Anne Hathaway insists Jake Gyllenhaal is one of the nicest guys in Hollywood.

The actress has starred with the heartthrob actor in two movies and insists he is always a pleasure to work with as he hasn't let his fame and sex symbol status make him arrogant.

She said: "I know actors always say this about each other but he really is lovely. I worked with him on 'Brokeback Mountain' and then five years later on 'Love and Other Drugs'; he was a great guy then and still is. He's a real person.

"That's a weird compliment, but someone's as good looking as he is, with as much adoration from such a young age, they could easily be a nightmare, or stuck-up jerk. But he's a good guy."

Jake isn't the only person in Hollywood Anne admires.

The 28-year-old screen star has a great deal of respect for Helena Bonham Carter and her partner, director Tim Burton, for the way they live their lives and their approaches to movie making.

She added to new! magazine: "I worked with them on 'Alice In Wonderland' and they're just so lovely. Tim marches to his own beat and he doesn't hear, or worry, about anyone else. I think that's something that he and Helena have in Common. They're just living their own lives, as themselves, and they really don't care what people think. I find that so liberating. I really just think they're the coolest people on the planet."