Zac Efron (born Zachary David Alexander Efron, 18.10.1987)
Zac Efron is an American actor and is also a singer. He rose to fame after appearing in High School Musical and the TV series Summerland.
Zac Efron: Childhood
Zac Efron was born in San Luis Obispo, California, to father David (a power plant engineer) and Starla Baskett (a former secretary). They later moved to Arroyo Grande, California.
When Zac was 11, his father encouraged him to try acting. He later appeared in a number of productions at his high school and found work in a theatre named The Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville. He also took up singing lessons. In 2001, Efron completed a course at the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts.
Efron's drama teacher, Robyn Metchik, recommended him to an agency and he soon signed up with the Creative Artists Agency.
After graduating from high school in Arroyo Grande, Efron deferred an offer of a place at the University of Southern California, whilst he worked on a number of film projects.
Zac Efron: Acting Career
Efron's TV career started out with appearances in shows such as Firefly, The Guardian and ER. He also played Cameron Bale in the WB series Summerland. In the second series of the show, he became a regular cast member.
Since his appearance in the series, Efron has also accepted offers to appear in the likes of CSI:Miami, The Replacements and The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.
In 2003, Zac Efron received a Young Artist Award for his performance as an autistic twin in the TV movie Miracle Run.
Efron's career took an upturn in 2006 when he appeared in High School Musical. He played the role of Troy Bolton, the basketball captain. He won two Teen Choice Awards following the release of the film and the cast travelled to Europe and Australia to promote the movie.
In 2007, Efron appeared in a remake of Hairspray, and received positive reviews for his performance. The same year saw the release of High School Musical 2. His role will be revisited in the 2008 release of High School Musical 3: Senior Year.
In 2008, Efron spent time filming Me and Orson Welles, which was filmed on the Isle of Man, New York and London. The film was first screened at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2008.
Zac Efron: Music Career
Efron released his first two singles shortly after the release of High School Musical. 'Get'cha Head in the Game' and 'Breaking Free' both charted at the same time. The next week, he had five tracks from the film's soundtrack in the charts.
Fresh out of college, 23-year-old Cole Carter and his friends Mason, Ollie and Squirrel are determined to make something of their futures, with young people being faced with more and more career opportunities than ever before. Cole wants to become one of the world's top DJs, but hitting the decks at local college parties aren't getting him anywhere fast. He learns the art of getting people moving with his music from a more experienced DJ named James who sees potential in him, but it seems the more he is taught, the more he realises he has to learn. Still, he's reluctant to work under James, and things get complicated when he starts to bond with James' girlfriend Sophie. To make matters worse, his friends are becoming increasingly frustrated with him for refusing to seize a once in a lifetime opportunity to make something really special.
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Andy Cohen revealed the most famous person he slept with and the strangest place he'd had sex during a special segment on 'Watch What Happens: Live'.
There were a few things we didn't really need to know about television presenter Andy Cohen. Unfortunately, the 46-year-old Watch What Happens: Live host held little back during a special segment on his show when the roles were reversed and his guest, Real Housewives of New York star Sonja Morgan, asked him some pretty candid questions.
Andy Cohen overshared on a special segment of Watch What Happens: Live.
After steaming up our screens in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’, Jamie Dornan has finally been given his rightful title.
A poll by British magazine Heat has named Fifty Shades Of Grey star Jamie Dornan as 2015’s hottest hunk, beating Zac Efron and Harry Styles. Last year the Irish actor was a new entry at number eight in the annual poll, which is said to be voted on by more than 195,000 people.
2015’s Hottest Hunk, Jamie Dornan.
“He’s played a sexy killer in 'The Fall' and a killer sex-er in Fifty Shades Of Grey, so it’s no wonder Jamie Dornan came top in heat’s Hottest Hunks 2015,” the magazine wrote announcing Dornan’s victory.
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Zac Efron and Sami Miro - Zac Efron dressed casually in white t-shirt and jeans with a BROR restaurant logo cap, talks on his cellphone as he arrives with his girlfriend Sami Miro at an office in West Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 14th April 2015
'The Maze Runner' and 'Neighbors' also scooped awards.
It's difficult to argue with the results of this year's MTV Movie Awards victors, who took home their much-deserved accolades on Sunday (April 12th 2015). The top prize of Movie Of The Year went to Josh Boone's adaptation of the John Green novel 'The Fault In Our Stars' - but who else won big at the 2015 ceremony?
