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Aaron Sorkin is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter American born on 9 june 1961 at New York City (USA)

Aaron Sorkin

Aaron Sorkin
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Birth name Aaron Benjamin Sorkin
Nationality USA
Birth 9 june 1961 (58 years) at New York City (USA)
Awards Writers Guild of America Award

Aaron Benjamin Sorkin (born June 9, 1961) is an American screenwriter, producer, and playwright. His works include the Broadway plays A Few Good Men and The Farnsworth Invention; the television series Sports Night, The West Wing, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and The Newsroom; and the films A Few Good Men, The American President, Charlie Wilson's War, The Social Network, Moneyball, and Steve Jobs.

Sorkin's trademark rapid-fire dialogue and extended monologues are complemented, in television, by frequent collaborator Thomas Schlamme's characteristic directing technique called the "walk and talk". These sequences consist of single tracking shots of long duration involving multiple characters engaging in conversation as they move through the set; characters enter and exit the conversation as the shot continues without any cuts.

Biography

Sorkin married Julia Bingham in 1996 and divorced in 2005, with his workaholic habits and drug abuse reported to be a partial cause. Sorkin and Bingham have one daughter, Roxy. Sorkin was a dependent cocaine user for many years and, after a highly publicized arrest in 2001, he received treatment in a drug diversion program.

For several years, he dated Kristin Chenoweth, who played Annabeth Schott on The West Wing (though after Sorkin had left the show). He has also reportedly dated columnist Maureen Dowd and actress Kristin Davis.

A consistent supporter of the Democratic Party, Sorkin has made substantial political campaign contributions to candidates between 1999 and 2011, according to CampaignMoney.com. During the 2004 US presidential election campaign, the liberal advocacy group MoveOn's political action committee enlisted Sorkin and Rob Reiner to create one of their anti-Bush campaign advertisements. In August 2008, Sorkin was involved in a Generation Obama event at the Fine Arts Theater in Beverly Hills, California, participating in a panel discussion subsequent to a screening of Frank Capra's Mr Smith Goes to Washington. Despite this Sorkin does not consider himself a political activist noting "I've met political activists, and they're for real. I've never marched anyplace or done anything that takes more effort than writing a check in terms of activism".

In 1987, Sorkin started using marijuana and cocaine. He has said that in cocaine he found a drug that gave him relief from certain nervous tensions he deals with on a regular basis. In 1995, he checked into rehab at the Hazelden Institute in Minnesota, on the advice of his then girlfriend and soon to be wife Julia Bingham, to try to beat his addiction to cocaine. In 2001, Sorkin along with colleagues John Spencer and Martin Sheen received the Phoenix Rising Award for their personal victories over substance abuse. However, two months later on April 15, 2001, Sorkin was arrested when guards at a security checkpoint at the Burbank Airport found hallucinogenic mushrooms, marijuana, and crack cocaine in his carry-on bag when a metal crack pipe set off the gate's metal detector. He was ordered to a drug diversion program.

Sorkin continued working on The West Wing amidst his drug abuse. In his commencement speech for Syracuse University on May 13, 2012, Sorkin declared that he had not used cocaine for eleven years.

Best films

The Rock (1996)
(Scriptwriter)
A Few Good Men (1992)
(Theatre Play)
The Social Network (2010)
(Scriptwriter)
Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
(Scriptwriter)
Moneyball (2011)
(Scriptwriter)
Molly's Game (2017)
(Director)

Usually with

Rob Reiner
Rob Reiner
(2 films)
Joshua Malina
Joshua Malina
(3 films)
David Bowe
David Bowe
(3 films)
Marc Shaiman
Marc Shaiman
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Aaron Sorkin (10 films)

