Originally Posted by ilovemovies
Ah, but see even that is subjective. It won't be because of talent for you but for many he obviously does have talent.
Just like you and I love Cruise but Cruise also has plenty of detracters as well. Especially these days.
But in terms of great performances in GREAT films (Magnolia etc. etc.) Efron doesn't have a chance. Most people don't judge Tom nowadays because of his roles, they judge him because of his actions.
Efron will never have the great roles that Cruise has had. His popularity will come from doing hokey musical movies in which the roles he plays could be played by some random bum off the street.