TODAY   |  July 10, 2013

Dustin Hoffman gets teary in viral video

The Oscar winner’s emotional interview with the American Film Institute about how “Tootsie” raised his consciousness about women has gotten attention across the Internet.

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>> trending on, 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