Today is Anne Hathaway’s 35th birthday, so I thought it would be fun to revisit some of her best movies.
My favorite movie of Hathaway’s actually came out this year: Colossal. I sang its praises here, so I won’t fawn all over it again in this post, except to say that I’m positive you’ve never seen a movie quite like it and I reeeeeaaaallllly hope you check it out.
Next up on my list is The Devil Wears Prada, which was based on the best-selling novel of the same name about what goes on behind the scenes at a high-fashion magazine’s headquarters. Hathaway plays Andy Sachs, assistant to the company’s infamously intimidating editor-in-chief Miranda Priestley (Meryl Streep, who won a Golden Globe for her performance). On top of Hathaway and Streep, you’ve also got Emily Blunt in her breakout role as another one of Miranda’s long-suffering minions. This movie is one part hilarious, one part infuriating and 100% unforgettable.
Next up is 2010’s Alice in Wonderland because I’ve always loved that story, I enjoyed director Tim Burton’s wild and colorful interpretation of it, and I especially liked Hathaway’s take on the White Queen. And hellloooooo perfect casting with Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter. We’ve actually got the 2016 sequel — Alice Through the Looking Glass — in the Box right now!
The year 2011 brought us Hathaway and Jim Sturgess as more-than-friends who promise to reunite every July 15 in One Day. Most critics didn’t love this one, but it was based on one of my all-time favorite books, so there was no way I wasn’t going to adore it.
And of course I can’t leave out Anne’s Oscar-winning turn as Fantine in the musical Les Misérables. We can debate whether Russell Crowe should’ve been a singing lead, but no one can deny that Hathaway’s performance of “I Dreamed a Dream” was simply fantastic. I tear up just thinking about it!
Happy birthday, Anne! Everyone here at Redbox hopes you have something fun planned to celebrate.
What’s your favorite Anne Hathaway movie?