You knew him as Troy Bolton in the hit Disney Channel movie franchise High School Musical. Like Link Larkin in the recent movie Hairspray. Zac Efron is a certified hot men in every sense of the word, as featured in AOL’s 25 Under 25: Hollywood’s Hottest Young Stars. He proved it on his recent tour of Japan where he attended the premiere of his latest film Hairspray. It was well reciprocated by fans and viewers alike.
Zac’s reel and real-life love team Vanessa Hudgens are still going strong despite the latter’s nude photos and alleged sex video. It all started in High School Musical, where Vanessa played Gabriella. He also appeared in the music video for his girlfriend’s hit single Say OK as a supporting term for his album. As the days go by, a unique profile is emerging among this hit teen movie. It is also reported that he will reprise the role of Kevin Bacon in the Footloose remake. If the plans go well, we will see Zac as bad as can be.
But before his huge popularity, he appears on television in a guest role as Firefly, ER, and The Guardian. He landed a role on WB’s Summerland alongside Jesse McCartney. After 16 episodes, the show is canceled. Two years of waiting and here comes a High School Musical that launched his career alongside Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale and Corbin Bleu. Other than that, its original soundtrack sold more than 3 million copies worldwide.
That doesn’t stop Zac from conquering the American big screen, as he is among the first with Amanda Bynes, Nikki Blonsky and John Travolta through Hairspray. Then comes the cast reunion like they did High School Musical 2 as they averaged 17 million viewers worldwide. It also made history on cable television as the most watched show in America. Not only that, the third installment of High School Musical 3 is said to be moving forward, as they will begin filming in January of next year. Surely fans of this hit musical movie will definitely keep an eye out for this one.
In 2006, he won twice at that year’s Teen Choice Awards for Choice Breakout Star and Choice Chemistry, all for the film HSM. He also received this year’s set of Hollywood Film Awards for the film Hairspray. He’s set to shoot Adam Shankman’s Seventeen, which tells an adult transformed into a 17-year-old teenager. As Rolling Stone magazine put it, he’s another American heartthrob on the rise.