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It’s hard to believe, but once in world culture did not exist superheroes, and people from time immemorial been in need of protection and patronage. Supermen and spider-Men were first replaced the epic heroes and mythical warriors, then came the era of noble knights and brave explorers, finally, at the turn of XIX-XX centuries the minds of the inhabitants took possession of the detectives and detectives, wise men, ready in intellectual battle to Shine, and in pursuit of the bandit to rush.
The Belgian Hercule Poirot, born of boundless imagination of the legendary Agatha Christie was not the first of private investigators, but unabashedly called himself the best. And to argue this is difficult – books about cases investigated by the mystery is really good, as good and the movies. Christie’s novels about Poirot was repeatedly postponed on the big screen and more often became the basis for TV productions. With the portal Film.ru we remembered the actors who have sported the image
The first performer of the legendary role was the British Austin Trevor – with his participation in the 1931 released film “Alibi”. According to the actor, the Studio chose him for the role already quite popular at that time, the literary character because of Trevor’s ability to portray a French accent. While Austin did not meet the canonical image of Poirot as described in the novels, – the actor did not wear a mustache. The picture, however, such liberties are not damaged – “Alibi” was a great success and it was followed by two more film adaptations Austin Trevor in the lead role: “Black coffee” and “the Death of Lord Edgware”.
In the 40’s and 50’s Hollywood was not up to Hercule Poirot, despite the fact that the pen of Agatha Christie didn’t stop for a minute. In 1965 the world saw the tape, “Killing by alphabet” with Tony Randall in the title role. The shooting was preceded by a protracted conflict with Christie’s Studio, the writer didn’t like the fact that her book is trying to do physical Comedy, but Poirot put almost a clown, but the forces were unequal. “Killing by alphabet” was really more of a Comedy than a detective, which, however, did not prevent the picture to pass by the cinemas and then shown on TV.
In 1974 on the screens out one of the most famous and highly regarded film adaptations of Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Orient Express” by Sidney Lumet. The frame was assembled the entire cinematic color Hollywood and Britain at that time (just like today), and the main role was given to the brilliant albert Finney, at the time the winner of two Golden globes and a nomination for “Oscar”. In the movie albert Finney was 38 years old, so he had to put a lot of makeup on the face, in this connection there is a legend that one actor up in the dream, because Finney has suffered from processing in film and theater and fell asleep at the slightest opportunity. The film won recognition of spectators and critics – “Murder” awarded five nominations for prizes of the American Academy, but “Oscar” took home only Ingrid Bergman, who played the Swedish missionary Greta Olson.
In 1978, in the film adaptations of Christie’s began the era of Peter Ustinov for the first ten years of the famous British actor played Hercule Poirot in six films and has consistently received high marks from viewers and critics. Interestingly, for the first time to try a moustache Poirot Ustinov was forced due to the failure of albert Finney to star in the sequel to “Murder on the Orient Express”. New painting “death on the Nile” (in Soviet box office “the Fatal journey”) bore the characters of snow-covered Europe in hot Africa, and Finney thought it was too much stress on your body. But Ustinov the Egyptian Inferno agreed and made in the image of Poirot a lot, for example, with its filing of the Belgian detective burning brunette turned into a blonde with wheat mustache, what Christie’s daughter Rosalind Hicks said: “It’s anyone but urkel.”
In the Soviet Union to the detectives of Agatha Christie always treated with special warmth, and this genre on television flourished – what stand alone classics Igor Maslennikov about Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Own Hercule Poirot on Soviet screens appeared in 1989 in the film Vadim Derbenyov “the Mystery of Endhouse”, and the role of the Belgian private detective played Anatoly Ravikovich known domestic audience primarily for her role in the film “the Pokrovskie gate”. As often happened in the Soviet films abroad on the screen depicted the Baltic States, and the role of French and English was performed by Lithuanian and Latvian artists. Big fan of cinteractive Derbenev wanted to make another film about Poirot with the same Ravikovich in the title role, but, alas, the idea was not implemented.
The best known and longest played Poirot actor David Suchet is a British actor has not parted with a signature bowler hat and a cane for nearly a quarter century, from 1989 to 2013. In around seventy episodes of the series creators, who included Agatha Christie’s daughter Rosalind Hicks, showed almost all the works written about the Belgian detective, so this collection can be considered as a reference. As the reference is considered to be the game is David Suchet, the actor carefully preparing for his role, studied Belgian history and tradition with classic Land theatre school was forced to hire a teacher, who gave him a Flemish accent, finally, it was Land, it was decided to abandon the humor and the grotesque often found in other adaptations. Hercule Poirot Suchet is perhaps the image that Kenneth Bran will compete difficult.
New age demanded new solutions, which, unfortunately, has not always been successful. So successful you will not name modernized adaptation of the classic “Murder on the Orient Express”, made in 2001 TV Director Carl Schenkel. The novel of Agatha Christie in this picture was moved to our time, the range of characters has been substantially narrowed, and the detective mystery got a new, pretty banal explanation. The only major star of the project can be considered only by Alfred Molina, who plays Hercule Poirot. However, by the time Molina was not familiar to Western audiences, and participation in such kind of production of “Murder on the Orient Express” the popularity it obviously has not added.