Michael Caine Reveals Whether The Top Keeps Spinning After Inception's Ending

Ever since Inception’s debut months ago, people have debated the movie’s ending endlessly. The big question on everyone’s mind is, of course, does the top keeps spinning after the credits roll? If the top keeps spinning then Cobb is still trapped in the dream. If it doesn’t, then he’s finally out. Inception doesn’t offer any definitive clues though there’s no shortage of theories. But you have to think that director Christopher Nolan knows the answer and, maybe, so does star Michael Caine.

At least he seems to think he knows. Talking to BBC Radio Caine says he knows what’s really going on and explains it this way:

The spinning top drops at the end, that's when I come back on. If I'm there it's real, because I'm never in the dream. I'm the guy who invented the dream

It’s unclear whether this is something Nolan told him, or whether this is something they shot and didn’t use, or if Caine is simply throwing out his own theories. If true though, it’s a pretty definitive answer to the question of whether the top keeps spinning and really, that’s the scenario that made the most sense all along anyway. What do you think?

Josh Tyler