Even Steve Jobs Couldn’t Convince Aaron Sorkin to Write a Pixar Movie

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Writer Aaron Sorkin arrives at the Peter Travers and Editors of Rolling Stone Host Awards Weekend Bash at Drai's Hollywood on February 26, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Rolling Stone) Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Rolling Stone/2011 Getty Images

Few people would be able to say no to both Steve Jobs and Pixar, but Aaron Sorkin proved to be a notable holdout. In a new article for Newsweek, the Oscar-winning writer of The Social Network recalls the last phone call he ever got from Jobs, who asked Sorkin if he would write a movie for Pixar. Unfortunately, Sorkin demurred. "I just — I don't think I can make inanimate objects talk," he told 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." But now that we've been through Cars 2, surely he'll reconsider, right? [Daily Beast]