Conrad Veidt

Conrad Veidt

Highest Rated: 100% All Through the Night (1941)

Lowest Rated: 86% Orlacs Hände (The Hands of Orlac) (1924)

Birthday: Jan 22, 1893

Birthplace: Not Available

Like so many German actors who played Nazis during World War II, Conrad Veidt was a fervent anti-Nazi and had fled Europe just one step ahead of the storm troopers. Veidt began his career at age 20 under the guidance of the great Max Reinhardt. His first taste of worldwide fame came by way of his highly stylized portrayal of the tormented Cesare in Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919). His performance in The Student of Prague (1926) led to his being briefly snatched by Hollywood, where he launched his American film career by donning several layers of age makeup and portraying the doddering Louis XI in The Beloved Rogue (1927). Veidt returned to Germany in 1929, but left for England with his Jewish wife when Hitler came to power. On a brief visit to his homeland, Veidt was detained by the German authorities for highly suspect reasons, and had to be rescued by his British studio. In 1940, he was back in America to complete his scenes in the U.S./British co-production The Thief of Baghdad. He remained in Hollywood for the rest of his career, essaying such villainous characters as the cunning Major Strasser in Casablanca (1942). Conrad Veidt died of a sudden heart attack after playing an Austrian undercover agent in Above Suspicion (1943).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet Kreuzzug des Weibes (The Wife's Crusade) Actor 2012
No Score Yet The Indian Tomb Prince Ayan 1959
No Score Yet Above Suspicion Hassert Seidel 1943
99% Casablanca Major Heinrich Strasser Heinrich Strasser 1942
No Score Yet Nazi Agent (Salute to Courage) Otto Becker/Baron Hugo von Detner 1942
100% All Through the Night Ebbing 1941
No Score Yet Whistling in the Dark Joseph Jones 1941
100% A Woman's Face Torsten Barring 1941
100% The Thief of Bagdad Jaffar 1940
100% Contraband Capt. Andersen 1940
No Score Yet Escape General Kurt von Kolb 1940
No Score Yet Jew Suss Joseph "Jew Suss" Oppenheimer 1940
100% The Spy in Black Captain Hardt 1939
No Score Yet Dark Journey Von Marwitz 1937
No Score Yet Under the Red Robe Gil de Berault 1937
No Score Yet Passing of the Third Floor Back The Stranger 1936
No Score Yet King of the Damned Convict 83 1936
No Score Yet William Tell Gessler 1935
No Score Yet Power Actor 1934
No Score Yet I Was a Spy Commandant Oberaertz 1934
No Score Yet F.P.1 Doesn't Answer (I.F.1 ne répond plus) Maj. Elissen 1933
No Score Yet Ich und die Kaiserin Actor 1933
No Score Yet Rome Express Zurta 1932
No Score Yet Rasputin Actor 1932
No Score Yet Der schwarze Husar Captain Von Hochberg 1932
No Score Yet Die andere Seite Actor 1931
No Score Yet Der Kongreß tanzt Actor 1931
No Score Yet Congress Dances Prince Metternich 1931
No Score Yet Der Mann, Der Den Mord Beging Actor 1931
No Score Yet The Last Performance Erik the Great 1929
100% The Man Who Laughs Gwynplaine 1928
No Score Yet The Beloved Rogue King Louis XI 1927
No Score Yet Magician Actor 1927
No Score Yet Nju - Eine unverstandene Frau (Husbands or Lovers) The Lover 1927
No Score Yet Der Student von Prag Balduin 1926
No Score Yet Waxworks Actor 1926
86% Orlacs Hände (The Hands of Orlac) Orlac 1924
No Score Yet Wax Works Actor 1922
No Score Yet Warning Shadows Actor 1922
No Score Yet Der Januskopf (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) (The Head of Janus) Actor 1920
100% The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari) Cesare 1920
No Score Yet Unheimliche Geschichten, (Eerie Tales) Actor 1919
No Score Yet Anders als die Andern (Different from the Others) Paul Körner 1919
No Score Yet Gesetze Der Liebe Actor

QUOTES FROM Conrad Veidt CHARACTERS

Maj. Heinrich Strasser says: What is your nationality?

Rick Blaine says: I'm a drunkard.

Capt. Louis Renault says: That makes Rick a citizen of the world.

Maj. Heinrich Strasser says: Are you one of those people who can not imagine the Germans in their beloved Paris?

Rick Blaine says: It's not particularly my beloved Paris.

Maj. Heinrich Strasser says: Can you image us in London?

Rick Blaine says: When you get there ask me!

Capt. Louis Renault says: Hmmmh! Diplomats!

Maj. Heinrich Strasser says: How about New York?

Rick Blaine says: Well there are certain sections of New York, Major, that I wouldn't advise you to invade.

Rick Blaine says: Henri wants us to finish this bottle, then three more. He says he'll water his garden with champagne before he lets the Germans drink any of it.

Capt. Louis Renault says: If Rick has the letters, he is much too smart to let us find them there (in the Cafe).

Capt. Louis Renault says: If Rick has the letters, he is much too smart to let us find them there. [in the Cafe]

Maj. Heinrich Strasser says: You give him credit for too much cleverness. My impression was he's just another blundering American.

Capt. Louis Renault says: We mustn't underestimate American blundering. I was with them when they blundered into Berlin in 1918.