After penning a number of off-Broadway plays, Sorkin made it to the Great White Way with the 1989 legal military drama A Few Good Men, selling the film rights before the show even premiered. Three years later the play was turned into an Oscar-nominated film, thus launching his Hollywood career. Sorkin then transitioned into television, as he and his frequent collaborator, director-producer Thomas Schlamme, created a succession of witty, poignant and critically acclaimed series set behind the scenes at a sports show (the beloved but short-lived Sports Night), the White House (West Wing) and a late-night sketch-comedy show (Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip). Each were characteristically filled with crackling dialogue and fascinating characters, and Sorkin wrote almost all the scripts single-handedly. Following the cancellation of Studio 60 after just one season in 2007, Sorkin returned to the movies by writing the scripts for the 2007 political comedy-drama Charlie Wilson's War and the 2010 docudrama The Social Network, about the rise of the Web site Facebook. Ironically, Sorkin's dream growing up was to get involved in show business as an actor, and only eventually realized that his true calling was as a writer.