Did anyone ever watch that epic movie? It lasts for 4 hours or so, but the story is really compelling. He was crowned emperor of China, being only three years old. He grew up in the Forbidden City, but somehow China was reformed during that time. He never left the Forbidden City, until he was forced out by an army at age 18. After that he became the puppet of the Japanese, finally this last emperor ended up as a garden keeper. The whole idea of a Forbidden City and not being allowed to venture outside is really mystical, also growing up to be the ruler of a country, thinking everyone is in your control is weird too. How old was that Forbidden City? no man was allowed to stay inside unless they were castrated..