At the age of 18, he became the idol that millions of teenagers around the world dreamed of. Thanks to High School Musical a batch of young Disney actors was born who had everything ahead of them. Of that cast, Zac Efron, who today blows out 35 candles, is long the one who has made the most of that success, although lately health has been primed with him. The last episode, a terrible accident that has completely transformed his face. But what has his personal and professional career been like since the appearance of Troy Bolton, his character in the musical that changed his life, until today?
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‘High School Musical’ and his only confirmed girlfriend to date
Zac has been credited with numerous romances: with Lily Collins, the star of Emily in Paris; with Alessandra Daddario, with Michelle Rodriguez… However, despite the numerous rumors that placed him with different celebrities, He has never confirmed any of those stories, except for the one he lived with Vanessa Hudgens, his partner in High School Musical. As in the fiction, Zac and Vanessa became a couple during filming and They were together until 2010. The reasons they gave for the breakup were the same as always: the extremely busy schedules of both. But Other rumors have spread like the one that the actor was already fighting against his addiction to alcohol.
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His fight to rehabilitate
With little more than 20 years Zac already knew what it was like to go through several rehab clinics to overcome his alcoholism and his abuse of other drugs. In 2014, the year of his success with Seth Rogen with Damn neighbors, decided to quit drinking after an incident with a homeless man who it could have cost him his life. Although he acknowledges that it is a constant struggle, assures to lead a healthy life today and away from all the substances that condemned him at the height of his fame.
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From ‘teen’ movies to their most serious interpretations
After his stage, Disney starred in 17 again, a physical transformation comedy in the style of Big, by Tom Hanks. In it he shared character and body with Matthew Perry, the unforgettable Chandler from Friends. After several more or less funny movies, he launched into more mature interpretations. one of them was Extremely cruel, wicked and wicked, in which he starred with the aforementioned Lily Collins and in which he gave life to the serial killer Ted Bundy. In that same year, 2019, her life held a bitter moment for her: his serious hospital admission while filming a survival reality show in Papua New Guinea.
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More recently he has starred I’ll take care of the beer premiered last September on Apple TV (the platform that broadcasts the multi-award-winning Ted Lasso), what tells the true story of a man who in 1967 leaves New York to bring beer to his old friends, They are fighting in the Vietnam War. Critics agreed on her great performance, although it did not reap the expected success.
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Winner of numerous awards, especially the ones given by fans, Zac still expects a unanimous recognition that makes it worthy of a prestigious award. Perhaps it will come with his latest comedy for Netflix, still untitled, in which has worked alongside Kathy Bates and Nicole Kidman; or with The Iron Claw, a drama about the Von Erich family, wrestling experts. Those are just two of the projects that are pending filming or premiere. At 35, he has an extensive filmography that few can boast of: the prize thing is only a matter of time.
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