1. Posted on 17 January, 2013

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    Dustin Hoffman tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross about creating the character of Dorothy Michaels in Tootsie:



Before we started shooting, I said … “Well, the first thing that comes to mind is I’m not a very attractive man, nor have I ever been and, if I looked like this as a woman I would have [had] a lot of trouble and I really felt that the men I would be attracted to would not be attracted to me and then … I would not get married and compromise on some guy just to be married. I would probably give my life to my art and that was the beginning of this character named Dorothy Michaels.

    Dustin Hoffman tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross about creating the character of Dorothy Michaels in Tootsie:

    Before we started shooting, I said … “Well, the first thing that comes to mind is I’m not a very attractive man, nor have I ever been and, if I looked like this as a woman I would have [had] a lot of trouble and I really felt that the men I would be attracted to would not be attracted to me and then … I would not get married and compromise on some guy just to be married. I would probably give my life to my art and that was the beginning of this character named Dorothy Michaels.

  2. Fresh Air

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    Tootsie

    Dorothy Michaels