Zac Efron Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

29th March 2017

Quote: "I did not know this. This is the first time I'm hearing of it. I'm bummed out. I'm sure we will cross paths at some point. Much love until then." Zac Efron is upset he let fan Paris Jackson down when he didn't appear in a High School Musical touring stage show she attended. Paris recently opened up about her pre-teen disappointment during an appearance on The Tonight Show in America.

16th November 2016

Tweet: "Your personality is the most attractive. Underneath the rippling muscles is a caring heart. Congrats 2 the sexiest man alive - love you dawg!" Zac Efron tweeted his congratulations to Baywatch co-star Dwayne Johnson after her was named People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive on Tuesday (15Nov16).

26th August 2016

Tweet: “Through thick and thin you’ve always been my best friend. I’ll see you at the finish line, RIP Puppy Efron,” Zac Efron mourns the loss of his Australian Shepherd dog Puppy. The former High School Musical actor got the canine for Christmas in 2011, and used Chance the Rapper's song Finish Line to end his tweet, writing: "Felt hog tied ever since my dog died/ He lived to 84, damn, that’s a long ride/ I know he up there he just sit and he wait/ I’ll be racing up the stairs I’mma get to the gate singing."

18th August 2016

Quote: "Hey @zacefron I saw her first... She is my girl. Proud of you Simone! You are phenomenal in whole world and special. You made history. Love u." Brazilian gymnast Arthur Nory Mariano jokes about his love rival Zac Efron, who jetted off to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil earlier this week (beg15Aug16) to hang out with multi-medallist Simone Biles at the Olympics. The U.S. gymnast has become friendly with the actor after revealing she has a huge crush on him.

12th July 2016

Quote: "I was training hard during Baywatch filming. Once I finished a big scene, I went back to my hotel and ordered the entire (room service) menu. I hadn't had carbs in a month! I went nuts." Zac Efron pigged out as soon as he was able to ditch his strict diet for the movie adaptation of Baywatch.

11th July 2016

Fact: Zac Efron can be heard on the new song by sister duo FAARROW. The High School Musical star added his vocals to Iman and Siham Hashi's track Shut Up while hanging out with childhood pal Elijah Kelley, who produced it. The tune features on the siblings' forthcoming debut EP, Lost.

29th May 2016

Quote: "So grateful I came across this picture... With the o.g. (original gangster) crew during one of the most cherished and exciting times of my life. Love you guys forever. #fbf (Flashback Friday)". Zac Efron touchingly pays tribute to his former High School Musical co-stars Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale and Corbin Bleu with a sweet photo of the foursome on Instagram.

22nd May 2016

Quote: "Let's just say I'm not opposed to anything. But if you're gonna pull your d**k out, it'd better be for an Academy Award-winning movie." Zac Efron reveals just what it would take to make him get naked for a film role.

24th February 2016

Fact: Zac Efron received an unforgettable present to kick off filming of the new big screen adaptation of Baywatch - a framed, signed photo of original TV series star David Hasselhoff donning his iconic red swim shorts and holding a lifeguard rescue buoy. Efron posted a picture of the prized possession on Instagram, along with the caption, "What an epic start gift." Efron stars in the Baywatch film along with Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Priyanka Chopra and Alexandra Daddario.

22nd January 2016

Quote: "He keeps an eye on the house... I was gone for almost the entire year, working... He eats all of my groceries, so I come home to an empty house." Zac Efron on the pluses and minuses of living with his little brother.

27th December 2015

Fact: Actor Zac Efron received a cheeky stocking stuffer from his mother for Christmas after she gifted him a recipe book for phallic-shaped pasta dishes. The Neighbors star shared a photo of the tongue-in-cheek Penis Pasta book with fans on on Saturday (26Dec15), and captioned it, "You know your mom's on point when she puts this in your stocking."

9th December 2015

Fact: Neighbors co-stars Seth Rogen and Zac Efron are teaming up for their third project together in The Disaster Artist, a behind-the-scenes movie about the 2003 drama The Room, which is widely considered one of the worst movies of all time. James Franco will also star in and direct the project, and his brother Dave Franco, as well as Jacki Weaver, Josh Hutcherson and Kate Upton are all slated to appear in the film.

16th October 2015

Quote: "I cried when I met Zac Efron and ran away from him because, well, High School Musical. I also ran away from Ryan Gosling... Maybe this is why I don’t have a boyfriend?" Actress Abigail Breslin admits she suffers meltdowns when she confronts her Hollywood crushes.

8th September 2015

Tweet: "Happy anniversary baby I love you @samimiro". Actor Zac Efron celebrates his one-year anniversary with girlfriend Sami Miro on Monday (07Sep15) by sharing a sweet snap of himself kissing the model on the cheek.

