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Anne Hathaway

Anne Jacqueline Hathaway (born November 12, 1982) is an American actress and Academy Award winner. After several stage roles, she appeared in the 1999 television series Get Real. She came to prominence after playing Mia Thermopolis in the Disney film The Princess Diaries (2001) and in its 2004 sequel. Since then, Hathaway has starred in dramatic films such as Havoc and Brokeback Mountain, in 2005. She has also starred in The Devil Wears Prada (2006) with Meryl Streep and in Becoming Jane (2007) as Jane Austen. In 2008, she won several awards for her performance in Rachel Getting Married and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.

In 2012, Hathaway played Selina Kyle in The Dark Knight Rises.

In October 2011, it was confirmed that Hathaway would play Fantine in the Tom Hooper film Les Misérables, which was based on the musical of the same name. Her mother had played the role in the stage show's first national U.S. tour.

Footage of Hathaway singing "I Dreamed a Dream", a song from Les Misérables, was shown at CinemaCon on April 26, 2012. Hooper described Hathaway's singing as "raw" and "real". For the role, Hathaway lost a substantial amount of weight and cut her hair short into a pixie cut, stating that the lengths she goes for her roles do not "feel like sacrifices. Getting to transform is one of the best parts of [1]." For her performance, Hathaway received critical acclaim and was nominated for many awards, including the Academy Award, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award and BAFTA Award for best supporting actress. She went on to win all the aforementioned awards which culminated on February 24, 2013 when she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, for her role in Les Misérables.

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