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Aaron Sorkin is one of Hollywood's most celebrated and critically acclaimed screenwriters and producers.
The man behind some of the world's most ubiquitous political dramas including "A Few Good Men" and the "American President", Sorkin is also well known for his work as the creator of the "West Wing."
Sorkin who attended Syracuse University in 1979, initially wanted to train and work as an actor, but after an early setback, Sorkin decided that screenwriting would be the path to take.
After a few off broadway plays, Sorkin's first big hit was with a military drama called "A Few Good Man" which debuted to rave reviews on Broadway.
Sorkin went on to sell the film rights to the play and in 1992 the story was turned into a Hollywood blockbuster starring Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson.
But perhaps Sorkin's biggest hit was with the television drama called the "West Wing" which chronicled the life of a fictional U.S. president.
The show ran from 1999 to 2006 and won a total of 27 Emmy awards and three Golden Globes.
In 2006, Sorkin returned to television with the NBC series "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip." Despite receiving critical praise, the show was only on air for one season.
Today though, Sorkin is out with a highly anticipated film called the "Social Network" which tracks the early beginnings of the billion dollar company, Facebook.
The film has already earned high praise and is being touted as an early Oscar contender. The movie also opened at number one in the U.S. box office this past weekend.