"You know, I gotta say when I first started working on Inception, some of the drawings they showed me of their ideas for that character was, uh, sort of schlubby, sort of like, well, he’s the tech guy, he runs the machines, you know, so maybe he should be wearing some sneakers and a plaid shirt et cetera and I was like ‘No, no, no.’
This guy is in charge of making sure everything goes right. The Cobb character that Leonardo DiCaprio played, he’s like the artist and this guy’s like the producer. So, uh, I thought of my friend Jared, who is a theatre producer by day and he’s a very spiffy dresser.
And I was like, ‘No, I want tailored suits and I want to slick back my hair, I want this guy to seem like he’s meticulous, like he pays very close attention to detail.’”
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt (x)
Thank you for your contribution, JGL ;D
Seriously, though. Can we all just take a minute to consider the fact we almost got a movie where Arthur is the ‘sloppy’ dresser? (Not that I actually believe Eames’ style is sloppy, nor do I think Arthur dislikes it.)
I like to think that somewhere, out there in the multiverse, there’s a universe where that movie was actually made. And all the fics contain descriptions of how Eames thinks Arthur has terrible - simply terrible - dress sense.