Stormtrooper Who Banged His Head in the Original ‘Star Wars’ Explains the Famous Blooper That Found Its Way Into the Movie

May 25, 2017  •  Post A Comment

The actor who bumped his head on a doorway while playing a stormtrooper in the 1977 classic “Star Wars: A New Hope” — a blooper that ended up in the movie — recounted the incident in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision.

U.K.-based actor Laurie Goode told the publication he got the bit part after another actor called in sick. On the second day of filming, Goode, too, became sick.

“On about the fourth take, as I shuffled along, I felt my stomach rumbling, and ‘bang,’ I hit my head,” Goode told the publication. “As I wasn’t moving too fast, it was more of a scuffed bash, so it didn’t hurt, but as no one shouted ‘cut,’ I thought the shot wasn’t wide enough for me to be in frame.”

Goode said he expected the head bump to end up on the cutting-room floor. “But when I did see it in the cinema, I thought: ‘OMG, that’s me!'” Goode said.

Here’s the blooper …

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