Robert Pattinson Derailed Zac Efron's Career?

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Has Robert Pattinson Derailed Zac Efron's Career?

With Zac Efron's latest film, the romance 'Charlie St. Cloud,' now an official box office disaster, everyone is asking what happened to the 'High School Musical' golden goose. The answer, two words: Robert Pattinson.

"Robert is the new King of all the screaming girls at this moment and they have forgotten Zac. You only need to look at this years MTV Movie Awards, when Zac entered the girls were excited but when Robert walked in the place went nuts," relationship expert Matt Titus tells me. "Twilight has changed everything and Robert Pattison gets it. He says nothing, and acts mysteriously. This is what teenage girls really want right now."

However, it seems that Zac has received that memo too. Switching from his more playful roles to ones that focus on his character rather than his pretty-boy looks have come at a huge box office cost.

"Hollywood only cares about making money," one producer tells me. "We honestly don't care if Zac is singing 'Hello Dolly' or playing a vampire, as long as he sells tickets. That fact that 'Charlie St. Cloud' dropped a whopping 60% in its second week following a very mediocre opening tells me Zac should speak less, smile more and take off as much clothing as possible. Or else he will end up like countless other pinup popcorn actors and actresses that decided that they all of a sudden wanted to be taken seriously when all their fans."

According to Box Office Mojo, 'Charlie' has raked in a mere $23 million since opening July 30. It's budget: $44 mil.

Joe Neumaier
, film critic for the New York Daily News, thinks Patz isn't Zac's biggest problem, telling me, "I blame an overcrowded pin-up boy field. Yes, Rob Pattinson is in that jam-packed yearbook but so are the 'Gossip Girl' boys, Shia LaBeouf, the 'Glee' guys and at least one Jonas brother. All these young dudes are now starting to cancel each other out. I think at this point, there's only so many dewy-eyed sulking guys girls can keep track of."

PopEater's own Celebenomics columnist,
Jo Piazza, agrees. "Efron is in an oversaturated market for adorably coiffed young gentlemen of a certain age with nothing to differentiate him. He isn't as edgy as Robert Pattinson, as heartthrobby as Chace Crawford or as cutesy as Bieber. His claim to fame, 'High School Musical' was too quickly eclipsed by 'Glee.' There is no demand out there right now for a product that is specifically Efron."

So is Zac career really over at a tender 22-years of age? Please say this isn't true!!!

"I don't think Zac Efron has a career problem. I just think that he made a movie that didn't connect with an audience. This film didn't have mass appeal and was a departure from Efron's normal roles. His audience didn't follow. He needs to choose his next role wisely, but he absolutely still has a career," Tina Wells, Author of tween book series Mackenzie Blue & CEO, Buzz Marketing Group told me.

So, let's hope Zac is listening because it sounds like it's time to dust of those tap shoes, break out the Jazz hands and start warming up those vocal chords. Stop trying to be Robert Pattinson and start being yourself again.

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Posted: 09 August 2010 at 1:59pm | IP Logged
Okay, This has to be one of the most ridiculous things ever.
Rob is doing his job its not his fault Girls want to swoon over him 24/7. Also Rob is more appealing in personality wise and looks wise because of sure Twilight & Plus he is out there and opening up to his fans. I think the Fame Rob gets is well deserved & totally right.

Zac needs to work on his career & Not try to compete with the 'World's Biggest Heartthrob'

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Posted: 09 August 2010 at 3:10pm | IP Logged
^^ Well said, Rob has put his inputs in and has been rewarded by his fans. Maybe Zac's efforts aren't taking him where he wants to be. It is also a matter of luck too.

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Posted: 09 August 2010 at 3:46pm | IP Logged
I may not be much of a Zac Efron fan but honestly i feel bad for him. He needs to concentrate on his career than competing with other actors so it's his fault too.
Rob can't do anything if the public thinks he is a good actor and likes watching his movies more than Zac's. The media really knows how to twist things and make it sound so wrong.
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Posted: 09 August 2010 at 5:29pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by magnificent me

^^ Well said, Rob has put his inputs in and has been rewarded by his fans. Maybe Zac's efforts aren't taking him where he wants to be. It is also a matter of luck too.

I agree, I think he should Try and NOT be pissed about Patz being in the Spotlight.
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Posted: 12 August 2010 at 9:44am | IP Logged
To say the truth... This has nothing to do with Rob..!!! I mean he dsnt even figure... its these critics or the media..!!

I mean Zac had this thing going on when he was starrin in HSM... these days we fans... evn if we are loyal to our fav (Read: Rob Pattinson, in my case) we can and will appreciate if the movie is good.... and if it suits the actor... the point that may b the character may not hav suited Zac.... or may b its not his genre... These days romantic or rom-com sell more........

He really needs to think abt performing characters which suit him......

and yes, There is NO competition btwn Rob and Zac.... they are total difrnt leagues....Approve
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Posted: 12 August 2010 at 10:21am | IP Logged
Ya like the article said in the last sentence STOP TRYING TO BE ROBERT PATTINSON!
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