December 2nd, 2009

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From CNN: Zac Efron hopes to avoid curse of teen heartthrobs

In the long history of attractive young actors and the girls who scream and stalk them, few can translate that teen adoration into leading man respect.

Leonardo DiCaprio did it. Daniel Radcliffe hopes to do it.

But Corey Haim, Luke Perry, Ralph Macchio, Jason Priestley -- they were all beloved in their time, yet none of them earned solid crossover appeal in the grown-up market. Indeed, "Eight Is Enough's" Willie Aames, once the cute and funny boy girls wished they had next door, can now be found on VH1's "Broke and Famous."

The former heartthrobs can fall far when they attempt to make the leap into the big leagues.

But that doesn't mean Zac Efron can't try.

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I know more Austin pics? But these are quite lovely so I can't help myself.

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MAOW Reviews and Article Roundup

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Articles

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Article Excerpts

Empire Webchat with Richard

iheartrhubarb: Were you worried about the baggage that Zac Efron brings with him?

I just travelled with Zac; his bag was rather large... I think he's always being given a lot of clothes. I wish we were the same size, perhaps I could nick a few jackets from him! No, but once people see Zac in the movie they don't question him in the film at all. In fact no-one can imagine anyone else pulling it off like that.

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Links to other non-Zac MAOW interviews/articles:
(Or those with nothing new re: Zac)

TimeOut London w/ Richard

Future Movies w/ Ricahrd

Guardian, "Richard Linklater 'I'm not like Orson Welles...'"

indieWIRE on the box office and demographics (very interesting I think).