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Conrad Veidt

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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Kreuzzug des Weibes (The Wife's Crusade)
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Der schwarze Husar
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Indian Tomb
  • Prince Ayan
2000
No Score Yet Above Suspicion
  • Hassert Seidel
1943
97% Casablanca
  • Major Heinrich Strasser
1942
No Score Yet Nazi Agent (Salute to Courage)
  • Otto Becker @ Baron Hugh 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 King of the Damned
  • Convict 83
1936
No Score Yet Passing of the Third Floor Back
  • The Stranger
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
  • Maj. Ellisen
1933
No Score Yet Ich und die Kaiserin
  • Actor
1933
No Score Yet Rome Express
  • Zurta
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
100% The Man Who Laughs
  • Gwynplaine
1928
No Score Yet The Beloved Rogue
  • King Louis XI
1927
No Score Yet Nju - Eine unverstandene Frau (Husbands or Lovers)
  • The Lover
1927
No Score Yet Magician
  • Actor
1927
No Score Yet Der Student von Prag
  • Balduin
1926
No Score Yet Waxworks
  • Actor
1926
86% Orlacs Hände (The Hands of Orlac)
  • Actor
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
No Score Yet The Last Performance
  • Actor

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