Well, maybe 21 again, since that’s how old Zac Efron is. Especially once you see his pictures from the GQ Magazine May issue.

Zac Efron GQ May 2009

Zac Efron GQ May 2009


Zac Efron GQ May 2009

Zac Efron GQ May 2009

Zac Efron GQ May 2009

Zac Efron GQ May 2009

Zac Efron has a new movie coming out on Friday called, 17 Again. Zac plays the 17 yr old version of Matthew Perry. He has come a long way from being the cute guy who sings and dances with a basketball no less on 3 High School Musical movies. 2 were on Disney Channel and 1 raked in millions in the theater. And on Hairspray movie with John Travolata. This time around, Zac is stepping away from the cute and musical genre and slowly trying to make a name in Hollywood. Hey, having good looks and oh-so-pretty blue eyes doesn’t hurt either.

You get the feeling he knows he should be saying this, to the men’s magazine. That he knows a career built almost exclusively on the squealing ardor of preteen girls, on choreographed dance numbers set to expository pop tuneage so perkily inoffensive it makes early ’NSync sound like Howlin’ Wolf, is something a man has to live down before you can, y’know, call him a man. He seems like he wants to pass a test. And yet he’s not wrong. Cool Hand Luke is awesome! Compared to the movies of the ’70s, the movies of today look like cheap, mercury-contaminated Chinese toys! And Steve McQueen and Paul Newman? They were awesome!

“I mean—they lived here,” Efron says, gesturing out at the city, clearly meaning not Hollywood the place but Hollywood, the state of being. “They made it through all this.”

I’m quite intrigued with his hair style on the cover. It’s nice to see him in a suit, and in colors. He’s usually wearing some black or gray tees. And of course his *ahem* shirtless picture. Read the entire Zac Efron Interview at GQ Magazine and make sure to check out GQ tomorrow for Zac’s outtakes.

(Photo Credit: Peggy Sirota/GQ)