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.
With his third rude comedy this year, Zac Efron has seen a definite change in his career path.
After Bad Grandpa and Neighbors 2 (aka Bad Neighbours 2), he's now starring in Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates alongside Pitch Perfect's Adam DeVine. "This last year has been very fun," Efron says. "I was looking to do dramas, then all of a sudden after Neighbors came out people started calling me for comedies. It happened kind of all at once, and it's the last thing I expected, to be honest. I never dreamt in a million years I'd be working with Seth Rogen or Adam DeVine or Anna Kendrick. So it's all a bit surreal for me."
Zac Efron & Adam Devine on the red carpet for the Premiere of Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
Surprisingly, this new movie is based on a true story, and Efron says that about 80 percent of what's on-screen really happened, including the raunchiest and most far-fetched scenes. "Adam and I play hard-partying, crazy dudes who ruin family events," Efron explains. "Then they were given the final ultimatum to bring two good girls to their sister's wedding in Hawaii." Kendrick and Aubrey Plaza play these seemingly nice girls, who turn out to be even more raucous than Mike and Dave.
Continue reading: Zac Efron Celebrates The Love Between Mike And Dave
Efron shared a 2008 cast pic from back when he was better known to millions of teens as Troy Bolton.
Zac Efron has shared the most epic of all the epic throwback pics, a flashback to his days on the set of High School Musical. The now 28-year-old shared a pic taken back in 2008 which showed him smiling alongside his co-stars Ashley Tisdale, ex-girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens and Corbin Bleu.
Continue reading: Zac Efron's 'High School Musical' Throwback Pic Is Everything
When their comedy Neighbors (aka Bad Neighbours) became a break-out hit in 2014, Seth Rogen and Zac Efron found themselves being asked constantly about making a sequel.
But Rogen, who also produced both films and cowrote the sequel, wanted to make sure the moment was right. "A few things made us want to do a sequel," he explains. "We thought that the theme of growing up had an organic place it could go. And that the characters were interesting enough that maybe you would like to see what happened next in their lives. And that could be relatable as well."
For Efron, returning to the role was a no-brainer. "I was excited about the potential for a sequel because I just really love this group of people," he says. "So I just felt that there was more to do with this group. And rather than just like write a whole new movie that we'd all magically fit into, it was convenient that they came up with a sequel! So I was really happy."
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While it's amusing and sometimes very funny, there's an air of desperation about this sequel to the 2014 breakout hit comedy. The main problem is that, instead of pushing the characters forward in any way, the plot is basically a rehash of the exact same series of events. So the cast and crew rush through it in the hopes that audiences might not notice, throwing in issues like girl power and gay marriage to make it look like they noticed the criticisms of the first movie.
It's been a year or so, and now Mac and Kelly (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne) are selling their house to move to the suburbs before the birth their second child. But just as the sale is agreed, a sorority moves in next door, founded by Shelby (Chloe Grace Moretz) in defiance of the usual frat-house rules. They get help from former fraternity leader Teddy (Zac Efron), who's aimless because his best pal Pete (Dave Franco) has just agreed to marry his boyfriend. So Mac and Kelly are worried that the loud parties are going to jeopardise the sale, and when talking with Shelby fails, the stand-off escalates into all-out war. And when the girls turn on him, Teddy swaps sides to help take them down.
The dialogue is packed with hilariously wrong humour, mainly adult gags that are spoken around very young children. The idea of a little girl who chooses a pink dildo as her favourite toy is good for one laugh, but perhaps not the next 10 the filmmakers try to wring from it. Meanwhile, there's a strange exhaustion in the air, as both Teddy and Mac seem tired of all of this nonsense. Efron and Rogen play the roles with impeccable timing, but both seem aware that they've already pushed these characters as far as they possibly can. Byrne has a lot more spark, and provides most of the best laughs. And Moretz shows some skill at spiky silliness.
Continue reading: Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising [Bad Neighbours 2] Review
Zac Efron has deleted all traces of his ex-girlfriend Sami Miro from his social media accounts following their recent split.
Zac Efron has deleted all traces of his ex-girlfriend Sami Miro from his social media accounts.
