TODAY | July 10, 2013
>> trending on today.com, dustin hoffman is making the rounds online. it concerns the actor's oscar nominated role in the film tootsie where his character dressed as a woman. he got emotional recalling a conversation with his wife about society's demands for physical female beauty.
>> she says what are you saying? and i said there's too many interesting women i have -- i have not had the experience to know in this life because i have been brainwashed and -- that was never a comedy for me.
>> talking about when he actually dressed as a woman preparing for the roll. he walked down the street and noticed that nobody noticed him or looked at him and he felt ignored and that lead to that reaction.
>> after all the years we're getting the back story of his role for that movie.
>> this is a clip put