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5 stories from the set of 'Tootsie'

Susan Dworkin's behind-the-scenes look 'Making Tootsie' was reissued this year for the movie's thirtieth anniversary – here are five glimpses behind the scenes.

- Staff Writer

2. Makeup for Dorothy

The makeup testing process to perfect the look of Dorothy Michaels was endless, and no one was more relentless about it than Hoffman. "The first thing I said is that we have to do a bunch of make-up tests until we arrive at myself looking like a woman," he said. "Let's see if I can look really believable, not camp, not uglified, not denigrated... Because if I were a woman, I'd want to look as attractive as possible."

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