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Aaron Sorkin

Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 9 films, with $934,973,050 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #192)
Best-known technical roles: The Social Network (Screenwriter), Moneyball (Screenwriter), Charlie Wilson's War (Screenwriter), A Few Good Men (Screenwriter), Molly’s Game (Director)
Best-known acting roles: Man in Bar (A Few Good Men)
Most productive collaborators: Brad Pitt, Scott Rudin, Jessica Chastain, Michael De Luca, Bennett Miller

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  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorCameo1$141,340,178$95,159,822$236,500,000
In Technical RolesScreenwriter9$533,178,310$401,794,740$934,973,050
Story Creator2$187,378,814$95,159,822$282,538,636
Director1$28,780,744$24,516,109$53,296,853

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


Featured Blu-ray and DVD Review: Molly’s Game

April 9th, 2018

Molly’s Game

Jessica Chastain started her acting career in Jolene, a movie that is not good. She was the best part of the movie and it was clear she had movie star potential. The next year she got an Oscar nomination for The Help and the year after that she got her second Oscar nod for Zero Dark Thirty. Nearly every year since, she’s made at least one film that has earned some Award season buzz, but hasn’t been able to climb back to Oscar contender. Molly’s Game was the latest to get some Awards Season buzz for the actress and she even got a Golden Globe Nomination, but no Oscar recognition. Is the movie good, but not Awards Season good? Or did it deserve better? More...

2017 Awards Season: Oscars: And the Winner is... The Shape of Water for Best Picture

March 4th, 2018

The Shape of Water

It’s Oscar night and we will be live blogging the show. We will announce the winners and have our reactions as they happen, while keeping track of how our readers did in predicting the outcomes. More...

2017 Awards Season: Oscars Nominations: Final Look

March 4th, 2018

The Shape of Water

It’s Oscar night and we will be live blogging the show. Before that, let’s take a last look at the nominations with a few annotations. Nominees in Italics are those that have received the most votes from our readers so far in our Oscar contest (which is open to new entries until noon, Pacific, today—enter now!). Bold films are those films I think will win. Meanwhile, those that are Underlined are those I want to win. Not all categories have underlined nominees, because not all categories have someone I’m cheering for, or because there are two nominees I couldn’t pick between. For example, I will be happy no matter who wins Best Supporting Actress. One last note: The contest is still going and the leading for Best Picture Switched from The Shape of Water to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri to tied over the time I was writing this story. This is the closest I’ve ever seen it. Guessing the best picture correctly will go a long way to winning. More...

2017 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Adapted Screenplay

February 27th, 2018

Call Me By Your Name

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at the two Screenwriting Categories, starting with Best Adapted Screenplay. We haven’t had a single competitive category so far, but that changes today. ... with the Best Original Screenplay. Best Adapted Screenplay is a one-horse race. More...

2017 Awards Season: Oscars Nominations

January 23rd, 2018

The Shape of Water

The Oscar nominations were announced starting at just after 5 am Pacific time. They do this every year and no one has been able to adequately explain why to me. At least there were some interesting results this year. The Shape of Water led the way with 13 nominations, which is one below the current record and nearly as many as the next two films combined. Overall, there were seventeen films that earned two or more nominations. More...

2017 Awards Season: DGA Nominations

January 11th, 2018

Get Out

Directors Guild of America is one of those awards groups that spread out their nominations, but the last of them were announced today. There are some pleasant surprises and what is possibly the biggest shock of Awards Season so far. The only film to earn two nominations was Get Out. More...

2017 Awards Season: BAFTA Nominations

January 11th, 2018

The Shape of Water

The BAFTA nominations were announced and this time The Shape of Water led the way with 12 nominations. The same films appear on many of the lists of nominees, but so far no one film has come to dominate the list. This makes it interesting, to say the least. There’s a good chance no one film will win the majority of prestige awards and that multiple films will have lots of reason to celebrate on February 18th when the awards are handed out. More...

2017 Awards Season: WGA Nominations

January 4th, 2018

The Big Sick

The Writers Guild of America is the latest group to announce award nominees. There are a lot of categories that WGA hand out awards for, but only three of them are for theatrical releases. The list of nominees include several major Awards Season players, and not a lot of surprises. The Big Sick, Lady Bird, The Disaster Artist, Get Out, The Shape of Water… We've seen almost all of these films appear on lists of nominations before. More...

2017 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Nominations

December 11th, 2017

The Shape of Water

The Golden Globes nominations are the second major Awards Season set to come out. Sort of. (WGA announced the nominations for TV, radio, etc., but not their theatrical nods.) It is still very early in the year, so it is hard to say if there are any real snubs, or if there are any real favorites. The Shape of Water led the way with seven nominations, while The Post and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri were right behind with six a piece. More...

2015 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Winners

January 11th, 2016

The Revenant

The Golden Globes were handed out on Sunday evening. There were a few minor surprises and some infuriating results. On the other hand, no one film truly dominated, with The Revenant leading the way with just three wins. Only two other movies earned more than one win, The Martian and Steve Jobs. More...

