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Leonardo DiCaprio is back in yet another film that makes your mind spin. Apparently this is the year the actor wants to make everyone feel crazy. Earlier this year, DiCaprio starred in the Martin Scorsese film, Shutter Island, which MTV describes as “a film about the tenuous nature between delusion and reality.” Now he is back with Inception from director Christopher Nolan. The film is yet another psychological thriller in which DiCaprio will play “a dream thief who’s constantly spinning a metallic top because it’s the only way he can tell if he’s in the real world rather than a make-believe one.” DiCaprio recently sat down with MTV News to talk about his year in these psychological thrillers. “I’ve been having a lot of fun playing protagonists that you can’t trust,” he said. “That’s been the objective in both these films, is to say lines and not necessarily mean what I say. It’s been a lot of fun, and I’ve got to do it with some pretty talented filmmakers, certainly with Scorsese and now with Chris Nolan.” Yet despite the similarities in the themes of both of these films, the story lines are completely different in each. Shutter Island stars DiCaprio as a detective investigating the disappearance of a dangerous woman at an insane asylum. The film “unfolds like a psychedelic onion, one layer after another peeling away to reveal new understandings of the story – right up until a climax that forces you to recalibrate everything you’ve accepted since the opening scene.” His new film, Inception, however, throws everything on the table from the beginning and leaves the audience to “sort through them in an attempt to deduce just what in the heck is truly going on.” DiCaprio admits the films have tonal similarities, but he feels they could not have been executed any differently. “This film is just beyond anything I’ve ever seen or experienced in my life,” he said. "It's a very rare occurrence where you can do a movie that exists on four different planes simultaneously. That was the immediate intrigue: delving into the world of the subconscious with Chris Nolan,” he added. “What could be more fun?" Inception hits theaters this Friday, July 16.