Top Stories

Aaron Sorkin News, Pictures, and Videos

Aaron Sorkin Says Steve Jobs' Widow Told Leonardo DiCaprio & Christian Bale Not to Do the Movie

Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, and Jeff Daniels get serious for the lastest cover of The Hollywood Reporter.

Here’s what the Steve Jobs cast had to share with the mag:

Michael on playing Jobs: “I was nervous. I was very nervous. It was going to be a big challenge, the volume of words alone. I was like, ‘I don’t look anything like him.’ And Danny [Boyle] was like, ‘That’s not what we’re going for. I’m looking for someone who can capture an essence.’”

Kate on her role: “My makeup artist] said, ‘God, the script is really so fantastic.’ She described the nature of the film and how it’s constructed in three acts. And I finally said, ‘What’s the girl’s part?’”

Writer Aaron Sorkin on Steve’s widow Laurene Powell’s objections: “Since the very beginning, Laurene Jobs has been trying to kill this movie, OK? Laurene Jobs called Leo DiCaprio and said, ‘Don’t do it.’ Laurene Jobs called Christian Bale and said, ‘Don’t [do it].’”

For more on Michael, Kate, Seth, and Jeff, visit

Also pictured below: Kate grabs lunch at Cafe Cluny on Wednesday afternoon (October 7) in New York City.

10+ pictures inside of the Steve Jobs cast… More Here! »

steve jobc cast hollywood reporter cover 01
steve jobc cast hollywood reporter cover 02
steve jobc cast hollywood reporter cover 03
steve jobc cast hollywood reporter cover 04
steve jobc cast hollywood reporter cover 05

Michael Fassbender Seemingly Throws Some Shade at Ashton Kutcher

Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, and Jeff Daniels pose for photos at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences screening of Steve Jobs held at the Crosby Hotel on Sunday (October 4) in New York City.

Also in attendance were director Danny Boyle, writer Aaron Sorkin, movie critic Joe Neumaier, and program director at the Academy Patrick Harrison.

Over the weekend, Michael was asked how he prepared for the role of Steve Jobs in the Apple movie. He reportedly responded with a smirk, “I studied Ashton Kutcher.”

Ashton starred as Steve Jobs in the 2013 film Jobs.

20+ pictures inside of Kate Winslet, Michael Fassbender, and more at the screening… More Here! »

kate winslet michael fassbender steve jobs academy 01
kate winslet michael fassbender steve jobs academy 02
kate winslet michael fassbender steve jobs academy 03
kate winslet michael fassbender steve jobs academy 04
kate winslet michael fassbender steve jobs academy 05

Photos of 'Aaron Sorkin'

Michael Fassbender Gets Support From Alicia Vikander at 'Steve Jobs' Premiere in NYC

Michael Fassbender suits up for the premiere of his new movie Steve Jobs held during the 2015 New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on Saturday evening (October 3) in New York City.

The 38-year-old actor was joined on the carpet by co-stars Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, and Katherine Waterston, as well as writer Aaron Sorkin and director Danny Boyle.

Also in attendance was Michael‘s on-and-off girlfriend Alicia Vikander. The couple reportedly broke up the month before, but it looks like they may still be on!

FYI: Kate is wearing Valentino. Michael is wearing a Thom Sweeney suit, shirt, and tie. Katherine is wearing Celine.

25+ pictures inside of Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, and more at the Steve Jobs premiere… More Here! »

michael fassbender alicia vikander jobs premiere nyc 01
michael fassbender alicia vikander jobs premiere nyc 02
michael fassbender alicia vikander jobs premiere nyc 03
michael fassbender alicia vikander jobs premiere nyc 04
michael fassbender alicia vikander jobs premiere nyc 05

Michael Fassbender Will Play Steve Jobs in New Biopic

Michael Fassbender will officially be playing the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in a new film based on the life of the technology pioneer.

Also featured in the cast will be “Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, Kate Winslet as former Macintosh marketing boss Joanna Hoffman, Jeff Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley, Katherine Waterston as Jobs’ ex-girlfriend Chrisann Brennan and Michael Stuhlbarg as one of the Mac’s original developers Andy Hertzfeld,” according to Deadline.

