Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman
Confession time: I was ready to hate Anne Hathaway and Catwoman going into The Dark Knight Rises. I don’t have anything personally against Hathaway or really against her talents as an actreess. However, something about her has always just irked me, and I thought it would interfere with my enjoyment of the final Christopher Nolan Batman film. Fortunately, not only did Hathaway shock with me just how electric her performance was, but I would argue that her portrayal of Selina Kyle is the best one to ever be put onto film and, probably, the best part of what was a very good film.
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