Theme Times – Anne Hathaway

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Anne Jacqueline Hathaway (born November 12, 1982) is an American actress. She is the recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and a Golden Globe Award. She was one of the world’s highest-paid actresses in 2015. Her films have grossed over $6.8 billion worldwide, and she appeared on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list in 2009.

Hathaway graduated from Millburn High School in New Jersey, where she performed in several plays. As a teenager, she was cast in the television series Get Real (1999–2000) and made her breakthrough as the protagonist in her debut film, the Disney comedy The Princess Diaries (2001). Hathaway made a transition to adult roles with the 2005 dramas Havoc and Brokeback Mountain. The comedy film The Devil Wears Prada (2006), in which she played an assistant to a fashion magazine editor, was her biggest commercial success to that point. She played a recovering addict in the drama Rachel Getting Married (2008), which earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. She went on to star in the commercially successful romantic films Bride Wars (2009), Valentine’s Day (2010), Love & Other Drugs (2010), and the fantasy film Alice in Wonderland (2010).

In 2012, Hathaway starred as Selina Kyle in her highest-grossing film The Dark Knight Rises, the final installment in The Dark Knight trilogy. Also that year, she played Fantine, a prostitute dying of tuberculosis, in the musical romantic drama Les Misérables, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She then played a scientist in the science fiction film Interstellar (2014), the owner of an online fashion site in the comedy The Intern (2015), a haughty actress in the heist film Ocean’s 8 (2018), and an evil witch in the fantasy comedy The Witches (2020). Hathaway has also won a Primetime Emmy Award for her voice role in the sitcom The Simpsons, sung for soundtracks, appeared on stage, and hosted events.

Hathaway supports several causes. She is a board member of the Lollipop Theatre Network, an organization that brings films to children in hospitals, and advocates for gender equality as a UN Women goodwill ambassador. She is married to actor Adam Shulman, with whom she has two sons.
I like Anne Hathaway for many reasons – one because l like her style – two – because l find her absolutely gorgeous – three – because of her role as Mia Thermopolis in “The Princess Diaries”. … – four because like me she is an animal lover and five because l just do ….. you might not, you may not even know of her – however, l am introducing you to her now in a basic form …

The first film l actually saw her in was The Princess Diaries 2001, although l had seen her in a few episodes of Get Real 1999 – 2000. But being a romantic as some of you may know about me, l was a sucker for the Princess rags to riches story role.

Anyway, l have followed her career pretty avidly since then and below are13 of her best performances to date in my opinion. Hope you enjoy and let me know below …. fan or not?
The Princess Diaries – 2001
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A clumsy, shy teen discovers that she is the princess of Genovia, a small European state. Thereafter, she must prove to her grandmother that she is worthy of her title.
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Nicholas Nickleby – 2002

Nicholas’ cold-hearted uncle Ralph separates his family after his father’s demise. Now Nicholas must do whatever it takes to escape the Squeers’ school and save his sister from marrying Sir Hawk.
Brokeback Mountain – 2005

Ennis and Jack are two shepherds who develop a sexual and emotional relationship. Their relationship becomes complicated when both of them get married to their respective girlfriends.
The Devil Wears Prada – 2006

Andy, a young graduate aspiring to be a journalist, comes to New York and becomes an assistant to one of the city’s biggest magazine editors, the ruthless and cynical Miranda Priestly.
Becoming Jane – 2007

A biographical portrait of a feisty 20 year old Jane Austen and her romance with a young, middle class Irishman.
Get Smart – 2008

Maxwell Smart, an intellectual but bumbling spy, is paired with Agent 99, an experienced operative, to prevent KAOS, a terrorist organisation, from carrying out their sinister plan.
Rachel Getting Married – 2008

Kym, a young woman who has been in rehab, returns home for her sister’s wedding. Her presence at the event leads to an upheaval in the family dynamics, forcing long-simmering tensions to resurface.
One Day – 2011

Dexter and Emma decide to meet every year on 15 July and see where they stand in life. Over a period of 18 years, they feel that they have more to share in common than the people around them.
The Dark Knight Rises – 2012

Bane, an imposing terrorist, attacks Gotham City and disrupts its eight-year-long period of peace. This forces Bruce Wayne to come out of hiding and don the cape and cowl of Batman again.
Les Misérables – 2012

Jean Valjean, a prisoner, breaks parole in order to start life anew. He soon becomes the caretaker of a young girl but his past comes back to catch up with him.
Interstellar – 2014

When Earth becomes uninhabitable in the future, a farmer and ex-NASA pilot, Joseph Cooper, is tasked to pilot a spacecraft, along with a team of researchers, to find a new planet for humans.
The Intern – 2015

Ben Whittaker, a 70-year-old widower, realises that he is not cut out for retirement. He then applies to become a senior intern for a sceptical boss at an online fashion site.
Colossal – 2016

Gloria is an out-of-work party girl who leaves New York and moves back to her hometown after getting kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend. When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, South Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this far-off phenomenon. As events begin to spiral out of control, she must figure out why her seemingly insignificant existence is having such a colossal effect on the fate of the world.
Dark Waters – 2019

Robert, a defence lawyer, goes up against a corporation to stop it from polluting a water source and endangering the lives of the people. However, he is forced to jeopardise his life to expose them.

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My personal 13 best performances of hers to date. Hope you enjoy and let me know below …. fan or not?

23 thoughts on “Theme Times – Anne Hathaway

    1. Hey Paula, she has made some real blooper decisions with her movies and l can agree that at times l would smack my head an ask WHY that film??

      That use to annoy me at times a lot 🙂

      But like us all, now she makes better decisions and has better roles 🙂

    1. I watched Witches literally a few days ago … interesting role for her to take on board – l wonder if her sons would watch her and be too scared to continue doing so? Witches got a bad review and star rating … not my most favoutite film of hers but interesting 🙂

  1. I like her a lot. Princess Diaries, DWP, Brokeback Mountain, Dark Knight… I haven’t seen the other ones, but there’s a LOT of movies I haven’t seen🙄

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