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Nurturing an impressive body of work that encompasses
film and television, ZAC EFRON (Ted) is one of
Hollywood's most promising
talents as his career continues
to evolve with exciting
and challenging projects.
Efron received ShoWest's
Breakthrough Performer of
the Year Award; MTV Movie
Awards for Breakthrough
Performance (2008) and Best Male Performance (2009);
and multiple Teen Choice and Kids' Choice awards.
Efron recently wrapped production on the Warner
Bros.' film The Lucky One. A film adaptation of the
Nicholas Sparks novel, The Lucky One tells the story of
a marine who returns to North Carolina after serving in
Iraq and searches for the unknown woman he believes
was his good luck charm during the war. It was directed
by Scott Hicks and is slated for release in April 2012.
He also recently finished working on The Paperboy, a
film based on a reporter who returns to his hometown
in Florida to investigate a death-row inmate case. Efron
stars in the film alongside Nicole Kidman, John Cusack
and Matthew McConaughey.
More recently, Efron starred in Warner Bros.' New
Year's Eve. The film, directed by Garry Marshall, tracks
the lives of several couples and singles whose lives
intertwine over the course of New Year's Eve. Efron
also starred in Universal Pictures' Charlie St. Cloud,
based on Ben Sherwood's acclaimed novel. The film is
a romantic drama in which Efron stars as a young man
who survives an accident that lets him see the world in
a unique way.
In 2009, Efron starred in two very different films.
He starred in the Warner Bros. film 17 Again, a Biglike
dramedy in which a 36-year-old man, in need of
a major life do-over, wakes up in the body of a high school
senior. The film opened No. 1 at the box office
and also stars Matthew Perry and Leslie Mann. Efron
also starred in the Richard Linklater film Me and Orson
Welles, an adaptation of the period coming-of-age novel
by Robert Kaplow. Efron portrays a high-school student
who happens upon the yet-to-open Mercury Theatre and
is then noticed by Orson Welles. He stars in the film
alongside Ben Chaplin and Claire Danes, and it debuted
to rave reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Efron starred in the Disney feature film High School
Musical 3: Senior Year, the third installment of the
extremely successful High School Musical franchise.
HSM3 set a box-office record with the highest-grossing
opening-weekend total for a musical. He also starred
alongside an all-star cast in the box-office smash summer
film Hairspray, a film about an all-white American
Bandstand-style television show that gets a soul infusion.
The film won the Critics' Choice Award for Best Acting
Ensemble and the cast was also nominated for Golden
Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards for its impressive
work on the film.
Segueing effortlessly between the big and small
screens, Efron quickly garnered attention and became
the breakout star of the Emmy Award-winning Disney
Channel phenomenon High School Musical. He reprised
his role as Troy Bolton, head of the basketball team, in
High School Musical 2, which broke cable-TV records
by garnering 17.5 million viewers. His other television
credits include a recurring role on The WB series
Summerland and guest-starring roles on The Suite Life
of Zack and Cody, ER, The Guardian and CSI: Miami.
Additionally, Efron starred on stage in the musical
Gypsy and has appeared in productions of Peter Pan,
Mame, Little Shop of Horrors and The Music Man.
A native of Northern California, Efron currently
resides in Los Angeles. He recently started his own
production shingle and has several feature film projects
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