August 7th, 2012
12:13 PM ET
Well no wonder Anne Hathaway was spotted "beaming and laughing" at a fundraiser for President Obama on Monday.
The "Dark Knight Rises" actress was the recipient of some personal approval from the President at the event, which was held in Connecticut at Harvey Weinstein's home.
Hathaway was seated at the table closest to Obama, dressed for the high-powered event in "a sliver dress with puffed sleeves ... and a tight bodice," according to pool reports. "Newsroom" creator Aaron Sorkin was also in attendance, as was Vogue editor Anna Wintour, Jerry Springer and the widow of actor Paul Newman, actress Joanne Woodward.
Obama told those gathered that Hathaway "is spectacular," and offered his critique of her latest film.
"I did get a chance to see Batman. And she was the best thing in it. That's just my personal opinion."
We're not sure if moviegoers are flocking to see "The Dark Knight Rises" just for Anne Hathaway's portrayal of Selina Kyle, but we do know the film is flourishing at the box office.
The Hollywood Reporter indicated this week that Christopher Nolan's final Batman installment is the No. 2 film of the year with a worldwide gross of $732 million.
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