Conrad Veidt

Conrad Veidt

Highest Rated: 100% The Spy in Black (1939)

Lowest Rated: 91% The Hands of Orlac (1924)

Birthday: Jan 22, 1893

Birthplace: Potsdam, Germany

One of the premiere actors of the German stage and silent screen, Conrad Veidt went on to become a prominent film star in Great Britain prior to his exodus to Hollywood during World War II, where, ironically, he was most often cast as a Nazi. Amidst the turmoil of World War I, Veidt trained with the renowned Max Reinhardt at the Deutches Theater in Berlin, where he grew from bit player to prominent leading man. With his mesmerizing portrayal of the sleepwalking killer in "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" (1920), Veidt achieved true lasting stardom as he continued to work with the greatest directors of the day, including Robert Wiene and F.W. Murnau. John Barrymore lured him out to Hollywood for "The Beloved Rogue" (1927) and director Paul Leni gave him one of his most iconic roles in "The Man Who Laughs" (1928), before the advent of sound prompted the German-speaking actor to return home. Soon, however, the rise of Nazism led Veidt and his Jewish wife to immigrate to England, where he mastered the language and continued his success in such works as "I Was a Spy" (1932) and "Dark Journey" (1937). Having relocated to Hollywood after the Blitz of London, the actor continued to work throughout the war, most memorably as the icy Nazi, Major Strasser in "Casablanca" (1942). Remembered for roles at each end of his professional timeline, Veidt maintained a prolific career in both theater and film on three continents for more than 25 years.

Highest rated movies

All Through the Night
A Woman's Face
The Thief of Bagdad
The Spy in Black
The Man Who Laughs
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari




No Score Yet 33% Above Suspicion Hassert Seidel (Character) - 1943
99% 95% Casablanca Major Heinrich Strasser (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 33% Nazi Agent Otto Becker/Baron Hugo Von Detner (Character) - 1942
100% 70% All Through the Night Ebbing (Character) - 1942
100% 83% A Woman's Face Torsten Barring (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Men in Her Life Stanislas Rosing (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 61% Whistling in the Dark Joseph Jones (Character) - 1941
100% 67% Contraband Capt. Andersen (Character) - 1940
100% 81% The Thief of Bagdad Jaffar of Bagdad (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 62% Escape General Kurt von Kolb (Character) - 1940
100% 71% The Spy in Black Captain Hardt (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Storm Over Asia Erich Keith (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 39% Dark Journey Baron Karl Von Marwitz (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Under the Red Robe Gil de Berault (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Passing of the Third Floor Back The Stranger (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Power Jew Süss (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bella Donna Mahmoud Baroudi (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet They'll Never Surrender Unknown (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet F.P.1 Doesn't Answer Maj. Ellissen (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Was a Spy Commandant (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rome Express Zurta (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Congress Dances Prince Metternich (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet 50% The Last Performance Unknown (Character) - 1929
100% 87% The Man Who Laughs Gwynplaine (Character) - 1928
No Score Yet 74% The Beloved Rogue King Louis XI (Character) - 1927
No Score Yet No Score Yet Magician Unknown (Character) - 1927
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Student of Prague Balduin, ein Student (Character) - 1926
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Two Brothers Wenzel Schellenberg/Michael Schellenberg (Character) - 1926
91% 81% The Hands of Orlac Orlac (Character) - 1924
No Score Yet 49% Waxworks Ivan the Terrible (Character) - 1924
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Indian Tomb Ayan III (Character) - 1921
No Score Yet No Score Yet Opium Dr. Richard Armstrong Jr. (Character) - 1920
96% 89% The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Cesare (Character) - 1919
No Score Yet 78% Unheimliche Geschichten, (Eerie Tales) Unknown (Character) - 1919
No Score Yet 64% Different From the Others Paul Körner (Character) - 1919