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Tootsie is a 1982 comedy film which tells the story of an actor who can't get roles, until he dresses like a woman and becomes the star of a soap opera. It stars Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning, Bill Murray, Sydney Pollack, George Gaynes and Geena Davis.

The movie was adapted by Larry Gelbart, Barry Levinson (uncredited), Elaine May (uncredited) and Murray Schisgal from the story by Gelbart and Don McGuire. It was directed by Pollack.

It won an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Jessica Lange) and was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Dustin Hoffman), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Teri Garr), Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Film Editing, Best Music, Song (for Dave Grusin, Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman for It Might Be You), Best Picture, Best Sound and Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen. The movie was #62 on American Film Institute's 100 Years, 100 Movies and #2 on its 100 Years, 100 Laughs, and has been deemed "culturally significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.