The beautiful and charismatic Anne Hathaway turns 33 years old today. She gained widespread recognition for her roles in The Princess Diaries (2001) and its 2004 sequel as a young girl who discovers she is a member of royalty, opposite Julie Andrews and Heather Matarazzo.
We pick up 5 of her best films on her birthday which show her prowess as a good actor.
5) The Princess Diaries (2001):
The Princess Diaries talk about a 15-year-old teenager whose name is Mia wants to be invisible at school. One day, on the contrary, she was told to be the Princess of a country, which is very opposite to her former expectation. What a big turning to her life ! Mia is the very first and memorable impression about this movie. Anything about her comes from Anne Hathaway‘s virgin performance. After deeply understand the character-Mia, Anne let Meg’s story vivid on the screen. Her acting is natural and every detail show a combination of her own understanding of the character and the shining of the character itself.
4) Brokeback Mountain (2005):
Two young men, Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist, meet when they get a job as sheep herders on Brokeback Mountain. They are at first strangers, then they become friends. Throughout the weeks, they grow closer as they learn more about each other. One night, after some heavy drinking, they find a deeper connection. They then indulge in a blissful romance for the rest of the summer. Unable to deal with their feelings for each other, they part ways at the end of the summer.
Its an extraordinary film which deservedly won 3 Oscars, including Best Director for Ang Lee. Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams and Anne Hathaway all gave stunning performances.
3) Les Miserables (2012):
A well-executed and powerful musical from Tom Hooper, Les Misérables stood alongside ‘Skyfall’ as Britain’s two main entries at the 2013 Academy Awards and left with 3 Oscars. Set against the sweeping backdrop of 19th-century France, the movie tells an enthralling and emotional story of passion, love and redemption, accompanied by some stunning cinematography, uplifting musical numbers and flawless direction. Featuring some bravura performances from an all-star cast including Hugh Jackman (Oscar nominated), Russell Crowe, Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter, not to forget the flawless performance by Anne Hathaway which got her the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.
2) The Dark Knight Rises (2012):
The story is told eight years after the Joker’s reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight is forced to return from his imposed exile to save Gotham City from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane with the help of the enigmatic Selina.
The film contains a fine cast of talented actors. Christian Bale, of course still makes is a great Batman. Michael Caine is fantastic, as he always is. Tom Hardy as Bane is utterly terrifying, at times, and completely ominous. Anne Hathaway as Catwoman/Selina Kyle is a scene stealer. She is completely engrossing. Everyone is so great, the dynamic scenes between the actors are so well done, so well written, and so well directed. The Dark Knight Rises is emotionally riveting and amazing to view.
1) Rachel Getting Married (2008):
In every actor’s career there comes a moment where the critics and audiences rally around jumping for joy about how they’ve just witnessed a breakthrough performance. As stunning as these performances are, the term “breakthrough” always felt a little out of place to me since it’s only on rare occasions the actor in question is relatively new. Most times they are people who have been pounding the boards and scraping the screen for years. In those terms, the breakthrough is nothing more than a large group of people seeing that actor in a new light for the first time, mostly in something they never imagined before. Now the newly colored spotlight falls on Anne Hathaway and her powerful turn as Kym in Rachel’s Getting Married.
The story revolves around a young woman, played by Anne Hathaway, who has been in and out of rehab for the past 10 years returns home for the weekend for her sister’s wedding. Though the film is not her best, her performance is something which proved that she has the capability to come out of the closet (her character in The Princess Diaries) and give stellar performances.