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Tootsie
PG
119 minutes
Drama Comedy Romance
1982

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.

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