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119 minutes
Drama Comedy Romance

From Roscoe Arbuckle to Milton Berle to Tom Hanks, drag comedy has seldom failed to please an audience, if not the critics. But even Oscar® sat up and took notice of this sharp, sly picture that became a major box office hit as well. Dustin Hoffman, in a major change of pace, plays a struggling New York actor who's so obsessive that no one will hire him. In desperation, he masquerades as a woman, lands a job on a soap opera, and becomes a big star, while at the same time learning a little humility, especially toward what had been the opposite sex. The first-rate cast included Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, an unbilled Bill Murray, Charles Durning, Dabney Coleman, and, in her first film, Geena Davis; the film's director, Sydney Pollack, also appeared as Hoffman's long-suffering agent. The script was written by Larry Gelbart, Murray Schisgal and Don McGuire and received an astonishing ten Oscar® nominations, including Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, Actor, and two Supporting Actresses, Garr and Lange (who was the only winner); it also won numerous critics awards, as well as Golden Globes for Picture, Hoffman and Lange.

Dustin Hoffman
Michael Dorsey / Dorothy Michaels
Jessica Lange
Teri Garr
Dabney Coleman
Charles Durning
Bill Murray
Sydney Pollack
Story by Don McGuire and Larry Gelbart; Screenplay by Larry Gelbart and Murray Schisgal
Executive Producer
Charles Evans
Sydney Pollack, Dick Richards
Oscars© Actress in a Supporting Role
Country USA
Language English