Zac Efron

King of the "tweenie bopper" and all-round heartthrob, Zac Efron's role as Troy Bolton in Disney's all-singing, all-dancing High School Musical films made him an international superstar and poster boy, pin-up to an army of swooning teenage fans. Playing the captain of the school basketball team, his relationship both on and off screen with co-star Vanessa Hudgens made him the talk of the tabloids and sent the movies and their soundtracks to the top of the charts. Shortly after the first movie's release, Efron's duet with Hudgens, Breaking Free, shot to Number 4 in the US charts with the album High School Musical (2006) topping the charts in Canada, America, Britain and Australia; becoming the biggest selling record of the year, shifting over 3.7 million copies. The phenomenon grew with the release of the two following films, and their soundtracks High School Musical 2 (2007) and High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008) both topped the UK charts and produced the successful singles What Time Is It? and You Are The Music In Me. The franchise came to an end but Efron's fame continues, with the young actor deciding to take on more serious roles.

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