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Aaron Sorkin

Screenwriter + Producer + Playwright
Male
Born Jun 9, 1961

Aaron Sorkin 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.… Read More

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Timeline

Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Aaron Sorkin.

CHILDHOOD

1961 Birth Born on June 9, 1961.

TEENAGE

1979 18 Years Old 1 More Event
He served as vice president in his junior and senior year at Scarsdale High School and graduated in 1979.

TWENTIES

1983 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Determined to do better, he returned in his sophomore year, and graduated in 1983.
1984 23 Years Old He continued writing and eventually put together his first play, Removing All Doubt, which he sent to his old Syracuse theatre teacher, Arthur Storch, who was impressed. In 1984, Removing All Doubt was staged for drama students at his alma mater, Syracuse University.
1988 27 Years Old 1 More Event
After that, he wrote Hidden in This Picture which debuted off-off-Broadway at Steve Olsen's West Bank Cafe Downstairs Theatre Bar in New York City in 1988. … Read More
1990 29 Years Old Sorkin continued writing Making Movies and in 1990 it debuted Off-Broadway at the Promenade Theatre, produced by John A. McQuiggan, and again directed by Don Scardino. … Read More

THIRTIES

1992 - 1996 2 More Events
1997 36 Years Old Sorkin conceived the political TV drama The West Wing in 1997 when he went unprepared to a lunch with producer John Wells and in a panic pitched to Wells a show centered on the senior staff of the White House, using leftover ideas from his script for The American President. … Read More
1998 37 Years Old …  Sports Night was produced by Disney and debuted on the Disney-owned ABC network in the fall of 1998. … Read More
1999 38 Years Old The pilot debuted in the fall of 1999 and was produced by Warner Bros. … Read More

FORTIES

2001 40 Years Old 1 More Event
Cleveland and Sorkin also won the Writers Guild of America Award for best episodic drama at the February 2001 ceremony for "In Excelsis Deo".
2002 41 Years Old In 2002, Sorkin criticized NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw's TV special about a day in the life of a president, "The Bush White House: Inside the Real West Wing", comparing it to the act of sending a valentine to President George W. Bush instead of real news reporting. … Read More
In 2003, at the end of the fourth season, Sorkin and fellow executive producer Thomas Schlamme left the show due to internal conflicts at Warner Bros. … Read More
2004 43 Years Old 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. … Read More
2005 44 Years Old 1 More Event
He delivered a first draft of the play to the Abbey Theatre in early 2005, and a production was purportedly planned for 2007 with La Jolla Playhouse in California deciding to stage a workshop production of the play in collaboration with the Abbey Theatre. … Read More
Sorkin completed the screenplay and the film was released in 2007 starring Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, and Philip Seymour Hoffman, directed by Mike Nichols. … Read More
2008 47 Years Old In August 2008, Des McAnuff announced that Sorkin had been commissioned by the Stratford Shakespeare Festival to write an adaptation of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard.
2010 49 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2010, Sorkin reportedly obtained the film rights to Andrew Young's book, The Politician (about Sen. … Read More

FIFTIES

In January 2012, Stephen Schwartz was reported to be writing the music and lyrics, with Sorkin making his debut as a librettist.
The musical was expected to come out in 2013-14, with Sorkin saying "The chance to collaborate with Stephen Schwartz, (the director) Jack O'Brien, and Hugh Jackman on a new Broadway musical is a huge gift."
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