The Princess Diaries” was Anne Hathaway’s acting début, in which she had a big role. Because of the Disney film, Anne Hathaway became well-known, prompting comparisons to be made to other famous actresses like Audrey Hepburn.
“The Princess Diaries” raked in $165 million in its debut weekend at the box office. In addition, she starred in a Disney picture called “The Other Side of Heaven,” which, on the other hand, was a critical and economic flop at the box office.
It took Anne Hathaway a while to get her acting career up and running, and she had to put in a lot of hard work. In the film “Havoc,” she realized she had been placed in the same parts several times, but she had no idea until then. The film “Ella Enchanted,” in which Anne reprised her role as a fairy tale figure, did not do well at the box office.
“The Princess Diaries 2” performed well at the box office, but reviewers weren’t thrilled. Despite this, reviewers panned the film, saying it was unworthy of praise. Hathaway had a triumphant comeback in 2005 with the film “Brokeback Mountain.” She portrayed the wife of one of the major characters and was praised by reviewers for her performance.
With her appearance in “The Devil Wears Prada,” Anne Hathaway’s career took an unexpected turn. Her work on the film, with Meryl Streep’s, contributed to its worldwide success, bringing in more than $326 million.
In the opinion of the reviewers, she performed an excellent job, and it helped to launch her career. However, “Becoming Jane,” a 2007 biography of Jane Austin, did not get the same level of critical acclaim as her other works.
After Bride Wars, she appeared in Valentine’s Day, Love & Other Drugs, and Alice in Wonderland, a fantasy film (2010). In the animated film “Rio” the next year, Anne proved herself to be a skilled voice performer. And in 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises, she played Selina Kyle/Catwoman again.
In addition, she won an Oscar for her role as Fantine, a dying prostitute in the musical Les Miserables, for which she received the Best Supporting Actress award. Afterwards, she appeared in Interstellar (2014), The Intern (2015), Ocean’s 8 (2018), and The Hustle (2017) as a con artist (2019).
Outside her acting career, Anne Hathaway has performed on stage, recorded soundtracks, and hosted events. She’s also a philanthropist. She is a UN Women goodwill ambassador and is on the board of the Lollipop Theatre Network, which delivers films for children in hospitals.