President Barack Obama was so impressed with Anne Hathaway's performance as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises that he described her as "spectacular… the best thing in it." Hathaway was "leather-clad" in the movie, according to the Telegraph, which reports on the nugget:
Hollywood is also enamoured of Hathaway. One of the industry’s highest-paid actresses, she gained critical respect as Jake Gyllenhaal’s wife in Brokeback Mountain (2005), the downtrodden assistant in The Devil Wears Prada (2006) and a recovering drug addict in Rachel Getting Married (2008). And her leather-clad Catwoman, in The Dark Knight Rises, impressed Barack Obama so much he described her as 'spectacular… the best thing in it’. 'It’s the most powerful review I’ve ever got,’ she says. 'President Obama knows my name.’
Hathaway, along with Harvey Weinstein, held a campaign fundraiser for Obama in the summer.