- Share this article on Facebook
- Share this article on Twitter
- Share this article on Email
- Show additional share options
- Share this article on Print
- Share this article on Comment
- Share this article on Whatsapp
- Share this article on Linkedin
- Share this article on Reddit
- Share this article on Pinit
- Share this article on Tumblr
Writing in Newsweek, Sorkin remembers how the recently departed Apple co-founder would call him to compliment him on a good episode of one of his multiple TV series (Sorkin created The West Wing, Sports Night and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip) and would also encourage him during the times his career took a downturn.
But it was their final conversation that Sorkin says he remembers most. That was when Jobs asked him to write a Pixar movie and Sorkin said no. “The truth is I don’t know how to tell those stories,” the screenwriter says he told Jobs. “I have a young kid who loves Pixar movies and she’ll turn cartwheels if I tell her I’m writing one and I don’t want to disappoint her by writing the only bad movie in the history of Pixar.”
Jobs responded by inviting Sorkin up for a tour of the Pixar facility in the Bay Area.
The writer of The Social Network, A Few Good Men and The American President says he never did make the tour. But he says he’s still thinking about that Pixar movie.
Jobs died on Oct. 5 from respiratory arrest caused by pancreatic cancer.
Sign up for THR news straight to your inbox every day
People's Choice Awards