The Offer: Why Did Charles Bluhdorn Fire Albert Ruddy From Godfather Crew?
Charles Bluhdorn is also known for his involvement in the making of the acclaimed movie The Godfather. He was the founder of Gulf & Western which bought Paramount Pictures.
After he gained Paramount pictures, he changed the studio's history by producing movies like The Odd Couple and ‘Rosemary’s Baby in 1968 which were really successful movies for the studio.
Similarly, he released Love Story in 1970 which was another acclaimed movie from the studio. The studio was then targeting the making of the next hit movie, The Godfather in 1971.
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The recently released series of Paramount plus called The Offer portrays the story of how The renowned movie The Godfather was made. In episode six of the series, it showed that Charles fired Albert Ruddy from the crew.
Due to the photos of Albert with Joe Colombo making the headlines, the mafia pressured Charles Bluhdorn to sell the Paramount studio to them. Charles was angry and fired Ruddy.
Similarly, the episode also shows how Robert Evans convinces Charles to not sell the studio. You can watch the series to know about how the movie came onto the screen and what efforts were put into it.