During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Efron says he is a huge UFC fan, and of McGregor. He found himself sitting next to Madonna at the McGregor-Alvarez fight.
She was calling out things about the fight [and] having the time of her life out there.
Efron and Rodriguez break up. They broke up after having a fight in Ibiza, Spain. A source says:
Michelle is going to do her own thing. Zac knew this about her when he got with her. He’s very into her though, and perhaps more than she’s into him.
Efron and Tisdale accept the ALS challenge and nominate Rob Pattinson, Matthew McConaughey and Eric the Actor.
Efron stars in this comedy directed by Nicholas Stoller. He plays Teddy Sanders, the hard-partying head of the college fraternity, Delta Psi Beta. He and his frat brothers move to a house in the suburbs, right next to a married couple played by Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne. They end up clashing because of the ruckus caused by the fraternity’s constant partying. The cast includes Dave Franco, Ike Barinholtz, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. On some of the film’s funniest lines:
A lot of improv. There was a big safety net, though. We’ve got some of the most talented writers out there, sort of shouting really ridiculous lines at you, and if you just kind of stopped thinking and say it, it’s cool.
Rogen and Efron perform with Fallon in the Teen Nick show Ew! in which the three take selfies.
Efron appears on the cover of the Spring 2013 issue of Flaunt magazine. He talks about High School Musical, not complaining about life, and making good movies.
It’s really tough. I feel like I’m in the trenches with them. It’s really hard because I respect these people so much. And they are some of the smartest people I’ve ever met. And they struggle more than I can even comprehend with the problem at hand—the dichotomy—the challenge of making good movies and making movies that people want to watch. And right now, being me, I personally know which ones I want to be in. I feel like the other way. S–t, I feel like I can be effective in one.
Seacrest interviews Efron during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and questions him about his film That Awkward Moment.
It’s from a guys point of view that you’ve never really got to see before. And we kind of reveal what’s going on in our heads and it’s hilarious. It’s brutally honest and I think it’s really funny.
Efron co-produces and stars in this romantic comedy directed by Tom Gormican. He plays Jason, one of three roommates who make a pact to remain single in support of their friend going through a divorce. All three of them eventually fail at keeping their promise when they fall in love. He co-stars with Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, and Imogen Poots.
Jason is a bit more of a player than I am. I am not as cavalier or as suave. I am not so much of a smooth player. But I know that guy. I know that guy really well. And I have had moments where I have dipped into him in real life and wake up from that and say, “Wow, that was a different guy.” I’ve had moments like Jason, and kind of made that character out of those experiences and people I knew and made him. I think the most similar thing about us is what happens at the end — that he learns that being there for your friends when it’s most important is what makes a friend.
Efron wins People’s Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor.
Efron appears on the cover of a October 2012 issue of Backstage magazine. He talks about what makes him work hard, his role in Paperboy, and taking a role in a franchise.
It’s not that I’m opposed to doing a big-budget action movie. But it has to be the right project. I don’t know that I’ve earned the right to hold a gun, if that makes sense. I need to pay my dues.
Efron appears on the cover of the October 2012 Party issue of Blackbook magazine.
Efron wins People’s Choice Award for Favorite Movie Star Under 25.
Efron appears on the cover of the September 2010 issue of Details magazine. He talks about why he is dating Vanessa Hudgens.
Bathe in pussy? Yeah, I think a lot of guys would enjoy that. Believe me. I rack my brain thinking, ‘Why am I not out there playing the field?’ One of my buddies was like, ‘You have no idea what’s going on. You’re peaking on ecstasy and watching TV.’ But that’s not in my heart.
Efron appears on the cover of a July 2010 issue of Parade magazine. He talks about his biggest expense, seeing Vanessa Hudgens perform, and being a student at heart.
I start to think, ‘Am I missing out on something?’ I’m not in school at the moment, so I tend to overcompensate by trying to learn as much as I can about everything else, and by tackling life full-on. I’m just soaking up everything I can. I’d like to see the whole world.
Efron appears on the cover of the April 2009 issue of Interview magazine.
Efron gives interview to Elle about sitting next to Leonardo DiCaprio at a Lakers game.
We talked the whole game, and he was just everything I thought he would be: Smart, levelheaded, charming, hilarious. You know, the older-brother vibe. That sounds so cheesy.
Efron appears on the cover of a October 2008 issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine.
Efron appears on the cover of the October 2008 issue of Teen Vogue magazine. He talks about his personal style and his thoughts on the cover photo shoot.
To be the cover of the Young Hollywood issue is a big honor. I’m glad that someone is honoring the new up and coming stars. I think there’s a lot of new talent coming up and I’m proud to represent.
Efron appears on the cover of the January/February 2008 issue of Details magazine. He talks about photos of him at the beach, the paparazzi, and Seventeen being created for him.
At that point it was inconceivable. I had no idea that anyone could ever care. That happens to, like, big stars. I woke up and my dad told me that I was in a newspaper on the beach—he made fun of me, he said I was ‘frollicking.’
Hudgens and Efron appears on the cover of People to discuss High School Musical and their off camera romance.
If you didn’t know they were dating, you wouldn’t know they were dating. They’re really good at not being obvious. They became more open as news of their relationship gradually leaked out.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Efron opens up about his struggle with alcohol and drugs before going to rehab in 2013.
It’s a never ending struggle. I was drinking a lot, way too much.
He also speaks out about the fight with a homeless man.
The most terrifying moment in my life.
Although Efron says he already idolizes Seth Rogen, Rogen says he is surprised he likes his ‘Neighbors’ co-star, Efron.
I was expecting to not like him very much when I first met him. The first time I met him I assumed he was a little f-er but that was eight years ago. I was proven very wrong because he’s a sweet, nice guy. He was just so nice, cool and very self-aware and self-effacing and endearing, and all those things that make someone hard to hate.