Zac Efron Makes an Appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Posted on January 31, 2014

We can’t.



Zac Efron makes his way through Jimmy Kimmel studio for an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” in West Hollywood, California.


What a drippy douche. You’re not good enough for that bitchface.

Sorry. Too harsh? Are you telling us you wouldn’t think something similar (if perhaps not so inelegantly phrased) if you passed this on the street?

The outfit’s trying a bit hard. It seems very carefully curated.

Honestly, before the fangurls get here, we really don’t hate the guy. We don’t have an opinion either way. If we’ve ever seen one of his movies, we can’t remember it. We’re just going on the pics, which give of the distinct whiffs of “full of himself” coupled with “affected.”




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  • Rand Ortega

    Put “wee” in front of “drippy douche” & you have my vote.

    • MilaXX

      Or just cut to the chase and go straight to “douche”

      • Rand Ortega

        LOL! A very tiny chase. ; )

    • mshesterp

      I don’t think i realized how tiny he was. The outfit and “hat” aren’t helping.

      • Rand Ortega

        Gnome style. Now I want him to say “Go & smell the roses!”

        • CPK1

          he is indeed a wee man. A wee bow-legged man. This pic is hilariously douchtastic on so very many different levels

        • Anna

          Lol, I think you just predicted his next “career move.”

    • tereliz

      At first it was just the hat that softly stated “douche”, but the signing Sharpie screams it.

    • megawatt

      He’s 5’8″ according to google, if that saves anyone else the two seconds.

      • Emily Smith

        Huh my husband is 5’8 but looks taller than this. That’s weird. Maybe he’s being weighed down by his extreme doucheyness.

        • Erica

          Celebrities always aim high with their height, in my experience. This guy is 5′ 6″ tops ( not that there is anything wrong with being wee, if you aren’t also a douche).

          • lundibleu

            It’s strange how the men always aim higher with height, and the women underestimate. Certainly sportswomen do. I’ve seen Maria Sharapova, for example, standing next to male players who are supposedly taller than her, but she’s clearly taller. Same with Petra Kvitova.

          • Rand Ortega

            It’s the ” Hollywood Plus/ Minus rule”: Add 2 inches to your actual height, then minus 2 years from your actual age.

          • SierraDelta

            And minus 10 pounds from your actual weight?

          • Rand Ortega

            Mos Def.

        • DebbieLovesShoes

          Mine is 5’8 as well, but he’s a much bigger presence. I agree on this dude’s being weighed down by his own sense of importance.

    • lundibleu

      Exactly. I think the hat, shades and the frigging PEN tip it over the edge into proper douche. The clothes on their own wouldn’t be noteworthy.

    • H2olovngrl

      Ha. I was thinking, “tiny”.

  • Imasewsure

    Definitely affected… he’s ten years too old for a beanie outside of a snowstorm. Dig the shoes though… Can’t hate on those

  • Ramon Figueroa

    You didn’t see the movie “Hairspray”? To see James Marsden dance was heavenly. And John Travolta in that fat suit was so surreal, you just had to enjoy it. His pairing with Christopher Walken was kind of perverse too. And yeah, Zac Efron is trying too hard. Poor thing.

    • In_Stitches

      He’s already been to rehab for coke. I’d say the bomb has already gone off.

      • Constant Reader

        I didn’t know that. I wish him well in his recovery. Don’t like the outfit, though — a little too “trying hard to look like I’m not trying at all.”

    • Marsden is a scene stealing genius. Most of “Hairspray” was a disaster, though and Zac Efron’s voice was reed thin. (Though I watched “17 Again” and enjoyed it.)

      • mshesterp

        I have a special fondness for 17 Again. I thought he was very natural and charming in that movie, but these pictures don’t really show that side!

        • AnguaVonUberwald

          Yup me too, love that movie, makes me want to cut him some slack. And yet, well, that hat.

          • Emily Smith

            I bought that movie in a bargain bin, it’s adorable. It’s one of my go to girls night chick flicks.

      • demidaemon

        I enjoyed Hairspray, personally.

        • I enjoyed a great deal of it – what stops me from full on enjoyment was that I had a copy of the VHS in 1989 when I was 9 that I wore out.

    • demidaemon

      That’s pretty much the only movie I’ve ever seen him in. Other than that, I know he’s been in High School Musical (I think?), but one should avoid that like the plague.

    • Alex Palmer

      The Hairspray movie adaptation is pretty close to unforgivable. Michelle Pfiefer and a few tongue-in-cheek sight gags are the only saving grace.

