I grew up believing, and continue to believe, that I am a screw-up, that growing up with my family and friends, I had nothing to offer in any conversation.
But when I started writing, suddenly there was something that I brought to the party that was at a high-enough level." After graduating from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre in 1983, Sorkin moved to New York City where he spent much of the 1980s as a struggling, sporadically employed actor One weekend, while housesitting at a friend's place he found an IBM Selectric typewriter, started typing, and "felt a phenomenal confidence and a kind of joy that [he] had never experienced before in [his] life." He continued writing and eventually put together his first play, Removing All Doubt, which he sent to his old Syracuse theatre teacher, Arthur Storch, who was impressed.
It’s one of the classic TV shows – seven straight series of solid leftie wish fulfilment.
A debate around liberal credentials has emerged this week, after emails from its writer and creator Aaron Sorkin were leaked, in which he makes some rather sexist comments about female actors not being as good as their male counterparts. “Helen Mirren and Meryl Streep can play with the boys, but there just aren’t that many tour-de-force roles out there for women.”As The Independent's Rosie Millard wrote in response: "Well, if that is the case, whose fault is that? " And it's true - if is anything to go by, Sorkin has been failing his female characters for a while now.
on Tuesday afternoon (March 28) at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
The ladies are at the event, along with Mark Wahlberg, to promote their upcoming movies for the studio.
It can be – as it was when I very recently binge-watched the whole lot in about two months – quite a shock to one’s modern feminist sensibilities. Well, there are several, one of which being that even in 1999 it was apparently okay to be colossally misogynist on prime time TV.
His works include the Broadway plays A Few Good Men and The Farnsworth Invention; the television series Sports Night, The West Wing, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and The Newsroom; and the films A Few Good Men, The American President, Charlie Wilson's War, Moneyball and Steve Jobs.
A source told the website: ‘He is intrigued by Courtney’s wit, while she says Aaron is a great influence on her.
Some people might think they are an odd couple, but she likens them to Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller.’She wrote: ‘I think at nearly 50 the basis of any realtionship [sic] should be restraint and pragmatism before the big dramatic tsunami- s**t i wish i knew this at 20….
Hubris on this show is always punished.” It’s debatable whether that’s true of the show generally, though in this specific incident, Davis’ character throws her drink at the jerk. (“Didn’t we all come hear to read real things written by real people who REALLY OWN THEIR SHIT?
In real life, Sorkin says, “instead of being insulted, defensive or telling me to go fuck myself, [Stadtmiller] said that you understood completely but that it was your job.” And Sorkin is a sought-after writer who is probably getting a card slipped to him by someone young and attractive this very minute, moralistic lecturing TK. ”)In any case, this is the pinnacle of educated, impotent narcissism: Knowing and narrating in precise terms your foibles, then doing basically nothing about it.