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There is a sort of theory that you should adapt bad books because they always make more successful films. Don't do masterpieces, because they'll be disappointing. I don't think that. If you take a really good book, then the potential is for a really good film. But you've got to get it right.
In 1995, won two Tony Awards for "Sunset Boulevard:" as Best Book (Musical) with Don Black
, and as Best Original Musical Score, sharing lyrics credit with Black and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
. He previously has received two Tony nominations as author of Best Play nominees: in 1971 for "The Philanthropist" and in 1987 for "Les Liaisons Dangereuses."