  • MannahattaMamma

    don’t forget bowlegged. he will not age well.

  • @Biting Panda

    HUH. I am feeling generous towards the High School Musical kids today. I’m not seeing the Try Hard here. Nary a wind chime to be seen, nor the oh-so-carefully-unkempt beard, and his shoes aren’t pre-scuffed and roughed. I have no complaints out of this one or Ms. Hudgens. I think they look their ages and their stations.

    • Adriana_Paula

      I see what you’ere saying, although I think the popped collar might be a bridge too far.

    • marlie

      It’s the face. That smug expression. And the jacket.

    • manina

      He looks like a normal kid on the street. He was really good in the Paper Boy, I was surprised.

    • Slanted & Enchanted

      Me too! If it weren’t for the hat (and to a certain extent the sunglasses, just because no one else is wearing them so it can’t be that bright), I would walk straight past him with no thoughts other than “cute guy” with nary a “douche” accusation in my mind. I actually really love the combination of the jacket and forest green pants. Would love it better if it were a henley underneath rather than a polo, but whatever.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    Who cares about him- who is the brother behind him? That’s what needs answering.

    • crash1212

      That what I was gonna say! Get on it TLo! We need ID.

  • sleepycat

    If those pants were jeans and the shoes combat boots, well for one thing he would be visiting SF in the 80s and 90s. This is just a long winded way of saying I think he is gay and have never deviated from that position since High School Musical (which was the reason I never got into Glee)

  • Douchecanoe.

    • SierraDelta

      Exactly what popped into my head when I saw the first picture. I think I learned the word here, too.

      • pookiesmom

        Douchecanoe comes from the spectacular Bloggess, who you should google & read IMMEDIATELY if you haven’t done so already.

        • SierraDelta

          Bitter Kittens — the Wikipedia of contemporary culture!

          Thanks for the recommendation.

  • Latin Buddy

    He’s awful. I know Hollywood keeps trying to make him the second coming of Tom Cruise…but no, this boy has the looks but zero charisma.

  • deelup

    I think I could get behind this if there were a different shirt and the whole outfit were on Chris Hemsworth.

  • hughman

    “I coulda been a contender, gurl!”

  • LuisaNL

    drippy douche, indeed. and did he bring his own pen for autographs??

    • lrober03

      uncapped and ready to go!

  • OhSheila

    His pants are too tight and he looks 5’3″ but I don’t know that I see douche.

    • cluecat

      I’m hoping the tight pants and leggings era ends soon. It’s rarely flattering on women and just look silly on men. The guy on the left with the classic cut looks so much better.

  • E2_Remote

    Sorry, but Carhartt jackets are only appropriate if you’re, a. driving a rig through the Pacific Northwest, b. running down a few stray steers, or c. filming a sequel to Brokeback Mountain.

    • Alyssa

      Or d) working outside in winter in the midwest…I have a purple Carhartt for when I travel for work and have to stand on the pipeline ROW all day…they are indeed very warm…

      • marlie

        Yes, I’d edit it to say “anyone who has to work outdoors in the winter” during the winter. My dad (a contractor) wears one.

  • CPK1

    I can’t either. Plus he stole my Benetton jacket from the 80s

  • samo_samo

    Gotta give him props for the primo male bitchface in the first pic.

  • He shaved! He actually shaved! That has to count for something, right?!

    • marlie

      Not much, no.

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    I am getting the distinct whiff of ‘tossbag wanker’ which could roughly translate to douche. Probably.

    And I rarely say anything bad about anyone – so that’s how strongly I feel about this!

    • marlie

      That’ my new phrase of the day: “tossbag wanker.” 🙂

      • sagecreek

        Yes, I’m stealing that one as well!

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        Why thank you! *takes bow*

    • kimmeister

      Now I need to ask, what is a tossbag? A garbage bag?

  • Patrick Cleary

    He just looks like he’s desperately trying to approximate how straight guys act.

  • Sarah V.

    The lovechild of Tom Cruise and Rob Lowe.

  • Trickytrisha

    Pint sized wimp next to the hunk on his right. Even the other frowny guy (presumably from the Kimmel show) draws the eye before Mr. Priss.

  • sugarkane105

    Is there such as thing as Douchey Resting Face, like Bitchy Resting Face? Because there should be.

  • jonnyf8

    Looks ok to me!!

  • algaechick

    If he had just smiled…
    And, oh dear, my daughter has that same hat, brand and all. She’ll never wear it again if she sees these pictures.

  • mlle

    Why is he dressed for winter in LA?

