1982 film directed by Sydney Pollack

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.

Directed bySydney Pollack
Written byLarry Gelbart
Barry Levinson (uncredited)
Elaine May (uncredited)
Murray Schisgal
from the story by Gelbart and Don McGuire
Produced bySydney Pollack
Dick Richards
StarringDustin Hoffman
Jessica Lange
Teri Garr
Dabney Coleman
CinematographyOwen Roizman
Edited byFredric Steinkamp and William Steinkamp
Music byDave Grusin (also songs)
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
December 17, 1982
Running time
116 minutes
CountryUnited States

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

Theme songEdit

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.


Release datesEdit

Country Premiere
  Canada 17 December 1982
  United States 17 December 1982
  Spain 22 February 1983
  France 2 March 1983
  Australia 3 March 1983
  Sweden 4 March 1983
  Denmark 11 March 1983
  Greece 11 March 1983
  Colombia 23 March 1983
  Finland 25 March 1983
  Norway 25 March 1983
  Portugal 25 March 1983
  West Germany 25 March 1983
  Japan 16 April 1983
  Argentina 21 April 1983
  Italy 22 April 1983
  Mexico 22 April 1983
  United Kingdom 28 April 1983
  Brazil 13 May 1983
  Ireland 10 June 1983
  Hong Kong 23 June 1983
  South Korea 10 September 1983
  Poland 1 January 1984
  Soviet Union March 1984
  East Germany 15 June 1984
  Czechoslovakia 10 July 1984
  Hungary 21 February 1985


The movie was nominated for ten Academy Awards. Lange was the only winner, for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.[1]

The nominations were:

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.


  1. "The 55th Academy Awards (1983) Nominees and Winners". Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2011-10-09.

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