Christopher Nolan, who wrote and directed the movie Inception, said, "I didn't intend to make a film about filmmaking, but it's clear that I gravitated toward the creative process that I know. The way the team works is very analogous to the way the film itself was made. I can't say that was intentional, but it's very clearly there". The major characters in the film Inception represent integral cogs of the filmmaking industry. "The Point Man" (Arthur, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is the producer, "The Architect" (Ariadne, played by Elliot Page) is the production designer, "The Forger" (Eames, played by Tom Hardy) is the actor, "The Mark" (Robert, played by Cillian Murphy) is the audience. Then there's Leonardo DiCaprio's character Dom – who is the director.