The 'Baywatch' actor has reportedly called time on his relationship with the 28-year-old stylist after less than two years of dating and wasted no time in deleting pictures of her from his Instagram account.
Speaking about the break-up, which Zac reportedly instigated, a source told E! News: ''They did not have the same feelings for each other as they did when they first started dating. The spark had died.
Continue reading: Zac Efron Deletes Ex From Social Media
The pair seemed happy just recently.
Well, that was unexpected! News outlets confirm this week that Zac Efron has split from his girlfriend of two years Sami Miro, despite the fact that the pair were seen spending time together only two weeks ago in LA. While he was filming 'Baywatch' in Georgia, he apparently made time to join her in LA on weekends.
Zac Efron ditches girlfriend Sami Miro
It's come as quite a shock that the couple have decided to call it quits, given that they seemed quite happy together while hanging out at the MTV Movie Awards this month. Plus, they were food shopping together in Los Angeles on April 11th. While various publications have confirmed the sad news, it's not yet known whether or not the separation was amicable. Some evidence suggests not; Efron has erased Miro's existence on his Instagram and Twitter pages and unfollowed her, though she is yet to do the same and continues to follow her ex-beau.
Adam DeVine, Zac Efron , Anna Kendrick - CinemaCon Bi Screen Achievement Awards held at Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nv on April 14, 2016 at Caesars Palace - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Thursday 14th April 2016
Adam DeVine, Anna Kendrick , Zac Efron - CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards at Caesars Palace Resort and Casino at Omnia Nightclub, Caesars Palace - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Friday 15th April 2016
Check out what the original cast is up to as the new sequel is announced.
It's been eight years since the last sequel to Emmy winning Disney Channel original 'High School Musical' and 10 years since the fun began, but it's finally set to return with an all-new cast in the form of 'High School Musical 4', set to be directed by Jeffrey Hornaday.
What are the old cast doing now?
Casting for the film was announced to have started taking place yesterday (March 1st 2016), with director Jeffrey Hornaday ('Teen Beach Movie', 'Shout') announced to replace Kenny Ortega at the helm and also choreograph the movie.
Continue reading: 'High School Musical 4' Is Coming! But Where Are The Original Stars Now?
Mike and Dave are two brothers who can't help but compete with one another. They're best friends and do everything together, but when it comes to playing a lifelong game of one-upmanship they're both in it to win it. When their sister announces that she's marrying her partner in Hawaii, Mike & Dave's mum and dad are instantly horrified by the possible antics their sons could get up to.
In a bid to calm their potential actions, it's suggested to the boys that they both bring a respectable date to the wedding. Someone they can present to their families and show a completely different - and more mature - side to their personality.
Alice and Tatiana are two girls who could actually rival the brothers and any of their past behaviour, who see Mike & Dave on TV talking about their search for a partner and decide that they're just the girls to accompany the boys to the island wedding. Their plan is successful but Mike and Dave soon figure out that there's more to the girls than they first thought.
There's nothing clever about this deliberately rude and vulgar comedy, but certain audiences will find it absolutely hilarious. Never afraid to head straight into the cheapest, nastiest gag, director Dan Mazar and writer John Phillips throw their odd-couple stars into a series of riotously awkward situations, usually involving nudity. And even if it's not as funny as it ought to be, at least there's some meaning to the chaos.
Zac Efron plays Jason, a bright young Atlanta lawyer who takes after his workaholic father (Dermot Mulroney). But Jason's grandfather Dick (Robert De Niro) remembers a more interesting Jason, before ruthless ambition took over his life. So after Grandma's funeral, Dick asks Jason to drive him down to Florida a week before Jason is due to marry the high-maintenance Meredith (Julianne Hough). Jason quickly discovers that Grandpa is intent on sowing some very wild oats, detouring their journey through Daytona at spring break, where they meet a couple of girls (Aubrey Plaza and Zoey Deutch) who are up for pretty much anything. What Jason doesn't know is that Grandpa is doing all of this to remind Jason who he really is, and to show him how to enjoy life instead of control it.
