Occupation: Screenwriter, producer
Previous TIME 100 appearances: 0
A movie about a bunch of nerds starting a website could get boring, fast. Luckily, The Social Network had Aaron Sorkin at the helm. With cracking dialogue and, well, a few creative liberties, Sorkin's script made the film into a critical darling, taking home three Oscars, including one for Best Adapted Screenplay. Next up for Sorkin is a film adaptation of Andrew Young's tell-all book The Politician, about John Edwards, on which he will make his directorial debut.
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