Zac Efron

Zachary David Alexander Efron (/ˈɛfrɒn/; born October 18, 1987)[2] is an American actor. He began acting professionally in the early 2000s, and rose to prominence in the late 2000s for his leading role as Troy Bolton in the High School Musical franchise (2006–2008). During this time, he also starred in the musical film Hairspray (2007) and the comedy film 17 Again (2009). He has since appeared in the films New Year's Eve (2011), The Lucky One (2012), The Paperboy (2012), Neighbors (2014), Dirty Grandpa (2016), Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016), Baywatch (2017), The Greatest Showman (2017) and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019).

Zac Efron
Zac Efron in 2017
Efron in December 2017
Born
Zachary David Alexander Efron

October 18, 1987 (age 31)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.[1]
OccupationActor
Years active2002–present

Early life

Efron was born in San Luis Obispo, California,[3] and later moved to Arroyo Grande, California. His father, David Efron, is an electrical engineer at a power station, and his mother, Starla Baskett, is a secretary who worked at the same power plant.[4][5] Efron has a brother, Dylan,[2] and had, as he has described, a "normal childhood" in a middle-class family.[6] His last name, "Efron" (אפרון), is a Jewish surname, taken from a Biblical place name.[7][8] Zac has described himself as Jewish;[9] though he was raised in an agnostic household and did not practice religion as a child.[10]

Efron has said that he would "flip out" if he got a "B" and not an "A" in school, as well as that he was a class clown.[11] His father encouraged him to begin acting when Zac was eleven years old.[4] Efron subsequently appeared in theater productions at his high school,[12] worked in the theater The Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville,[6] and began taking singing lessons.[4] He performed in shows such as Gypsy; Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up; Little Shop of Horrors; and The Music Man. He was recommended to an agent in Los Angeles by his drama teacher, Robyn Metchik (the mother of actors Aaron Michael Metchik and Asher Metchik).[13][14] Efron was later signed to the Creative Artists Agency.[15]

Efron graduated from Arroyo Grande High School in 2006[16] and was then accepted into the University of Southern California but did not enroll. He also attended Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, a community college located in Santa Maria, California, where he performed during the years of 2000 and 2001.[17]

Career

2002–2006: Early career

Efron began acting in the early 2000s with guest roles on several television series including Firefly, ER, and The Guardian. In 2004, he began appearing as a recurring character in the first season of the WB series Summerland. For the show's second season, which aired in 2005, he was promoted to the main cast. He also appeared in some films, including the Lifetime television film Miracle Run (2004), for which he earned a Young Artist Award nomination for his performance as one of two autistic twins.

2006–2009: High School Musical and breakthrough

Efron's career reached a turning point with the teen musical television film High School Musical (2006), which premiered on the Disney Channel in January 2006. The film, which has been described as a modern adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, saw Efron playing the male lead Troy Bolton, a high school basketball player who feels conflicted when he finds himself interested in participating in the school musical with Gabriella Montez (Vanessa Hudgens), a girl from the scholastic decathlon team. The film, which also starred Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu, and Monique Coleman in pivotal roles, became a major success and helped Efron gain recognition among teenage audiences. The film's soundtrack was certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA,[18] making it one of the best-selling albums of the year in the United States. Efron's singing talents were disputed when it was revealed that his voice had been blended with Drew Seeley's on the soundtrack, but Efron clarified that the songs (written for a tenor) were written before he was cast and therefore did not suit his more baritone vocal range. In his subsequent musical films, Efron did his own singing.

Efron was next seen playing the role of Link Larkin in the musical comedy film Hairspray (2007), based on the 2002 Broadway musical of the same name. The film became a major commercial and critical success upon its release in July 2007. Later that year, he was seen reprising his role of Troy Bolton in High School Musical 2 (2007), which aired on the Disney Channel in August 2007.

Efron reprised his role of Troy Bolton in High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008), the first film in the High School Musical franchise to receive a theatrical release. The film became a major blockbuster at the box office, and received mixed to positive reviews from critics. He followed this with the commercially successful comedy 17 Again (2009) about a 37-year-old man (Matthew Perry) who is transformed into his 17-year-old self (Efron) after a chance accident.