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Actor

The Social Network, 2h1
Directed by David Fincher
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about computing
Actors Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer, Brenda Song, Rooney Mara
Roles Ad Executive
Rating76% 3.8471953.8471953.8471953.8471953.847195
In late 2003, 19-year-old Harvard University student Mark Zuckerberg is dumped by his girlfriend Erica Albright. Returning to his dorm, Zuckerberg writes an insulting entry about Albright on his LiveJournal blog and then creates a campus website called Facemash by hacking into college databases to steal photos of female students, then allowing site visitors to rate their attractiveness. After traffic to the site crashes parts of Harvard's computer network, Zuckerberg is given six months of academic probation. However, Facemash's popularity attracts the attention of Harvard upperclassmen and twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss and their business partner Divya Narendra. The trio invites Zuckerberg to work on Harvard Connection, a social network for Harvard students aimed at dating.
The American President, 1h54
Directed by Rob Reiner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, Michael J. Fox, Richard Dreyfuss, Anna Deaver Smith
Rating67% 3.3992153.3992153.3992153.3992153.399215
Popular Democratic President Andrew Shepherd (Michael Douglas) is preparing to run for re-election. The President and his staff, led by Chief of Staff and best friend A.J. MacInerney (Martin Sheen), attempt to consolidate the administration's 63% approval rating by passing a moderate crime control bill. However, support for the bill in both parties is tepid: conservatives do not want it, and liberals think it is too weak. If it passes, however, Shepherd's re-election is presumed by his staff to be a shoo-in, and Shepherd resolves to announce the bill, and the Congressional support to pass it, by the State of the Union.
A Few Good Men, 2h18
Directed by Rob Reiner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Films based on plays, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Kevin Pollak, Kevin Bacon, Jack Nicholson, J. T. Walsh
Roles a lawyer bragging in a tavern
Rating76% 3.84883.84883.84883.84883.8488
The film covers the court-martial of two U.S. Marines, Lance Corporal Harold Dawson and Private Louden Downey, who killed a fellow Marine, Private William Santiago, at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. Santiago compared unfavorably to his fellow Marines, had poor relations with them, and failed to respect the chain of command in attempts at being transferred to another base. An argument evolves between base commander Colonel Nathan Jessup and his officers: while Jessup's executive officer, Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Markinson, advocates that Santiago be transferred immediately, Jessup regards this as akin to surrender and orders Santiago's commanding officer, Lieutenant Kendrick, to train Santiago to become a better Marine.

Director

Molly's Game, 2h20
Directed by Aaron Sorkin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Crime
Themes Films about families, Jeu, Mafia films, Films about drugs, Poker, Gangster films
Actors Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Chris O'Dowd, Brian d'Arcy James, Michael Cera
Rating74% 3.7465853.7465853.7465853.7465853.746585
La prodigieuse histoire vraie d’une jeune femme surdouée devenue la reine d’un gigantesque empire du jeu clandestin à Hollywood ! En 2004, la jeune Molly Bloom débarque à Los Angeles. Simple assistante, elle épaule son patron qui réunit toutes les semaines des joueurs de poker autour de parties clandestines. Virée sans ménagement, elle décide de monter son propre cercle : la mise d’entrée sera de 250 000 $ ! Très vite, les stars hollywoodiennes, les millionnaires et les grands sportifs accourent. Le succès est immédiat et vertigineux.

