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Aaron Sorkin


Aaron Sorkin grew up in Scarsdale, a suburb of New York City where he was very involved in his high school drama and theater club. After graduating from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater, Sorkin intended to pursue a career in acting. It took him only a short time to realize that his true love, and his true talent, lay in ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 74 wins & 42 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Steve Jobs (screenplay) (post-production)
  The Newsroom (TV Series) (created by - 25 episodes, 2012 - 2014) (written by - 20 episodes, 2012 - 2014) (story by - 5 episodes, 2013 - 2014) (teleplay by - 5 episodes, 2013 - 2014)
- What Kind of Day Has It Been (2014) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Oh Shenandoah (2014) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Contempt (2014) ... (creator) / (story by) / (teleplay by)
- Main Justice (2014) ... (creator) / (story by) / (teleplay by)
- Run (2014) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2011 Moneyball (screenplay)
 2010 The Social Network (screenplay)
 2007 Charlie Wilson's War (screenplay)
  Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (TV Series) (created by - 22 episodes, 2006 - 2007) (teleplay - 14 episodes, 2006 - 2007) (written by - 8 episodes, 2006 - 2007)
- What Kind of Day Has It Been (2007) ... (creator) / (written by)
- K&R: Part 3 (2007) ... (creator) / (written by)
- K&R: Part 2 (2007) ... (creator) / (teleplay)
- K&R: Part 1 (2007) ... (creator) / (teleplay)
- Breaking News (2007) ... (creator) / (written by)
  The West Wing (TV Series) (created by - 155 episodes, 1999 - 2006) (teleplay by - 45 episodes, 1999 - 2003) (written by - 41 episodes, 1999 - 2003) (story by - 2 episodes, 1999 - 2000)
- Tomorrow (2006) ... (creator)
- Institutional Memory (2006) ... (creator)
- The Last Hurrah (2006) ... (creator)
- Transition (2006) ... (creator)
- Requiem (2006) ... (creator)
  Sports Night (TV Series) (created by - 45 episodes, 1998 - 2000) (written by - 32 episodes, 1998 - 2000) (teleplay - 8 episodes, 1999 - 2000) (story - 1 episode, 2000)
- Quo Vadimus (2000) ... (creator) / (written by)
- La Forza Del Destino (2000) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Bells and a Siren (2000) ... (creator) / (written by)
- April Is the Cruelest Month (2000) ... (creator)
- Draft Day: Part 2 - The Fall of Ryan O'Brian (2000) ... (creator) / (teleplay)
 1995 The American President (written by)
 1993 Malice (screenplay) / (story)
 1992 A Few Good Men (play) / (screenplay)
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(2009-2010 Season) His play, "The Farnsworth Invention," was performed at the TimeLine Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois with Rob Fagin in the cast. Nick Bowling was director. Keith Parham was lighting designer. See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 5 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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[re A Few Good Men (1992)] A lot of what I was concentrating on in the screenplay adaptation was simply doing a rewrite - writing it better. But it was also my first time learning that a camera wasn't just a device to record performances, that it has a vocabulary. The audience may not know how to speak that vocabulary, but it understands it fluently. If you do a slow push-in on a glass of water, ... See more »

Trivia:

Was paid $700,000 to rewrite Warren Beatty's astronaut love story "Ocean of Storms" in 1996. He worked on several drafts of the script through 1997, which was originally written by Ben Young Mason & Tony Bill, who sold it in 1989. See more »

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Intelligent and cocky but troubled Protagonists See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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