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Directed by Sydney Pollack
Produced by Sydney Pollack
Dick Richards
Written by Larry Gelbart
Barry Levinson (uncredited)
Elaine May (uncredited)
Murray Schisgal
from the story by Gelbart and Don McGuire
Starring Dustin Hoffman
Jessica Lange
Teri Garr
Dabney Coleman
Music by Dave Grusin (also songs)
Cinematography Owen Roizman
Editing by Fredric Steinkamp and William Steinkamp
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date(s) December 17, 1982
Running time 119
Country United States
Language English

Tootsie is a 1982 American romantic comedy-drama movie from Columbia Pictures. It stars Dustin Hoffman as a struggling actor, who dresses as a woman and soon has a role in a soap opera.

In 1998 the United States Library of Congress chose the movie to keep in the National Film Registry.

The theme song to the movie, "It Might Be You", was a Top 40 hit in the U.S., and also hit #1 on the U.S. adult contemporary chart. Stephen Bishop sang the song and the music was by Dave Grusin / Marilyn and Alan Bergman.



The movie was nominated for ten Academy Awards. Lange was the only winner, for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

The nominations were:

  • Best Picture: Sydney Pollack and Dick Richards
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role: Dustin Hoffman
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Teri Garr
  • Best Director: Sydney Pollack
  • Best Original Screenplay: Larry Gelbart, Murray Schisgal and Don McGuire
  • Best Original Song ("It Might Be You"): Dave Grusin (music), Alan Bergman (lyrics) and Marilyn Bergman (lyrics)
  • Best Sound: Arthur Piantadosi, Les Fresholtz, Dick Alexander and Les Lazarowitz
  • Best Cinematography: Owen Roizman
  • Best Film Editing: Fredric Steinkamp and William Steinkamp

The movie was number two in the AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs list in 2000.

It was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

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