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Stanley Tucci dreams of playing Hercule Poirot

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Stanley Tucci dreams of playing Hercule Poirot

Stanley Tucci wants to play Hercule Poirot.

The 55-year-old actor adored David Scuhet's portrayal of Agatha Christie's Belgian detective but, after numerous other stars have also played the character, he would also love a shot at the role.

Asked if there are anything else he wants to do in his career, he said: "Oh my God yes, Poirot! It's a great role.

"They're beautifully written books and it's such an interesting role.

"David Suchet did it so brilliantly but the great thing about this role is that it can be interpreted again and again and again."

Stanley has had a varied career and enjoys "stupid" blockbusters as much as independent films, though he worries marketing budgets are killing off smaller movies.

He told Total Film magazine: "I happen to love some big stupid blockbuster movies. They're fun - there's room for everything this.

"There is something to be said for a healthy mix of both of them.

"As soon as we can get to a point where movies are not so expensive to market... If we can go backwards in that regard, it would be a really, really great thing.

"I think that's the thing that's killing independent film."