    • LeelaST

      It was cold here yesterday – and raining for a change.

    • Carrps

      Seriously. I live near the coast, and even here, it hasn’t been lower than the 60s/70s for weeks. And most of that time it has been pushing the 80s.

  • PostsYouCanDanceTo

    How does a 26 year old look 42 in that first shot?

    I’m thirty – with a beard – with grey in it! And I still manage to look younger than he does here!

    Or am I just terrible at guessing peoples’ ages?

    • Carrps

      Nah, Steve Doucey’s way taller. 🙂

  • Mismarker

    3rd pic down it looks like he’s giving us all the loser “L”. Suck it, Efron.

  • sagecreek

    I dunno, I like anyone who walks around with a Sharpie at the ready.

    • Saturnine

      I always have a Sharpie on hand, but it’s an occupational hazard. I’m not looking to sign autographs (often).

  • marlie

    {cough} douchebag {cough}

  • LeelaST

    I think he looks great, no different and a lot better than some young stars. He was the perfect OTT young heart-throb in Hairspray and earnestness itself in Me and Orson Welles. Have seen him in a few other less than stellar films – but he’s only 26 – I’m giving him time to mature.

  • nannypoo

    Definitely a douche. We could spend some quality time assessing the handsome and dignified looking men who are accompanying him and took the trouble to dress nicely for their jobs, or we can look at him. I’ll take the other guys.

  • He was baby Simon Tam in Firefly, iirc. That’s all I’ve seen him in.

    • Now you have reminded me of that, there *is* something I have seen him in.

  • mrspotts66

    i can only see colin farrell here. just me?

  • Add “too old for this shit” and you’ve summed him right up.

  • save_the_hobbit

    Not really sure why everyone on here likes to call people they admit to not knowing much about douches, but…he actually seems like a pretty funny guy. And people going on about him “desperately trying to act straight”…he’s demonstrated many times that he doesn’t really care if people think he’s gay or straight.

  • Gina Mondzelewski Small

    Well, he looks a damn sight better than Jared Leto in your other post. I’ll take this outfit over that one all day long.

  • ashtangajunkie

    I find him extremely cute. Not in these photos, but generally.

  • Pterodactyl111

    He is actually incredibly funny in 17 Again.

  • cocohall

    I am willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. It isn’t easy to shed the HSM I/II/III skin and transition to mature roles. He ought to study Matthew McConaughy’s career and also Bruce Willis’. And also learn to WITFU. Because this look is not helping.

  • Saturnine

    I know I’m blaspheming in a hundred different ways, but he’s always more than passingly resembled a young Alain Delon to me, which makes me infinitely happy. When I see pix of him, I then go off and Google a young Alain Delon. It’s a very pleasant system.

  • Eve Farren Farber

    Justin TImberlake.

  • Cyd Butler

    This outfit is pretty much what my 8th grader wears almost every day (minus the sharpie) Should I be worried? Because this looks awful on Zach but I thought it looked good on my kid. Age appropriate?

  • MaggieMae

    He changed for his appearance for the show, right?

  • pookiesmom

    He has fangirls?

  • quiltrx

    He looks like a 12 year old picked out his clothes. A 12 year old girl who loves douches.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    Is he making an L for Loser sign on his forehead with his hand?

  • Peeve

    I don’t really think he looks that douche-y, other than the hat. Is it really that cold in Hollywood? Guess it’s better than a fedora or a pork-pie hat, though. That’s douche-y.

  • jw_ny

    Playing in Zac’s head as he struts along…

    “Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk, I’m a woman’s man: no time to talk…”


  • korilian

    Hairspray maybe? You guy’s like musical rights?

  • Daktari100

    Maybe he’s trying so hard, because he knows what he’s up against, starring in his new movie opposite Michael B. Jordan, who’s just about the cutest thing on two legs.

  • demidaemon


  • ballerinawithagun

    He was surprisingly good in The Paperboy, a very difficult movie.

  • Zamboni

    He always radiates sadness to me — somehow he seems uncomfortably aware of his limits, rather than ‘affected’

  • acevedob

    He is a douche.

  • Kent Roby

    I fear that he’s the type who is mere moments from full-on steroid usage; I hope I’m wrong.

  • Pound of Salt

    I think it’s an outfit you see lots of stylish guys wear. He might not be the one to do it, though.

  • Beto

    Can someone explain to me why my gaydar is blaring when I look to these pics of him? Instinct aside the only thing that creeps me out of that outfit is that hideous wool hat. WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY?