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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.
Baywatch has just been released
A film adaptation of the iconic 1990s TV series Baywatch has been in the works for years, and it's finally here, with Dwayne Johnson assuming the red trunks to play Mitch Buchanan, David Hasselhoff's character in the show (with the Hoff himself appearing in a cameo as his mentor). Johnson says that turning the series into a film allowed them to emphasise what made the show so hugely popular.
"Baywatch is all about gratuitous boobs, bums and abs," Johnson laughs. "We worked hard to make sure the flesh quota was high. And we are far dirtier than the show ever was! Obviously the show was a family show on at family time of day, but in the movie we could be dirtier. Actually, I think people are going to be shocked that Baywatch has got dirty, but there are a lot of laughs. Plot was important - don't get me wrong! But so was sorting out our slow-motion runs."
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Clearly, it's a risky proposition adapting a cheesy vintage TV series for the big screen: this is the second one that's gone awry this year, after CHiPs. But it doesn't have to be like this. Lively movie versions of Charlie's Angels and 21 Jump Street proved that with inventive writing, snarky performances and deranged energy, the result can be thoroughly entertaining. Sadly, this movie falls back on cheap jokes that simply aren't that funny. Fans of Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron will still have a good time - they're both unstoppably engaging - but the truth is that this simply isn't good enough.
We're back in Emerald Bay, where the beefy hotshot Mitch (Johnson) heads up the lifeguard crew with babes Stephanie and CJ (Ildenesh Hadera and Kelly Rohrbach). And now they're training up three new recruits: fallen Olympic swimming champ Matt (Efron), feisty hottie Summer (Alexandra Daddario) and pudgy geek Ronnie (Jon Bass). Meanwhile, as various crimes and calamities strike the beach, Mitch decides to investigate everything himself without the help of the local police. And as he becomes convinced that resort owner Victoria (Priyanka Chopra) is involved in bribery, extortion, drug running and murder, he sends his lifeguards undercover to catch her. Which of course is just a bit beyond what they were trained to do.
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The film's not faring well with the critics.
When it was announced there was to be a big screen release of 'Baywatch', based on the original television series of the same name, not many people really knew what to expect. So, following the reveal that Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Zac Efron would be leading proceedings came a little hope that this could be the revival the franchise needed.
Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson lead the stars of 'Baywatch'
Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be the case if recent critical reviews are anything to go by. Currently sitting at just 19% on reviews aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes, the film hasn't just failed to make a splash, but it's really being hammered by those who can have a big influence on box office numbers.
Continue reading: 'Baywatch' Takes A Beating From The Critics
'Baywatch' star Alexandra Daddario gushes about her co-star.
A lot goes into acting as a profession, so when an actor gets the chance to work with someone who's particularly generous with their skill, it can be truly exciting. For Alexandra Daddario, working with Zac Efron on Seth Gordon's 'Baywatch' comedy was just that.
Zac Efron, Dwayne Johnson and Alexandra Daddario star in 'Baywatch'
Alexandra plays the tough girl Summer Quinn, who also happens to be an awesome surfer and super brainy - quite apart from Zac Efron's tearaway character Matt Brody, who's only on the team as a punishment for his illegal behaviour while he was on the Olympic swim team. However, in real life he's actually pretty smart.
Continue reading: Alexandra Daddario: Zac Efron Is An 'Intelligent Actor'
One fan gets treated to tickets to the 'Baywatch' premiere AND a meet and greet.
How would you feel if you were enjoying a spa treatment and discovered that your masseuse was your favourite actor? One superfan got one such surprise as she prepared to go to the premiere of 'Baywatch' and was left astonished when Zac Efron and Alexandra Daddario walked into her room.
Zac Efron at the world premiere of 'Baywatch'
The actors were in Sydney, Australia promoting the upcoming movie which is out this week. They were doing an interview on a show called 'Fitzy and Wippa' when they were told that a special evening had been set up for a superfan who was staying in the hotel they were at. The show were sending her to the premiere, but as an extra treat they had arranged a surprise meet and greet.
