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The Last Emperor

The Last Emperor is a monumental film about the life of the last emperor of the Chinese Qing dynasty. Director Bertolucci illustrates the life of Pu-Yi who was crowned emperor at the age of two only to lose it at the age of five. The film won a total of nine Oscars in 1987.

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Released: Oct 29th, 1987
Budget: $25,000,000.00
Revenue: N/A

The Last Emperor Main Cast

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John Lone
John Lone
plays Pu Yi - Adult
Joan Chen
Joan Chen
plays Wan Jung
Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
plays Reginald 'R. J.' Johnston
Ruocheng Ying
Ruocheng Ying
plays The Governor
Victor Wong
Victor Wong
plays Chen Pao Shen
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Bernardo Bertolucci talked at length with Sean Connery, regarding the role of Reginald Johnston. Connery ended up convincing the director not to cast him.
  • Movie Goof (revealing mistake): In the scene where Johnston and Pu Yi say "farewell" to each other and as the musicians appear and follow Johnston, reflections are visible in such a way that indicate that the scene was actually shot through the glass of a pre-existing structure. The reflections are not consistent with anything else in the shot.
  • 1,100 schoolchildren were brought in to play Red Guards who composed the Cultural Revolution march (1967). Bernardo Bertolucci had problems instilling the right amount of anger in them, as none of them knew of the attitudes of the Cultural Revolution.
  • Most of the exterior and interior scenes of Pu Yi's mansion during his years as a puppet emperor for the Japanese (most notably the "Coronation Ball" scene) were filmed at the Imperial Palace in Changchun, where the real Pu Yi lived from 1934 to 1945. The mansion is now a museum.
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