Scriptwriter

Molly's Game, 2h20
Directed by Aaron Sorkin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Crime
Themes Films about families, Jeu, Mafia films, Films about drugs, Poker, Gangster films
Actors Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Chris O'Dowd, Brian d'Arcy James, Michael Cera
Roles Writer
Rating74% 3.7465853.7465853.7465853.7465853.746585
La prodigieuse histoire vraie d’une jeune femme surdouée devenue la reine d’un gigantesque empire du jeu clandestin à Hollywood ! En 2004, la jeune Molly Bloom débarque à Los Angeles. Simple assistante, elle épaule son patron qui réunit toutes les semaines des joueurs de poker autour de parties clandestines. Virée sans ménagement, elle décide de monter son propre cercle : la mise d’entrée sera de 250 000 $ ! Très vite, les stars hollywoodiennes, les millionnaires et les grands sportifs accourent. Le succès est immédiat et vertigineux.
Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs (2015)
, 2h2
Directed by Danny Boyle
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about computing
Actors Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Katherine Waterston, Jeff Daniels, Perla Haney-Jardine
Roles Writer
Rating71% 3.596193.596193.596193.596193.59619
The film is divided into three acts set in the lead-up to key product launches hosted by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs (Fassbender). The first depicts Jobs and marketing executive Joanna Hoffman (Winslet) dealing with problems before the Apple Macintosh launch in 1984. The computer's voice demo will not say "hello", and Jobs demands engineer Andy Hertzfeld (Stuhlbarg) fixes it, threatening to publicly humiliate him in the presentation. Hertzfeld finally suggests faking the demo using the prototype 512k computer. Meanwhile, Jobs rants about a Time magazine article that exposed his paternity dispute with ex-girlfriend Chrisann Brennan (Waterson): Jobs denies he is the father of Brennan's five-year-old daughter, Lisa. Brennan arrives with Lisa to confront Jobs; she is bitter over his denials and his refusal to support her despite his wealth. Jobs bonds with Lisa over her MacPaint art and agrees to provide more money and a house, though he still denies his fatherhood. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak (Rogen) wishes Jobs well and asks him to acknowledge the Apple II team in his remarks, but Jobs refuses. Flashbacks show the two creating the Apple II, revealing that Wozniak's ideas made the product successful. Jobs then discusses company politics with CEO John Sculley (Daniels); they talk about Jobs' life as an adopted child, and Jobs admits that his need for control stems from his feelings of powerlessness in being given up.
Moneyball
Moneyball (2011)
, 2h13
Directed by Bennett Miller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy-drama
Themes Sports films, Baseball films
Actors Jonah Hill, Brad Pitt, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright, Casey Bond, Chris Pratt
Rating75% 3.798553.798553.798553.798553.79855
Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) is upset by his team's loss to the New York Yankees in the 2001 postseason, after the Yankees overcome a 2-0 series lead. With the impending departure of star players Johnny Damon, Jason Giambi, and Jason Isringhausen to free agency, Beane needs to assemble a competitive team for 2002, but must overcome Oakland's limited payroll. During a visit to the Cleveland Indians, Beane meets Peter Brand (Jonah Hill), a young Yale economics graduate with radical ideas about how to assess players' value. Beane tests Brand's theory by asking whether he would have drafted him (out of high school), Beane having been a Major League player before becoming general manager. Though scouts considered Beane a phenomenal prospect, his career in the Major Leagues was disappointing. After some prodding, Brand admits that he would not have drafted him until the ninth round and that Beane would probably have accepted a scholarship to Stanford instead. Beane hires the inexperienced Brand to be the Athletics assistant general manager.
The Social Network, 2h1
Directed by David Fincher
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about computing
Actors Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer, Brenda Song, Rooney Mara
Rating76% 3.8471953.8471953.8471953.8471953.847195
In late 2003, 19-year-old Harvard University student Mark Zuckerberg is dumped by his girlfriend Erica Albright. Returning to his dorm, Zuckerberg writes an insulting entry about Albright on his LiveJournal blog and then creates a campus website called Facemash by hacking into college databases to steal photos of female students, then allowing site visitors to rate their attractiveness. After traffic to the site crashes parts of Harvard's computer network, Zuckerberg is given six months of academic probation. However, Facemash's popularity attracts the attention of Harvard upperclassmen and twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss and their business partner Divya Narendra. The trio invites Zuckerberg to work on Harvard Connection, a social network for Harvard students aimed at dating.
