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Robin Williams

Jakob the Liar

24 Sep, 1999

In the drama directed by Peter Kassovitz, Williams plays the role of Jakob, the owner of a small cafe who begins inventing stories about the Russian army’s progress toward the Polish ghetto. Co-starring Liev Schrieber and Alan Arkin. Kassovitz:

Robin had moments of doubt about doing something funny.   He was a little bit anxious about the material … Like the other American actors, he had a guilt, not to have been a victim of the Nazis.