Aaron Sorkin is the most famous person you might not know.
The creator and writer is responsible for The West Wing, Sports Night, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and The Newsroom and says that when the last episode of the HBO drama airs, he won’t be returning to television.
I know the whole ‘never say never’ stuff, but I’m pretty certain I’m about to write my last three episodes of television,” Sorkin told The Los Angeles Times on the set of The Newsroom. “And I want to be really clear about this. Really clear about this. I’ve loved every minute I’ve spent in television. And I’ve had much more failure, as traditionally measured, than success in television. I’ve done four shows, and only one of them was The West Wing.”
Sorkin has experienced much more critical acclaim in the cinematic realm, where he won an Academy Award for writing The Social Network and earned another nomination for Moneyball. He is currently working on the Steve Jobs biopic, Jobs.
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