He played General Garcia, the crazy South American dictator with a plan to topple the world’s currencies.
“I am a pacifist by nature with a deep Quaker belief in the sanctity of human life. I wish I had a choice but to kill you.”
I met Richard Libertini at least 25 years ago at Channel 8 in Connecticut. He was promoting something else, but I got a chance to tell him how he stole this scene. He did. Arkin and Falk were putty in his hands.
He was very gracious and it was obvious he knew this was his life’s most memorable work.