17th August 2015

Quote: "The director asked me to lose weight for the part, because most DJs you see are pretty skinny guys... That was the first time I've really been asked to do that. Usually it's like, 'Bulk up!'" Hollywood hunk Zac Efron had to cut back on his calories and slim down for new romantic drama We Are Your Friends, in which he portrays an aspiring DJ.

17th August 2015

Quote: "I knew virtually nothing about being a DJ, which is actually pretty difficult, I have to say... I got like, a crash course. I got a DJ coach and he would come to my house more or less every day, and we'd just start playing with the decks and I learned how to transition tracks, put on effects and stuff like that." Zac Efron had his work cut out for him as he trained to portray an aspiring DJ in new movie We Are Your Friends.

20th May 2015

Fact: Zac Efron trained with top DJs Alesso and Dillon Francis to prepare for his role at the turntables for his upcoming film We Are Your Friends.

13th April 2015

Fact: Zac Efron and Dave Franco reprised their Robert De Niro tributes from hit comedy Neighbors to accept their Best Duo prize at the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday (12Apr15). Efron played De Niro from Taxi Driver, while Franco tackled the movie legend's grumpy Meet the Parents character - as they did in a party scene from the movie, which picked up a string of honours at the prizegiving.

27th March 2015

Quote: "It's definitely different. I think that you have to take that kind of attention with a grain of salt, and put yourself in other people's positions... It kind of just comes with the territory... I'm not trying to hide anything in my life. If I was dating someone who wasn't in the limelight, I might have more photos on Instagram of our relationship." Model SAMI MIRO opens up about the unusual attention put on her relationship with Hollywood hunk Zac Efron.

7th February 2015

Fact: Actors Seth Rogen and Zac Efron are reuniting for a sequel to hit 2014 comedy Neighbors. Director Nicholas Stoller and actress Rose Byrne will also return for Neighbors 2, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

16th May 2014

Quote: "I'm stuck in the character. I'm trying to get out of it. It's a residual thing." Zac Efron apologises for turning the air blue on Tv chat shows as he promotes his new frat comedy Neighbors.

9th May 2014

Quote: "We did all our own stunts for this fight scene and there's a stand-off between me and (co-star) Dave Franco and I grab his balls really hard and he grabs mine... I don't know what it is, those Franco brothers just have balls of steel. But, I did legitimately break my hand." Zac Efron on how he injured his hand in a fight sequence while making new comedy Neighbors.

7th May 2014

Fact: Actor Zac Efron made a surprise appearance in drag on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday (06May14) in a pre-taped skit with his Neighbors co-star Seth Rogen and the late night host. In the segment, Rogen, Efron and Fallon dressed up as the young girl hosts of a fake teen show, called Ew, in which they danced to Lil Jon's Turn Down For What and mocked James Franco's recent dating scandal by stating they all received a text message from the actor.

1st May 2014

Fact: Healthy Zac Efron has a gruelling daily regimen that includes weightlifting and rowing sessions. He also swims 20 laps and drinks pH-balanced water from a specially-installed alkaline faucet in his home.

1st May 2014

Quote: "I just started going, and I think it's changed my life. I'm much more comfortable in my own skin. Things are so much easier now." Zac Efron on therapy sessions he has signed up for a year after a rehab stint to conquer drug and alcohol issues.

30th April 2014

Quote: "Every single day was more or less a party. You went into this kind of dream state: You show up, it's dark, and there's a raging party. Drive home, and the sun's up, go to sleep and then get back to set. Glow lights, girls in bikinis, electronic dance music blasting in between takes, people jumping around. It was pretty cool, but it was a lot." Zac Efron on filming new family vs. college fraternity movie Neighbors.

30th April 2014

Quote: "I was aching to do it. It just sounded like so much fun. But I knew if I did that, it would ultimately be limiting. And at that point, I was really searching for something else." Actor Zac Efron on turning down the lead in 2011 movie remake Footloose.

25th April 2014

Quote: "It's always fun here in the U.K. When I go away I don't know if they are going to be here when I get back and when they are, I get really excited. I see a lot of familiar faces. I've sort of watched these people grow up and they are still around." Zac Efron recognises his British fans whenever he visits the U.K.

25th April 2014

Quote: "It's worth two swears of ours. It's pronounced and really accurate. It takes on a whole different meaning and you make the sentence better!" Zac Efron is convinced Brits are better than Americans at cussing.

14th April 2014

Fact: Zac Efron was forced to accept his prize for Best Shirtless Performance semi-naked at Sunday's (13Apr14) MTV Movie Awards after guest presenter, singer Rita Ora, helped to rip off his top to unveil the toned physique which won him the honour in That Awkward Moment. But that wasn't the only talking point of the night - the actor's introduction went a little awry as co-presenter Jessica Alba mispronounced his name as "Zac E-fron".

18th March 2014

Fact: Zac Efron is hoping to make a property profit after putting his Los Angeles home on the market for $2.8 million (Gbp1.75 million). The actor bought the estate in 2008 for $2.3 million (£1.4 million).

10th March 2014

Quote: "I was so nervous. He was sort of my God. It was at the Sunset Towers, I was 17 or 18, I idolised him at this point. I stopped him and told him, 'Seth, I have to tell you I'm a huge fan.'" High School Musical hunk Zac Efron, 26, was star-struck meeting Knocked Up comedian Seth Rogen for the first time. The pair has since teamed up to star in new comedy Neighbours.

8th March 2014

Tweet: "If I beat Thor- I'm accepting the award shirtless on stage." Actor Zac Efron jokes about his nomination in the Best Shirtless Performance category at the upcoming MTV Movie Awards. He is up against hunky Thor star Chris Hemsworth.

16th February 2014

Quote: "I save my voicemails if somebody I look up to calls me... My most cherished is actually Michael Jackson gave me one, he called me... and Michelle Pfeiffer. Matthew MCConaughey left me a good one... He was like, 'Zachary dachary dock. How are you, man. Just checking in, seeing how your are doing'." Zac Efron likes to keep hold of his phone messages form famous fans and friends.

7th February 2014

Quote: "I have learned to say no. I've become stronger. I feel better than I ever have. I've learned a lot over the last couple of years." Actor Zac Efron is a stronger man after completing a rehab stint for substance abuse issues last year (13).

9th January 2014

Fact: Zac Efron returned to the spotlight at the People's Choice Awards on Wednesday (08Jan14) for his first red carpet appearance since breaking his jaw in a freak accident in November (13). The actor had to have his mouth wired shut after slipping in a puddle of water at his California home, but he has since bounced back and he hit the stage at the Los Angeles prizegiving to present the honour for Favorite Comedic Movie with his That Awkward Moment co-stars Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller. The prize went to The Heat stars Sandra Bullock and Melissa MCCarthy.

14th November 2013

Quote: "He's good. He's going to be Ok. He's tough." Actor Michael B. Jordan insists his That Awkward Moment co-star Zac Efron will bounce back from his broken jaw drama. The former High School Musical hunk has had his mouth wired shut after reportedly slipping in a puddle of water at his home.

11th October 2013

Fact: Zac Efron reunited with his Hairspray co-stars Brittany Snow and Julianne Hough, and director Adam Shankman in Los Angeles on Thursday (10Oct13), when they enjoyed an early Halloween trip to the Griffith Park Haunted Hayride. Hough's brother, Derek, also joined the group and shared a photo of the old pals online, alongside the caption, "Great time last night with great friends." The night out marked Efron's first in L.A. since news of his recent rehab stint became public.

21st September 2013

Fact: Zac Efron caused a stir at an airport in Peru earlier this week (beg16Sep13) when he tried to sneak through security to board a flight back to the U.S. after a vacation visit to MAChu Picchu. Fans spotted the hunk, who has yet to comment on reports he underwent a rehab stint earlier this year (13), and mobbed him. Looking healthy, the actor - wearing sunglasses and traditional Peruvian headwear - smiled as he dashed through the airport away from the screaming fans. The footage was caught on a camera phone and posted online.

27th August 2013

Fact: Zac Efron's upcoming comedy Townies has been renamed as Neighbors. The film, co-starring Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen, focuses on a young couple with a newborn who live next door to a noisy fraternity house.

22nd April 2013

Quote: "I've been a fan of Heather's and had a crush on her since I can remember. She's always been the epitome of that perfect girl. I wanted to get it right." Zac Efron had butterflies before shooting a sex scene with sexy star Heather Graham in their movie At Any Price.

27th March 2013

Quote: "The b**chiness doesn't do anything. It just puts you out there and it makes you look unappreciative to your fans... You should hear the chatroom s**t that gets said every time you try to complain. So that's why I'm not going to complain." Actor Zac Efron tries to avoid discussing the pitfalls of fame.

15th November 2012

Fact: Bridesmaids comedienne Rebel Wilson had the time of her life on Tuesday (13Nov12) after finding herself sitting next to Hollywood hunk Zac Efron courtside at the Los Angeles Lakers game. The pair posed for photos together and the Australian actress even managed to land a kiss from the High School Musical star, who posted the image on and quipped, "She's a Laker fan too??? I think I'm in love."

