Robin Williams Helped Steven Spielberg Get Through ‘Schindler’s List’

Schindler’s List is one of the most important motion pictures in history, brilliantly extracting every bit of emotion from viewers as they traverse the horrific events of the Holocaust. It was a personal project for filmmaker Steven Spielberg who is Jewish, and when holocaust denial was rising once again in 1993, Spielberg decided to make it his mission to make Schindler’s List. Given the subject of the movie, including Spielberg’s own history with the events, and difficulty with the studios, the production took a toll on him emotionally. Thanks to iconic comedian Robin Williams, however, Spielberg was able to find the strength to get the movie to the finish line.

​ Steven Spielberg faced many difficulties while making Schindler’s List, but Robin Williams called him every week to make him laugh.