How Creative Writing Broke Aaron Sorkin's Nose

One would think that for a writer so well-versed and practiced as Aaron Sorkin, simply putting pen to paper without inflicting physical injury upon one-sellf would be a reasonably simple proposition.

One would apparently be a little bit wrong.

Sorkin, the co-writer of the upcoming "Moneyball" starring Brad Pitt, the Oscar-nominated "The Social Network," the Emmy-winning "The West Wing" and ABC's "Sports Night" - recently graced a West Hollywood pre-Emmy event Friday sporting a curiously banged-up nose, said The Hollywood Reporter.

"I wish I could say I was in a bar fight, but I broke my nose while writing," Sorkin self-deprecatingly told the Los Angeles Times.

Yep, you read that correctly.

Sorkin told reporters he'd been running through some dialogue while looking in a mirror when he got a little bit too close and apparently head-butted his reflection, breaking the writer's honker.

Not that something so minor as a little bodily harm would dare slow Sorkin down. HBO recently picked his latest drama series, set behind the scenes at a cable news network and starring a heavyweight cast that includes Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, Alison Pill, Olivia Munn, Dev Patel and John Gallagher, Jr. He and "The Office" star John Krasinski to bring HBO a mini-series chronicling the history of Hollywood's famed Chateau Marmont and its many famous guests.