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Inception at 12: The truth behind the final scene of Christopher Nolan’s film, according to Michael Caine

beginning was released 12 years ago today (July 14) – and fans are still divided over the ending.

However, Michael Caine once clarified the ambiguity surrounding the film’s final scene.

In a 2018 clip that recently resurfaced on Reddit, the British actor can be seen presenting a Film 4 screening of the acclaimed Christopher Nolan film. According to Caine, the filmmaker specifically told him which scenes were real and which were a dream.

“When I got the script beginning, I was a bit confused about that and I said to him, ‘I don’t understand where the dream is,'” Caine told the crowd. “I said, ‘When is it a dream and when is it reality?’ He said, ‘Well, when you’re in the scene, it’s reality.’ So take that – if I’m with it, it’s reality. When I’m not there, it’s a dream.”

The debate about beginningThe ending of has continued since its release in 2010, with the mystery of whether the final scene was real or if it took place in the dream of lead character Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio).

The scene in question – in which he is granted access to the US after his criminal record is cleared – sees him reunited with his children and father, played by Caine.

Audiences have been left wondering if that scene was actually a dream, thanks to Nolan’s final shot of the top – Cobb’s totem spinning endlessly in the dream but tipping over in the real world – cutting off before viewers have a chance to find out .

Nolan has consistently claimed that the ending is “subjective” and that all that matters is that Cobb doesn’t care if he’s dreaming or not. However, according to Caine, his appearance on the scene confirms that the events were all real.

In his speech, Caine branded Nolan “the new David Lean” and credited him with being the one who “rebooted.” [his] Acting Life” after casting him in the film in 2005 Batman begins.

Leonardo DiCaprio in “Inception”

(Images by Warner Bros.)

“I consider him my lucky charm because when I turned about 70 and the world started to get closer to me, he came to me with one Batman begins and he restarted my acting life,” he said. “Because from there, when I thought you hit 70, 75, and you think it’s all over, I’ve made seven of the best films I’ve ever been in.

Caine also played along The prestige, The dark knight, The Dark Knight rises, Interstellar and principle. He also had a voice cameo appearance Dunkirk.

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JOE HERNANDEZ

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