Aaron Sorkin

Biography: After penning a number of off-Broadway plays, Sorkin made it to the Great White Way with the 1989 legal military drama A Few Good Men, selling the film rights before the show even premiered. Three years later the play was turned into an Oscar-nominated film, thus launching his Hollywood career. Sorkin then transitioned into television, as he and his frequent collaborator, director-producer Thomas Schlamme, created a succession of witty, poignant and critically acclaimed series set behind the scenes at a sports show (the beloved but short-lived Sports Night), the White House (West Wing) and a late-night sketch-comedy show (Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip). Each were characteristically filled with crackling dialogue and fascinating characters, and Sorkin wrote almost all the scripts single-handedly. Following the cancellation of Studio 60 after just one season in 2007, Sorkin returned to the movies by writing the scripts for the 2007 political comedy-drama Charlie Wilson's War andAfter penning a number of off-Broadway plays, Sorkin made it to the Great White Way with the 1989 legal military drama A Few Good Men, selling the film rights before the show even premiered. Three years later the play was turned into an Oscar-nominated film, thus launching his Hollywood career. Sorkin then transitioned into television, as he and his frequent collaborator, director-producer Thomas Schlamme, created a succession of witty, poignant and critically acclaimed series set behind the scenes at a sports show (the beloved but short-lived Sports Night), the White House (West Wing) and a late-night sketch-comedy show (Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip). Each were characteristically filled with crackling dialogue and fascinating characters, and Sorkin wrote almost all the scripts single-handedly. Following the cancellation of Studio 60 after just one season in 2007, Sorkin returned to the movies by writing the scripts for the 2007 political comedy-drama Charlie Wilson's War and the 2010 docudrama The Social Network, about the rise of the Web site Facebook. Ironically, Sorkin's dream growing up was to get involved in show business as an actor, and only eventually realized that his true calling was as a writer. Expand

Aaron Sorkin's Scores

Average career score: 68
Highest Metascore: 84 Sports Night: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 56 The Newsroom: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
10 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Season 6 Sep 14, 2020 Aaron Sorkin tbd
tbd The View: Season 22 Sep 4, 2018 Guest tbd
tbd The Late Late Show with James Corden: Season 4 Sep 4, 2018 Guest tbd
tbd The Late Late Show with James Corden: Season 4 Sep 4, 2018 Guest tbd
tbd Conan (2010): Season 8 Oct 30, 2017 Guest tbd
tbd Late Night with Seth Meyers: Season 5 Sep 26, 2017 Guest tbd
tbd The Late Late Show with James Corden: Season 3 Sep 6, 2017 Guest tbd
tbd The Late Late Show with James Corden: Season 2 Mar 29, 2016 Guest tbd
tbd Jimmy Kimmel Live: Season 14 Jan 4, 2016 Guest tbd
tbd The Daily Show: Season 21 Sep 28, 2015 Guest / Guest tbd
tbd The Talk: Season 6 Sep 14, 2015 Guest tbd
tbd Last Call with Carson Daly: Season 15 Sep 9, 2015 Guest tbd
67 The Late Late Show with James Corden: Season 1 Mar 24, 2015 Guest 6.4
63 The Newsroom: Season 3 Nov 9, 2014 Writer / Aaron Sorkin / Creator / Aaron Sorkin / Executive Producer / Aaron Sorkin / Producer / Aaron Sorkin 7.9
tbd Conan (2010): Season 5 Nov 3, 2014 Guest tbd
tbd Late Night with Seth Meyers: Season 2 Sep 23, 2014 Guest tbd
60 The View: Season 18 Sep 15, 2014 Guest 2.7
66 The Newsroom: Season 2 Jul 14, 2013 Writer / Aaron Sorkin / Creator / Aaron Sorkin / Executive Producer / Aaron Sorkin / Producer / Aaron Sorkin 7.5
56 The Newsroom: Season 1 Jun 24, 2012 Writer / Aaron Sorkin / Creator / Aaron Sorkin / Executive Producer / Aaron Sorkin / Producer / Aaron Sorkin 8.3
tbd Piers Morgan Tonight: Season 2 Jan 2, 2012 Guest tbd
64 Rock Center with Brian Williams: Season 1 Oct 31, 2011 Remarks By tbd
tbd 30 Rock: Season 5 Sep 23, 2010 Actor / Aaron Sorkin 8.1
tbd Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Season 3 Sep 14, 2010 Guest tbd
61 Entourage: Season 7 Jun 27, 2010 Himself 6.5
tbd Entourage: Season 6 Jul 12, 2009 Himself 7.8
75 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: Season 1 Sep 18, 2006 Writer / Creator / Executive Producer 8.3
tbd The West Wing: Season 7 Sep 25, 2005 Creator 7.3
tbd The West Wing: Season 6 Oct 20, 2004 Creator 7.5
tbd The West Wing: Season 5 Sep 24, 2003 Creator 6.8
tbd The West Wing: Season 4 Sep 25, 2002 Writer / Creator / Executive Producer 8.1

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