After news broke yesterday about Zac Efron's latest troubles, no one in his camp could get their story straight. He told police he ran out of gas and yesterday spun a story about how he went out for sushi in the middle of the night. His bodyguard turned out to be a convicted drug dealer who lied to everyone he could think of about what really happened. Zac had told the world that he was sober when he really wasn't. His latest movie bombed. He still has a huge fan base from his days in High School Musical and he is still a good looking guy. He has had chances headlining movies and has failed every single time. With his drug use and sobriety issues is his career over? Is his career headed the way of lots of other actors who have been at the top and come crashing down?
Will he end up being a whatever happened to kind of actor? I actually think he has a chance to have a career. Studios don't give up on people they have bankrolled to previously headline movies. It has to get really bad for that to happen. If he can somehow sort out his sobriety issues he has a chance. A good chance. He has people that buy tickets and will see him in almost anything. The one downside I see is that he is not the greatest actor in the world so his upside is limited. After his recent string of failures he was going to need to take some supporting roles and build back up to a headlining chance. What we haven't seen from him and what everyone loves is him being honest or talking about his issues. Does he have to? Nope. It is his life and he doesn't owe the public any explanations. But, rules are different when you are counting on those same people to support you and spend their money on you.