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Sorkin says Jobs bio-pic will be 3 scenes

Sorkin says Jobs bio-pic will be 3 scenes

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Hollywood screenwriter Aaron Sorkin says the Steve Jobs bio-picture he is penning will be divided into three scenes.

Obama says Romney a reverse Robin Hood

WESTPORT, Conn., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- President Obama told supporters in Connecticut Monday Mitt Romney's tax plan is like "Robin Hood in reverse."
Aaron Sorkin defends 'Newsroom'

Aaron Sorkin defends 'Newsroom'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. writer-producer Aaron Sorkin says he is aware of the negative critical response to "The Newsroom," but is confident his series is on the right track.
New 'Newsroom' writers set for Season 2

New 'Newsroom' writers set for Season 2

LOS ANGELES, July 20 (UPI) -- HBO has confirmed new writers are being hired for the second season of Aaron Sorkin's U.S. television drama "Newsroom."
Sorkin says he wishes he never tried drugs

Sorkin says he wishes he never tried drugs

LOS ANGELES, July 5 (UPI) -- American screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, who has been sober 11 years, says he would tell his younger self to never try drugs if he could.

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Report: Davis and Sorkin dating

Report: Davis and Sorkin dating

LOS ANGELES, May 23 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Kristin Davis recently began dating Oscar-winning screenwriter-producer Aaron Sorkin, multiple sources told E! News.

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Sorkin writing script for Steve Jobs picture

Sorkin writing script for Steve Jobs picture

LOS ANGELES, May 16 (UPI) -- Aaron Sorkin is writing a big-screen adaptation of Walter Isaacson's biography of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, Hollywood's Sony Pictures said.
'Hugo' leads with 11 Oscar nods

'Hugo' leads with 11 Oscar nods

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" led the field with 11 nods, including one for Best Picture, when Oscar nominations were announced in Los Angeles Tuesday.
New York critics praise 'The Artist'

New York critics praise 'The Artist'

NEW YORK, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The New York Film Critics Circle declared "The Artist" the Best Picture of 2011.
Leo, Bale win Supporting Oscars

Leo, Bale win Supporting Oscars

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Melissa Leo and Christian Bale, who play mother and son in "The Fighter," won the Oscars for Best Supporting Actress and Actor in Los Angeles Sunday night.
Sorkin to play self on '30 Rock'

Sorkin to play self on '30 Rock'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Oscar-nominated screenwriter Aaron Sorkin is to play himself in an episode of the U.S. sitcom "30 Rock" this March or April, EW.com reported.
'Social Network' wins screenwriters' award

'Social Network' wins screenwriters' award

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Hollywood screenwriters saluted "The Social Network" Friday with the annual University of Southern California Libraries Scripter Award.
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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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