4th October 2012

Quote: "Dating is kind of hard. Like dinner or something like that. Like a forced awkward situation is very strange. Especially for me, for some reason. I like to go and do something adventurous. I like to go out and do some sort of crazy activity." Single star Zac Efron is not a fan of traditional dating.

7th August 2012

Fact: Zac Efron is to make an appearance as a special guest in the upcoming season of kids' show Sesame Street. The actor will appear in an episode of the programme's 43rd season and the installment will focus on the word 'patience'.

26th April 2012

Quote: "These dogs are so incredibly well trained they take the best direction. During takes the director would stop and say 'Zac, you missed your mark' and I would look down at the dog and he would be looking at me like, 'Dude, seriously unprofessional,' with both paws on his mark." Zac Efron was upstaged by a dog on the set of new movie The Lucky One.

24th April 2012

Quote: "A fan bit me." Zac Efron jokes about his bandaged hand during Monday's (23Apr12) London premiere of The Lucky One.

21st April 2012

Quote: "I'm a fan of small romantic gestures. I've done things like write a romantic song for a girl or do a painting or something like that. Those are more up my alley, I think." Actor Zac Efron likes to get creative to woo a girl.

17th April 2012

Quote: "He was big for his age and he messed me up quite a bit... He straight-up roundhouse kicked me in the face with cowboy boots and knocked out my two front teeth and I was p**sed." Zac Efron on fighting with his little brother.

17th April 2012

Quote: "I had a crush on my babysitter growing up... She was amazing. Her name was Brooke. She was about to be in college and I was in third grade or fourth grade... I found her captivating... I fell in love with her the first time I saw her... She writes me handwritten letters just to check in." Zac Efron still keeps in touch with his former babysitter.

7th March 2012

Quote: "This lady grabbed my hand. She was incredibly strong and so I assumed it was a mum, and it was. I got ripped into the audience and she literally ripped the watch off of my wrist and she held up the watch and, in Portuguese, she said, 'I've got his watch, I've got his watch!' - and then she got tackled by everyone else... It was pretty wild." Actor Zac Efron on his crazy Brazilian fans.

6th March 2012

Fact: Zac Efron showed off his harmonising skills on late night TV in America on Monday (05Mar12) when he performed a brief rendition of the Beach Boys' Barbara Ann a cappella with host Conan O'Brien and members of his house band.

21st February 2012

Quote: "We are not a couple. He's awesome, we are not a couple though. You hear people get together when they're shooting movies, co-stars. But not like animated co-stars. You know what I'm saying." Taylor Swift dismisses recent gossip she's dating The Lorax co-star Zac Efron.

16th February 2012

Quote: "I think dating, just sitting at a dinner table and forcing yourself to talk, kind of sucks. There's a really cool wine-tasting place in Vancouver where they set up a canvas for you to paint on while you drink. That's a fun first date!" Actor Zac Efron, who is reportedly dating Hollywood newcomer Lily Collins, prefers to take potential girlfriends on more interesting dates.

1st February 2012

Quote: "I think people shouldn't be in a relationship until they fully love themselves. If you don't love yourself, you are not going to make yourself happy, so how can you make someone else happy? Young relationships are silly and fun - you have to do it to experience and learn and grow." Vanessa Hudgens shares her outlook on love. The actress was in a longterm relationship with her High School Musical co-star Zac Efron but is currently dating actor Austin Butler.

6th January 2012

Quote: "My new year's resolution - to me, this year I just want to spend more time with my family, individually. I'm going to take my little brother and take him solo somewhere on a backpacking trip, some adventure. Just brothers." Actor Zac Efron plans to take his younger brother backpacking in 2012.

24th December 2011

Quote: "It's always the same crowd: my little brother Dylan, Mom, Dad and the dogs. I hope to never break that tradition. We wrap presents secretly on Christmas Eve and the next morning we open them one at a time and have dinner - it’s traditional and good fun." Zac Efron reveals his Christmas morning routine.

16th December 2011

Fact: Actor Zac Efron has revealed a new tattoo on his hand. The body art reads 'Yolo', which stands for 'You Only Live Once', according to E! Online. The High School Musical hunk also has a giant feather inked on his inner arm.

20th October 2011

Fact: Former High School Musical star Zac Efron celebrated his 24th birthday with friends at posh restaurant Hakkasan in London on Tuesday (18Oct11). The actor was treated to a special champagne cake to mark his special day.

1st April 2011

Quote: "I know all of his friends are going to want to see the movie, so hopefully he'll see it with them." Vanessa Hudgens is hoping her ex-boyfriend Zac Efron will watch her latest film, Sucker Punch.

