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Zac Efron may be most teenage girls' dream date, but for this 20-year-old rising star, he still longs to be anonymous sometimes.
Posing on the cover of Teen Vogue's October issue, the "High School Musical" star reveals why it is important to feel normal amidst the fame that's surrounding him right now.
He says, "You don't realize until it's gone, but it is so important to feel normal."
"I'm growing up under a magnifying glass, and I just try to rise above it and live my life."
"I'm not going to complain. But it's something I'm learning to cope with."
And growing up in the industry also means maturing in his chosen craft. Efron, who plays as an adult who transforms into a teen version of himself in the 2009 film "17 Again" alongside Matthew Perry, says he is learning more about the art of acting.
He says, "It was hard to play someone that I couldn't relate to in the slightest. But the director taught me a lot about the art of acting, which I hadn't been schooled in before. I've got a better understanding of what it means to be an actor now."
Efron is Teen Vogue's cover star for its Young Hollywood Issue, out on newsstands on September 9.
August 15, 2008: "Zac Efron Demanding At Least $8 Million To Star In "High School Musical 4""
Zac Efron is reportedly demanding between $8 million and $10 million to star in "High School Musical 4."
The 20-year-old actor is said to be asking for the staggering pay rise, despite the fact producers have yet to confirm whether there will be a fourth film in the Disney franchise.
A source told Life and Style Weekly magazine: "Zac is thinking in the $8 million to $10 million range but it depends on how the movie opens and how desperately they want him back."
It was recently reported Zac was so worried about his perfectly-groomed hair being ruined by the humidity at the Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles that he asked backstage staff for hair straighteners.
A source said: "One of the awards staff asked Zac who the straighteners were for, and he said Vanessa Hudgens, but it was really for him!"
"He said the humidity was killing his hair and that it was flat."
July 29, 2008: " Vanessa Hudgens Plays Prank on Zac Efron"
Vanessa Hudgens recently played a prank on Zac Efron, reports Life & Style. Vanessa was egged on by her friends to see how loyal Zach was. So she sent in a hot girlfriend of hers to talk to him at the gym where he works out.
�He had no idea she was a friend of Vanessa�s,� says an insider involved in the scheme. �The hottie started talking to him, but Zac didn�t flirt back � and she�s gorgeous!�
Apparently Zac passed the loyalty test! Vanessa friends say he's only got eyes for her.
May 3, 2008: "Vanessa Hudgens And Zac Efron�s Reunion"
Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron reunion made the atmosphere around them sizzle.
The two recently reunited in Salt Lake City, for rehearsals on High School Musical 3: Senior Year, the chemistry still red hot as the couple met, reports said.
�They were elated to see each other again,� a source of the pair said.
The two had been apart for about five months, while Vanessa Hudgens, filmed 2009�s Will in Texas and in New York City, and Zac Efron, shot August�s �17 Again� in Los Angeles and �Me and Orson Welles� in England.
�Absence made their hearts grow fonder,� said an insider who claimed it was a smoking hot reunion. �They really are best friends,� says a pal of the couple of more than a year.
April 1, 2008: "Breaking Up Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens"
Zac Efron has refused to speak about girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens as he fears they may break up. The couple began dating after meeting on the set of their movie �High School Musical.�
�I don�t want to be another 20-year-old actor talking about my relationship,� he said. �I want to keep that private � sorry. All I can say is that Vanessa�s a great girl. And I�d hate to say more about it because by the time this interview comes out; it may or may not be relevant.�
Meanwhile, the pair has signed on for the third installment of the High School Musical. The movie is set to be released later this year.
March 28, 2008: "No Party�s for Zac Efron !"
Zac Efron seems determined, not to be drawn away by the Hollywood party scene.
The High School Musical cutie, who recently refused to speak about his girl Vanessa Hudgens says, �I don�t find myself drawn to that scene. I think acting is a tradition that far pre-dates celebrity and, today, the two are just meshing.�
�It�s not even that I�ve made a conscious decision not to party. I don�t think clubbing is a choice you make. You can have fun with friends without part of that scene.�
March 10, 2008: "Zac Efron Needs 24 Hour Security Protection Whilst Filming New Movie �Me And Orson Welles� On The Isle Of Man, As He�s Mobbed By Hundreds Of Teenage Fans!"
Zac Efron has reportedly had to hire a bodyguard for 24 hour protection after he was mobbed whilst working on his latest film. Zac has been filming his new movie �Me And Orson Welles�, in Douglas, on the Isle of Man.
Apparently hundreds of screaming fans, mostly girls, have been trying to get close enough to the Gaiety Theatre in Douglas to catch a glimpse of him as he works, so now he has a 24-hour police guard on standby to protect him from the hoards of randy girls.
Zac has apparently been spending most of his evenings in his suite at the Sefton Hotel, where most of the cast including co-star Claire Danes are also staying.
Zac reportedly had to be escorted to his hotel room by the police on a couple of occasions, and when Zac dinned at Copperfields restaurant he had to be taken out by guards because the crowd outside was too big to control.
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Birth name: Zachary David Alexander Efron.
Born: October 18, 1987 San Luis Obispo, California, USA.
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m).
Zac Efron biography (bio):
Zachary David Alexander Efron is an American actor and singer. He began acting in the early 2000s, and became known to young audiences after his roles in the Disney Channel Original Movie High School Musical, the WB series Summerland, and the film version of the Broadway musical Hairspray. Speaking to Newsweek in June 2006, director Adam Shankman described Efron as "arguably the biggest teen star in America right now." In 2007, right before the release of High School Musical 2, Rolling Stone declared him the "poster boy for tweenyboppers" and featured him in their late August issue.
Efron was born in San Luis Obispo, California, and later moved to Arroyo Grande. His father, David Efron, is an engineer at a power plant, and his mother, Starla Baskett, is a former secretary who worked at the same power plant as Efron's father. Although of Jewish ancestry, Efron was raised in an agnostic household. Efron had a self-described "normal childhood" in a middle class family, and has a younger brother, Dylan. He has said that he would "flip out" if he got a 'B' and not an 'A' in school, and that he was a "class clown." Efron's father encouraged him to begin acting when Efron was eleven. He subsequently appeared in theater productions at his high school, worked in a theater called the Melodrama, and began taking singing lessons. Efron performed in plays such as Gypsy, Peter Pan, Little Shop of Horrors, The Music Man and Mame, appearing at the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts. Efron was recommended to an agent in Los Angeles by his drama teacher, Robyn Metchik (the mother of actors Aaron Michael Metchik and Asher Metchik).
Early work and High School Musical:
In 2002, Efron began to appear in guest roles on several television series, including Firefly, ER, and The Guardian. He portrayed Cameron Bale on the now-cancelled WB series Summerland. Originally introduced as a recurring character, Efron became a regular cast member on the show in the second season in 2004, starring opposite the likes of Kay Panabaker and Lori Loughlin. Since appearing in Summerland, he has also had guest roles on the shows CSI: Miami, NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and The Replacements. In 2003, Efron starred in the Lifetime original television movie Miracle Run. He played Steven Morgan, one of two autistic twins. For his performance, he was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie, Mini-series or Special - Supporting Young Actor. In 2005, he played a main character in Hope Partlow's music video for her song "Sick Inside." Also in 2005, he played horse-loving Patrick McCardle in The Derby Stallion, where his character wants to beat the town bully at the steeple chase race.
In 2006, Efron starred in the Disney Channel original movie High School Musical as Troy Bolton, alongside actresses Vanessa Anne Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale and Monique Coleman (who, like Efron, have all appeared on the series The Suite Life of Zack and Cody), as well as actors Lucas Grabeel and Corbin Bleu. The film, which he initially made with "low expectations", helped Efron gain recognition among teenage audiences as both an actor and a singer. As a result, he placed as high as #4 on the IMDBPro's STARMeter for the week of January 29, 2006. In August 2006, Efron won a Teen Choice Award in the Breakout Star and the TV - Choice Chemistry categories, shared with Hudgens. The film's cast, along with Efron, toured Sydney, Australia, London, England, and other locations to promote the film, although Efron did not participate in the High School Musical Concert that toured the U.S. and Canada throughout the fall and winter 2006.
Shortly after High School Musical aired, Efron debuted with two simultaneous charted songs on February 4, 2006, Billboard Hot 100, with "Get'cha Head in the Game" and "Breaking Free," a duet with Vanessa Anne Hudgens from High School Musical. On the following week's chart, Efron had five simultaneous song credits from High School Musical: "Get'cha Head in the Game," "Start of Something New," "What I've Been Looking For: Reprise," "We're All in This Together" and "Breaking Free." "We're All in This Together" was credited to the whole High School Musical cast. "Breaking Free," at the time, made the fastest climb in the history of the Billboard charts, from #86 to #4 between the two weeks; the record has since been beaten by Eminem and Akon's "Smack That." Efron also appeared in the 2006 Disney Channel Games as captain of the Red Team.
Efron's singing talents were disputed when it was revealed that Andrew Seeley's voice was blended with his on the soundtrack of High School Musical.
On April 7, 2007, Efron appeared in an episode of Punk'd with High School Musical co-star Ashley Tisdale. Efron also starred in the music video for Vanessa Hudgens's single "Say OK", where he played her love interest. The video aired on March 16, 2007 on Disney Channel. That year, he was named one of People magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People in 2007. A picture and short profile of him was in the section "Coming of Age," along with pop singer/actress Hilary Duff, actress Hayden Panettiere and R&B singer Chris Brown. In it, he related how he was always the shortest kid in school (he is now 5'8") and was teased for the "huge gap" in his teeth.
In 2006, Efron was cast as Link Larkin in a film version of Hairspray, also starring Amanda Bynes, Queen Latifah, and John Travolta and released on July 20, 2007. Efron performed all of his own vocals in the role, which was filmed in Toronto, Ontario from September 5 to December 2, 2006. He cut and dyed his hair dark brown and gained about 15 pounds for the role. Both Efron's performance and the film have received positive reviews.
Efron presented the 2007 Teen Choice Award for "Favorite Movie" alongside Queen Latifah.
Efron's upcoming roles include Seventeen, a high school-set drama/comedy produced by Adam Shankman and based on a pitch by Jason Filardi; the plot involves an adult who is transformed into a 17-year old (to be played by Efron). Efron is also scheduled to star in Paramount's musical remake of the film Footloose; he has said that he would like to add his "own little bit of flair" to the role originated by Kevin Bacon.
For his portrayal of Link Larkin in Hairspray, Efron (along with his co-star Nikki Blonsky) won the "One to Watch" award of the Young Hollywood Awards.
Efron appeared on the cover of the August 2007 edition of Rolling Stone.
Efron has finalized negotiations with the producers of Seventeen, a film slated to commence shooting in November 2007.
Before the release of High School Musical 2, Efron topped IMDBPro's Star Meter at #1, indicating that he was the most searched celebrity. Additionally, Lycos reported searches for Efron surged by 81%. Amid the frenzy surrounding Zac Efron, the release of High School Musical 2 set a new record, becoming the most watched basic cable program in U.S. history, with 17.2 million viewers.
Efron has two dogs, Australian shepherds named Dreamer and Puppy, along with a Siamese cat named Simon.