2015 - Awards Season: BAFTA - Nominations

January 9th, 2016

Bridge of Spies

The BAFTA nominations were announced and you can read them on their site... in alphabetical order. Alphabetical order is very useful in most circumstances, but not here. On the other hand, the nominees within each category are not presented in alphabetical order. ... Are the BAFTAs trolling us? As for the actual nominees, the big winners here are Bridge of Spies and Carol, both of which earned nine nominations. For Carol, this is just another impressive score, but this was a pleasant surprise for Bridge of Spies. More...

2015 - Awards Season: WGA - Nominations

January 6th, 2016

Spotlight

The Writers Guild of America nominees were announced and there are only a few surprises here. Additionally, one of these three races seems too close to call at this point. More...

2015 Preview: October

October 1st, 2015

The Martian

September ended on a record note with the debut of Hotel Transylvania 2. Additionally, there was great depth and 2015's lead over 2014 grew to nearly $500 million. How do things look going forward? The month starts out with The Martian, which should have no trouble becoming the biggest hit of the month and might even top $200 million. On the other hand, no other film is expected to get to $100 million. There's only one or two that will even come close. Fortunately, last October was very similar with one $100 million hit, Gone Girl, while two other films came close, Annabelle and Fury. It looks like it will be up to the depth films from both years to determine which year comes out on top. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for June 11th, 2013

June 12th, 2013

Another typical summer week on the home market. There are a few first-run releases, but nothing that is a blockbuster. There are more TV on DVD releases, including a couple that were contenders for Pick of the Week. This includes Burn Notice: Season Six, but the screener is late, so I'm holding off. Enter the Dragon gets an Anniversary Edition Blu-ray and it is a contender. However, in the end I went with The Newsroom: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray Combo Pack. More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: The Newsroom: The Complete First Season

June 11th, 2013

The Newsroom was one of three new shows to debut on HBO last year, and the only drama. It was created by Aaron Sorkin, who has won countless awards including an Oscar, a Golden Globe, numerous Prime Time Emmys, WGAs, PGAs, etc. Needless to say, it had high expectations associated with it. Can it live up to those expectations? Will it appeal to fans of Aaron Sorkin? Will it only appeal to fans of Aaron Sorkin? More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/11/1992 A Few Good Men Man in Bar  $141,340,178 $95,159,822 $236,500,000
Movies: 1Totals:$141,340,178$95,159,822$236,500,000
  Averages:$141,340,178$95,159,822$236,500,000

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists



All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2017 Untitled Lucille Ball Biopic Screenwriter $0 $0 $0
12/22/2017 Molly’s Game Director,
Screenwriter 
$28,780,744 $24,516,109 $53,296,853
10/9/2015 Steve Jobs Screenwriter $17,766,658 $17,812,349 $35,579,007
9/23/2011 Moneyball Screenwriter $75,605,492 $35,695,343 $111,300,835
10/1/2010 The Social Network Screenwriter $96,962,694 $127,959,441 $224,922,135
12/21/2007 Charlie Wilson's War Screenwriter $66,661,095 $52,851,676 $119,512,771
11/17/1995 The American President Screenwriter $60,022,813 $47,800,000 $107,822,813
10/1/1993 Malice Screenwriter,
Story Creator 
$46,038,636 $0 $46,038,636
12/11/1992 A Few Good Men Screenwriter,
Story Creator 
$141,340,178 $95,159,822 $236,500,000
Movies: 9Totals:$533,178,310$401,794,740$934,973,050
  Averages:$59,242,034$44,643,860$103,885,894

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/22/2017 Molly’s Game $2,349,967 1,708 $28,780,744 $53,296,853 54.0%
Movies: 1Totals:  $28,780,744$53,296,853 
 Averages:$2,349,9671,708$28,780,744$53,296,85354.0%


Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2017 Untitled Lucille Ball Biopic $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/22/2017 Molly’s Game $2,349,967 1,708 $28,780,744 $53,296,853 54.0%
10/9/2015 Steve Jobs $521,522 2,493 $17,766,658 $35,579,007 49.9%
9/23/2011 Moneyball $19,501,302 3,018 $75,605,492 $111,300,835 67.9%
10/1/2010 The Social Network $22,445,653 2,921 $96,962,694 $224,922,135 43.1%
12/21/2007 Charlie Wilson's War $9,656,250 2,594 $66,661,095 $119,512,771 55.8%
11/17/1995 The American President $10,014,558 1,508 $60,022,813 $107,822,813 55.7%
10/1/1993 Malice $9,232,650 1,519 $46,038,636 $46,038,636 100.0%
12/11/1992 A Few Good Men $15,517,468 2,201 $141,340,178 $236,500,000 59.8%
Movies: 11Totals:  $720,557,124$1,217,511,686 
 Averages:$10,362,6811,971$65,505,193$110,682,88164.6%


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