17th March 2011

Fact: Taylor Swift has signed on to play the voice of Zac Efron's love interest in the upcoming Dr. Seuss film The Lorax. The animated adaptation of the children's book classic, also starring Betty White and Danny DeVito, is slated for a March 2012 release.

8th October 2010

Quote: "I like women who can enjoy food. An appreciation for food is important. I saw Penelope Cruz at the Academy Awards and she was really savouring the food at the party, eating chocolate and walking around barefoot! She was so cool and laid-back." Spanish stunner PENELOPE CRUZ caught Zac Efron's eye.

24th September 2010

Quote: "To be honest with you I really enjoy love scenes." Zac Efron likes kissing his leading ladies.

22nd September 2010

Quote: "We're discussing it right now, my director is curious about what it would look like if it got longer. Because at one point, my character loses sight of his appearance. So I can't really cut anything right now." Zac Efron explains his scruffy new beard is part of an upcoming film role.

20th September 2010

Quote: "She's getting used to the beard but she says it itches." Zac Efron admits his girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens isn't a fan of his new facial hair.

18th September 2010

Quote: "It's pretty funny. Different people come up and say they like it and other people are very vocal, like, 'What are you doing?!'. It's like a tragedy, like I've lost a piece of my soul." Zac Efron has received mixed reactions to his newly-grown moustache.

15th September 2010

Quote: "I am emotional! I cried at TOY STORY 3, it was embarrassing." Zac Efron shows off his softer side.

7th September 2010

Quote: "I don't do disguises. I love talking to fans. They're usually fun and they're usually pretty girls, to be honest. It's not the worst thing in the world." High School Musical star Zac Efron doesn't bother hiding from his loyal followers.

4th August 2010

Fact: Stars including Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, and Dakota Fanning have teamed up to record a public service announcement (PSA) for cancer awareness campaign Change The Odds.

4th August 2010

Quote: "I don't have any security guards following me around, I don't have any major butlers or anything at home." Zac Efron refuses to indulge in the trappings of fame.

3rd August 2010

Quote: "I can follow directions, and I think that's mostly what cooking is. I'm good at following written instructions, so if I look up a recipe I can kind of do it." Zac Efron is sure his acting skills help him in the kitchen.

27th July 2010

Quote: "The other day, I found out my biggest expense isn't electricity or gas - it's iTunes. I spend way too much on music, movies, apps and games. I've got to get that under control." Zac Efron on his downloading addiction.

27th July 2010

Quote: "I remember one day I was walking around school and some guy that I used to play basketball with goes, 'Oh there goes the theatre dork,' and I was like, 'Yeah, that's right. Here I am, I'm the theatre dork." Zac Efron on realising he was an actor at school.

22nd July 2010

Quote: "I'm not neat by nature, but I'm kind of figuring it out - and Vanessa helps out a lot." Zac Efron admits girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens helps him out around the house.

22nd July 2010

Quote: "I can't tell you how many times I got mistaken for his stand-in. I'm like, 'No, I'm actually in the movie, but that's cool.'" Actor Dave Franco is unfazed by people who are unconvinced he actually stars alongside Zac Efron in their new film CHARLIE ST. CLOUD.

22nd July 2010

Fact: Zac Efron will take on the voice of ANAKIN SKYWALKER in Seth Green's upcoming third Robot Chicken Star Wars special.

20th July 2010

Quote: "She's into yoga and all the girly ways you can work out. She's getting me into that stuff, too." Zac Efron on how girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens helps him stay toned and in shape.

18th July 2010

Quote: "Zac's a good guy. He's not vain. It really just depends on who you are. I got lucky." Vanessa Hudgens is smitten with boyfriend Zac Efron.

14th July 2010

Quote: "It's headed in that direction, which is great! Meeting them is always memorable - especially late-night after they've had a few drinks." Former High School Musical star Zac Efron enjoys new-found attention from older female fans.

7th July 2010

Quote: "I am all about the iPad. There's something about the multi-touch interface. It is less cumbersome than a laptop... I am totally geeking out about it." Zac Efron on his must-have gadget.

30th June 2010

Quote: "He was a whole different person... He's just grown-up. He doesn't have his (tooth) gap anymore. I look at him, and I see a man." Vanessa Hudgens, 21, on falling for her boyfriend Zac Efron, 22, on the set of Disney film High School Musical four years ago (06).

28th May 2010

Fact: Zac Efron will receive the Shining Star Award at the Maui Film Festival. in Hawaii next month (Jun10). Previous recipients include Jessica Biel and Jake Gyllenhaal.

