Did You Know?
If you're going to spend two or three years of your life working on something, you've got to be making the kind of movie that discusses and influences the culture and is engaged in the world you're living in.
The Royal Tenenbaums
(2001) was originally considered by Paramount Pictures (the studio at which Rudin had a production deal with), but Paramount turned it down. Disney's Touchstone division produced it, and it became a hit.