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Rob Lowe wants Zac Efron for his biopic: ‘He's amazing’

Rob Lowe discusses with son John Owen Lowe who he would love to play him

By Web Desk
June 11, 2024
Zac Efron as Rob Lowe in biopic
Zac Efron as Rob Lowe in biopic

Rob Lowe would love Zac Efron to play him in his biopic.

In a sit-down season with his son John Owen Lowe for E-Tea in association with, the pair talked about many things from season 2 of their Netflix show, Unstable, to Lowe's wish to have The Iron Claw actor, 36, portray him.

"Who would you want to play you in a movie about your life? And let's say I'm off the table," John Owen, 29, asked his dad during the conversation where they interviewed each other.

"Zac Efron," Rob, 60, answered immediately. "Iron Claw? Amazing. He's amazing."

"No, yeah, Zac Efron would be great," John Owen agreed with a hint of sarcasm in his tone, making his dad ask what’s his problem with the idea.

"I think that -- that would be a funny phone call to sit in on. You trying to pitch that to his agents."

John Owen added, "It would be great casting. I'm just saying I don't think Zac Efron would do it."

Rob has compared himself to Efron back in 2013, after the The High School Musical alum seeked treatment for substance abuse issues.

The Outsiders star, who also faced challenges dealing with his Hollywood career in the early stages, revealed being in contact with Efron to support him and offer advice if he ever needed it.

"He's doing great," Rob told the late Larry King at the time. "Whenever I can share my experience with people, I like to do it. It helps me."