'Valentine's Day' countdown: Anne Hathaway and Topher Grace

anne-hathaway-topher-grace-valentines-day-320.jpgValentine's Day isn't just for established couples but also new lovers who've just started dating.

That's the case with Anne Hathaway and Topher Grace's characters in "Valentine's Day" anyway. As part of Zap2it's continuing countdown to Valentine's Day, we take a look back at each of their careers.

Both actors came into acting once they were adults (or nearly so), so there's not a whole lot of old stuff that you wouldn't be aware of. We did dig up this clip of a very young Anne Hathaway in a Better Homes and Gardens commercial.

Check it out:



Isn't she all kinds of cute?

Hathaway has come a long way from her youthful roles in the short-lived "Get Real" series and as Mia Thermopolis in the "Princess Diaries" movies, where she really showed off her comic timing. We also love her in period gear in films such as "Nicholas Nickleby," "Brokeback Mountain" and "Becoming Jane."

"The Devil Wears Prada" showed she could hold her own opposite the accomplished Meryl Streep, and she finally got a little recognition with an Oscar nomination for "Rachel Getting Married" and a Hasty Pudding award for Harvard. We can't wait to see her as the creepy White Queen in the upcoming "Alice in Wonderland."

Her co-star Topher Grace had the luck of a hit show on his first time out. He was discovered by one the "That '70s Show" producers while acting in a local production of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum."

Since leaving "That '70s Show," Grace has focused on his movie career, starring in Steven Soderbergh's ensemble film "Traffic," "Win a Date With Tad Hamilton," "In Good Company" and as the villainous Venom in "Spider-Man 3."

In a way, "Valentine's Day" is a "That '70s Show" reunion. He and Ashton Kutcher, who starred as the dimwitted Michael Kelso on the series, are both in the film, although in different storylines. You can see them both together, however, in this clip below:



In the film, Grace plays mail room worker Jason, who's just begun a very promising relationship with Liz, a who works as a phone sex operator to pay off her student loans. Hmm, we wonder if that little tidbit will come out during their dating.

"Valentine's Day" opens nationwide on Friday, Feb. 12.

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