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Conrad Veidt (1893–1943)

Conrad Veidt attended the Sophiengymnasium (secondary school) in the Schoeneberg district of Berlin, and graduated without a diploma in 1912, last in his class of 13. Conrad liked animals, theater, cinema, fast cars, pastries, thunderstorms, gardening, swimming and golfing. He disliked heights, flying, the number 17, wearing ties, pudding and ... See full bio »

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 1943 Above Suspicion
Hassert Seidel
 1942 Casablanca
Major Heinrich Strasser
 1942 Nazi Agent
Otto Becker / Baron Hugo Von Detner
 1942 All Through the Night
 1941 The Men in Her Life
Stanislas Rosing
 1941 Whistling in the Dark
Joseph Jones
 1941 A Woman's Face
Torsten Barring
 1940 Escape
General Kurt von Kolb
 1940 The Thief of Bagdad
 1940 Blackout
Capt. Andersen
 1939 The Spy in Black
Captain Hardt
 1938 Le joueur d'échecs
Le baron de Kempelen
 1938 Tempête sur l'Asie
Erich Keith
 1937 Under the Red Robe
Gil de Berault
 1937 Dark Journey
Baron Karl Von Marwitz
 1935 King of the Damned
Convict 83
 1934 Bella Donna
Mahmoud Baroudi
 1934/II They'll Never Surrender
 1934 Power
Josef Süss Oppenheimer
 1933/I The Wandering Jew
 1933 I Was a Spy
Commandant Oberaertz
 1933 F. P. 1 Doesn't Answer
Maj. Ellissen
 1933 Ich und die Kaiserin
Marquis de Pontignac
 1932 Rome Express
 1932 Der schwarze Husar
Rittmeister Hansgeorg von Hochberg
 1932 The Congress Dances
Prince Metternich
 1932 Rasputin, Demon with Women
Grigori Rasputin
 1931 Die andere Seite
Hauptmann Stanhope
 1931 Der Kongreß tanzt
Prince Metternich
 1931 Die Nacht der Entscheidung
General Gregori Platoff
 1931 Der Mann, der den Mord beging
Marquis de Sévigné
 1930 The Love Storm
 1930 Die letzte Kompagnie
Hauptmann Burk
 1929 The Last Performance
Erik the Great
 1929 Bride 68
Dick Ashton, telegrapher
 1928 The Man Who Laughs
Gwynplaine / Lord Clancharlie
 1927 A Man's Past
Paul La Roche
 1927 The Beloved Rogue
King Louis XI
 1926 Die Flucht in die Nacht
Heinrich IV
 1926 The Man Who Cheated Life
Balduin, ein Student
 1926 Kreuzzug des Weibes
Der Staatsanwalt
 1926 Dürfen wir schweigen?
Paul Hartwig, Maler
 1926 Liebe macht blind
Dr. Lamare
 1926 Two Brothers
Wenzel Schellenberg / Michael Schellenberg
 1926 The Violinist of Florence
Renées Vater
 1925 Ingmarsarvet
 1925 Schicksal
Graf L. M. Vranna
 1925 Le comte Kostia
Comte Kostia
 1924 Husbands or Lovers
Der Liebhaber, ein Dichter
 1924 Waxworks
Ivan the Terrible
 1924 The Hands of Orlac
Paul Orlac (as Veidt)
 1924 Temperamental Artist
Arpad, her child
 1924 Carlos und Elisabeth
Don Carlos
 1923 Bride of Vengeance
Cesare Borgia
 1923 Glanz gegen Glück
The Count
 1923 Wilhelm Tell
Hermann Gessler
 1923 Paganini
Nicolo Paganini
 1922 Lucrezia Borgia
Cesare Borgia
 1921 Mysteries of India, Part II: Above All Law
Ayan III, the Maharajah of Bengal
 1921 Der Leidensweg der Inge Krafft
Hendryck Overland
 1921 Mysteries of India, Part I: Truth
Ayan III / Fürst von Eschnapur / The Majarajah of Bengal
 1921 Lady Hamilton
Lord Nelson
 1921 Danton
 1921 Landstraße und Großstadt
Raphael, der Geiger
 1921 Desire
Ivan - A young Russian dancer
 1921 Die Liebschaften des Hektor Dalmore
Hektor Dalmore
 1921 Liebestaumel
Jalenko, the Gypsy
 1921 Journey into the Night
Der Maler
 1921 Das Geheimnis von Bombay
Dichter Tossi
 1921 Menschen im Rausch
Professor Munk, Komponist
 1920 Weltbrand
Christian Wahnschaffe
 1920 Manolescus Memoiren
 1920 Evening - Night - Morning
Brilburn - Maud's brother
 1920 Moriturus
 1920 The Head of Janus
Dr. Warren / Mr. O'Connor
 1920 Kurfürstendamm
 1920 Die Augen der Welt
Julianne's Lover, Johannes Kay
 1920 Die Nacht auf Goldenhall
Lord Reginald Golden / Harald Golden
 1920 Patience
Sir Percy Parker
 1920 The Merry-Go-Round
Peter Karvan
 1920 Opium
Dr. Richard Armstrong Jr.
 1920 Satanas
Lucifer / Hermit / Gubetta / ...
 1920 Nachtgestalten
 1920 Der Graf von Cagliostro
The Minister
 1919 Eerie Tales
Der Tod (framing story) / The stranger (ep.1) / The assassin (ep.2) / ...
 1919 Wahnsinn
Bankier Lorenzen
 1919 Prostitution II
Alfred Werner
 1919 Die Okarina
 1919 Anders als die Andern
Paul Körner
 1919 Peer Gynt
Ein fremder Passagier
 1919 Around the World in 80 Days
Phineas Fogg
 1919 Prostitution
Alfred Werner
 1919 Die Japanerin
The Secratery
 1919 Nocturno der Liebe
Frederic Chopin
 1918 Opfer der Gesellschaft
Prosecutor Chrysander
 1918 Henriette Jacoby
Doktor Friedrich Köstling
 1918 The Story of Dida Ibsen
Erik Norrensen
 1918 Colomba
Henrik van Rhyn
 1918 Jettchen Gebert's Story
Doktor Friedrich Köstling
 1918 Das Tagebuch einer Verlorenen
Dr. Julius
 1918 Das Dreimäderlhaus (Short)
Baron Schober
 1918 Die Serenyi
 1917 Der Spion
 1917 Furcht
Indian Priest
 1917 Wenn Tote sprechen
Richard von Worth
 1916 Der Weg des Todes
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[on his decision to enter films] One of the producers asked me how much I made a month on the stage. In dollars it would have been about fifty. He offered to pay me that much a day to act on the screen. That's how the movies got me. After I signed the contract, I wondered if I was selling my soul, like Faust. I didn't even know that I would find movies fascinating. Even if they did make a villain... See more »


He had long been known in German theatrical circles as a staunch anti-Nazi. His activities came under the scrutiny of the Gestapo, and a decision was made to assassinate him. Veidt found out about the plot, and managed to escape Germany before the Nazi death squad found him. See more »


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