Charlie Wilson's War, 1h40
Directed by Mike Nichols
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Documentary, Spy, Historical
Themes Spy films, Politique, Films about terrorism, Political films
Actors Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Om Puri, Emily Blunt
Rating69% 3.498683.498683.498683.498683.49868
The film opens with a large gathering inside an aircraft hangar. Everyone is attending a private ceremony for Democratic U.S. Representative Charlie Wilson (Tom Hanks), who is receiving a major commendation for supporting the U.S. clandestine services. As everyone looks in admiration upon a clearly moved Wilson, the movie goes back in time.
Bulworth
Bulworth (1998)
, 1h48
Directed by Warren Beatty
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about suicide, Political films
Actors Halle Berry, Warren Beatty, Oliver Platt, Don Cheadle, Sean Astin, Paul Sorvino
Rating67% 3.398723.398723.398723.398723.39872
A down-on-his-luck Democratic Senator, Jay Bulworth is losing his bid for re-election to a fiery young populist. Bulworth's socialist views, formed in the 1960s and 1970s, have lost favor with voters, so he has conceded to more conservative politics and to accepting donations from big corporations. In addition, though he and his wife have been having affairs with each other's knowledge for years, they must still present a happy façade in the interest of maintaining a good public image.
The Rock
The Rock (1996)
, 2h16
Directed by Michael Bay
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Prison films, Films about terrorism, Political films, Buddy films, Se déroulant à Alcatraz
Actors Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, Ed Harris, Michael Biehn, William Forsythe, John Spencer
Rating73% 3.6983253.6983253.6983253.6983253.698325
A group of rogue U.S. Force Recon Marines, led by disenchanted Brigadier General Frank Hummel and his adjutant Major Tom Baxter, seize a stockpile of deadly VX gas–armed M55 rockets. The next day, Hummel and his men seize control of Alcatraz Island and take several tourists hostage. Hummel threatens to launch the rockets against San Francisco unless the government pays $100 million from a military slush fund, which he will distribute to his men and the families of Recon Marines who died on clandestine missions under his command and whose deaths were not compensated.
The American President, 1h54
Directed by Rob Reiner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, Michael J. Fox, Richard Dreyfuss, Anna Deaver Smith
Rating67% 3.3992153.3992153.3992153.3992153.399215
Popular Democratic President Andrew Shepherd (Michael Douglas) is preparing to run for re-election. The President and his staff, led by Chief of Staff and best friend A.J. MacInerney (Martin Sheen), attempt to consolidate the administration's 63% approval rating by passing a moderate crime control bill. However, support for the bill in both parties is tepid: conservatives do not want it, and liberals think it is too weak. If it passes, however, Shepherd's re-election is presumed by his staff to be a shoo-in, and Shepherd resolves to announce the bill, and the Congressional support to pass it, by the State of the Union.
Malice
Malice (1993)
, 1h47
Directed by Harold Becker
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Alec Baldwin, Nicole Kidman, Bill Pullman, Peter Gallagher, Bebe Neuwirth, Josef Sommer
Rating63% 3.1986453.1986453.1986453.1986453.198645
Andy (Bill Pullman) and Tracy Safian (Nicole Kidman) are a newlywed couple living in a Victorian house that they are restoring in Western Massachusetts. He is an Associate Dean at a local college, while his wife teaches art to children. When a student is attacked and seriously wounded by a serial rapist, Dr. Jed Hill (Alec Baldwin), a brilliant surgeon who has recently joined the staff of the area hospital operates and saves her life. Money is tight, so Andy invites him to rent the third floor of his home with Tracy in order to finance the new plumbing. With his propensity to bring home sexual partners and to party late into the night, Jed quickly proves himself to be a less-than-ideal tenant.
A Few Good Men, 2h18
Directed by Rob Reiner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Films based on plays, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Kevin Pollak, Kevin Bacon, Jack Nicholson, J. T. Walsh
Roles Theatre Play
Rating76% 3.84883.84883.84883.84883.8488
The film covers the court-martial of two U.S. Marines, Lance Corporal Harold Dawson and Private Louden Downey, who killed a fellow Marine, Private William Santiago, at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. Santiago compared unfavorably to his fellow Marines, had poor relations with them, and failed to respect the chain of command in attempts at being transferred to another base. An argument evolves between base commander Colonel Nathan Jessup and his officers: while Jessup's executive officer, Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Markinson, advocates that Santiago be transferred immediately, Jessup regards this as akin to surrender and orders Santiago's commanding officer, Lieutenant Kendrick, to train Santiago to become a better Marine.