From the beginning of the movie Tootsie: Michael Dorsey (Dustin Hoffman) reading for a role (I looked on YouTube for the clip, but didn’t find it). Here’s the text: Listen
…Dorsey, is it?
Yes, that’s right.
to page 23 please?
Yes, I believe you mean
the first scene–
Sorry, the second scene
of the first act.
Begin when you’re ready.
Yes, of course.
“Oh, sweetheart, do you know what
it was like waking up in Paris that morning…
…seeing the empty pillow where–
Wait a minute! Cover your breasts. Kevin is
downstairs! My God, what are you?
> I’m a woman. Not Felicia’s mother.
> Not Kevin’s wife.”
We need someone a little older.
“Mom! Dad! Uncle Pete, come quick!
Something’s wrong with Biscuit!
I think he’s dead!”
“They have dinner–” Can I just start again?
I didn’t get kicked off right.
You’re just the wrong height.
Oh, I can be taller.
for somebody shorter.
Look. I don’t have to be this tall.
See, I’m wearing lifts.
I can be shorter.
for somebody different.
I can be different.