31st March 2010

Quote: "Zac Efron would be perfect, but he probably has too much confidence to be real prey for a cougar." Courtney Cox has her sights set on landing ZAC EFRON a role in her new TV show COUGAR TOWN.

27th January 2010

Quote: "I was watching this movie on a plane and I'd never seen this guy in anything before but he looked like this really interesting kid - Zac Efron. He definitely had some good moves." Matt Dillon predicts big things for the High School Musical star.

26th November 2009

Quote: "There are not many things about me that are like a normal teenage girl. But the one normal teenage girl thing is that I think Zac Efron is the hottest person in the world. I really, really like him." Miley Cyrus has a major crush on the High School Musical star.

26th November 2009

Quote: "I think Zac Efron is the hottest person in the world. I really, really like him. It's weird because he's my friend... He's just like super good looking." Miley Cyrus has a big crush on pal Zac Efron.

25th November 2009

Quote: "It’s an intense competition. I had the petition with 1,000 signatures. It was like door-to-door ‘Will you sign this?’” Zac Efron jokes about his recent People magazine award for Best Chest.

24th November 2009

Quote: "On the last day, I stole some of the stuff out of my trailer. I always steal some of my wardrobe. I never know what I'm going to need. You have to be quick." Zac Efron keeps clothing from all of his movies.

23rd November 2009

Quote: "I would love to try an action film at some point, but not too soon. I think that can be a kiss of death. There's got to be a real role that I can bring something unique and specific to, a way for me to do it believably. Until then, I think it would just come across as weird." High School Musical hunk Zac Efron wants to expand his acting resume.

23rd November 2009

Quote: “I've never told anyone this before. This is a hair scoop. Shower before you go to bed, and then sleep on your wet hair. Towel-dry it. In the morning, it's all messed up naturally. If you have that messed-up thing going when you wake up, it's more willing to stay that way. That's Zac's hair tip.” Zac Efron reveals the secret behind his famous hair style.

20th November 2009

Quote: "It's finding the right opportunity. I would want it to be great, so I'd have to choose carefully." Zac Efron is eyeing a role on London's West End stage.

20th November 2009

Fact: Zac Efron's Thanksgiving celebrations began a week early during an appearance on U.K. TV on Thursday evening (19Nov09) - he was presented with a traditional pumpkin pie dessert midway through an interview on The One Show.

13th November 2009

Quote: "I met Zac Efron. He was a really cool guy. That was one of the first times I’d ever been star-struck, but just because his face is so specific, it’s kind of surreal." TWILIGHT star Robert Pattinson was overwhelmed when he was introduced to High School Musical actor ZAC EFRON.

26th October 2009

Quote: "I still haven't lived it down. I'm gonna have to go sooner or later." Zac Efron admits his family still haven't forgiven him for turning down offers to study at top California universities to film High School Musical.

26th October 2009

Quote: "During the 17 AGAIN premiere I was squinting the whole movie... It was ridiculous." Zac Efron wasn't comfortable with his performance in the Matthew Perry film.

9th October 2009

Quote: "It's the first time I've ever watched a movie (that I'm in) and in the end I’m like, 'OK! I didn’t check my watch once!'" Zac Efron prefers his new movie ME AND ORSON WELLES to his previous big screen ventures.

5th September 2009

Quote: "Claire and I were trapped on an island together with nowhere to go for four weeks, like a reality show. My character was supposed to fall in love, but she was also supposed to be out of his league. After meeting Claire, that was definitely the way it was supposed to be." Teen pin-up Zac Efron on shooting Me & Orson Welles on the Isle of Man in Britain with Claire Danes.

20th July 2009

Fact: Zac Efron turned daredevil for the day on Saturday (18Jul09) - by bungee jumping off a bridge in Vancouver, Canada.

3rd June 2009

Quote: "If there's any way to be in that film, I'd do it. I'd play a girl if I had to." Zac Efron is jealous of girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens' role in upcoming movie SUCKER PUNCH.

1st June 2009

Quote: "I got the part but then I failed the mandatory Disney pubic hair check." Jonah Hill jokes about landing Zac Efron's role in High School Musical.

30th May 2009

Quote: "It's very exciting. He wasn't born when I started working. I'm not kidding." Ben Stiller upon hearing Zac Efron will be presenting him with the Generations Award at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday (31May09).

29th May 2009

Quote: "I know Zac and we're actually friends. He's gotta make the best choice for his career at this point and I have to make the best for mine and luckily it worked out for both of us." Chace Crawford on landing the lead in the new FOOTLOOSE movie after pal Zac Efron pulled out of the project.