The script sometimes lays on this message rather thickly in between a series of deliberately jaw-dropping gross-out sequences. Predictably, drugs and sex abound, and most of the jokes are so corny and ludicrous that they're not remotely believable. Everything that happens strains to shock the audience, which means that nothing is actually very shocking. But while the story has no tension at all, it also manages to grab hold of the audience simply because the characters are so vividly played by the fearless Efron and De Niro. Neither role is much of a stretch, but they dive into even the yucky and/or naked moments with gusto, developing some chemistry in the process.
Continue reading: Dirty Grandpa Review
Mac and Kelly's lives have moved forward a lot since the problems they had with the fraternity house next door. Their daughter Stella is growing up and Kelly is pregnant with another baby. Their little family is growing and it's time to move to a bigger house. However, their new neighbours (a small sorority house who have big plans to ditch the usual implied, sexist sorority rules and prove that they can party just as hard as the boys.
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Zac Efron - Zac Efron puts on his saddle for a scene in 'Neighbors 2' filming in Los Angeles. The actor was seen jumping on top of a horse with a fraternity flag while co star Chloe Moretz host a frat party wearing a wig and a tight mini skirt. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 29th October 2015
Zac Efron - Los Angeles Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'We Are Your Friends' at TCL Chinese Theatre - Arrivals at TCL Chinese Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 20th August 2015
Shiloh Fernandez, Max Joseph, Emily Ratajkowski, Zac Efron , Jonny Weston - Los Angeles premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures 'We Are Your Friends' at TCL Chinese Theatre - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 20th August 2015
#ripGarryMarshall Such a great man. Thank you for the joy you brought and continue to bring daily into our lives. https://t.co/RyNvvunsAV
We're at the theater. Are you? #MikeandDave https://t.co/e1WHTje2vT
Peace out Australia! You always make me feel at home. See you soon ❤️🙌🏼🌊 https://t.co/C14gPLHXYm
A little gift for everyone who danced down the isles after @MikeandDave. Thanks for living the #StangLife! https://t.co/qR5H61XSun
Finally got to unleash #MikeandDave out into the wild this weekend. Can't thank you enough for all the Stangle love! https://t.co/Yl1fQ1TcwU
RT @_ItaliaanBeauty: Mike and Dave need wedding dates is hands down the funniest movie I've seen in a long time
RT @jtstilwell: #MikeAndDave was undeniably hilarious
RT @erinnich12: It's official, I'm seeing Mike and Dave for the third day in a row💯💯 #MikeAndDave
Love you guys. Best friends 4 eva!! 👨👨👧👧 #squadgoals #mikeanddave https://t.co/9UYCOeZNJh
Nothing better than veggie spring rolls with best friends and seeing a movie...That's what @mikeanddave would do. https://t.co/qIWHo6v5XH
Thanks for the heads up @TheEllenShow! 😊 Good luck at the Olympic trials @Simone_Biles! #Rio2016 https://t.co/DMVwizWKPI
RT @szyjake: These weirdos showed up pretending like I wouldn't recognize them chanting #MikeAndDaveNeedWeddingDates this Friday! https://t…
Work work work work work asasdfdfjfrgkjb der der der... 🎤 w/ @adamdevine @musicallyapp #mikeanddave https://t.co/KVwaN2UKev
Incredible night w/ my bro from anotha mother. Thanks for hanging out w/ us down under! #mikeanddaveneedweddingdates https://t.co/L9CYFLPw2v
Few mates from the @sydneyswans came out to play today. Adam scored 6 pts. I scored 18 I'm pretty sure. #goswans https://t.co/BXQsKBo02c
🔴⚪️🔵 #teamnosleep https://t.co/8wrkpV9Qsf
Sooooooo good to be back. Should I climb this again- whadya say @ADAMDEVINE? 🙌🏼😄🐨 ❤️ #mikeanddaveneedweddingdates https://t.co/eXeHMqhkqM
Even though we're heading down under to visit mates- we're flying for America right now #mikeanddaveneedweddingdates https://t.co/yQMo1JO3fU
Conan tonight!!! Get ready!! https://t.co/aUH7hiQoHq
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