Shailene Woodley took home a couple of awards herself; first for Best Female Performance in 'The Fault In Our Stars', and second for Best Kiss with Ansel Elgort. 'The Maze Runner' star Dylan O'Brien also won big, landing Breakthrough Performance, Best Hero and, of course, Best Fight with Will Poulter. O'Brien will reprise his role in the upcoming sequel 'Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials'. Meanwhile, Zac Efron's abs in 'Neighbors' predictably won him Best Shirtless Performance, while his onscreen chemistry with Dave Franco made them Best Duo. 'Neighbors' was also the winner of Best WTF Moment, with Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne taking home the award.
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Was Chris Pratt’s shirtless performance as Starlord enough to bag him a popcorn trophy?
With Oscar season finally over it’s time for the fun to begin, as the MTV Movie Awards are here yet again to hand out the trophies that really matter. Categories such as ‘Best Shirtless Performance’ and ‘Best Scared-as-Sh-t Performance’ will be contested alongside more traditional awards such as Best Movie and Best Male and Female Performance during the ceremony next month.
Best shirtless performance? Chris Pratt in Guardians of the Galaxy
Leading the nominations is Marvel’s breakthrough hit Guardians of the Galaxy, which has scored seven nominations this year. Leading man Chris Pratt has been recognised multiple times with nods in the best male performance, best shirtless performance, best musical performance and best comedic performance categories. The film itself has also been nominated for movie of the year.
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Universal unveiled plans for a sequel to last summer's comedy blockbuster on Friday, which will reunite the original cast and take a female twist on the original.
Universal has announced a sequel to last summer’s hugely successful comedy that is set to reunite the original cast with a host of fresh faces. In news first broken by the Hollywood Reporter, Rose Byrne will return as Rogen’s on-screen wife, and director Nicholas Stoller is signed on once more.
Rogen is to team up with Zac Efron once more for a sequel to 2014's Neighbors
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Selena Gomez and Zedd dined together in Atlanta on Friday (23rd January) and were reportedly spotted "cuddling" in the restaurant.
Selena Gomez and Zedd have been spotted together once again whilst dining together in Atlanta. Sources and the pair's own Instagram accounts suggest they may be more than just friends.Earlier this month it was revealed, according to E!, how producer Zedd was working with Gomez on her music. However, the rumour mill has been working overtime and it has been suggested the two are in a relationship.
Selena Gomez is rumoured to be in a relationship with Zedd.
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Indie filmmaking is one of the best niches to find super-talented directors and writers; and none more so than Richard Linklater. Having recently received a flood of praise for the extraordinary and innovative 'Boyhood' - a movie filmed over thirteen years with the same actors - actors and movie makers everywhere join this appraising documentary marking 21 years of amazing cinema from this artist. With works including the decade spanning romance trilogy 'Before Sunrise', musical comedy 'School of Rock', animated thriller 'A Scanner Darkly', crime drama 'Bernie' and underdog flicks 'Slacker' and 'Bad News Bears', the Texan cine-hero continues to produce imaginative and totally unique, genre-crossing stories with comedy 'That's What I'm Talking About' and a 'School of Rock' TV series marking his upcoming projects.
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Richard Linklater is well known in the film industry as one of the stand out names in indie movie making. Responsible for a wide variety of films including the decade spanning romance 'Before Sunset' (and its sequels), music fuelled comedy 'School Of Rock', social misfit drama 'Slacker', and innovative animated thriller 'A Scanner Darkly', Linklater has inspired a generation of filmmakers and scooped two Oscar nominations and numerous film festival awards along the way. After 21 years, this Texas born innovator is still thoroughly impressing, his latest project 'Boyhood' having caused a stir for its unique quality of having been filmed over thirteen years. Just what will he do next?
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As Venice Film Festival closes, Toronto takes the spotlight, complete with starry red carpets. Cameras catch Zac Efron filming in L.A. and the Criminal set in East London. There's also a glimpse of Lava and trailers for Night at the Museum 3 and Horrible Bosses 2...
The Venice Film Festival came to a close this week with a flurry of star-studded premieres and the glitzy awards ceremony. Al Pacino was on hand with his film Manglehorn, Owen Wilson premiered his new comedy She's Funny That Way, Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon walked the red carpet for 99 Homes, and Ethan Hawke and January Jones turned up for the screening of Good Kill.