Conrad Veidt -- Anders als die Andern (Different From The Others) -- This is possibly the first homosexual character written for the screen

The Original Inspiration For Batman's Joker, German Actor Conrad Veidt

Conrad Veidt -- Anders als die Andern (Different From The Others) -- This is possibly the first homosexual character written for the screen

Conrad Veidt - German actor, probably now most famous for his early role in 'The Cabinet of Dr Caligari' and much later, when he had moved to Hollywood, his part in 'Casablanca'.

Conrad Veidt - German actor, probably now most famous for his early role in 'The Cabinet of Dr Caligari' and much later, when he had moved to Hollywood, his part in 'Casablanca'.

Conrad Veidt made his living in Hollywood playing sinister Nazis, but in real life he was handsome and hated the Nazi party. He sent a lot of his own fortune back to Germany to help the resistance bring down the Nazis. Supposedly comic book artist Bob Kane, writer Bill Finger, and artist Jerry Robinson used stills of Veidt in "The Man Who Laughs" as inspiration for the iconic supervillain The Joker.

Conrad Veidt made his living in Hollywood playing sinister Nazis, but in real life he was handsome and hated the Nazi party. He sent a lot of his own fortune back to Germany to help the resistance bring down the Nazis. Supposedly comic book artist Bob Kane, writer Bill Finger, and artist Jerry Robinson used stills of Veidt in "The Man Who Laughs" as inspiration for the iconic supervillain The Joker.

Conrad Veidt, 1932 by Trude Fleischmann (Austrian 1895-1990)

Conrad Veidt, 1932 by Trude Fleischmann (Austrian 1895-1990)

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