1982 was the year of the Hollywood cross-dresser. Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie, John Lithgow in The World According to Garp and Julie Andrews in Victor Victoria. All three were nominated for Academy Awards that year and rightly so. In a plot that mirrors that of Tootsie, Victoria Grant (Andrews) plays a singer unable to get a job. So she, with the help of her friend (Robert Preston) comes up with a genius idea for an act: she will play a man playing a woman — Victor and Victoria. As directed by her husband Blake Edwards, Andrews delivers a role full of incredible comedic energy. She looks great and sounds great, no matter what gender she’s playing.
- Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon in Some Like It Hot
- Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie
- Tim Curry in The Rocky Horror Picture Show
- Julie Andrews in Victor Victoria
- Johnny Depp in Ed Wood
- Bugs Bunny in What’s Opera Doc?
- Katharine Hepburn in Sylvia Scarlett
- Alec Guinness in Kind Hearts and Coronets
- Cary Grant in I Was A Male War Bride
- Johnny Depp in Before Night Falls