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

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 72
Highest Metascore: 95 The Social Network
Lowest Metascore: 52 Malice
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
10 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
60 Being the Ricardos Dec 10, 2021 Director / Writer / Written By 6.1
76 The Trial of the Chicago 7 Sep 25, 2020 Director / Screenplay / Written By 7.5
71 Molly's Game Dec 25, 2017 Director / Director / Writer / Writer / Adaptation / Adaptation / Screenplay / Screenplay / Written For The Screen By / Written For The Screen By 7.4
82 Steve Jobs Oct 9, 2015 Writer / Writer / Screenplay / Screenplay / Written By / Written By tbd
87 Moneyball Sep 23, 2011 Writer 7.9
95 The Social Network Oct 1, 2010 Executive Producer / Executive Producer / Writer / Writer / Screenplay / Screenplay tbd
67 Charlie Wilson's War Dec 21, 2007 Screenplay 6.7
67 The American President Nov 17, 1995 Written By 6.3
52 Malice Oct 1, 1993 Screenplay / Story 7.4
62 A Few Good Men Dec 11, 1992 Play / Screenplay 7.8

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