"As soon as I realized we were going head-on, I was a lot less concerned. It's kind of the best way to crash, believe it or not."

Eric Bana is about to be everywhere. The man who made a name for himself with critically acclaimed turns in 'Black Hawk Down' and 'Munich' and gave new meaning to the term "going green" in 'The Hulk' has three very high-profile flicks set to open this summer. He'll chew the scenery as the appropriately named Romulan baddie Nero in J.J. Abrams''Star Trek' reboot, get back in touch with his comedic roots opposite Adam Sandler in Judd Apatow's 'Funny People' and play the quantum-leaping love of Rachel McAdams' life in 'The Time Traveler's Wife.'

But perhaps nearest and dearest to the Aussie actor's heart is 'Love the Beast,' a documentary that marks his directorial debut and chronicles his 25-year love affair ... with his first car, a Ford GT Falcon Coupe he bought as a young boy and recently totaled in the 2007 Targa Tasmania Rally.

With the film making its U.S. premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 29, Bana chats with Moviefone about crashing cars, camping it up for 'Star Trek,' discovering that Adam Sandler is a kindred spirit and realizing that he can do whatever he wants with his car ... and his life.

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