Aaron Sorkin

Aaron Sorkin

Highest Rated: 96% The Social Network (2010)

Lowest Rated: 57% Malice (1993)

Birthday: Jun 9, 1961

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Playwright-turned-screenwriter Aaron Sorkin created some of the most intelligent, optimistic and entertaining television ever seen. Through verbal flourishes and idealistic characters who seemed to only fail from undying loyalty, Sorkin presented a fictional world that seemed at odds with his own harsh reality. But his unflinching onscreen idealism was made honest by the sheer density and scope of his writing, particularly on "The West Wing" (NBC, 1999-2006), Sorkin's oft-awarded and highly-rated series about the inner workings of a White House populated by bright-eyed staffers and a charismatic president. Prior to that hugely successful show, Sorkin wrote a number of popular and critically acclaimed movies like "A Few Good Men" (1988), "Malice" (1993) and "The American President" (1995). He also created the popular half-hour series, "Sports Night" (ABC, 1998-2000) and the short-lived drama "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" (NBC, 2006-07). Following an adaptation of "Charlie Wilson's War" (2007), Sorkin reached the apex of his screenwriting career by winning an Oscar for his work on "The Social Network" (2010) and continued receiving critical acclaim for "Moneyball" (2011) and "Steve Jobs" (2015), though his cable drama "The Newsroom" (HBO 2012-14) received more mixed reviews. After decades as a top screenwriter, Sorkin moved into directing with the high-stakes gambling thriller "Molly's Game" (2017). Though he had endured his share of personal problems, including a battle with crack cocaine, Sorkin maintained a high creative output and established himself as a bona fide moneymaker for the powers-that-be.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
67% 75% Being the Ricardos Director,
Screenwriter
- 2021
89% 90% The Trial of the Chicago 7 Director,
Screenwriter
- 2020
93% 89% A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote Executive Producer - 2020
82% 84% Molly's Game Director,
Screenwriter
$28.7M 2017
85% 73% Steve Jobs Screenwriter $17.8M 2015
94% 86% Moneyball Screenwriter $75.6M 2011
96% 87% The Social Network Screenwriter $96.9M 2010
No Score Yet 80% The True Story of Charlie Wilson Unknown (Character) - 2008
82% 73% Charlie Wilson's War Writer $66.6M 2007
91% 77% The American President Writer $59.0M 1995
57% 46% Malice Screenwriter $46.0M 1993
83% 89% A Few Good Men Screenwriter $141.3M 1992

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Perfect Shot Guest 2022
58% 91% The Newsroom Creator,
Executive Producer
2012-2014
78% 93% 30 Rock Aaron Sorkin (Guest Star) 2011
65% 83% Entourage Aaron Sorkin (Guest Star) 2009-2010
74% 92% Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Executive Producer 2006-2007
75% 95% The West Wing Writer,
Executive Producer
1999-2003
90% 100% Sports Night Executive Producer,
Writer
1998-2000