The truth about 'Inception's ending scene revealed by Michael Caine!
As fans have been speculating for years if the end scene of 'Inception' was just another dream, Caine's theory might help overcome that confusion.
Michael Caine seems to have come up with a definitive solution to the argument regarding the ending scene of Christopher Nolan's 'Inception.' Ever since its release in 2010, fans have been speculating if the ending of the film is a dream or reality, and the actors were just as much in confusion.
Caine, who played Leonardo DiCaprio's father in 'Inception,' shared his experience at the Film 4 Summer Screen showing of Christopher Nolan’s acclaimed thriller.
The ending scene of the movie shows Dom Cobb (Leonardo) arriving home to his children. As he meets them, he leaves the top spinning on the table, but there are no following shots that show the top fall. Anyone who's watched 'Inception' would know that DiCaprio wakes up the moment top falls; the reason why most fans were left wondering if the last scene was actually a dream.
Caine himself was quite confused as to which scene was a dream and which was a reality. Speaking of which, he said, "When I got the script of 'Inception,' I was a bit puzzled by it. And I said to [Nolan], ‘I don’t understand where the dream is.’ I said, ‘When is it the dream and when is it a reality?’ He said, ‘Well when you’re in the scene, it’s reality.’ So get that — if I’m in it, it’s reality. If I’m not in it, it’s a dream,” reported NME.
Going by this theory, it can be easily assumed that the end scene was nothing but a happy reality.
However, Caine's theory stands in contrast to Nolan's who certainly cherished the ambiguity of the scene. In 2015, he had said, "In the great tradition of these speeches, generally someone says something along the lines of ‘Chase your dreams,’ but I don’t want to tell you that because I don’t believe that. I want you to chase your reality."
Watch the end scene here: