Academy-Award winning writer and renowned playwright AARON SORKIN
graduated from Syracuse University with a B.F.A. in Theatre.
He made his Broadway playwriting debut at the age of 28 with the military
courtroom drama A Few Good
Men, for which he received the John Gassner Award as "Outstanding New American
following year saw the debut of his off-Broadway play Making Movies, and in 2007
he returned to
Broadway with The Farnsworth Invention, directed by Des McAnuff.
In 1993, Mr. Sorkin's film adaptation of A Few Good Men was nominated for four
including "Best Picture," and five Golden Globes, including "Best Screenplay."
He followed this
success with the screenplays for Malice, starring Alec Baldwin and Nicole
Kidman, The American
President, starring Michael Douglas and Annette Bening, and Charlie Wilson's
War, starring Tom Hanks,
Philip Seymour Hoffman and Julia Roberts.
In 2011, Mr. Sorkin won the Academy Award, Golden Globe, Critics Choice, and
British Academy of
Film and Television Arts Award (BAFTA) for "Best Adapted Screenplay" for The
Social Network. In
addition, he also won the Writers Guild Award and the USC Scripter Award. The
film, directed by David
Fincher, was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including "Best Picture," was
Drama" at the Golden Globes and appeared on over 350 critics' lists of the top
ten films of 2010.
In 2012, Mr. Sorkin adapted Moneyball along with Steve Zaillian and story by
Stan Chervin. The film,
which was directed by Bennett Miller and starred Brad Pitt, won Mr. Sorkin the
Critics Choice Award
and New York Film Critics Award for "Best Adapted Screenplay." It also earned
four Academy Award
nominations including "Best Picture" and "Best Adapted Screenplay."
Mr. Sorkin wrote the feature film Steve Jobs, based on the Walter Isaacson
biography of the late Apple
co-founder. This adaptation garnered him a Golden Globe award for "Best
Screenplay," as well as
nominations for a Broadcast Film Critics' Association (BFCA) Critics' Choice
Award, Writers Guild
Award, and multiple regional critics' association awards.
For television, Mr. Sorkin created and produced the NBC series "The West Wing,"
which earned nine
Emmy nominations in its first season. The series went on to win a total of 26
including the prize for "Outstanding Drama Series" four consecutive times. For
his work on the series,
Mr. Sorkin twice received the Peabody Award and the Humanitas Prize, as well as
Critics Association Awards and Producers Guild Awards, a Golden Globe Award,
and a Writers Guild
Award. He also produced and wrote the television series "Sports Night" for ABC,
which won the
Humanitas Prize, the Television Critics Association Award, and garnered eight
Additionally, Mr. Sorkin created the series "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip." The
series took place behind-the-scenes
of a live sketch-comedy show and received five Emmy nominations in 2007.
In 2012, Sorkin made his return to television with the HBO drama "The Newsroom,"
bringing in an
average of 7 million viewers per episode. Set behind-the-scenes of a cable news
show, the ensemble cast
is led by Jeff Daniels, who went on to win an Emmy Award for "Best Actor" for
his performance on the
show, Emily Mortimer, and Sam Waterston. The show won a Critics Choice
Television Award for "Most
Exciting New Series" and has been nominated for numerous awards, including five
Awards, a Golden Globe Award for "Best Television â€“ Drama," a WGA, and DGA
Award. The third
and final season aired on HBO in 2014, closing the series on a ratings season
In addition to Molly's Game, Sorkin is currently in various stages of production
on two exciting and
notable projects, To Kill a Mockingbird for Broadway and the NBC live
presentation of "A Few Good
In February 2016, it was announced that he will be writing a stage adaptation of
Harper Lee's iconic
American novel To Kill a Mockingbird, set to show during the 2017-2018 season,
with Scott Rudin
producing. The production will be staged by Tony-nominated director Bartlett
Sher, best known for his
Broadway revivals of The King and I and Fiddler on the Roof.
Sorkin is also returning to NBC with an exciting live presentation of his own
Broadway play "A Few
Good Men." Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, known for their work on NBC's The Sound
of Music Live, The
Wiz Live and Hairspray Live, will be executive producing alongside Sorkin.
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