From High School Musical star to an InStyle sexy Man of Style, Zac Efron has come a long way since his Disney movie days. In fact, the actor is ringing in his 29th birthday today!
While the sexy actor looks like he could be 17 Again, his latest characters tell a different story. This year alone, he took on the roles of a post-grad finally learning to grow up in Neighbors 2, a put-together prepster who was preparing for his wedding in Dirty Grandpa, and a rowdy party boy desperately searching for a plus one in Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.
Next year promises to be Efron’s biggest yet, with roles lined up in the much-anticipated Baywatch reboot and the star-studded comedy The Masterpiece. Plus, the 29-year-old will take a turn for the dramatic in the biographical musical, The Greatest Showman on Earth, a new film about P.T. Barnum, the founder of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
In honor of Efron’s joyous occasion, relieve 13 of his best Instagram moments, including the time he revealed to the world how two Efrons are better than one. Happy birthday, Zac!
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When he painted his nails for a cause:
Thanks for the nom, @chrishemsworth. Happy to paint one nail and be a @PolishedMan this month to say no to violence against children. 1 in 5 children are subject to physical and/or sexual violence before the age of 18 and that’s one too many. Find out how you can help/donate at http://polishedman.com. I nominate the following studs @james_marsden, @thehughjackman, @andybovine, @ders808, @blakeanderson and @deandrejordan6 to become a #polishedman. #nailittoENDit
When he looked like the baseball player of our dreams:
When he was a handsome world traveler:
When he made Simone Biles’s dream come true:
Surprise!! #Rio2016 #FinalFive
When he blew you a kiss:
Peace out Australia! You always make me feel at home. See you soon ❤️
When he had abs for days:
Nothing like a little #NinjaWarrior training to start the day. Months and months of training for this moment… Bring it on @therock let’s do this ALL DAY baby! #Baywatch #nowiresneeded
When he showed off his training skills:
Training like Teddy
When he had too much fun with Jimmy Fallon:
Thanks a lot @JimmyFallon, this was my favorite suit #WAYF #WAYFtour #NYC
When he gave us selfie-envy:
Sup Miami!! #WAYFtour
When he posted this throwback picture:
Canteen ✔️ Jordans ✔️ Warpaint ✔️ B.U.M ✔️
When he pulled off this stunt:
THAT’S A WRAP!!!#mikeanddaveneedweddingdates
When he proved he can be goofy:
Am I losing my mind? Or does that shooting schedule look almost finished….
When he introduced his brother Dylan and the world collectively swooned: