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Zac Efron: Bye Bye, Disney

Zac Efron: Bye Bye, Disney

Zac Efron picks up some lunch to-go on Monday (April 30) in Los Angeles.

The 24-year-old actor is back in town after promoting his movie, The Lucky One, in Europe with co-star Taylor Schilling.

Later this year, Zac will hit the big screen with Nicole Kidman and Matthew McConaughey in The Paperboy.

“Bye bye, Disney,” director Lee Daniels told USA Today about Zac‘s role – a departure from his High School Musical days.

“I have to say that I was nervous in the beginning about working with him,” Lee added, “and I was completely wrong from day one … His timing, his humor, his instinct, is extraordinary.”

FYI: Zac is wearing an Abbot + Main shirt.

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46 Responses to “Zac Efron: Bye Bye, Disney”

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  1. 1
    Jessica Says:

    my newest video =)

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    lauren Says:


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    Coyote Says:

    “and I was completely wrong from day one … His timing, his humor, his instinct, is extraordinary.”

    That’s because acting is easy. Seriously, there are unknowns in small towns that play their parts to perfection. Hollywood has fooled us all into thinking acting is some incredible talent. It’s not.

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    MARI Says:

    why are they insisting to make him some star when he isn’t,the lucky one is a box office flop, on his 2 week and the movie just made 9 milion more than his budget ,and the critics give it bad reviews from day its had to belive he is a good actor,this guy will say anything to sell his movie

  5. 5
    adam Says:

    is he talking about zac efron.its hard to belive that zac is good at acting.its F zac efron one of the worst actors out there .LOL

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    EVE Says:

    this guy is ful of it, i think he will do anything to sell his movie.zac efron movies are realy bad i saw most of his movies on tv .am not an idiot to pay for a zac efron movie.LOL

  7. 7
    DUI Says:

    man they are trying to make him happen since high school musical finished with no success.i think he will always be that guy that did high school musical,i kinda feel bad for him,say lah vee

  8. 8
    Revenge-Is-Sweet Says:

    Has just one of the haters here, read the whole article? I guess, when I say NO, I’m totally right.

    From the article:
    Director Lee Daniels (Precious) says Efron’s title role, played alongside Matthew McConaughey as the two chase a murder case in Florida in 1969, will surprise his fan base.

    “Bye bye, Disney,” says Daniels, who was initially against casting Efron in the dark film due to his squeaky-clean image. “I have to say that I was nervous in the beginning about working with him, and I was completely wrong from day one. … His timing, his humor, his instinct, is extraordinary.”

    So, Daniels said he was against casting Zac, then why did he anyway? That’s the million Dollar question. Zac is a good actor even though all the haters and jerks here will hate me for that, and guess what I don’t care about that. He is working very hard for everything and pretty much all of you could take him as a role model. He never gives up and does everything to reach the goal. He’s not like the most of people who give up because there are some problems. Problems are there to be solved and not avoid them.

  9. 9
    veronica Says:

    shia labeouf wanna be

  10. 10
    kami Says:

    i think this will be a good movie.

  11. 11
    R U sure Says:

    TLO is not a flop you don’t even have your figures right . Plenty of people enjoy his movies and could care less what you haters think.He has a small part in Liberal Arts , and he is getting very good reviews. I liked The Lucky one very much and The Paperboy even better.

  12. 12
    allessia Says:

    @veronica: he only can dream to be like shia.he and ryan gosling the only two from disney that made it in hollywood.zac efron should just give up ,he is a mediocre actor

  13. 13
    MARI Says:

    @R U sure: no you have your figures all wrong,the movie budget is 25,000,000 .in his first week the movie did 22,518,358.that means it did 2 and half milion less than than it budget .now this week it made $11.3M that means the movie grossed 8.5M .so basically it’s a flop

  14. 14
    david Says:

    OMG are you all arguing about zac efron? that cracks me up ,he doesn’t worth it,you all should try doing something useful of your time.and stop talking about this loser.basically you all need to get a life

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    vic Says:

    check out zefron was on graham norton show with matt leblanc while in london and the videos/stories were really funny

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    BloodbuzzOhio Says:

    Well exactly is he going to shed this Disney image if he just starred in a crappy Nicholas Sparks adaptation? I swear to god, he says he wants a credible career and he does that.

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    Bunnylover Says:

    @MARI: So it isn’t making any money elsewhere in the world? Or do you think that US is the only place that matters? Some of you people need to rein back the hate and have a look at the facts. TLO hasn’t even been released in a lot of places yet.@david: We are not argueing. The hater’s are spouting uninformed rubbish and people are ignoring them. :)

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    R U sure Says:

    @Mari you are wrong The movie has made over 39 Million in not even two weeks. (10 days) . A movie doesn’t have to make all it’s money back the first week to be called a hit. It has plenty of weeks left yet to run. I believe , I wont swear to it that your production costs are to high. Even if they are right the movie still hasn’t opened in most parts of the world.

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    ? Says:

    He reminds me of Leo DiCaprio sometimes. Trying to hard to get away from the image the media labeled him as. Same Loverboy type. I’m glad hes not ignoring romantic movies completely yet still tries different roles. I guess he only cut off musical’s,which isn’t terrible,still love to hear him sing.
    Leo on the other hand still sticks to traumatic characters,always serious. It won’t hurt him to be in a romantic comedy or just play a light-hearted movie. except Djano where he plays a Lillian

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    ? Says:


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    5cents Says:

    Zac is a young hard-working serious actor just like everyone else in this business who wants to be successful. It just so happens that in showbusiness one is constantly in the limelight, scrutinized, and judged. Zac deserves to be appreciated just like any human being who works genuinely hard. Imagine if you were in his shoes and you get these negative judgemental comments. Zac will keep working hard until he gets a lot of experience and maturity then he will eventually get the respect he deserves.

  22. 22
    sjk Says:

    Ha ha you guys are hilarious! So bitter. Zac is still here still getting noticed and still making money. Loved TLO and can’t wait for more from this fabulous man. Hope you guys feel better soon. Being positive and encouraging can actually help your physical health.

  23. 23
    AG Says:

    Why are you all hating on someone you don’t even know? Exactly: you don’t know him, you’ve never met him, he hasn’t done anything to you, so you have no right be bash him and be so hateful! Please, take a look in the mirror before you criticize someone for doing his job and living his life. And, while you’re at it, take those sticks out of your asses, since you seem to have nothing better to do with your lives than to bash someone who seems to be so insignificant to you!! If you don’t like Zac, then get the hell off of this thread!!!! It’s as simple as that!

  24. 24
    AG Says:

    *to be bashing him and to be so hateful.

  25. 25
    anonymous Says:

    wow zac always gets the most comments on each article

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