The movie is based on the Walter Isaacson best-selling biography and will be directed by Danny Boyle with a script by Aaron Sorkin.

Christian Bale had originally been attached to the role, but the deal fell through. Shooting has already begun on the movie in San Francisco and sightings of period cars from the early 1980s have been spotted in the Berkeley area.

Aaron Sorkin Calls Sony Hack Worse Than Nude Photo Leak

Aaron Sorkin is speaking out again on the Sony hack and he is now calling it “worse by magnitudes” than the leak of celebrity nude photos this summer.

“I thought we all did a really good job of preemptively telling the press that if you publish these things, you’re being sleazy,” the 53-year-old writer/producer said on The Today Show on Tuesday (December 16). “This is the exact same situation, only worse by magnitudes because in this case the hackers stole this material and are threatening the lives of children.”

“The thing we should be taking seriously first and foremost is privacy and dignity,” Aaron added, “and the fact that once again hackers who have threatened violence because the studio just wants to exercise the same First Amendment right that everybody else does, studio just wants to release a movie, have stolen this material and now the press is selling it out of the back of a truck.”

Aaron also wrote an op-ed piece for the New York Times condemning media for publishing the stolen documents.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Aaron Sorkin’s opinion on the Sony hack?

Aaron Sorkin Calls Sony Hack Worse Than Nude Photo Leak

Aaron Sorkin Condemns Media Releasing Sony Hack Details

Aaron Sorkin has written an op-ed piece for The New York Times to give his opinion on why journalists shouldn’t be helping the Sony hackers reveal details found in all the stolen emails.

The 53-year-old writer/producer has been the subject of some of the private emails that were released.

“The widely published documents that were stolen include an email to Ms. Pascal in which I advocated going to Tom Cruise for the lead role (I did), a second email from one executive to another speculating that I’m broke (I’m fine) and a third that suggested that I might be romantically involved with a woman whose book I’m using as source material for a new script (I wish),” Aaron writes.

“Every news outlet that did the bidding of the Guardians of Peace is morally treasonous and spectacularly dishonorable,” Aaron adds at the end of his piece. “I know there’s juicy stuff in the emails and I know some of us have been insulted and I know there’s more to come. No one’s private life can totally withstand public scrutiny. But this is much bigger than hurt feelings and banged-up egos.”

“If you close your eyes you can imagine the hackers sitting in a room, combing through the documents to find the ones that will draw the most blood. And in a room next door are American journalists doing the same thing. As demented and criminal as it is, at least the hackers are doing it for a cause. The press is doing it for a nickel,” Aaron concluded the article.

Go to right now to read Aaron Sorkin‘s full op-ed.

Olivia Munn Defends Aaron Sorkin's Campus Rape Plotline on 'The Newsroom'

Olivia Munn is defending The Newsroom writer Aaron Sorkin for his portrayal of a controversial storyline on the show involving a campus rape accusation.

The 34-year-old actress plays Sloan Sabbith on the show, who is in a relationship with producer Don Keefer (Thomas Sadoski). Don is assigned to speak with an alleged campus rape victim, who set up a website where victims can tell their story publicly and anonymously. Don does not agree with the use of the site, saying that it could lead to victimizing innocent males.

“It should have been more poignant and more interesting, and not about her,” Olivia told EW about writer Alena Smith, who publicly criticized the episode. “The reality is that Sorkin writes things so that they can be talked about, and so we show both sides of it. I think it was important to show what it’s like for women to be a rape victim, want to speak out, and then have somebody come in and say, ‘Hey don’t do that. That’s going to be bad for you.”

Sorkin wasn’t saying ‘Don’t do that,’” Olivia said. “He was saying ‘This is what happens.’”

In case you missed it, read the lengthy statement Aaron released about his side of the portrayal of The Newsroom campus rape plotline.

A Member of Townsquare Entertainment News | Advertise here