Box office hit about a sleazy New York City actor who learns a lesson when he resorts to posing as a woman to get hired for a soap opera. Also features screen debut of Geena Davis!
After the extended opening in which Michael (Dustin Hoffman) has no luck getting any parts, we join the actor and his playwright roommate Jeff (Bill Murray) working at the restaurant, heading home, meeting Sandy (Teri Garr) among others, in Sydney Pollack's Tootsie, 1982.
Michael (Dustin Hoffman), standing up erstwhile girlfriend Sandy (Teri Garr), and known to his fellow soap opera cast members only as Dorothy, arrives to run lines and share dinner with new friend Julie (Jessica Lange) who, it turns out, has a child, in Tootsie, 1982.
Ten Academy Award nominations went to Tootsie (1982) in which an unemployed actor (Dustin Hoffman) masquerades as a woman to win a soap-opera role.
Angry that he wasn't sent to audition for the Eugene O'Neill play, Michael (Dustin Hoffman) rushes to see his agent George (director Sydney Pollack), with whom he tangles about his career, a famous scene from Tootsie, 1982.
Moments after Michael's (Dustin Hoffman) first appearance in drag, he auditions for the soap, meeting director Ron (Dabney Coleman), producer Rita (Doris Belack, herself a daytime-drama veteran) and actress Julie (Jessica Lange), ending with a famous line, in Sydney Pollack's Tootsie, 1982.
Sydney Pollack, host of The Essentials, gets to introduce his own movie, Tootsie (1982).
Having won the soap opera part, by posing as actress Dorothy Michaels, Michael (Dustin Hoffman) in a famous make-up sequence, with roommate Jeff (Bill Murray), then with disrobed colleague April (Geena Davis) in the dressing room, in Sydney Pollack's Tootsie, 1982.
Tootsie -- Dustin Hoffman shines as a struggling actor who becomes a TV star and finds true love - by dressing as a woman!
The Tingler -- An obsessed scientist (Vincent Price) discovers where fear grows on the human body and how to destroy it.
The Tingler -- Watch the trailer for the horror film The Tingler, starring Vincent Price.
The Tingler movie trailer - starring Vincent Price, Darryl Hickman, Judith Evelyn, Patricia Cutts, Philip Coolidge. Directed by William Castle. Genre: Horror
Rating: Not Rated
Trailer for the 1959 William Castle horror The Tingler.
Vincent Price stars as Dr. Chapin, a scientist who discovers a caterpillar-like parasite that grows in the human spine when someone is afraid. Unless the victim screams, the parasite can grow large enough to be deadly. He solemnly dubs this creature the tingler. The owner of a nearby cinema befriends the doctor. His deaf-mute wife suddenly receives all sorts of shocks, like the sight of a bathtub full of blood with a hand reaching out from it. Since she can't scream, she dies, and Chapin gets his hands on her oversize tingler. When it eventually escapes inside the movie theater, the film within the film, and then the film itself, stops for an announcement from Price, out of character, urging the audience to scream their heads off.
Trailer for Tootsie.
When theatrical mastermind Michael Dorsey (Dustin Hoffman) finds himself blacklisted by just about every producer in the acting business, he decides to thwart the entertainment industry by disguising himself as an older woman and auditioning for a daytime soap opera. Dorsey arrives for the audition in a dress and makeup. Calling himself Dorothy Michaels, he/she gives an astonishing screen test and is hired on the spot by the show's executive (Dabney Coleman). Dorsey is an overnight sensation with the show's fans, but as his secret career escalates, his relationship with his girlfriend (Teri Garr) suffers. Soon Dorsey finds a new romantic interest at work with his co-star, Julie. The only problem is, Julie thinks Dorsey is a woman and it's not long before she's trying to fix up Dorothy with her single father.
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