Susan Dworkin

Author, Playwright, Lecturer, Social Historian

Making Tootsie - A Film Study with Dustin Hoffman and Sydney Pollack

"A stunning job of research, observation and reporting." -- Larry Gelbart, co-writer of Tootsie and writer on TV's "M*A*S*H*."

"A must for all film buffs [includes] revealing interviews with Hoffman and Pollack as well as a fascinating section on make-up and costumes." -- Patricia Bosworth

"This fluid, marvelously detailed book goes a long way toward explaining why Tootsie has already achieved a reputation as a classic film comedy." -- People
In 1982, two superbly talented and driven men--director Sydney Pollack and actor Dustin Hoffman--collaborated to create what became an enduring classic: a movie about a serious, out-of-work actor who takes on the challenge of playing a woman in a TV soap opera and becomes a better man for it.

As the only journalist Pollack and Columbia Pictures permitted on the set and in the editing room, Susan Dworkin conducted in-depth interviews not only with its director and star but also with the costume designer, the film editors, co-stars Teri Garr, Bill Murray, and Dabney Coleman, and many others. She captures their voices while describing how the movie became an award-winning box office sensation and the classic motion picture that the American Film Institute rates as number two on its list of the 100 Funniest American Movies of All Time.

Dustin Hoffman on TOOTSIE (AFI)



Director Sydney Pollack on TOOTSIE (AFI)



TOOTSIE - Movie Trailer