Aaron Sorkin

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  • Birth Name: Aaron Benjamin Sorkin
  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/09/1961, Gemini
  • Profession: Screenwriter; playwright; TV producer
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The Newsroom Series Finale: How Did It All End?

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from the series finale of HBO's The Newsroom. Read at your own risk.]

Even though The Newsroom's series finale featured a funeral, it was unlike the final send-offs of so many other death-obsessed cable dramas. Instead, the message of the final hour of Aaron Sorkin's latest (and last?) TV series was simple: Life goes on.

Postmortem:The Newsroom star breaks down that shocking death

Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels), MacKenzie McHale (Emily Mortimer) and their team of idealistic staffers gathered to say goodbye to their former boss Charlie Skinner (Sam Waterston), who died of a heart attack in the penultimate episode while fighting with new corporate owner Lucas Pruit (BJ Novak). But the finale still featured plenty of Charlie, as flashbacks illuminated...read more

Olivia Munn Defends The Newsroom’s Controversial Rape Story Line

Are you all talked out over The Newsroom's recent controversial rape story line? I hope you answered no, because Olivia Munn, who stars as Sloan Sabbith on the HBO drama, has defended the show and its creator Aaron Sorkin in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly.

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Which Hollywood Honcho Called Angelina Jolie a "Minimally Talented Spoiled Brat"?

There's a good chance that the behind-the-scenes drama around the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic will trump any entertainment value the movie itself offers.

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Newsroom at PaleyFest 2013: Sam Waterston and the Newsroom's Cast On Aaron Sorkin's Dialogue
Newsroom - Interview
The Social Network: Sign
The American President

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Credits

Year Title Description
2012 The Newsroom TV Show Series, Creator
2012 The Newsroom TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2011 Moneyball Movie, Writer
2010 The Social Network Movie, Writer
2007 The True Story of Charlie Wilson TV Show Series, Remarks by

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Aaron Sorkin Responds to His Own Writing Staff Who Criticized Rape Story Line

To say that Sunday's penultimate episode of The Newsroom was not viewed favorably might be the understatement of the year.

The episode, which also saw the death of a major character, dealt with the highly sensitive but timely subject of rape on college campuses. Just last week Rolling Stone apologized for a story it published about an alleged rape at the University of Virginia and admitted it wasn't properly fact-checked before going to print.

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Postmortem:The Newsroom Star Breaks Down That Shocking Death

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Sunday's penultimate episode of The Newsroom. Read at your own risk.]

The Newsroom usually milks its drama from the real-life news stories the show's fictional characters are covering. But on Sunday's penultimate episode, the drama hit much closer to home.

The episode — which jumps ahead 52 days since Will (Jeff Daniels) and Mackenzie (Emily Mortimer) tied the knot and Will went to jail for failing to reveal the name of his source — shows just how much the vibe at ACN has changed since Lucas Pruitt (guest star B.J. Novak) took ownership.... read more

Is Natalie Portman Joining the Steve Jobs Biopic?

Natalie Portman is in early talks to join Aaron Sorkin's upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, Deadline reports.

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The Newsroom: Is Sloan Finally Ready for a Personal Life?

Although some viewers may be sad to see HBO's The Newsroom go with an abbreviated third and final season, at least one cast member is fine with it.

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Is The Newsroom's Aaron Sorkin Done With TV? He's Got An Answer

Not everyone knows Aaron Sorkin's name, but they've almost certainly heard his trademark rich and frenetic dialogue. The creator and writer of The West WingSports NightStudio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and The Newsroom is busy wrapping up the final season of the latter, and once that's done, his television career may fade to black.

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