In 2005, Anne Hathaway took on a more serious role in the drama, Brokeback Mountain. She starred alongside Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger and played the wife of Gyllenhaal's character. The film received many award nominations, and this was the role that Hathaway finally broke out of her "cute" actress image. Hathaway lied about her knowledge of horseback riding so that she could be cast into the film.
Anne Hathaway Movies Through The Years
Anne Hathaway's notable breakthrough role was in the 2001 Disney film, The Princess Diaries. She stars as an invisible high-school girl, who finds out she's a princess, from none other than Julie Andrews herself. She even earned an MTV Award for Best Breakthrough Female Performance. Hathaway turned down a role in The Phantom of the Opera to continue filming for The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.
Anne Hathaway is a celebrated actress having received an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and an Emmy Award during her career. Having been named after William Shakespeare's wife, it's no wonder Hathaway was born with the theater talent she carried with herself starting at such a young age.
Anne Hathaway: Her Best Roles
We've created a gallery for you to check out her best roles as an actress!