5 FACTS YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT ZAC EFRON
HOLLYWOOD – Zac Efron hits the screens in Neighbors, but what do we really know about him? Here, courtesy of the Studio Exec FACT team, are the FACTS.
1. Before becoming an actor, the High School Musical star created the financial services, commodities and energy company Enron, the failure of which in 2001 presaged the credit crunch to come.2. Before setting up Enron, Zac Efron, at the age of 2, 1989 was instrumental in crashing the Exxon Valdez while drunk and causing the 54th biggest oil spill in world history.
3. Following the collapse of Enron, Zac Efron got a starring role in the Disney movie High School Musical, impressing the producers with his ability to sing, dance, act and handle complex financial instruments. ‘He was one of the first insiders to really understanding CDAs,’ says girlfriend, Vanessa Hudgens. ‘He was a top flight manager and a quant. But Enron took it all out of him.’
4. The character Troy Bolton was initially based on the Anglo-American poet T.S. Eliot, but the part was completely rewritten to fit Efron’s baritone voice and many of the parallels were lost on the largely pre-teen audience.
5. Neighbors co-stars, Seth Rogen and Zac Efron hate each other in ‘real life’ mainly for reasons of political differences. Zac Efron is a fascist whereas Seth Rogen is a neo-fascist.
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