Rietti also provided the voice of the cold-blooded,
eyepatch-wearing Emilio Largo (portrayed onscreen by Adolfo Celi,
who spoke with a thick Italian accent) in Thunderball (1965),
and he spoke as the cat-loving evil genius Ernst Stavro Blofeld
(this time played by Englishman John Hollis) in another Bond film,
For Your Eyes Only (1981).
“In nearly every Bond picture, there’s been a foreign villain, and
in almost every case, they’ve used my voice,” he once said.
It was Rietti whom audiences heard out of the mouth of British
Intelligence chief John Strangways (Tim Moxon), who is killed near
the start of the first Bond movie, 1962’s Dr. No. Rietti is then
heard a couple of minutes later, replacing the voice of another
character at a card table.
His Bond work also includes dubbing as Japanese secret service
agent Tiger Tanaka (Tetsuro Tanba) in You Only Live Twice
(1967), donating several voices to Casino Royale (1967) and
appearing onscreen in Never Say Never Again (1983).
Never heard of Rietti before, and no idea the voices for all those characters were done by the same actor.