Social Network's Aaron Sorkin Is Nervous About Writing Next Script (Oscars 2011)
Aaron Sorkin just won the best adapted screenplay Oscar for The Social Network -- and he knows the pressure is on for his next script.
"I'll be very candid with you. Since the movie came out and got the critical reaction it's gotten, and the cultural reaction… I've been hyper aware that whatever I write next will be the thing I write after Social Network," Sorkin told reporters backstage.
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"I'm going to spend tonight enjoying this, and tomorrow starting something new," he added. "I think that's what I have to do: Try to write something like, something my friends will like, something my dad will like… and keep my fingers crossed that enough people will like what I'm writing to earn a living."
Sorkin praised Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake, who he said were "under the guidance of David Fincher, who did a mind-blowing job with a talented cast. This material isn't for beginners. It's the youngest characters I've ever written for."
Sorkin called Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg "an awfully good sport" about the movie.
"I don't think anyone would want a movie made about things they did when they were 19 years old," he said. "You would want it made from your point of view…not people suing you for hundreds of millions of dollars for it… But things like Mark's appearances on SNL, the fact that he took his whole staff to see the movie the day it came out… and however it might be related, the $100 million gift to the Newark school district… hats off to Mark!"
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Sorkin joked about his growing friendship with King's Speech's David Seidler, who won best original screenplay.
"I'm proud to say I've got a bromance going with David," he said. "I couldn't be a bigger fan. I think it started when I asked around and got his email address when I saw the movie… and we began emailing every few days… I've grown to love him very much."