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Funny Quotations from Tootsie

Tootsie is a romantic comedy drama film about an unemployed actor who dresses up as a woman to try and get a role in a soap opera. The story follows Michael Dorsey who is difficult to work with. After months without a job, Dorsey hears that there is an opening for a soap opera, but he is not hired for the job. In desperation, Dorsey disguises himself as a woman by the name of "Dorothy Michaels" and wins the part. He uses the money in hopes to raise money to finance his roommates play. Directed by Sydney Pollack. Starring Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, and Bill Murray.

Tootsie won the Oscar award for Best Supporting Actress (Lange). Upon its release, the film saw great reviews and financial success. The movie has since been added in the National Film Registry as culturally significant. Continue reading for some hilarious quotes from Tootsie.


Dorothy Michaels: Oh I know what y'all really want is some gross, caricature of a woman to prove some idiotic point that power makes a woman masculine, or masculine women are ugly. Well shame on you for letting a man do that, or any man that does that. That means you, dear. Miss Marshall. Shame on you, you macho shit head.
Sandy: I'm going to feel this way until I don't feel this way anymore.
George Fields: You're too much trouble. Get some therapy.
Jeff: I'm just afraid that you're going to burn in Hell for all this.
George Fields: You are psychotic!
Michael Dorsey: No, I'm not, I'm employed.
Michael Dorsey: Friends?
Sandy: No, we are not friends. I don't take this shit from friends. Only lovers.
Rita: I'd like to make her look a little more attractive, how far can you pull back?
Cameraman: How do you feel about Cleveland?
Rita: Knock it off.
Jeff: That is one *nutty* hospital.
Julie: [answering phone] Hello?
Dorothy Michaels: That's a corncob.
Julie: I miss Dorothy.
Michael Dorsey: You don't have to. She's right here. And she misses you. Look, you don't know me from Adam. But I was a better man with you, as a woman... than I ever was with a woman, as a man. You know what I mean? I just gotta learn to do it without the dress. At this point, there might be an advantage to my wearing pants. The hard part's over, you know? We were already... good friends.
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