Director: Christopher Nolan
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page
Plot: A thief, who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO.
The first letter of each of the main character’s first names spells the word DREAMS. Dom Robert Eames Arthur Mal Sato
Not a single scene in the film was produced using CGI effects.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt trained with the stunt crew and did all of his own stunts.
Pete Postlethwaithe, who played Maurice Fischer, was actually suffering from Pancreatic Cancer while filming. He died five months after its release.
The freight train that smashes into Cobb’s car in the first level of dream was not CGI. It was in fact a tractor fitted to look like a train.
The plot has similarities to a Donald Duck comic - 'The Dream of a Lifetime'. In the comic, Uncle Scrooge’s dream gets invaded by the Beagle Boys using a device. Similar to the movie, they try to extract the lock combination, behind which Scrooge hides his treasure. Donald Duck then attempts to stop it and rescue him by entering the dream as well.
Warner Bros. released a prequel motion comic called Inception: The Cobol Job as part of its marketing campaign for the movie.
Phonetically, “Cobb” means “dream” (khwab) in Urdu, Sanskrit, Hindi, and Punjabi.
In August, 2009, almost a year before the movie's launch, Warner Bros put the film's official website live. It consisted of nothing more than a spinning top.
The working title for the movie was Oliver’s Arrow. Some comic book fans, buoyed by the fact that the Green Arrow’s civilian identity is Oliver Queen, thought Nolan, who had already rebooted DC's Batman franchise, was working on a Green Arrow movie.