Aaron Sorkin

Aaron Sorkin

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in New York, New York, The United States
June 09, 1961



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Aaron Benjamin Sorkin is an American screenwriter, producer and playwright, whose works include A Few Good Men, The American President, The West Wing, Sports Night 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, largely unemployed 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,...more

Average rating: 4.23 · 765 ratings · 61 reviews · 6 distinct works · Similar authors
A Few Good Men
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 254 ratings — published 1990 — 3 editions
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The West Wing Script Book
4.56 of 5 stars 4.56 avg rating — 170 ratings — published 2002 — 3 editions
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The Social Network - screen...
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 131 ratings — published 2009
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The West Wing Seasons 3 & 4...
4.57 of 5 stars 4.57 avg rating — 99 ratings — published 2004 — 2 editions
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The Farnsworth Invention
4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 97 ratings — published 2007 — 2 editions
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The Newsroom Script Episode 1
4.43 of 5 stars 4.43 avg rating — 14 ratings
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“I love writing, but hate starting. The page is awfully white and it says, 'You may have fooled some of the people some of the time but those days are over, Giftless. I'm not your agent and I'm not your mommy: I'm a white piece of paper. You wanna dance with me?' and I really, really don't. I'll go peaceable-like.”
Aaron Sorkin

“Toby Zeigler: There's literally no one in the world I don't hate right now.”
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tags: life

“Mrs. Landingham, does the President have free time this morning?

The President has nothing but free time, Toby. Right now he's in the residence eating Cheerios and enjoying Regis and Kathie Lee. Should I get him for you?

Sarcasm's a disturbing thing coming from a woman of your age, Mrs. Landingham.

What age would that be, Toby?

Late twenties?

Atta boy.”
Aaron Sorkin

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