Anne Hathaway: 10 greatest movies of all time

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Anne Hathaway attends the 22nd Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for HFA)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Anne Hathaway attends the 22nd Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for HFA) /
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3. Les Misérables

Original Release DateLes Misérables first premiered on Dec. 5, 2012, at Leicester Square in London before receiving its formal theatrical release in the United States on Christmas Day and then on Jan. 11, 2013 overseas.

Box Office Earnings: As the major holiday musical movie event of the season, Les Misérables made a sizable dent at the worldwide box office, bringing in $148.8 million in North American and $293 million overseas for a combined gross of over $441 million. Also, with an opening day debut of $18.1 million, Les Mis broke the record for the highest opening day group for a musical.

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Critical Acclaim: Upon release, Les Misérables inspired mostly positive reviews from critics and audiences, racking up a fresh rating of 69% on Rotten Tomatoes. Hathaway’s heartbreaking and show-stopping performance of “I Dreamed A Dream” was singled out by many critics, and ultimately earned the star her first Academy Award win for Best Supporting Actress. The film won two more technical awards from a total of eight nominations, which included Best Picture.

About the Role: Hathaway portrays Fantine, a young factory worker who’s forced into a life of prostitution to provide for her daughter Cosette (Isabelle Allen, Amanda Seyfried). Set in 19th century France, Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) agrees to care for Cosette while also being chased down by policeman Javert (Russell Crowe).

Simply the Best: To prepare for her role as Fantine, Hathaway lost a significant amount of weight and shaved her head to accurately bring the tragic nature of “I Dreamed A Dream” to its fullest potential. After watching her work her magic, with a beautiful singing voice that rarely gets its due spotlight, it’s clear that Les Misérables wouldn’t have been the same without Hathaway’s performance as its gut-punching anchor. As far as career-defining roles go, this one’s for the ages.