyed the movie, she uttered, "Ryan Gosling really was … fit looking."
(I worked out twice as hard the subsequent day, by the way.)
The fact is, Ryan got in amazing shape for the film. He has become part of a long list of leading men who have exercised and dieted to make their on-screen performance more impactful.
Originally posted 08/26/2009 08:55AM
Eric Bana may not be known for comic roles, but that's only onscreen. Married to the former Rebecca Gleeson since 1997 and the father of two kids – Klaus, 10, and Sophie, 7 – the Australian star of The Time Traveler's Wife suggests there's really one ingredient for keeping relationships running smoothly: good, old-fashioned belly laughs.
"My wife and I really, really like each other as well as love each other," Bana, 41, tells Women's Health for its September issue, now on sale. "We definitely laugh together every day. And I don't mean chuckle – I can make her really laugh."
Not that he's suggesting a guy go solo in the guffaw department. "A girl's got to be fun," he insists. "It's the one bit of advice I always give to friends of mine who are thinking of getting married."
Originally posted 05/03/2009 11:45AM
The longest affair of Eric Bana's life has been with a 1974 Ford XB Falcon Coupe. The 40-year-old actor, who races cars in between making movies, bought the muscle car when he was 15 back in his native Australia.
Now, Bana has made a film about his obsession with the Falcon: Love the Beast. The 92-minute documentary, which includes extensive footage of Bana behind the wheel of the Falcon during a five-day endurance race in Tasmania in 2007, had its American premiere April 29 at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.
After the screening, Bana fielded questions from the audience. Asked if he would allow his own children, son Klaus, 9, and daughter Sophie, 7, to race cars, he said, "Thankfully, my kids have no interest in cars whatsoever, which means I have my whole garage to myself."
Originally posted 04/15/2009 11:45AM
Eric Bana may star as the ultimate evil arch nemesis in this summer's Star Trek, but the brooding heartthrob admits he had a streak of a bad boy quality in him growing up.
"I went through a little phase," the Australian actor tells Details in its May cover story, in which he reveals that he showed up drunk to school prompting his mom to ground him for six months. "But I did a lot better than some of the guys I hung with, who have ended up dead or in jail."
Originally posted 12/15/2005 06:00AM
Age: 37Hometown: Melbourne, AustraliaCurrent gig: Playing an Israeli secret agent in the Steven Spielberg-directed drama Munich
Originally posted 09/22/2004 09:20AM
The title is in place for Rapper 50 Cent's semi-autobiographical film debut: Locked and Loaded.
Originally posted 08/03/2004 08:30AM
The hunt for the next James Bond appears to be a covert operation – so covert, in fact, that actor Eric Bana was surprised to read in the papers that he won the role of 007.
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