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Meanwhile, David Brown was producing a few projects at Tri Star Pictures and tried to interest them in making A Few Good Men into a film but his proposal was declined due to the lack of star actor involvement.
However, he had to leave the project to finish up the script for A Few Good Men, so screenwriter Scott Frank stepped in and wrote two drafts of the Malice screenplay.
Recalling the influence on him at college of drama teacher Arthur Storch, Sorkin recalled, after Storch's death in March 2013, that "Arthur's reputation as a director, and as a disciple of Lee Strasberg, was a big reason why a lot of us went to S. I grew up believing, and continue to believe, that I am a screw-up, that growing up with my family and friends, I had nothing to offer in any conversation.
But when I started writing, suddenly there was something that I brought to the party that was at a high-enough level." After graduating from Syracuse University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre, Sorkin moved to New York City where he spent much of the 1980s as a struggling, sporadically-employed actor One weekend, while housesitting at a friend's place he found an IBM Selectric typewriter, started typing, and "felt a phenomenal confidence and a kind of joy that [he] had never experienced before in [his] life." He continued writing and eventually put together his first play, Removing All Doubt, which he sent to his old Syracuse theatre teacher, Arthur Storch, who was impressed.
It took him only a short time to realize that his true love, and his true talent, lay in ... [on his college mentor, the late Arthur Storch] Arthur's reputation as a director, and as a disciple of Lee Strasberg, was a big reason why a lot of us went to S. [Syracuse U.] As a freshman you didn't speak to him, and it was unlikely he'd know your name.
(2009-2010 Season) His play, "The Farnsworth Invention," was performed at the Time Line Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois with Rob Fagin in the cast. But he'd generally zero in on two seniors who he felt were worth his time, and I was one of those seniors.
is an American screenwriter, director, producer, and playwright.