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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.
  • An Italian chef was brought in to cook for the international cast. He brought with him 22,000 bottles of Italian mineral water, 450 pounds of Italian coffee, 250 gallons of olive oil and 4,500 pounds of pasta.
  • 19,000 extras were needed over the course of the film.
  • Two thousand soldiers had the front of their heads shaved in order to play Qing banner men. They were persuaded to do so by their officers who convinced them that it show friendship to the Italians and British. They were given a bonus of $3.50.
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