2009–2014: Other work

Zac Efron 2, 2012
Efron in 2012

Efron's next release was Richard Linklater's period drama Me and Orson Welles, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2008 and received a wide release in late 2009. The film earned mostly positive reviews from critics. He next played the title role in the supernatural romantic drama Charlie St. Cloud (2010), which became a moderate success at the box office despite receiving mostly negative reviews from critics.

Efron next appeared as a part of the large ensemble cast in Garry Marshall's New Year's Eve (2011), which depicted a series of holiday vignettes of different groups of characters. The film received almost unanimously negative reviews from critics, but became a major success at the box office. He also played a supporting role in the critically successful Liberal Arts (2012), which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2012 and received a limited release later that year. He also starred alongside Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey, David Oyelowo, and John Cusack in The Paperboy (2012), which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2012 and received a wider release later that year. The film received mixed to negative reviews from critics.

After lending his voice to the commercially successful computer-animated film The Lorax (2012), he appeared as the male lead in the romantic drama The Lucky One (2012), based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. The film became a major box office success despite negative reviews from critics. He also starred in the drama At Any Price, which premiered at the 2012 Venice International Film Festival, and the historical drama Parkland, which premiered at the 2013 Venice International Film Festival. Both of the films received mixed reviews from critics.

Efron's first release of 2014 was the romantic comedy That Awkward Moment, on which he was also an executive producer. The film, which starred Efron alongside Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan as three bachelors in New York City, became a moderate commercial success despite receiving mostly negative reviews from critics.

2014–present: Commercial success

Zac Efron Cannes 2012
Efron at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, May 2012

Later in 2014, Efron was seen in the adult comedy Neighbors (2014), co-starring Seth Rogen. The film revolved around a young couple, played by Rogen and Rose Byrne, who struggle to raise their baby daughter while living next to the house of a wild fraternity led by its president, played by Efron. The film became a major commercial success and earned mostly positive reviews from critics, who also added that Efron had successfully shed his "Disney kid" pretty boy image.[19]

Efron's only release in 2015 was the moderately successful We Are Your Friends (2015), in which he played a struggling DJ. In January 2016, he starred alongside Robert De Niro in the adult comedy Dirty Grandpa, about a straitlaced young man who begrudgingly indulges his grandfather's unhinged personality by taking him on a vacation to Florida. The film received mostly negative reviews from critics for its crude humor, but became a commercial success upon its release. He subsequently co-starred with Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, and Chloë Grace Moretz in the comedy sequel Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, which became a commercial and critical success upon its release in May 2016. The film followed the same couple (Rogen and Byrne) who team up with their former rival (Efron) to take down a hard-partying sorority led by a freshman (Moretz). His third 2016 comedy, released in July, was Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, in which he co-starred with Adam DeVine (playing siblings), as well as Anna Kendrick and Aubrey Plaza.

In 2017, Efron starred in Baywatch, an action comedy film version of the television series of the same name, released in May. The film features Dwayne Johnson and Efron with an ensemble cast, including Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach, Jon Bass, Ilfenesh Hadera, and Priyanka Chopra. Also in 2017, Efron had a supporting role in two biographical films released in December, The Disaster Artist, a comedy-drama directed by and starring James Franco, and, as Phillip, in the musical The Greatest Showman, opposite Hugh Jackman. Both were nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.[20][21]

In 2019, Efron played a drug-addled libertine in the Harmony Korine film The Beach Bum, opposite star Matthew McConaughey.[22] He also starred as serial killer Ted Bundy in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, opposite Lily Collins as Bundy's girlfriend.[23] The film premiered at Sundance in early 2019 and was released by Netflix on May 3.

