Zac Efron Gives Nylon Guys Dating Advice

Actor dishes about his taste for Michael Jackson music and the perfect date movie.

Zac Efron is one of the biggest actors of his generation. He's dating Vanessa Hudgens and hangs out with Leonardo DiCaprio. But he still gets excited about meeting other notable names in Hollywood.

"I met Jim Carrey recently, and I was completely starstruck," he told Nylon Guys. "I didn't know what to say to him, but he was really cool. I think he understood."

In an interview for the magazine's November issue, Efron also joked around about his deserted island essentials. "Three things to take to a deserted island. I would take a lover, a bed and plane, so I can leave if I get bored," he said with a straight face. "I'm kidding. I read that online, that's not my real answer."

Efron, who worked with "Michael Jackson's This Is It" director Kenny Ortega on the "High School Musical" movies, said that these days Michael Jackson has been on repeat on his iPod. "I listen to all types of music all the time," he said. "I've been listening to a lot of Michael recently, Joy Division, early reggae, stuff like that. Just a mix."

Efron also proved himself to be the perfect boyfriend when he said that if he doesn't like a movie his girlfriend wants to see, he fakes it for her. "A good date movie is anything she wants to see, but the key is pretending like you're really excited," he explained. "The movies is one of the best places to go 'cause it's dark, and everybody's faced in one direction, and the movie's far more interesting than me. It's one of my favorite places to go these days."