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The Princess Diaries (2001): Hathaway played a gawky teen who learns that she's a princess in this Disney fairy tale, which served as the actress' breakthrough role. The film grossed more than $165 million worldwide and spawned a successful 2004 sequel. Bonus fact: The actress took off the first semester of her freshman year at Vassar to film "Diaries." She eventually transferred to New York University to focus on her acting career.(Credit: AP)

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Anne Hathaway's 10 most memorable movie roles

Anne Hathaway is one of Hollywood's top actresses, a movie star who is equally adept at both comedy and drama. The two-time Oscar nominee briefly attended Vassar College, but left the Poughkeepsie school to focus on her acting career. That decision turned out to be a wise one for the A-lister, whose films have grossed close to $2 billion worldwide.

In chronological order, here are Anne Hathaway's 10 most memorable movie roles, with bonus facts about other Hudson Valley connections to these films.

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