Continue reading: Zac Efron Surprises Superfan With A Hotel Room Massage
The actor will star as one of America's most notorious serial killers.
Zac Efron breaks away from his 'token hottie' image with his new role as notorious serial killer Ted Bundy in the biopic thriller 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile'. It's a re-telling of some of the worst crimes America has ever seen, and here's what we know about it so far.
Zac Efron at the 'Baywatch' premiere
The upcoming true crime movie details the brutal crimes of Theodore Robert Bundy from the point of view of his somewhat naive partner at the time Elizabeth Kloepfer. Apart from Zac Efron, no names have been announced for the rest of the cast, however we do know who is involved behind the scenes.
Continue reading: Everything We Know So Far About Zac Efron's Ted Bundy Biopic
The Baywatch team are like superheroes to Zac Efron.
With Seth Gordon's comedy film adaptation of 'Baywatch' coming soon, it has a lot of box office competition this year - largely from the DC and Marvel superhero films. But Baywatch is kind of like 'real life' superheroes, indeed Zac Efron believes the characters bear much resemblance to comic book teams.
Zac Efron, Dwayne Johnson and Alexandra Daddario in 'Baywatch'
So 'Baywatch' is unlikely to see the kind of audiences or heavy praise that the likes of Marvel's 'Logan', 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2', 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' and 'Thor: Ragnarok' has had or will have this year, but that doesn't mean there aren't some similarities.
Continue reading: Zac Efron Compares The Baywatch Team To The Avengers
The actor is breaking from his usual comedic roles to take on the infamous killer.
Zac Efron is an actor known for a flurry of different roles. Whether it's his breakout role as Troy Bolton in the 'High School Musical' Disney movie trilogy, the charming Link Larkin in the 2007 'Hairspray' film adaptation or his more recent roles in the likes of 'Bad Neighbours' and 'Baywatch', there's certainly one direction many never thought they'd see him going in.
Zac Efron will play serial killer Ted Bundy
That is in the direction of playing a serial killer, but that's exactly what he'll be doing in forthcoming movie 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile', as a report from THR states. From documentary filmmaker Joe Berlinger and a script from Michael Werwie, the film tells the story of infamous serial killer Ted Bundy through the eyes of his longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer.
Continue reading: Zac Efron Lands Role As Serial Killer Ted Bundy
There is no better lifeguard team out there than that of Los Angeles' Baywatch. However, they are seriously losing money and in order to boost their brand, a PR executive encourages them to get some fresh blood on the team. Matt Brody may have landed two gold medals in the field, but that doesn't guarantee he'll be right for the squad. He's far from an impressive addition in the eyes of Mitch Buchanan; he may be prettier, but he hasn't got the brains or the brawn to match up to him. Matt thinks the job is just about educating people on sunburn and stopping them from drowning, but when it becomes clear that there's a drug ring in the area and a body subsequently washes up on the beach, their job gets a whole lot more complicated. Yeah, they should probably leave it to the police, but instead they decide on an unauthorised undercover sting operation instead. Maybe thrill-seeking Matt can teach Mitch and the team a thing or two about living life on the edge. Or maybe he'll just run like hell.
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Priyanka Chopra has vowed to stay in touch with her 'Baywatch' co-stars because she had a bundle of laughs shooting scenes with Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson.
Priyanka Chopra has vowed to stay in touch with her 'Baywatch' co-stars.
The 34-year-old actress plays the role of Victoria Leeds in action comedy, and the star had so much fun working with fellow actors Zac Efron and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson she wants to continue their friendship even now filming has finished.
Speaking about the cast of the upcoming movie, which is set to be released in May this year, the brunette beauty said: ''It's a really funny movie - I was laughing all the time while I filmed it. Dwayne Johnson is such a gentleman and one of the nicest people I've met. He's so hard working - Zac Efron is too. It was a lot of hours in the sun and water, and wonderful to see such a professional bunch of people have a great time.
Continue reading: Priyanka Chopra Promises To Stay In Touch With Baywatch Co-stars
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