Becoming a star Alba After appearing in the 1999 films Never Been Kissed and Idle Hands, Alba was chosen from a field of 1,200 young actresses by writer/director James Cameron for the lead role in his TV production, the Fox sci-fi series Dark Angel. Alba played Max, a genetically-enhanced human prototype who is forced to live on the run in the underground world of 21st century Seattle after she escapes from her government captors. She received a Golden Globe and Peoples Choice Award nomination and won Favorite TV Actress at the 2001 Teen Choice Awards. Hathaway She actually made her movie debut in a religious-themed movie The Other Side of Heaven, which she made in New Zealand in 2001. Thankfully, that movie came out after The Princess Dairies, the Garry Marshall-directed Disney smash hit in which Hathaway demonstrated a screwball slapstick comedic flair as a teenager who discovers that shes really heir to the throne of a small European kingdom ruled by her grandmother, played by Disney veteran Julie Andrews. Hathaway was nominated for an MTV Movie Award for breakthrough female performance and the Teen Choice Award for Choice Actress, comedy. Winner: Though the chasm between TV and movies has narrowed over the years, Hathaway wins by hitting a home run in her first feature film.
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