Aaron Sorkin

Aaron Sorkin

Aaron Benjamin Sorkin (born June 9, 1961) is an American screenwriter, producer and playwright, whose works include A Few Good Men, The American President, The West Wing, Sports Night, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and The Farnsworth Invention.

After graduating from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre in 1983, Sorkin spent much of the 1980s in New York as a struggling, sporadically employed actor. He found his passion in writing plays, and quickly established himself as a young promising playwright. His stageplay A Few Good Men caught the attention of Hollywood producer David Brown, who bought the film rights before the play even premiered.

Castle Rock Entertainment hired Sorkin to adapt A Few Good Men for the big screen. The movie, directed by Rob Reiner, became a box office success. Sorkin spent the early 1990s writing two other screenplays at Castle Rock, Malice and The American President. In the mid-1990s he worked as a script doctor on films such as Bulworth. In 1998 his television career began when he created the comedy series Sports Night for the ABC network. Sports Night's second season was its last and in 1999 overlapped with the debut of Sorkin's next TV series, the political drama The West Wing, this time for the NBC network. The West Wing won multiple Emmy Awards, and continued for three more seasons after he left the show at the end of its fourth season in 2003. He returned to television in 2006 with the dramedy Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, about the backstage drama at a late night sketch comedy show, once again for the NBC network. While Sorkin's return was met with high expectations and a lot of early online buzz before Studio 60's premiere, NBC did not renew it after its first season in which it suffered from low ratings and mixed reception in the press and on the Internet. His most recent feature film screenplay is Charlie Wilson's War.

After more than a decade away from the theatre, Sorkin returned to adapt for the stage his screenplay The Farnsworth Invention, which started a workshop run at La Jolla Playhouse in February 2007 and which opened on Broadway in December 2007.

He battled with a cocaine addiction for many years, but after a highly publicized arrest he received treatment in a drug diversion program and is reported to have recovered. In television, Sorkin is known as a controlling writer, who rarely shares the job of penning teleplays with other writers. His writing staff are more likely to do research and come up with stories for him to tell. His trademark rapid-fire dialogue and extended monologues are complemented, in television, by frequent collaborator Thomas Schlamme's characteristic visual technique called the "Walk and Talk".

(From Wikipedia. Automatic image. Gender: Male)


  • Steve Jobs
    2015, United States, UK release: 13 November 2015
  • Moneyball
    2011, United States, UK release: 25 November 2011
  • The Social Network
    2010, United States, UK release: 15 October 2010

Colleagues of shooting:

David Fincher Scott Rudin Productions Andrew Garfield Columbia Pictures Relativity Media Rashida Jones Jesse Eisenberg Justin Timberlake Brenda Song Trigger Street Productions Michael De Luca Productions Ben Mezrich Brad Pitt Scott Rudin Productions Philip Seymour Hoffman Jonah Hill Michael De Luca Productions Robin Wright Steven Zaillian Bennett Miller Specialty Films (II) Kate Winslet Seth Rogen Legendary Pictures Michael Fassbender Danny Boyle Cloud Eight Films Decibel Films Walter Isaacson

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The West Wing - Complete Season 1-7 [DVD] [2006] The West Wing - Complete Season 1-7 [DVD] [2006]
West Wing - Seasons 1-7
by with Martin Sheen, Allison Janney, Stockard Channing, Bradley Whitford, published by Warner Home Video.
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The West Wing - Complete Season 1 [DVD] The West Wing - Complete Season 1 [DVD]
Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. 6-disc set containing all the episodes from Series 1: First season hours for The West Wing include the prestigious Peabody Award for excellence in television, plus an unprecedented 9 Emmy Awards that established...
by Alan Taylor, Alex Graves, Anthony Drazan, Arlene Sanford, Christopher Misiano, with Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney, John Spencer, Bradley Whitford, published by Warner Home Video.
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Billions - Season 1 [DVD] [2016] Billions - Season 1 [DVD] [2016]
All 12 episodes from the first season of the American financial drama starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis. Intent on reining in Wall Street exuberance, US attorney Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) is instructed to go after powerful hedge fund king and multi-billionaire Bobby Axelrod (Lewis). Reluctant to risk his perfect prosecution record on...
by David Levien, Andrew Ross Sorkin Brian Koppelman, with Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis, Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman, published by Universal Pictures.
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Moneyball [DVD] [2011] Moneyball [DVD] [2011]
Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill and Philip Seymour Hoffman star in this baseball drama co-written by 'The Social Network' (2010) screenwriter Aaron Sorkin. Based on real events in 2002, the film follows the unconventional tactics...
by Bennett Miller, with Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright, Chris Pratt, published by Sony Pictures Home Ent..
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A Few Good Men [DVD] A Few Good Men [DVD]
Rob Reiner directs this drama starring Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson. Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee (Cruise) is a Navy lawyer assigned to defend two men who accidentally killed a soldier by strangling him with a towel. Initially working out a quick and easy plea bargain with the prosecuting lawyer (Kevin Bacon), Kaffee is persuaded to investigate...
by Rob Reiner, with Jack Nicholson, Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon, Kevin Pollak, published by Uca Catalogue.
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The Newsroom - Complete Season 1-3 [DVD] The Newsroom - Complete Season 1-3 [DVD]
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by with Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, published by Whv.
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