Michael Caine has finally revealed what the ending of Inception really meant.

If you have seen Christopher Nolan‘s Inception, you might have been confused with the ending. The movie had an open ending and it had left the audience perplexed.  Over the years, fans have been discussing, debating about the rotating totem and yet somehow, they never could conclude.


Here’s a small recap of the ending –

As you see, Cobb comes back home to see his children. After his wife committed suicide, it was difficult for him to meet his children and he was ready to do whatever it took to be with his kid. In the movie, Cobb had a rotating totem to understand whether the scene was a dream or a reality.


But it was debated that the totem doesn’t really fall down in the end and it might be just Cobb’s dream. But Michael Caine, who plays Cobb’s (Leonardo DiCaprio) mentor and father-in-law in the film, recently revealed the answer of the mystery.


Caine was a part of the recent screening of Inception in London and he revealed the answer. He revealed that upon reading the script, he had asked Nolan which portions were the dreams and which ones were the reality.

As per Esquire, “When I got the script of Inception, I was a bit puzzled by it, and I said to him, ‘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.”


Going by this logic, we can finally say that the end was not a dream.

The last scene features Michael Caine and as per his words, if he is in it, then it’s real.

What do you think about it?