Aaron Benjamin Sorkin (born June 9, 1961) is an Academy and Emmy-award winning 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'', ''Charlie Wilson's War'', ''The Social Network'', ''Moneyball'' and ''The Newsroom''.
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 promising young playwright. His stage play ''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 film, 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. The second season of ''Sports Night'' 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 ...
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