8th May 2009

Quote: "(Zac is like) a young Tom. It's surprising to see a young his who is so on the right track. Usually (young actors) have an attitude. Not him." Actress Leslie Mann compares her polite [17 AGAIN] co-star Zac Efron to Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise.

23rd April 2009

Quote: "He was not on top form. He told me to go skydiving. That's all, just, 'Go skydiving'". Zac Efron on an uncomfortable meeting with movie idol Sean Penn and the advice the double Oscar winner gave him.

23rd April 2009

Quote: "I was always prepared to fail. This wasn't supposed to work. There's 150 guys that are just like me, except more talented, and they probably deserve to be out here. It's a fluke." Zac Efron isn't getting carried away by fame.

21st April 2009

Quote: "I most admire Matt Damon and MICHAEL J. Fox. I just saw ROUNDERS and it just reminds me, Matt Damon is someone who I want to be." Zac Efron on his acting idols.

17th April 2009

Quote: "I've made some mistakes in high school, sure. I've had many embarrassing moments but all of them got me here today, and I'm thoroughly enjoying my place right now and I wouldn't trade it for the world." Zac Efron wouldn't want to be 17 again.

14th April 2009

Quote: "There was something in my back, I felt it. And sure enough, a pressed-on finger nail had worked itself all the way through my clothes. It was lodged in my back." Hollywood heartthrob Zac Efron's female fans claw at him to get his attention.

11th April 2009

Quote: "I'm definitely not the best actor in the world at this point. But hopefully, with time and effort and smart decisions, that will change." High School Musical star Zac Efron aspires to be an acting great.

9th April 2009

Quote: "It's really derived from laziness. It's cool. I sleep on it, wake up and then walk outside. It would be funny if it took four hours to do. It doesn't. Zac Efron on his trendy, messed-up hairstyle.

7th April 2009

Quote: "There's no more terrifying prospect than raising a family, I'm far too selfish at the moment. I don't think I'm responsible enough, so I think that's years and years down the road." Disney heartthrob Zac Efron isn't keen on becoming a dad anytime soon.

6th April 2009

Quote: "I hope so. It's always great getting to work with your best friend." Disney hunk Zac Efron is on the lookout for a new movie role alongside his High School Musical co-star and girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens.

6th April 2009

Quote: "I hope so. It's always great getting to work with your best friend." Disney hunk Zac Efron is on the lookout for a new movie role alongside his High School Musical co-star and girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens.

2nd April 2009

Quote: "VANESSA and I would love to be like the U.S. DAVID and Victoria Beckham. It's funny when we're compared to them, I just can't believe it. I totally love the way David dresses." Zac Efron is hoping he and girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens can emulate the British couple's success.

31st March 2009

Quote: "Theyre pictures. Its hot." Vanessa Hudgens insists she's cool with new magazine photos of her boyfriend Zac Efron rolling around in the dirt with naked Lithuanian model EDITA VILKEVICIUTE.

29th March 2009

Quote: "He looks like he smells really good! I also do shower." TWILIGHT star Robert Pattinson laughs off rumours he and actor Zac Efron both refuse to shower.

26th February 2009

Quote: "It seemed like every weekend I was in trouble for something. If I got home late, I would get chewed out (reprimanded)." Zac Efron had a hard time growing up.

17th February 2009

Quote: "One time, there was all this commotion next to me in the gym, and I looked over and there was a photographer who had followed me in there and was taking pictures of me working out. I thought it was so funny." Zac Efron keeps positive about the downsides of fame.

16th February 2009

Quote: "I don't know if we can make it better. I'd like to think we can. Kevin Bacon is such a talented guy." Zac Efron is looking forward to starring in the remake of 1984 film FOOTLOOSE.

16th February 2009

Quote: "When anyone looks on my Most Frequently Played song list, they see the High School Musical soundtracks are played the most, which is kind of embarrassing. They think it's me loving to listen to myself, but it's just I've played them for family and friends." Zac Efron plays his own tracks the most on his iPod.

13th February 2009

Quote: "After five minutes of talking with Leslie, I had a crush on her. She is so natural and funny and sweet. She's very interesting." Actor Zac Efron is a big fan of 17 AGAIN co-star Leslie Mann.

13th February 2009

Quote: "I keep hoping I'll bump into him at one of the awards. I'm hoping he'll give me some tips." Zac Efron is desperate for Kevin Bacon to help him with his moves for the forthcoming FOOTLOOSE remake.

30th October 2008

Fact: Actor Zac Efron is set to earn $7.8 million (GBP5 million) in a movie remake of 1984's FOOTLOOSE. The High School Musical star has been tipped to take on Kevin Bacon's role in director Kenny Ortega's new version.

