10 years after appearing in the blockbuster of Christopher Nolan, the cast of Inception have progress in their careers.
Up to now, Inception is still one of Christopher Nolan’s best masterpieces. The film not only possesses a unique idea but also builds a deep character through the acting of a real cast. After 10 years, these Hollywood hit names all have solid strides in their careers.
After seeing that his cousin was paid up to $ 50,000 just by filming an advertisement, young Leonardo DiCaprio immediately raised his dream of becoming an actor. Right from the age of 15, the actor had his debut role in the TV series The New Lassie (1989). However, it was not until 1996 that Leonardo began to gain some fame thanks to his role as Romeo in the film adaptation of Shakespeare’s work in the modern context of Romeo + Juliet. The charismatic “bad boy” version of Romeo helped him catch the eye of James Cameron and become Jack Dawson “ten thousand people love” in Titanic (1997).
But at this point, Leonardo was still noted for his appearance rather than his acting. In the mid-2000s, he just started to have a series of thornier roles in The Departed (2006), Blood Diamond (2006) and Body of Lies (2008). And Inception marked a dramatic change of the actor compared to Titanic every year, from the boy with both appearance and personality to a mature, old Cobb, doing everything to be able to reunite with child.
After Inception, Leonardo continues to make his mark on acting in a series of heavyweights such as Django Unchained (2012), The Great Gatsby (2013) or The Wolf of Wall Street (2013). However, the golden statue Oscar still refused him again and again. It was not until 2015 that “the guy Jack” won the first time with The Revenant and escaped from being dragged by fans as a photo manipulation.
After the above work, Leonardo took a break for a few years and re-appeared in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) by Quentin Tarantino. His role as Jack Dalton did not overthrow Joaquin Phoenix’s “poor clown” Joker at the last Oscar ceremony, but it proved that Jack’s acting range is now much higher.
In Inception, Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Arthur – a powerful assistant of Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) has the role of finding contracts and designing mission scripts. He is someone who has many impressive action scenes such as fighting enemies and protecting his teammates in a state of hovering on a narrow corridor. This is also one of the few action roles of an actor that has been “familiarized” by the audience through a number of famous love films.
Before the step “turning” his career with Inception, Joseph has been in love with a Hollywood movie through character “bad” Tom Hansen in 500 Days of Summer (2009). He also continued to have the opportunity to reunite director Christopher Nolan in The Dark Knight Rises (2012). Since then, the multi-talented actor has also boldly appeared in more action movies such as Premium Rush (2012) or Looper (2012).
In 2013, the actor was “revenge for life” when he played the role of famous Italian literary agent Don Jon in the movie of the same name. Most recently, Joseph Gordon-Levitt appeared in the superhero movie Project Power (2020).
Before Inception, Ellen Page was a rising young Hollywood star. She was fortunate to become a “mutant” Kitty Pryde with the ability to penetrate the wall in the blockbuster X-Men: The Last Stand (2004). Not only did she hit the blockbuster, she resonated when transformed into a pregnant schoolgirl in Juno (2007). It is this youthful and mature before this age that helped Ellen get the role of Adridne – an architecture student recruited by Cobb – in Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster.
However, the fact that she was a gay in 2014 seemed to have caused her to be “frozen” by Hollywood. Although lecturing about diversity, the movie capital of the world often does not look sympathetic towards the LGBT community. Matt Bomer, Wentworth Miller or Neil Patrick Harris have all lost their chances of becoming an A-list star after making their sexual orientation public.
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) became the last blockbuster that Ellen appeared. After that, she only appeared in low-budget indie films like Into the Forest (2015) or Flatliners (2017). Recently, Ellen Page returned to the superhero world as Vanya Hargreeves – Number 7 possesses the most powerful superpower in the series The Umbrella Academy.
Eames in Inception is Tom Hardy’s first big role when before, he only appeared in small projects with little reputation. Although there is not much land for acting, the huge body of the British actor seems to be born for action movies and superheroes. In 2011, he made a mark with his role as Warrior puncher Tommy Conlon.
Tom Hardy continued to work with Nolan in the third installment of the Batman franchise as the villain Bane. This is also the beginning of a series of days specializing in playing “gag” on the big screen. Whether Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Dunkirk (2017) or Venom (2018), his character is always associated with the mask and rarely says a word.
In addition, Tom Hardy was also given many heavyweights such as the Kray twins assassins in Legend (2015), drug boss Al Capone in Capone (2020) or reunited with Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant. In the near future, the actor will return to the infamous “black” villain of Spider-Man in the post-story titled Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021).
In Inception, Cillian Murphy plays Robert Michael Fischer – the target of the Cobb idea. Although he possesses both a handsome appearance and a talent, he seems estranged from Hollywood when he rarely appears in blockbusters or if there are only supporting roles.
In addition to Inception, he was also new to Nolan in other projects such as all three parts of Batman or Dunkirk. Meanwhile, in his home country of England, Cillian Murphy is the favorite name when starring in the hit crime series Peaky Blinders from 2013 to present with a series of prestigious awards.
Starting acting in 1994 but Marion Cotillard is mainly popular in her home country of France. The role of wife Mal, who is always clinging to Cobb in Inception, has helped the actress to be noticed by Hollywood. Together with Léa Seydoux and Eva Green, Marion has become one of the most beloved French-born celebrities in the world. After Inception, she continuously appeared in blockbusters such as The Dark Knight Rises, Macbeth (2015), Allied (2016), Assassin’s Creed (2016) or Dolittle (2020).
Starting acting in 1950, Michael Caine is one of the famous stars with many prestigious nominations and awards. In particular, Vietnamese audiences know him the most when he co-starred with Do Thi Hai Yen in The American Tram Lang (2002) – a movie about the Vietnam War. At the age of eight weeks, the actor has a huge fortune of up to 130 works. Now, he only plays for fun and has collaborated with Nolan on eight three-part productions including Batman, The Prestige (2006), Inception, Interstellar (2014), Dunkirk and more recently TENET.
No matter what, Inception’s resounding influence on the career of each actor cannot be denied. Now, after 10 years, everyone has experienced many ups and downs of acting, but in general, they find satisfying in themselves.