Dustin Hoffman Gets Emotional Talking About ‘Tootsie’

Wed, July 10, 2013 7:38am EST by 9 Comments
Dustin Hoffman Tootsie Interview
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A video of Dustin Hoffman has gone viral! The legendary actor took part in a 2012 interview and cried while talking about taking on the role of Michael Dorsey in ‘Tootsie.’ Keep reading and watch the video!

Tootsie may have been released over thirty years ago, but memories of making the film turned Dustin Hoffman into a crying mess during a 2012 interview.

Dustin Hoffman ‘Tootsie’ Interview — Actor Cries In AFI Video

In the 1982 film, Dustin plays Michael Dorsey, an actor struggling to find a job. However, he dresses as a woman and lands a female lead on a soap opera.

In a 2012 interview with AFI, Dustin talks about going to the studio and asking for make-up tests so he could see if he could walk through NYC dressed as a woman and not get strange stares.

“When we got to that point and looked at it on screen, I was shocked that I wasn’t more attractive. I said, ‘Now you have me looking like a woman, now make me a beautiful woman.’ Because I thought I should be beautiful. … And they said to me, ‘That’s as good as it gets,'” Dustin says in the video.

Then, Dustin starts to cry while discussing the standards of female beauty. Watch the video below!

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