Zachary David Alexander “Zac” Efron is an American actor and singer. He began acting professionally in the early 2000s, and rose to prominence in the late 2000s for his leading role in the High School Musical franchise. During this time, he also starred in the musical film Hairspray (2007) and the comedy film 17 Again (2009). He has since appeared in films like New Year’s Eve (2011), The Lucky One (2012), Neighbors (2014), Dirty Grandpa (2016), and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016).
I'm Very Competitive By Nature. And I Like To Be The Underdog - It's The Best Way To Win. To Come From Behind And Win Is A Great Feeling!
I Wish I Could Say I See My Little Brother More. We Used To Fight All The Time But Now That I Don't See Him Very Often I Cherish The Time I Have With Him.
I Think If You're Fame-hungry, Go Out To A Nightclub And Get Drunk... Why Do That? I Don't Understand How Some People Would Want Fame So Bad That They'd Go Out And Get Negative Attention To Earn It.
In The Back Of My Mind, I Can Never Forget This Could Be Gone Tomorrow - And At This Point I Think The Odds Are Against Me... The Chances Of Succeeding In This Business Are Slim To None; There's Only A Handful Of People That Have Long Careers. You Have To Put In The Work, You Can Never Be Satisfied, Never Take It For Granted.
Every Day Is A New Experience And I Take It As It Comes.
I Like To Go And Do Something Adventurous. I Like To Go Out And Do Some Sort Of Crazy Activity.
A Woman Called Me Interesting Once, And It Kind Of Blew My Mind. She Said, 'You're One Of The Most Interesting People I've Ever Met,' And I Was Like, 'Wow.'
Sometimes I Take A While To Get Ready To Go Out. It's Not Excessive, But It Takes Me Some Time To Find Clean Clothes That Match.
I Think If A Girl Is Easy To Talk To Then That's The First Thing I Look For. It's Great When You Meet A Girl And Three Hours Later You're Like, 'Oh My Gosh, We've Been Talking For Three Hours, What Happened To The Time?'
I've Grown Up A Lot, I'm On My Own, And I've Learned Some Valuable Life Lessons.
I Think Every Single Girl Has Something Different And Special About Her. You Find One Who Clicks With Your Vibe.
If I Splurge On Anything, It's Cologne. I Love Smelling Good.
I Think The Most Important Thing For Me In A Relationship Is Honesty.
I Might Not Be The Greatest Actor, But I Walk Into Every Project Willing To Work Hard.
I'm A Guy, But I'm Not Afraid To Cry. Not All Of The Time. But When I'm Watching A Movie, I'll Sometimes Shed A Tear, Especially 'Moulin Rouge'.
There Are A Lot Of People Who Can Slide On Talent Their Whole Lives; They're Just Naturally Gifted. I've Never Considered Myself One Of Those People. I Enjoy Outworking The Opposition.
I Just Want To Make Great Films And Be Good In Them. And I Think That My Perception Of What's Great In A Film Is Constantly Evolving.
I'm Bad At Returning Phone Calls.
I've Been Doing Musical Theater Since I Was A Kid. And Look For A Cd From Me In The Future. I Want To Write All The Songs!
I Think It's Fine For Girls To Ask Boys Out. I Actually Prefer It.
Working Out Is My Biggest Hobby. It's My Zen Hour. I Just Zone Out.
Spider-man's Probably My Favorite. You See, Batman Is A Billionaire And There's Nothing Really Cool About A Billionaire Saving The World. But Spider-man Is Peter Parker, A Conflicted Character Who Puts On A Suit And Saves The World. I Love That.
I'll Never Try To Put On A Fake Image. I'm Just Zac.
I Usually Spend Valentines Day With My Friends. But If I Did Have A Girlfriend, I'd Bring Her Flowers And Candy.
There's A Way That You Can Throw Negativity Out There That Seems Rebellious. But I've Always Taken Pleasure In A Different Kind Of Rebellion, Which Is Putting A Positive Spin On Everything, Trying To Enjoy Myself At All Times.
I Bought An Electric Scooter In Sixth Grade. Bankrupted Me.
From Day One, I Got Addicted To Being On Stage And Getting The Applause And Laughter.
Think On Your Toes, Use What's Around You, And Come Up With Something Organic And Fun.
Right When 'High School Musical' Was Taking Off, One Of My Little Cousins Called And Was Really Excited To Tell Me There Was A Huge 'I Hate Zac Efron' Club At Her School. I'm Sure They're Doing Great. More Power To Them.
If There's A Party And They Won't Let My Friends In, I'd Leave. No Question.
I Know I've Been Lucky. But It's What You Do With That Luck Afterwards That Really Defines Whether You Stick Around.
I've Always Been Singing. Since Day One. I Started Doing Musical Theater And You Have To Sing In Musical Theater And So That's Where I Got Most Of My Training. So Singing On Stage, You Just Inevitably, When You're Around Other Vocal Artists, You Get Better At Singing.
A Girl Can Tell I Like Her When I Blush Or Start Telling Bad Jokes.
In Sixth Grade, My Basketball Team Made It To The League Championships. In Double Overtime, With Three Seconds Left, I Rebounded The Ball And Passed It - To The Wrong Team! They Scored At The Buzzer And We Lost The Game. To This Day, I Still Have Nightmares!
A Fan Sent Me A Letter And A $10 Bill. It's A Short Letter - All She Said Was, 'Hey, Since It's Harder For You To Go Out These Days Without Getting Photographed, Here $10 For A Pizza.' I Was Like, 'Aww, She Sent Me Money For A Pizza So I Could Eat At Home!'
Great Advice Comes From People That Have Been Around A Lot Longer Than You.
Honestly, If The Worst These People Can Say About Me Is That I'm Gay, Then I Think I'll Be Fine. I Can Handle It.
I Grew Up Being Into Sports And I Wasn't Trained To Move My Body In The Right Way For Dancing. I'm The Last One To Get Any Moves Correct. In Rehearsals It's Always, 'Ok, One More Take For Zac.'
We Shot 'High School Musical' In Eight Weeks. I Spent Longer Rehearsing For 'Hairspray' Than Filming 'High School Musical'.
One Time I Went Into A Restroom And A Girl Followed Me In. I Signed An Autograph For Her In The Sink. It Was Pretty Funny Because She Was In A Guy's Restroom And She Wasn't Embarrassed At All.
I'm Definitely Not Getting Married. In This Business, You're Either Getting Married Or They Want You To Be Pregnant. I'm Not Getting Married Until I'm Forty. If Ever.
It's Weird, But I Don't Feel Like Think I Deserve Any Of The Attention. There's Really Nothing But One Audition For A Disney Channel Movie That Separates Me From 2,000 Other Brown-haired, Blue-eyed Guys In L.a., You Know?
I Want To Be A Well-rounded, Versatile Performer.
Don't Get Me Wrong - I've Gone To A Club. But I'd Much Rather Be With My Close Friends At Home Or A Concert, Or On A Trip. I'll Go Dancing With My Grandma. She Likes To Cut A Rug!
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 Love Action-adventure-type Films - Mythical Adventures Like 'Lord Of The Rings' Or Superhero Films Like 'Batman.'
Without A Doubt, I'd Love To Do Broadway. I Actually Can't Wait To Get Back To Musical Theater.
Sometimes, Especially When It's Cold, I Get Dry Skin, So I Scratch A Lot. I Scratch My Arms Incessantly.
The Awkward Thing For Me Is When The Realization Happens That I Actually Might Like This Girl. Then I Become Awkward.
A Lot Of People Ask: 'Will You Play A Psycho To Really Change Your Image And Prove You Can Act?' But That's Not What I'm About.