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Zac Efron

Zac Efron was the first of the group to venture out of the “High School Musical” cocoon — landing the role of Link Larkin in New Line’s 2007 summer hit “Hairspray.” Efron held his own against heavyweights John Travolta and Michelle Pfeiffer, but he was on familiar turf playing a dancing,... Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times