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 song


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.[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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