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“My steadiest survival job was working as a bartender in Broadway theaters. I wrote most of A Few Good Men on cocktail napkins at the Palace Theatre during the first act of La Cage aux Folles.”
—Writer Director Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network)

P.S. Here’s a quote where Sorkin expanded that thought about his survival jobs:

“I bartended in Broadway theaters, I dressed up as a moose and handed out leaflets. I drove a limousine, I delivered singing telegrams. I did all kinds of things you’re going to do, because it’s unlikely that you’re going to graduate and instantly be hired to do what you dream of doing.”
—Aaron Sorkin
The Hollywood Reporter interview with Stephen Galloway

Scott W. Smith is the author of Screenwriting with Brass Knuckles which in available in paperback and eBook.

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