Aaron Sorkin Says Steve Jobs Asked Him to Write a Pixar Movie — and Sorkin’s Surprising Answer

Oct 11, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Aaron Sorkin, the Oscar-winning writer of “The Social Network,” says Apple founder Steve Jobs asked him during their final conversation to write a Pixar movie, and Sorkin turned him down, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The two men were telephone friends for years, Sorkin said, and Jobs would pay him compliments if he liked a particular episode of one of Sorkin’s TV shows. Jobs also offered encouragement, Sorkin said, when Sorkin experienced low points in his career.

In their final chat Jobs asked Sorkin to write a Pixar movie. Sorkin told THR that he replied to Jobs: "The truth is I don’t know how to tell those stories. 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."

Sorkin also said Jobs invited him to take a tour of the Pixar site in Northern California, but Sorkin never made it.

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