Upcoming projects

Efron has been cast to voice Fred Jones in Warner Bros.' 2020 Scooby-Doo animated film.[24]

Personal life

Efron was on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list in 2008 at number 92, with estimated earnings of $5.8 million from June 2007 to June 2008. In April 2009, his personal wealth equaled about $10 million.[25] In May 2015, Efron's net worth was $18 million.[26]

People magazine reported in 2007 that Efron and Vanessa Hudgens began dating in 2005 during the filming of High School Musical,[27][28][29] although Us magazine reported, after the two broke up in December 2010, that they "met in 2005 while making the first High School Musical flick, and became a romantic item about two years later."[30] Efron began a romantic relationship with model and entrepreneur Sami Miró in September 2014. The couple split in April 2016.[31][32]

Efron sought treatment in early 2013 after struggling with alcoholism and substance abuse. He has been sober since June 2013.[1] In November 2013, Efron had to have his jaw wired shut after breaking it in a fall at home.[33] In March 2014, Efron engaged in a fight with a homeless man in Skid Row. Law enforcement officials did not make any arrests because they viewed it as mutual combat.[34]

In 2010, Efron started his own production company under Warner Bros., Ninjas Runnin' Wild.[35] The company played a part in the production of his films Dirty Grandpa, That Awkward Moment, and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.[36] In 2019, Efron's brother Dylan, who also plays a role in the company, stated that Ninjas Runnin' Wild has started to produce more digital content in addition to their traditional film work.[37]

Efron announced the creation of his YouTube channel in March 2019.[38] The video sharing platform will host two weekly series.[39] "Off the Grid" will follow Efron and Dylan as they participate in outdoor activities and trips without electronic devices—with the exception of a video camera in order to document their experiences.[40] "Gym Time" will spotlight fitness and nutrition, with Efron informing his viewers that he plans to "train with celebrities, athletes, and interesting people".[39][41] YouTube has received backlash for promoting Efron's new channel in a post made from their official Twitter account. Fans have accused the platform of promoting a mainstream celebrity's account, which they fear will overshadow lesser known creators and will make it more difficult for them to "break through".[42]

Efron turned to transcendental meditation (TM) to help decompress after struggling to separate himself from his role as serial killer Ted Bundy in his new movie. “I really love TM, transcendental meditation. I did TM on the way home. Not while driving, but when you’re shooting a movie, one thing we can afford is a ride home, so on the way home I just do some TM and try to phase out of it.”[43]

Filmography

Film

Key
Films that have not yet been released. Denotes films that have not yet been released.
Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
2003 Melinda's World Stuart Wasser [44]
2005 The Derby Stallion Patrick McCardle [45]
2007 Hairspray Link Larkin [46]
2008 High School Musical 3: Senior Year Troy Bolton [47]
2008 Me and Orson Welles Richard Samuels [48]
2009 17 Again Mike O'Donnell [49]
2010 Charlie St. Cloud Charlie St. Cloud [50]
2011 New Year's Eve Paul [51]
2012 At Any Price Dean Whipple [52]
2012 Liberal Arts Nat [53]
2012 The Lorax Ted Voice role [54]
2012 The Lucky One Logan Thibault [55]
2012 The Paperboy Jack Jansen [56]
2013 Parkland Dr. Charles James "Jim" Carrico [57]
2014 Neighbors Teddy Sanders [58]
2014 That Awkward Moment Jason Also executive producer[59] [60]
2015 We Are Your Friends Cole Carter [61]
2016 Dirty Grandpa Jason Kelly [62]
2016 Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Dave Stangle [63]
2016 Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Teddy Sanders [64]
2017 Baywatch Matt Brody [65]
2017 The Disaster Artist Dan Janjigian / Chris-R [66]
2017 The Greatest Showman Phillip Carlyle [67]
2019 The Beach Bum Flicker [68]
2019 Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile Ted Bundy Also executive producer[69] [70]

Television

Year(s) Title Role(s) Notes Ref(s)
2002 Firefly Young Simon Tam Episode: "Safe" [71]
2003 The Big Wide World of Carl Laemke Pete Laemke Television film [72]
2003 ER Bobby Neville Episode: "Dear Abby" [73]
2004 Miracle Run Stephen Morgan Television film [74]
2004 Triple Play Harry Fuller Television film [75]
2004–2005 Summerland Cameron Bale 16 episodes [76]
2005 CSI: Miami Seth Dawson Episode: "Sex & Taxes" [77]
2006 Heist Pizza Delivery Guy Episode: "Pilot" [78]
2006 High School Musical Troy Bolton Television film [47]
2006 If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home Now Cody Television film [79]
2006 NCIS Daniel Austin Episode: "Deception" [80]
2006 The Replacements Davey Hunkerhoff (voice) Episode: "Davey Hunkerhoff/Ratted Out" [81]
2006 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Trevor Episode: "Odd Couples" [82]
2007 High School Musical 2 Troy Bolton Television film [47]
2009 Entourage Himself Episode: "Security Briefs" [83]
2009–2016 Robot Chicken Various roles (voice) 5 episodes [84]

