Aaron Sorkin

Aaron Benjamin Sorkin (born June 9, 1961) is an American screenwriter, director, producer, and playwright. He is recognized for his trademark rapid-fire dialogue and extended monologues. His notable film screenplays include A Few Good Men (1992), The American President (1995), Charlie Wilson's War (2007), Moneyball (2011), Steve Jobs (2015), and The Social Network (2010). For the latter he won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. In 2017, he made his directorial debut with Molly's Game, a film which he also wrote.

The American President (1995)

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Widowed U.S. president Andrew Shepherd, one of the world's most powerful men, can have anything he wants -- and what he covets most is Sydney Ellen Wade, a Washington lobbyist. But Shepherd's attempts at courting her spark wild rumors and decimate his approval ratings.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Annette Bening  •  Michael J. Fox  •  Martin Sheen

Widowed U.S. president Andrew Shepherd, one of the world's most powerful men, can have anything he wants -- and what he covets most is Sydney Ellen Wade, a Washington lobbyist. But Shepherd's attempts at courting her spark wild rumors and decimate his approval ratings.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Annette Bening  •  Michael J. Fox  •  Martin Sheen

The Social Network (2010)

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In 2003, Harvard undergrad Mark Zuckerberg creates a social networking site called Facebook with the help of his friend Eduardo Saverin. Though it turns out to be a successful venture, he severs ties with several people along the way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Andrew Garfield  •  Justin Timberlake  •  Rooney Mara

In 2003, Harvard undergrad Mark Zuckerberg creates a social networking site called Facebook with the help of his friend Eduardo Saverin. Though it turns out to be a successful venture, he severs ties with several people along the way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Andrew Garfield  •  Justin Timberlake  •  Rooney Mara

A Few Good Men (1992)

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When cocky military lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee and his co-counsel, Lt. Cmdr. JoAnne Galloway, are assigned to a murder case, they uncover a hazing ritual that could implicate high-ranking officials such as shady Col. Nathan Jessep.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Demi Moore  •  Kevin Bacon

When cocky military lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee and his co-counsel, Lt. Cmdr. JoAnne Galloway, are assigned to a murder case, they uncover a hazing ritual that could implicate high-ranking officials such as shady Col. Nathan Jessep.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Demi Moore  •  Kevin Bacon

How Did They Ever Make a Movie of Facebook? (2011)

This feature-length documentary about the making of "The Social Network" goes back and forth from the elements of storytelling and long rehearsals with the cast and crew, to the shooting itself capturing the extreme attention to detail, filming locations such as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Prior
CAST:  David Fincher  •  Aaron Sorkin  •  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Andrew Garfield

This feature-length documentary about the making of "The Social Network" goes back and forth from the elements of storytelling and long rehearsals with the cast and crew, to the shooting itself capturing the extreme attention to detail, filming locations such as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Prior
CAST:  David Fincher  •  Aaron Sorkin  •  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Andrew Garfield

The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)

What was supposed to be a peaceful protest turned into a violent clash with the police. What followed was one of the most notorious trials in history.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aaron Sorkin
CAST:  Sacha Baron Cohen  •  Eddie Redmayne  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Alex Sharp

What was supposed to be a peaceful protest turned into a violent clash with the police. What followed was one of the most notorious trials in history.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aaron Sorkin
CAST:  Sacha Baron Cohen  •  Eddie Redmayne  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Alex Sharp

Up to Snuff (2018)

A humorous and poignant look at the man behind the music; W.G. Snuffy Walden has written the soundtrack of our lives. Friends and collaborators share stories, laughs and insights about this gentle soul with a compassionate heart and generous spirit. Overcoming ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Maxey
CAST:  W.G. Snuffy Walden  •  Aaron Sorkin  •  Joshua Malina  •  Lawrence O'Donnell

A humorous and poignant look at the man behind the music; W.G. Snuffy Walden has written the soundtrack of our lives. Friends and collaborators share stories, laughs and insights about this gentle soul with a compassionate heart and generous spirit. Overcoming ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Maxey
CAST:  W.G. Snuffy Walden  •  Aaron Sorkin  •  Joshua Malina  •  Lawrence O'Donnell

Molly's Game (2017)

Molly Bloom, a young skier and former Olympic hopeful becomes a successful entrepreneur (and a target of an FBI investigation) when she establishes a high-stakes, international poker game.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aaron Sorkin
CAST:  Jessica Chastain  •  Idris Elba  •  Kevin Costner  •  Michael Cera

Molly Bloom, a young skier and former Olympic hopeful becomes a successful entrepreneur (and a target of an FBI investigation) when she establishes a high-stakes, international poker game.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aaron Sorkin
CAST:  Jessica Chastain  •  Idris Elba  •  Kevin Costner  •  Michael Cera

Being the Ricardos

A biopic following the lives and marriage of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aaron Sorkin
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Javier Bardem  •  J.K. Simmons  •  Nina Arianda

A biopic following the lives and marriage of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aaron Sorkin
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Javier Bardem  •  J.K. Simmons  •  Nina Arianda