The world was Zac Efron's cinematic oyster when he left the Footloose remake to avoid the woes of typecasting. He'd co-starred in the lovely and quickly forgotten Me and Orson Welles, and it looked like he might just be serious about adding versatility to his plate. Old Troy had graduated, and Efron teamed up with Burr Steers for two back-to-back films -- time-traveling comedy with 17 Again and a little ten-hanky romance with Charlie St. Cloud. But methinks he likes the melodrama, because the ex-High School Musical star has found the one man who can definitely up the tears and smooches -- Nicholas Sparks.