Music videos

Year Title Performer(s) Album Ref(s)
2005 "Sick Inside" Hope Partlow Who We Are [85]
2007 "Say OK" Vanessa Hudgens V [86]

Discography

Singles

List of songs, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[87]
AUS
[88]
CAN
[89]
IRE
[90]
FRA
[91]
NZ
[92]
SPA
[93]
SWE
[94]
UK
[95]
"Breaking Free"
(with Drew Seeley and Vanessa Hudgens)
2006 4 13 17 4 9 High School Musical (soundtrack)
"Get'cha Head in the Game"
(with Drew Seeley)
23 125
"You Are the Music in Me"
(with Vanessa Hudgens)
2007 31 86 54 12 26 High School Musical 2 (soundtrack)
"Bet on It" 46 93 65
"Gotta Go My Own Way"
(with Vanessa Hudgens)
34 36 40
"Right Here, Right Now"
(with Vanessa Hudgens)
2008 119 137 High School Musical 3: Senior Year (soundtrack)
"Rewrite the Stars"
(with Zendaya)
2018 70 24 71 21 115 32 82 90 16 The Greatest Showman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Other charted songs

List of songs, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[87]
AUS
[88]
CAN
[89]
IRE
[90]
FRA
[91]
NZ
[92]
UK
[95]
"Start of Something New"
(with Drew Seeley and Vanessa Hudgens)
2006 28 High School Musical (soundtrack)
"Ladies' Choice" 2007 96 Hairspray: Soundtrack to the Motion Picture
"Everday"
(with Vanessa Hudgens)
65 High School Musical 2 (soundtrack)
"You Are the Music in Me (Reprise)"
(with Ashley Tisdale)
89
"Can I Have This Dance"
(with Vanessa Hudgens)
2008 98 84 81 High School Musical 3: Senior Year (soundtrack)
"Just Wanna Be with You"
(with Lucas Grabeel, Olesya Rulin, and Vanessa Hudgens)
153
"The Boys Are Back"
(with Corbin Bleu)
101 72 101
"The Greatest Show"
(with Hugh Jackman, Keala Settle, Zendaya and The Greatest Showman Ensemble)
2017 88 42 34 110 [a] 20 The Greatest Showman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
"The Other Side"
(with Hugh Jackman)
54 48
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.
  1. ^ "The Greatest Show" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 3 on the NZ Heatseeker Singles Chart.[103]

Awards and nominations

Award Year of ceremony Category Nominee/work Result Ref(s)
ASTRA Awards 2008 Favourite International Personality or Actor High School Musical 2 Nominated [107]
Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2008 Best Acting Ensemble Hairspray Won [108]
Best Comedy Nominated [109]
Best Family Film Nominated
Best Song
for "Come So Far (Got So Far to Go)"
Nominated
CinemaCon 2016 Comedy Star of the Year
(shared with Anna Kendrick and Adam DeVine)
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Won [110]
Gold Derby Awards 2007 Best Ensemble Cast Hairspray Nominated [111]
Golden Raspberry Awards 2012 Worst Screen Ensemble New Year's Eve Nominated [112]
2018 Worst Actor Baywatch Nominated [113]
Hollywood Film Awards 2007 Ensemble Acting of the Year – Musical/Comedy Hairspray Nominated [114]
MTV Movie Awards 2008 Best Breakthrough Performance Hairspray Won [115]
2009 Best Male Performance High School Musical 3: Senior Year Won
Best Kiss
(shared with Vanessa Hudgens)
Nominated
2010 Best Male Performance 17 Again Nominated
2011 Best Male Performance Charlie St. Cloud Nominated
2014 Best Shirtless Performance That Awkward Moment Won
2015 Best On-Screen Duo
(shared with Dave Franco)
Neighbors Won
Best Shirtless Performance Won
Best Fight
(shared with Seth Rogen)
Nominated
Best Musical Moment
(shared with Seth Rogen)
Nominated
2017 Best Kiss
(shared with Anna Kendrick)
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Nominated [116]
Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards 2007 Fave Movie Star Hairspray Won [117]
2009 Fave Movie Star 17 Again Won [118]
2010 Cutest Couple
(shared with Vanessa Hudgens)
N/A Won [119]
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2010 Favorite Movie Actor 17 Again Nominated [120]
Nickelodeon UK Kids' Choice Awards 2007 Best TV Actor High School Musical Won [121]
Online Film and Television Awards 2008 Best Original Song
for "Come So Far (Got So Far to Go)"
Hairspray Nominated [122]
Best Adapted Song
for "You Can't Stop the Beat"
Nominated
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2008 Best Ensemble Cast Hairspray Won [123]
People's Choice Awards 2008 Favorite Song from a Soundtrack
for "You Can't Stop the Beat"
Hairspray Won [124]
2009 Favorite Star Under 35 N/A Nominated [125]
2011 Favorite Movie Star Under 25 N/A Won [126]
2013 Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor The Lucky One Won [127]
2015 Favorite Comedic Movie Actor Neighbors Nominated [128]
2017 Favorite Comedic Movie Actor Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Nominated [129]
Screen Actors Guild Awards 2008 Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Hairspray Nominated [130]
ShoWest Convention 2009 Breakthrough Performer of the Year High School Musical 3: Senior Year Won [131]
Teen Choice Awards 2006 Choice Breakout TV Star High School Musical Won [132]
Choice TV Chemistry
(shared with Vanessa Hudgens)
Won
2007 Choice Male Hottie N/A Won [133]
2008 Choice Male Hottie N/A Nominated [134]
Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon – Male N/A Nominated
2009 Choice Comedy Movie Actor 17 Again Won [135]
Choice Music/Dance Movie Actor High School Musical 3: Senior Year Won
Choice Movie Rockstar Moment 17 Again Won
Choice Movie Liplock
(shared with Vanessa Hudgens)
High School Musical 3: Senior Year Nominated
Choice Male Hottie N/A Nominated
Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon – Male N/A Nominated
2010 Choice Summer Movie Actor Charlie St. Cloud Nominated [136]
Choice Male Hottie N/A Nominated
Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon – Male N/A Nominated
Choice Smile N/A Nominated
2011 Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon – Male N/A Won [137]
2012 Choice Drama Movie Actor The Lucky One Won [138]
Choice Romance Movie Actor Won
Choice Movie Voice The Lorax Nominated
Choice Movie Liplock
(shared with Taylor Schilling)
The Lucky One Nominated
2014 Choice Male Hottie N/A Nominated [139]
2016 Choice Comedy Movie Actor Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Won [140]
Choice Movie Hissy Fit Nominated
2017 Choice Comedy Movie Actor Baywatch Won [141]
Choice MovieShip
(shared with Dwayne Johnson)
Nominated
2018 Choice Drama Movie Actor The Greatest Showman Won [142]
Choice MovieShip
(shared with Zendaya)
Won
Choice Collaboration
(shared with Zendaya for "Rewrite the Stars")
Won
Choice Liplock
(shared with Zendaya)
Nominated
Choice Male Hottie N/A Nominated
Young Artist Awards 2005 Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special – Supporting Young Actor Miracle Run Nominated [143]
2007 Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young Actor High School Musical Nominated [144]
Young Hollywood Awards 2014 Best Cast Chemistry – Film Neighbors Nominated [145]
Best Threesome
(shared with Dave Franco and Christopher Mintz-Plasse)
Nominated
Best Threesome
(shared with Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan)
That Awkward Moment Nominated

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A Night to Remember (High School Musical song)

"A Night to Remember" is the third official single from the High School Musical 3: Senior Year soundtrack, performed by the cast of the movie. It is the fifth track on the track listing.

Baywatch (film)

Baywatch is a 2017 American action comedy film directed by Seth Gordon and based on the television series of the same name. Written by Mark Swift and Damian Shannon, the film stars Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Jon Bass, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach and Priyanka Chopra. The plot follows lifeguard Mitch Buchannon and his team, who in an effort to save their beach have to take down a drug lord.

