"Hilary Duff-Career Work 2005"
In 2005, Hilary Duff starred in The Perfect Man in which Duff played the eldest daughter of a divorced woman (Heather Locklear). The Perfect Man film received mostly harsh reviews and did not live up to box office expectations, grossing $19,770,475 globally. In the same year,2005, Hilary Duff was again nominated for a Razzie Award, for The Perfect Man and Cheaper by the Dozen 2. The 2006 satirical comedy Material Girls, in which Hilary Duff co-starred with her sister Haylie, was also not well received by critics, grossing only $16,907,561 worldwide. The Perfect Man film, directed by Martha Coolidge and co-produced by Madonna's independent film production company Maverick Entertainment, starred the Duff sisters as wealthy siblings who must fight to reclaim their fortune following a scandal. She along with her sister Haylie, received 2 more nominations for Razzie awards for their role in the film.
Hilary Duff's 3rd album, Most Wanted (2005), comprised her favorite tracks from Hilary Duff's previous 2 albums, remixes, and new songs inspired by pop-rock musicians such as The Killers and Muse. In an appearance on Total Request Live, She stated that it was not a greatest hits album, but that her label told her it was time to release a new album. She had more creative control over Most Wanted compared to her previous releases, co-writing the new material with producers Joel Madden and his brother, Benji, both members of Good Charlotte. The lead single, "Wake Up", became Hilary Duff's highest peaking single on the U.S. Hot 100 at the time, and its video received heavy rotation on MTV. The video for the 2nd single, "Beat of My Heart", was also popular, but the single itself did not chart in the United States The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and became her 3rd number one debut in Canada. An Italy-only compilation, 4Ever, was released in 2006. Duff recorded new songs for her movie, Material Girls, which included a Timbaland-produced cover version of Madonna's "Material Girl" with her sister.
By 2005, Hilary Duff appeared to have lost weight, leading the media to speculate that she had developed an eating disorder, though Duff denied this claim. She was interviewed on the Australian current affair show Today Tonight and stated that Hilary Duff lost weight by leading a more active lifestyle. Later in 2006, an article on Digital Spy stated that Duff had slimmed down to a U.S. size zero because of media reports suggesting she had gained fifteen pounds. Hilary Duff later stated that she had been feeling the pressure to be thin, because Hilary Duff is perceived in the media to be either too fat or too thin. Duff called this "judgmental" and "mean".