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Christian Bale in talks to play Steve Jobs in Sony biopic

Christian Bale in talks to play Steve Jobs in Sony biopic

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21 (UPI) --Christian Bale could star as Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic about the late Apple co-funder.
Veronica Linares
Leonardo DiCaprio, Danny Boyle in talks to participate in Steve Jobs biopic

Leonardo DiCaprio, Danny Boyle in talks to participate in Steve Jobs biopic

LOS ANGELES, April 22 (UPI) -- Leonardo DiCaprio and Danny Boyle are being eyed to respectively star and direct in an upcoming Aaron Sorkin-penned film about Steve Jobs' life.
Veronica Linares
Josh Charles reprises 'Sports Night' role with Keith Olbermann [VIDEO]

Josh Charles reprises 'Sports Night' role with Keith Olbermann [VIDEO]

March 31 (UPI) -- SPOILERS AHEAD: Josh Charles reverted to a former role after his "Good Wife" departure shocked fans.
Kate Stanton
Ron Howard, Michael Douglas and Bryan Cranston to speak at 2014 Tribeca Film Festival

Ron Howard, Michael Douglas and Bryan Cranston to speak at 2014 Tribeca Film Festival

March 17 (UPI) -- Actors Ron Howard, Michael Douglas, Bryan Cranston and Kevin Spacey are among those who will give talks at this year's Tribeca Film Festival.
Annie Martin
David Fincher to potentially direct new Steve Jobs film

David Fincher to potentially direct new Steve Jobs film

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Sony Pictures will consider David Fincher to serve as director for their new film about Steve Jobs.
Annie Martin
Sorkin says he and Hoffman talked about drug addiction

Sorkin says he and Hoffman talked about drug addiction

NEW YORK, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Hollywood screenwriter and producer Aaron Sorkin says he and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman bonded over their shared battle with drug addiction.
Aaron Sorkin: Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death saved 10 lives

Aaron Sorkin: Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death saved 10 lives

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Aaron Sorkin remembered his late friend and fellow addict Philip Seymour Hoffman in a piece he wrote for Time magazine.
Veronica Linares
Aaron Sorkin to be presented with Screenwriters Tribute at film fest

Aaron Sorkin to be presented with Screenwriters Tribute at film fest

NEW YORK, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Aaron Sorkin is to be presented with the Screenwriters Tribute at the 19th annual Nantucket Film Festival in Massachusetts.
'Newsroom' to wrap up after three seasons

'Newsroom' to wrap up after three seasons

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- HBO says it has renewed "The Newsroom," its New York-set valentine to cable television journalism, for a third and final season.
HBO renews 'The Newsroom' for final season

HBO renews 'The Newsroom' for final season

Jan. 13 (UPI) -- HBO has made it official.
Gabrielle Levy
Aaron Sorkin's rep denies he is dating Courtney Love

Aaron Sorkin's rep denies he is dating Courtney Love

NEW YORK, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Aaron Sorkin's publicist denies the writer-producer is dating rocker Courtney Love, but the New York Post says they have been seeing each other for months.
Olivia Munn is 'a perfect cast member,' Sorkin says

Olivia Munn is 'a perfect cast member,' Sorkin says

Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Aaron Sorkin has dismissed a report claiming some serious tension on the set of The Newsroom between himself and star Olivia Munn.
Gabrielle Levy
'Newsroom' star, creator deny on-set tension

'Newsroom' star, creator deny on-set tension

NEW YORK, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Aaron Sorkin, writer-producer of "The Newsroom," shot down an online report claiming Olivia Munn is behaving like a diva on the set of the New York-set drama.
Jeff Daniels says 'The Newsroom' has been renewed

Jeff Daniels says 'The Newsroom' has been renewed

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- HBO has renewed "The Newsroom" for a third season, the U.S. drama series' star, Jeff Daniels, announced via Twitter.

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Best Adapted Screenplay winner Aaron Sorkin for 'The Social Network' poses with his Oscar at the 83rd annual Academy Awards in Hollywood on February 27, 2011. UPI/Phil McCarten
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Aaron Benjamin Sorkin (born June 9, 1961) is an 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 and The Social Network.

After graduating from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre in 1983, Sorkin spent much of the 1980s in New York as a struggling, sporadically employed actor. He found his passion in writing plays, and quickly established himself as a young promising playwright. His stage play A Few Good Men caught the attention of Hollywood producer David Brown, who bought the film rights before the play even premiered.

Castle Rock Entertainment hired Sorkin to adapt A Few Good Men for the big screen. The film, directed by Rob Reiner, became a box office success. Sorkin spent the early 1990s writing two other screenplays at Castle Rock, Malice and The American President. In the mid-1990s he worked as a script doctor on films such as Bulworth. In 1998 his television career began when he created the comedy series Sports Night for the ABC network. The second season of Sports Night was its last and in 1999 overlapped with the debut of Sorkin's next TV series, the political drama The West Wing, this time for the NBC network. The West Wing won multiple Emmy Awards, and continued for three more seasons after he left the show at the end of its fourth season in 2003. He returned to television in 2006 with the dramedy Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, about the backstage drama at a late-night sketch comedy show, once again for the NBC network. While Sorkin's return was met with high expectations and a lot of early online buzz before Studio 60's premiere, NBC did not renew it after its first season in which it suffered from low ratings and mixed reception in the press and on the Internet. His most recent feature film screenplay is The Social Network, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

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