Principal photography began on February 22, 2016, in Florida and Savannah, Georgia. The film was released in the United States on May 25, 2017, by Paramount Pictures, grossed $177 million worldwide and received negative reviews from critics, with criticism for its crude humor, storyline, and character development, but did receive some praise for its cast. Baywatch received five nominations at the 38th Golden Raspberry Awards, including Worst Picture and Worst Actor for Efron.

Breaking Free

"Breaking Free" is a song from the Disney Channel Original Movie High School Musical. It also appears on the soundtrack of the same name. It is sung by Drew Seeley, Zac Efron, and Vanessa Hudgens. It was also released as a single on June 8, 2006. On June 21, 2006, it was certified as a Gold single by the RIAA for sales of over 500,000.The song subsequently appeared on Vanessa Hudgens' compilation album, A Musical Tribute and appears on the Disney compilation album, Disney Channel Playlist, which was released on June 9, 2009.

Dirty Grandpa

Dirty Grandpa is a 2016 American comedy/coming of age film about a lawyer who drives his grandfather to Florida during spring break. The film was directed by Dan Mazer and written by John Phillips. It stars Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Aubrey Plaza, and Zoey Deutch.

Filming began on January 19, 2015 in Atlanta and ended on May 9. Dirty Grandpa was theatrically released on January 22, 2016 by Lionsgate. It grossed $105.2 million against a production budget of $25 million, but it was met with strongly negative critical reception, and is considered one of the worst films ever made.

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile is a 2019 American biographical crime thriller film, told from the point of view of serial killer Ted Bundy's former girlfriend Elizabeth Kendall. Directed by Joe Berlinger with a screenplay from Michael Werwie, the film is based on Kendall's memoir The Phantom Prince: My Life with Ted Bundy. The film stars Zac Efron as Bundy, Lily Collins as Kendall, Kaya Scodelario as Bundy's wife, Carole Ann Boone, and John Malkovich as Edward Cowart, the presiding judge at Bundy's trial. The title of the film is a reference to Cowart's remarks on Bundy's murders while sentencing him to death.

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 26, 2019, and was released on May 3, 2019, by Netflix. The film received mixed reviews from critics, though Efron's performance was praised.

Frosted tips

Frosted tips refer to a men's hairstyle in which the hair is cut short and formed into short spikes with hair gel or hair spray. The hair is bleached such that the tips of each spike will be pale blond, usually in contrast to the wearer's main hair color.Frosted tips were prominent throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s.Notable people who wore frosted tips include Ryan Bell, Nick Reasor, Lance Bass, Steven Bradbury, Aaron Carter, Zac Efron, Guy Fieri, Joe Jonas, Ethan Klein, Mark McGrath, and Justin Timberlake.Other variants, such as inverted or “thawed” tips, where dark highlights are applied to the gelled ends of the person’s hair that is otherwise heavily bleached, also exist.

Ladies' Choice (Hairspray song)

"Ladies' Choice" is a song written for the 2007 film version of Hairspray. It is performed by Link (played by Zac Efron), with music and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

List of Teen Choice Award Choice Male Hottie Winners

The following is a list of Teen Choice Award winners and nominees for Choice Music - Male Hottie. Justin Timberlake is most awarded with 3 award wins. Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake and Zac Efron share being nominated the most with 6 nominations each.

Neighbors (2014 film)

Neighbors (released in some countries as Bad Neighbours) is a 2014 American comedy film directed by Nicholas Stoller and written by Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O'Brien. The film stars Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Dave Franco and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. The plot follows a couple who come into conflict with a fraternity that has recently moved in next door and which leads them into an all out war.

The film premiered at South by Southwest on March 8, 2014 and was released on May 9 in the United States. The film received positive reviews, with praise aimed at Efron's and Byrne's breakout performances, and was a commercial success, grossing over $270 million worldwide, and is currently Rogen's highest grossing live-action movie. A sequel, titled Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, was released on May 20, 2016. Stoller returned to direct, with Rogen, Efron, Byrne, Mintz-Plasse, Barinholtz, Gallo, Kudrow, Buress and Franco all reprising their roles.

