The film received almost unanimously negative reviews from critics, but became a major success at the box office.

He also played a supporting role in the critically successful Liberal Arts (2012), which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2012 and received a limited release later that year.

Efron reprised his role of Troy Bolton in High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008), the first film in the High School Musical franchise to receive a theatrical release.

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He also starred alongside Nicole Kidman, Matthew Mc Conaughey, David Oyelowo, and John Cusack in The Paperboy (2012), which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2012 and received a wider release later that year.

The film received mixed to negative reviews from critics.

The film earned mostly positive reviews from critics.

He next played the title role in the supernatural romantic drama Charlie St.

In 2004, he began appearing as a recurring character in the first season of the WB series Summerland.

For the show’s second season, which aired in 2005, he was promoted to the main cast.

He began acting professionally in the early 2000s, and rose to prominence in the late 2000s for his leading role in the High School Musical franchise (2006–2008).

During this time, he also starred in the musical film Hairspray (2007) and the comedy film 17 Again (2009).

After lending his voice to the commercially successful computer-animated film The Lorax (2012), he appeared as the male lead in the romantic drama The Lucky One (2012), based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks.