Zac Efron

Zachary David Alexander Efron (born October 18, 1987) is an American actor, singer and dancer. 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. During this time, he also starred in the musical film Hairspray and the comedy film 17 Again. In 2007, before the release of High School Musical 2, Rolling Stone declared him the "poster boy for tweenyboppers" and featured him in their late August 2007 issue. Efron has since appeared in the films The Lucky One (2012), The Paperboy (2012), Neighbors (2014), Dirty Grandpa (2016), The Greatest Showman (2017) and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019).

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Hairspray (2007)

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Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad auditions to be on Baltimore's most popular dance show - The Corny Collins Show - and lands a prime spot. Through her newfound fame, she becomes determined to help her friends and end the racial segregation that has been a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Christopher Walken  •  Amanda Bynes

High School Musical (2006)

Troy, the popular captain of the basketball team, and Gabriella, the brainy and beautiful member of the academic club, break all the rules of East High society when they secretly audition for the leads in the school's musical. As they reach for the stars and follow ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenny Ortega
CAST:  Zac Efron  •  Vanessa Hudgens  •  Ashley Tisdale  •  Lucas Grabeel

High School Musical 2 (2007)

The East High Wildcats are gearing up for big fun as they land the coolest summer jobs imaginable. Troy, Gabriella, Chad, and Taylor have scored sweet gigs at the Lava Springs Country Club owned by Sharpay and Ryan's family. Sharpay's first rule of business: Get ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenny Ortega
CAST:  Zac Efron  •  Vanessa Hudgens  •  Ashley Tisdale  •  Lucas Grabeel

That Awkward Moment (2014)

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Best pals Jason and Daniel indulge in casual flings and revel in their carefree, unattached lives. After learning that the marriage of their friend Mikey is over, they gladly welcome him back into their circle. The three young men make a pact to have fun and avoid ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Gormican
CAST:  Zac Efron  •  Miles Teller  •  Michael B. Jordan  •  Imogen Poots

Parkland (2013)

November 22nd, 1963 was a day that changed the world forever — when young American President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. This film follows, almost in real time, a handful of individuals forced to make split-second decisions after an event ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Landesman
CAST:  Zac Efron  •  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Ron Livingston  •  Tom Welling

The Paperboy (2012)

As investigative reporter Ward Jansen and his partner Yardley Acheman chase a sensational, career-making story with the help of Ward's younger brother Jack and sultry death-row groupie Charlotte Bless, the pair tries to prove violent swamp-dweller Hillary Van ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Daniels
CAST:  Zac Efron  •  Matthew McConaughey  •  Nicole Kidman  •  John Cusack

Neighbors (2014)

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A couple with a newborn baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Stoller
CAST:  Zac Efron  •  Rose Byrne  •  Dave Franco  •  Seth Rogen

At Any Price (2012)

Set in the competitive world of modern agriculture, ambitious Henry Whipple wants his rebellious son Dean to help expand his family’s farming empire. However, Dean has his sights set on becoming a professional race car driver. When a high-stakes investigation into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ramin Bahrani
CAST:  Dennis Quaid  •  Zac Efron  •  Kim Dickens  •  Clancy Brown

The Lucky One (2012)

U.S. Marine Sergeant Logan Thibault returns from his third tour of duty in Iraq, with the one thing he credits with keeping him alive-a photograph he found of a woman he doesn't even know. Learning her name is Beth and where she lives, he shows up at her door, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Hicks
CAST:  Zac Efron  •  Blythe Danner  •  Taylor Schilling  •  Jay R. Ferguson

Liberal Arts (2012)

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Newly single, 35, and uninspired by his job, Jesse Fisher worries that his best days are behind him. But no matter how much he buries his head in a book, life keeps pulling Jesse back. When his favorite college professor invites him to campus to speak at his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Josh Radnor
CAST:  Josh Radnor  •  Elizabeth Olsen  •  Richard Jenkins  •  Zac Efron

New Year's Eve (2011)

The lives of several couples and singles in New York intertwine over the course of New Year's Eve.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Garry Marshall
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Katherine Heigl  •  Ashton Kutcher  •  Carla Gugino

The Lorax (2012)

A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Renaud  •  Kyle Balda
CAST:  Zac Efron  •  Danny DeVito  •  Taylor Swift  •  Ed Helms

Charlie St. Cloud (2010)

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Accomplished sailor Charlie St. Cloud has the adoration of his mother Claire and his little brother Sam, as well as a college scholarship that will lead him far from his sleepy Pacific Northwest hometown. But his bright future is cut short when a tragedy strikes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Burr Steers
CAST:  Zac Efron  •  Amanda Crew  •  Kim Basinger  •  Dave Franco

Me and Orson Welles (2009)

New York, 1937. A teenager hired to star in Orson Welles' production of Julius Caesar becomes attracted to a career-driven production assistant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Linklater
CAST:  Ben Chaplin  •  Claire Danes  •  Zac Efron  •  Zoe Kazan

17 Again (2009)

On the brink of a midlife crisis, 30-something Mike O'Donnell wishes he could have a "do-over." And that's exactly what he gets when he wakes up one morning to find he's 17 years old again. With his adult mind stuck inside the body of a teenager, Mike actually has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Burr Steers
CAST:  Zac Efron  •  Leslie Mann  •  Matthew Perry  •  Tyler Steelman

Miracle Run (2004)

Single mom Corrine discovers that her twins are autistic. She refuses to give up on their potential, even though it seems that the rest of the world has turned its back on them. Thanks to this incredible mother's support, her boys accomplish the unimaginable.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregg Champion
CAST:  Mary-Louise Parker  •  Aidan Quinn  •  Zac Efron  •  Bubba Lewis

The Derby Stallion (2005)

An alcoholic former horse-trainer perceives in a fifteen-year-old boy a unique gift of horsemanship and makes it possible for the boy to conceive his dream and pursue it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Clyde
CAST:  Zac Efron  •  Bill Cobbs  •  William R. Moses  •  Crystal Hunt

High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008)

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It's almost graduation day for high school seniors Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Chad, Ryan and Taylor ― and the thought of heading off in separate directions after leaving East High has these Wildcats thinking they need to do something they'll remember forever. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenny Ortega
CAST:  Zac Efron  •  Vanessa Hudgens  •  Ashley Tisdale  •  Lucas Grabeel

We Are Your Friends (2015)

Young Cole Carter dreams of hitting the big time as a Hollywood disc jockey, spending his days and nights hanging with buddies and working on the one track that will set the world on fire. Opportunity comes knocking when he meets James Reed, a charismatic DJ who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Max Joseph
CAST:  Zac Efron  •  Emily Ratajkowski  •  Wes Bentley  •  Jon Abrahams

The Disaster Artist (2017)

An aspiring actor in Hollywood meets an enigmatic stranger by the name of Tommy Wiseau, the meeting leads the actor down a path nobody could have predicted; creating the worst movie ever made.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Franco
CAST:  Dave Franco  •  James Franco  •  Seth Rogen  •  Ari Graynor
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