The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - Celebrity Pipeline - BY JAY BOB­BIN

“Ocean’s 8” (2018): A know­ingly hu­mor­ous Hath­away is terrific as an ac­tress who be­comes the pawn of an all-fe­male rob­bery gang tar­get­ing the necklace she wears to the Met Gala.

“Les Mis­er­ables” (2012): Hath­away was a shoo-in for the Os­car she ul­ti­mately won for singing her way through the role of the tragic Fan­tine in the screen ver­sion of the stage hit. “The Dark Knight Rises” (2012): It’s not easy to re­de­fine a role as iconic as Cat­woman, but Hath­away did it by play­ing smart – and smartly fe­line – for direc­tor Christo­pher Nolan. “Love and Other Drugs” (2010): By not play­ing her full hand too early, Hath­away left room for big and mov­ing sur­prises in her char­ac­ter. “Rachel Get­ting Mar­ried” (2008): Hath­away took her ca­reer to a new level by play­ing the thorn in her fam­ily’s side at her sis­ter’s wedding.

“Get Smart” (2008): If Bar­bara Fel­don was to get an ideal suc­ces­sor as Agent 99, it’s Hath­away. “The Devil Wears Prada” (2006): Hath­away hit the bull’s-eye as a re­cent col­lege grad who proves a big chal­lenge to an im­pe­ri­ous fash­ion mag­a­zine edi­tor (a typ­i­cally great Meryl Streep). “Broke­back Moun­tain” (2005): Hath­away shat­tered many pre­con­cep­tions with her de­cid­edly adult role as the woman – lit­er­ally THE woman – in the life of Jake Gyl­len­haal’s cow­boy char­ac­ter.

“Ella En­chanted” (2004): Be­tween her gigs as a princess, Hath­away put fun spins on fairy tales as the lit­er­ally spell­bound heroine of this fan­tasy. “The Princess Diaries” (2001): Af­ter cut­ting her teeth on tele­vi­sion work, Hath­away made a big leap into the movies with the per­fectly tai­lored role of an or­di­nary teen who learns she’s a Euro­pean princess.

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