Christopher Nolan reveals Leonardo DiCaprio pushed him to change his original script for “Inception,” which made the film better than he expected.
As per Tom Shone’s book “The Nolan Variations,” Christopher Nolan says that Leonardo DiCaprio requested changes to the original script of “Inception,” which resulted in the film “better.”
Nolan said, “I was working on a more superficial version of the project, superficial may be overstating it, because all the story elements were in there, but I was still trying to approach it from a genre perspective. Leo encouraged me and demanded of me to push it in a more character-based direction, more about the relationship. He didn’t write, but he would go over the script and come up with ideas. It made a huge difference. It was a fraught, difficult process, the rewriting went on for months and months because he’s very demanding, but it was very productive. I think he made it a more resonant film.”
“Inception” was released in 2010. The science-fiction thriller film, directed by Christopher Nolan. The film features an ensemble cast, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Ken Watanabe, Dileep Rao, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, and Michael Caine. The film has grossed over $800 million worldwide.
Nolan’s upcoming film is “Oppenheimer,” based on American Prometheus, a biography written by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin. In the film, Cillian Murphy plays J. Robert Oppenheimer, an American theoretical physicist credited with being the “father of the atomic bomb” for his role in the Manhattan Project—the World War II undertaking that developed the first nuclear weapons. The film also stars Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon, Rami Malek, Florence Pugh, Benny Safdie, Michael Angarano, Josh Hartnett, and Kenneth Branagh. “Oppenheimer” will hit theaters on July 21, 2023, by Universal Pictures.