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Zac Efron: My Favorite Movies

The ”High School Musical” star loves ”The Goonies” and ”The Truman Show”

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The 22-year-old star of Charlie St. Cloud (out July 30) shares his list of the movies he loves most.

1. The Goonies (1985)
”I wanted to watch 3 Ninjas again, but my dad was like, ‘No, you gotta watch this.’ I’ve probably seen it 20 times, at least.”

2. Shine (1996)
”I love Geoffrey Rush’s performance. I played piano, so I could understand what he was trying to do, controlling melodies with a different side of his brain.”

3. The Truman Show (1998)
”Jim Carrey is one of my favorite actors. He just goes for everything, balls to the wall. After this movie, I always look over my shoulder to see if this is really happening or if it’s all for some weird documentary.”

4. Control (2007)
”I was sort of a Joy Division fan, but after this movie, I downloaded all their songs. I felt like I was living with the band.”

5. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1999)
”I saw it right when it came out, and there was a lot in there that I shouldn’t have seen at that age. It just blew my mind.”