26 year-old Zac Efron began his acting career at the age of 16. He jumped into auditions full throttle and landed a few roles in movies that were not too much of a success. That is, until 2006, when Efron was hired to star in Disney Channels High School Musical. Being a triple threat was to his advantage when it came to this audition. The director of HSM, Kenny Ortega, felt that Zac Efron would fit perfectly with his looks, voice, and ability to dance. When the movie came out, it became one of Disney Channels most beloved and classic films they had every released. So much so, that they came out with a second and third High School Musical. This is really what set Zac’s career on fire. With the success of these three films, Zac continued to work towards becoming an A-list actor.
Over the next few years, Zac worked on several films that did well in theaters. Some of which were 17 Again, Charlie St. Cloud and Lucky One. Zac also received a role in the film New Years Eve in 2011 working with Michelle Pfeiffer, Halle Berry and Robert De Niro. Also, spicing up his experience, was his involvement with the Walt Disney classic, Lorax. This was the first animated voice-over he had ever done.
Now in the year 2014, Zac has starred in two movies, one of which he produced. The movies That Awkward Moment and Neighbors were some of his best works yet. Zac stated in an interview that after the release of Neighbors he was congratulated differently than he normally was after filming a movie. He said that this time, he felt like people truly respected him for his acting and appreciated the hard work he put into the making of the film.
Zac Efron is currently in the midst of working on 10 different films. He will be producing some, staring in some, and doing both in some! His hard work, experience, and dedication in the past has really paid off. It has earned him the respect of several A-list actors and actresses. Not only that, but he is also able to produce films with the experience he has previously had. Nothing but good things to come from Zac Efron!
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