Topping Spielberg's List

He was a war profiteer and a war hero. He was chummy with the Nazis; he saved many Jews. Oskar Schindler, the prime mover in Steven Spielberg's epic act of witnessing, had a little majesty and a lot of mystery. He remains that way to Liam Neeson, the screen Schindler. "I still don't know what made him save all those lives," says Neeson, 41. "He was a man everybody liked. And he liked to be liked; he was a wonderful kisser of ass. Perhaps he was inspired to do some great piece of work. I like to think -- and maybe...

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