-- Still losing sleep pondering the ending of this summer's smash hit 'Inception'? Can't decide whether it's a dream or reality? Have insomnia over the thousands of blog posts and comments about the meaning(s) of the film? Well, Michael Caine -- who played the father to lead Leonardo Dicaprio's character, Cobb -- has come to the rescue. Caine, while promoting his autobiography, 'The Elephant to Hollywood,' on BBC Radio's 'The Chris Moyles Show,' chimed in with his take on the ending: "[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." Think that puts the debate to rest? Think again. It's just one man's opinion which, of corse, just adds more speculative fuel to the "meaning" fire. Time for more NoDoz! (PS: Caine did have one fact to reveal: Shooting for 'Batman 3' will begin this May).

-- Christopher Plummer has been added to the cast of David Fincher's English-language remake of the smash Swedish thriller 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.' Plummer will play family patriarch Henrik Vanger, the ailing tycoon who hires journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) to solve the mystery of his niece's disappearance. Plummer's made a career of playing leaders and family heads -- sometimes with dark secrets -- from Captain Von Trapp in 'The Sound of Music' through Field Marshal Rommel in 'The Night of the Generals' to General Chang in 'Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country' to Dr. Goines in 'Twelve Monkeys' and Arthur Case in 'Inside Man.' The cast of the remake is slowly but surely being filled out now, with Rooney Mara playing Lisbeth Salander, Stellan Skarsgaard portraying Henrik's nephew, Martin Vanger, and Erika Berger as Blomkvist's colleague and lover.
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