22 January 2008

Conrad Veidt

Today is (or rather would have been) the 115th birthday of German actor Conrad Veidt. Veidt is perhaps best remembered for his roles in German expressionist films of the 1920s, among these The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari (1920), Waxworks (1924) and The Man Who Laughs (1928). He is even more awesome for having opposed the the NSDAP, and having left Germany for the U.K. following the Nazi takeover in 1933. I defy you to find somebody this cool in the film industry of today.

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