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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.

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