: [about his role in A Woman's Face (1941)] I'm Lucifer in a tuxedo!
Conrad liked animals, theatre, cinema, fast cars, pastries, thunderstorms, gardening, swimming and golfing. He disliked heights, flying, the number 17, wearing ties, pudding and interviews.
A star of early German cinema, he became a sensation in 1920 with his role as the murderous somnambulist Cesare in Robert Wiene's masterpiece The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920).
His absolute most popular movie and with it his most impressive part he had in "Das Kabinett des Dr. Caligari" (1919), which went down in history as one of the great cult movies in the German silent movie era. Veidt personified in this film the somnambulist Cesare.
He enlisted in the Army Service Corps on December 28, 1914 and served on the Eastern Front during WWI near Warsaw. After five months and ill with jaundice, he was sent back to a military hospital in East Prussia.
When Britain went to war, Veidt (an anti-Nazi and British citizen) gave most of his estate to the war effort. He also donated a large portion of the salary from each of his movies to the British war relief, as well.