See the career highlights of Hollywood A-lister Anne Hathaway here...
After several stage and minor TV roles, Anne Hathaway made her big screen debut as Mia Thermopolis in The Princess Diaries. The movie was a mega hit and a star was born!
Anne continued to appear in family-friendly flicks, starring opposite Jamie Bell and Charlie Hunnam in the comedy-drama Nicholas Nickleby in 2004. The film was nominated for a Golden Globe later that year.
In the rom-com fantasy Ella Enchanted, Anne showed off her vocal abilities singing two songs in the film and three on the soundtrack, including a duet with Jesse McCartney.
In 2003 Anne was forced to drop out of Joel Schumacher’s The Phantom of the Opera as she was tied to the second Princess Diaries flick. Her second time playing Mia Thermopolis didn’t go down as well but still made $95.1 million at the US box office. Not bad.
Good girl Anne goes bad (sort of) in the adult flick Havoc when she gets her kit off and appears in some steamy nude scenes. Despite her best efforts the film gets weak reviews and isn’t released in theaters.
Hathaway continued to reinvent her image when she was cast alongside Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal in the award winning, critically acclaimed Broke Back Mountain.
Anne performed the voice of Red Puckett in Hoodwinked! based on the little red riding hood fairytale.
Hathaway was cast alongside Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt in the chick flick The Devil Wears Prada in which she played an assistant to a powerful fashion magazine editor, cementing herself as a true star in our eyes.
In a big step away from the younger generation of movies she’s by now associated with, Anne takes on the role of English author Jane Austen in this biographical film directed by Julian Jarrold.
Another edgy role for Disney-ready Anne, this time she plays an eternally rehabbing addict who causes problems for her sister’s wedding, which earns her overwhelmingly positive reviews, and nominations for both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe.
Another new genre for Anne, this time she plays a grief counselor in the thriller Passengers. Haven’t heard of it? Probably because it was a bit of a flop. Oops.
In the American spi-fi comedy film Get Smart, Anne plays the partner and love interest of Steve Carrell’s hopeless character. Worth a chuckle or two if you ask us.
Anne goes back to her rom-com roots when she stars opposite Kate Hudson in the 2009 chick flick Bride Wars which see’s their friendship put to the test when both plan their weddings at the same time. Sounds like an utter disaster…
The actress was originally asked to star as Alice in the Tim Burton movie but declined, instead opting to play the White Queen because she had previously played a pretty protagonist in The Princess Diaries, the films which launched her career.
2010 was quite the year for Hathaway. Not only did she star in the movie Love and Other Drugs, but she also hosted the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway. Busy gal!
Also that year Anne lent her voice to hit TV show Family Guy for several episodes.
Oh the tears that were wept when Anne starred opposite Jim Sturgess in the film adaptation of One Day. While her Yorkshire accent was a bit of a stinker, the film was a massive success.
When Anne Hathaway and James Franco were picked to host the 83rd Academy Awards, the general wish was that they’d appeal to a younger audience. Unfortunately Anne’s hyperactive performance and James’ super chilled persona didn’t go down well at all, with critics slamming their best efforts.
Anne Hathaway loved playing Catwoman, and wearing her super sexy catsuit, so much she cried when it finished. The film also starred an A-list cast including Christian Blae, Tom Hardy and Marion Cotillard.
Anne pushed herself to the extreme when she shed an astonishing 25 pounds to play a prostitute dying of tuberculosis in the film adaptation of Les Miserables. Potential Oscar winning stuff right there…