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He’s a she and she’s a he, in the comedy at the Orpheum

January 25, 2013
By Tom LaVille , Times-Republican

Argumentatively one of the greatest actors of his generation, Dustin Hoffman has played an enormously diverse list of characters: a naive graduate seduced by an older woman, a street hustler who befriends a gigolo, a man who claims to be the only white survivor of Custer's last stand, a special needs person who is extremely OCD and a Focker left over from the hippie days. These are some of the varied faces of Dustin Hoffman. But one might say that in "Tootsie" Hoffman really steps up to an acting challenge. Even though cross dressing, or dressing in drag, is nothing new in comedy, it is amazing how it still makes an audience laugh.

 
 

 

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