Aaron Sorkin Biography

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Quick Facts

09 June 1961 AD
55 Years
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New York
Bernard Sorkin
Julia Bingham
Roxy Sorkin
Boston University Law School
$80 million
– Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series
– Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay
– Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Writing is undoubtedly the most essential aspect which makes any movie or play a great role in breaking. As far as writing the script, Aaron Sorkin is one of the finest gems produced by the United States. The incredible rapid-fire style of dialogue, and has won accolades from the world for long monologues he said. Aaron has written more than a dozen screenplays, including the recent hit film ‘The Social Network’ and ‘Moneyball’. He has been the mastermind behind some plays, and has cameo appearances around 7 films such as ‘the good guys’ and ‘president’. However, Sorkin has also worked on several international projects without any credit. When asked about why they wanted to become a writer, Aaron said he could not express themselves fully in the presence of my friends and family know the answer, but writing feel the world made it a better place. Aaron medical services are also offered many film makers for their script for the blockbuster projects. He received credit degree to which a number of television projects over several years.

Childhood & Early Life
  • Aaron Sorkin was born in Manhattan, however, he grew up in the suburban region of New York called Scarsdale. Sorkin’s father was a copyright lawyer by profession, who had also fought in World War II, whereas his mother was a school teacher. He also has two siblings, a sister and a brother who are older to him. Both his siblings became lawyers.

  • He was introduced to the world of theatre at a very young age by his parents, who showed him plays such as ‘Who’s afraid of Virginia Wolf?’ and ‘That Championship Season’. This allured him towards acting.

  • Sorkin was an active member of the drama and theatre club at the Scarsdale high school. He played the roles of General Bullmoose and Sir Harry in the plays ‘Li’l Abner’ and ‘Once Upon A Matress’ respectively.

  • Sorkin joined the Syracuse University to pursue a degree in fine arts. He faced a big challenge during his freshman year when he failed in one of his core subjects. This became a hurdle to his acting dream, since the drama department did not encourage students who were not very bright academically.

  • In 1983, he graduated from the Syracuse University, and struggled to make ends meet by taking up odd jobs such as handing out flyers, telegrams, driving limousines, and even bartending.

  • Even during this phase of struggle, Sorkin didn’t give up writing. The production of one of his plays impressed producer John. A. Mcquiggan who asked him to make a play called ‘Making Movies’. This work established Aaron’s reputation as a playwright in the theatre circles of New York.
  • In 1988, the movie rights of Aaron’s famous play ‘A Few Good Men’ were bought by producer David Brown. A whopping six figure amount was paid to Sorkin by producer for this adaptation. The movie turned out to be one of the most remarkable pieces of cinema.

  • Aaron was hired for screenwriting by a production house named Castle Rock Entertainment. Inc in the early 1990s. ‘The American President’, ‘Malice’ and ‘A Few Good Men’ were films he wrote during this period. Each of these films turned out to be major blockbusters grossing around US$400 million at the box office.

  • As a script doctor, he has worked on films like ‘The Rock’ starring Nicolas Cage, and also ‘The Enemy of The State’, a movie where Will Smith played the lead role. However, his efforts went uncredited.

  • Aaron’s stint with television began in the year 1998 with a comedy series called the ‘Sports Night’. This series was aired by the channel NBC, who later called it off due to low ratings.

  • In the year 1999, the second series written by him, called ‘Westwing’ went on air. It was broadcast by Warner Bros. TV. This TV show went on to win nine Emmy awards, and also many praises for writer Aaron.

  • In the year 2005, he revived his famous play ‘A Few Good Men’, which was premiered at a theatre at London. The show was well applauded by the audiences.

  • In 2007, Sorkin returned to cinema. This year saw the release of his film ‘Charlie Wilson’s War’ which boasted of a star cast like Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. Later he also co-wrote the screenplays of the movies ‘Moneyball’ and ‘The Social Network’.

  • He has completed the screenplay for a yet-to-be named biopic on Steve Jobs. The film will be directed by David Fincher, who is keen on casting Christian Bale as Jobs.

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