Dustin in a Dust-Up

Dustin Hoffman, nominated for an Oscar for his cross-dressing role in the 1982 hit film “Tootsie,” told an LA court Tuesday he did not want his image from that movie used to sell dresses. Hoffman is suing Los Angeles magazine over a computer-generated photograph in a March 1997 fashion feature that showed him wearing a butter-colored silk dress designed by Richard Tyler and Ralph Lauren heels — with the prices listed. “If I were to be asked to be a model selling clothes, it would be worth millions of dollars,” Hoffman, 61, said in U.S. District Court. “But if I were to do a commercial, I hardly think it would be selling clothes, male or female.” He is seeking unspecified damages from the magazine and its parent, Capital Cities ABC, which is owned by the Walt Disney Co.

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