Rewrite the Stars

"Rewrite the Stars" is a song performed by Zac Efron and Zendaya for the film The Greatest Showman (2017). It was released on November 17, 2017 by Atlantic Records as a promotional single from The Greatest Showman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. In Australia, "Rewrite the Stars" was released to radio on July 20, 2018. The song sees Efron's character Phillip Carlyle, serenading Zendaya's character Anne Wheeler and trying to convince her that they're meant to be together, despite their differences.

Right Here, Right Now (High School Musical song)

"Right Here, Right Now" is a song from the High School Musical 3: Senior Year soundtrack, performed by Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens as Troy Bolton and Gabriella Montez. It is the second track on soundtrack's track listing. When the song is sung in the movie, Troy and Gabriella only sing the first verse, second and third chorus, and the bridge whereas the first chorus and second verse are omitted. However, in the extended edition of the film, the second verse is sung later as the reprise when Troy and Gabriella are at their homes.

Scoob

Scoob! is an upcoming American 3D computer-animated comedy action/adventure film featuring characters from the Scooby-Doo franchise. Animated by Reel FX for Warner Animation Group, the film is directed by Tony Cervone, written by Kelly Fremon Craig and Matt Lieberman, and stars the voices of Frank Welker, who is the only member of the original cast to reprise his role of the title character, Will Forte, Amanda Seyfried, Zac Efron, and Gina Rodriguez as the rest of the Scooby gang, with Tracy Morgan, Ken Jeong, Kiersey Clemons, Mark Wahlberg (in his first animation role) and Jason Isaacs as other classic animated characters. It is a reboot of the Scooby-Doo film series, and is intended to be the first film of a proposed Hanna-Barbera Cinematic Universe.

The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on May 15, 2020, by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor – Comedy

The following is a list of the Teen Choice Award winners and nominees for Choice Movie Actor - Comedy. Zac Efron has received the most wins with three.

That Awkward Moment

That Awkward Moment (released as Are We Officially Dating? in Australia, Indonesia, and New Zealand) is a 2014 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Tom Gormican in his directorial debut. The film stars Zac Efron, Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Imogen Poots, Mackenzie Davis, and Jessica Lucas. The film had its Los Angeles premiere on January 27, 2014, and it was widely released on January 31 in the United States.

The Lucky One (film)

The Lucky One is a 2012 romantic drama film directed by Scott Hicks and released in April 2012. It is an adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ 2008 novel of the same name.

The film stars Zac Efron as Logan Thibault, a US Marine who finds a photograph of a young woman while serving in Iraq, carries it around as a good luck charm, and later tracks down the woman, with whom he begins a relationship.

We Are Your Friends (film)

We Are Your Friends is a 2015 drama film directed by Max Joseph (in his directorial debut) and written by Joseph and Meaghan Oppenheimer, from a story by Richard Silverman. The film stars Zac Efron, Emily Ratajkowski and Wes Bentley, and follows a young Los Angeles DJ trying to make it in the music industry and figure out life with his friends.

The film was released in the United States by Warner Bros. on August 28, 2015. Its financier, StudioCanal, distributed it in France, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand. The film received mixed reviews and grossed $11 million.

What I've Been Looking For

"What I've Been Looking For" is a song from the Disney Channel Original Movie High School Musical (2006). The song was written and produced by Andy Dodd and Adam Watts, and it was included on the film soundtrack of the same name. Ashley Tisdale and Lucas Grabeel sing it in a fast tempo. A reprise version, titled "What I've Been Looking For (Reprise)" was also recorded, but in a slow tempo. It is credited to be performed by Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens, although Efron vocals were mixed with those of Drew Seeley."What I've Been Looking For" received positive reviews by music critics, being compared to Broadway musical performances. It peaked at number 35 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and at number 34 on the Billboard Pop 100. Meanwhile, the reprise version peaked at number 66 and number 53, respectively on the same charts. The Spanish-language version of the soundtrack included a cover version by Mexican synthpop group Belanova, titled "Eres Tú", and the Brazilian group Ludov covered it for the Brazilian version of the soundtrack, titled as "O Que Eu Procurava".

You Are the Music in Me

"You Are the Music in Me" is the second single released in the UK from the Original Disney Channel Movie, High School Musical 2.

Awards for Zac Efron

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