24th October 2008

Fact: Zac Efron once played a gunshot victim in an episode of medical drama E.R.

22nd October 2008

Quote: "He always buys red roses. He knows they are my favourite. If you really love someone, you shouldn't have to work at it. You finish each other's sentences and have the same sense of humour." Vanessa Hudgens on her relationship with her High School Musical co-star Zac Efron.

16th October 2008

Quote: "I like to read the blogs. I love the discussions online. They're hilarious. I try not to look that often, because it can either give you a big head or tear you down." Actor Zac Efron admits to a guilty pleasure - researching about himself online.

14th October 2008

Quote: "I got a kilt recently in the mail. It's awesome, not very practical." High School Musical star Zac Efron on the wildest gift he has received from a fan.

10th October 2008

Fact: High School Musical star Zac Efron has been immortalised in wax by London's Madame Tussauds museum. The statue of the 20-year-old actor was unveiled on Thursday (09Oct08).

10th October 2008

Quote: ''I'm always bobbing and weaving through alleyways trying to get to meetings, scouting out and looking outside doors and running around like Jason Bourne.'' Zac Efron on how he avoids the press.

10th October 2008

Quote: ''He reminded me of Cary Grant or when I worked with Matthew Broderick in Ferris Bueller.'' HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC director Kenny Ortega on Zac Efron.

8th October 2008

Quote: "We had to go hide out for a second." Zac Efron on seeing the hordes of screaming girls who swamped London's Leicester Square for a glimpse of the actor at the HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3: SENIOR YEAR premiere.

7th October 2008

Quote: "Ah yes, well it is coming together! We're thinking about the right way to remake it, I just think it's cool." Zac Efron fuels rumours that he is set to star in a remake of 1984 film FOOTLOOSE.

7th October 2008

Quote: "Not directly, but Simon Cowell is a great guy. I was at American Idol and we were backstage - we talked about an idea, but it wasn't like, 'Hey sign here!'" High School Musical star Zac Efron on rumours he has been approached by the music mogul to sign a record deal.

7th October 2008

Quote: "One of my friends called and told me to look on iTunes - and there was High School Musical in the top five most downloaded albums. I was like, 'Are you kidding me?' This was a week before the film even premiered on TV." Actor Zac Efron is still stunned by his popularity.

3rd October 2008

Quote: "I wasn't like, 'I don't want anyone looking at her'. No, I was proud. She deserves it." Actor Zac Efron is chuffed his girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens has topped a magazine's hot list.

3rd October 2008

Quote: "I like to read blogs. I love the discussions online. They are hilarious." High School Musical star Zac Efron regularly searches for his name online.

10th May 2008

Fact: HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL pin-up Zac Efron was among the actors considered for the role of SPEED RACER in the hit new film of the same name. Into The Wild's Emile Hirsch eventually landed the role.

29th January 2008

Quote: "The hard part wasn't getting the appendix out; it was sitting in the hospital and flipping on American Idol and being like the news flash... They had to play an entire montage of my life as if I was going to die soon." Zac Efron on the media fuss surrounding his recent medical crisis.

28th January 2008

Quote: "I found out from my manager. Thank God I wasn't home." HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL star Vanessa Hudgens on finding out a naked cameraphone photo of her posing for boyfriend Zac Efron had surfaced online while she was touring in Australia.

14th January 2008

Quote: "These days, everyone is just waiting for me to f**k up. I'm not gonna give anyone the satisfaction of that." HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL star Zac Efron has no plans to follow his girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens example and become the subject of a naked photo scandal.

18th December 2007

Fact: HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL star Zac Efron is recording a new album with rapper LIL' WAYNE.

20th November 2007

Fact: The cast of HAIRSPRAY, including John Travolta, Queen Latifah and Zac Efron, will be honoured with the Ensemble Performance Award at the Santa Barbara Film Festival in January (08).

13th August 2007

Quote: "If I had to hear the High School Musical songs any more, I probably would have jumped off something very tall." Zac Efron admits he tires of the HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL songs after singing them daily during filming.

9th July 2007

Quote: "We shot HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL in eight weeks. I spent longer rehearsing for HAIRSPRAY than filming High School Musical." Actor Zac Efron was stunned at the differences between the two films.

10th October 2006

Fact: R+B star Akon made American chart history when his SMACK THAT single rose 88 places, from 95 to seven, on last week's (ends08OCT06) Billboard Hot 100. The previous record was geld by VANESSA HUDGENS, Zac Efron and Andrew Seeley's BREAKING FREE which climbed 82 places in February (06).

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