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Top 10 Star Wars Bloopers
Top 10 Star Wars Bloopers

Top 10 Star Wars Bloopers

VOICE OVER: Y WRITTEN BY: Mersini Karkoulas
Written by Mersini Karkoulas

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away... these actors goofed up while making Star Wars Movies! WatchMojo presents the Top 10 Greatest Bloopers from Star Wars Movies! But what will take the top spot on our list? But what will take the top spot on our list? C-3PO crashing down, tripping over the wires of an AT-AT, or Storm Troopers falling all over themselves! Watch to find out!

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Sometimes the Force just isn’t with you. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Star Wars Bloopers.

For this list, we’re looking at mistakes, antics, and plain old mayhem from behind the scenes of the live action Star Wars films. This means that the stormtrooper infamously hitting his head in A New Hope doesn’t make the cut.

#10: Vader Freeze Frame
“Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back” (1980)

While Star Wars may have been way ahead of its time with its special effects and thrilling visuals, some of the most memorable moments in the films were created using good old movie magic. When Han, Leia, Chewie and Lando are confronted by the menacing Darth Vader on Bespin, Han tries to shoot him, only to have his blaster torn from his hand by Vader using the Force. During filming, however, the actors and the camera all stopped for a moment, while a crewmember swapped out Han’s blaster. The rest of the scene was created by crewmembers throwing Han’s blaster through the air, and with Vader catching the prop repeatedly. Yep, nothing’s quite as amusing to watch as Vader playing catch with crewmembers.

#9: What’s Behind the Door?
“Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith” (2005)

Revenge of the Sith is one of the more serious films of the franchise, chronicling the rise of Darth Vader, but it wasn’t all doom and gloom on set. In a scene where Anakin carries an unconscious Obi-Wan away from battle, actor Hayden Christensen attempted to escape the scene through a fake door on set, mistaking it for the real door he was supposed to be using. After pressing the button and having nothing happen, Christensen’s told by the director that it’s the wrong door, which is followed by the off screen laughter of the crew and his moving to the correct door.

#8: Leia Laughs
“Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope” (1977)

In one of the most iconic scenes of the original Star Wars film, Grand Moff Tarkin interrogates Princess Leia about the whereabouts of a rebel military base. When she refuses to give up the information, Tarkin exposes the true power of the newly built Death Star by destroying Alderaan, Leia’s homeworld. Yet, while filming this scene, the legendary Peter Cushing couldn’t get his lines out quite right, transforming from the terrifying Tarkin to a flustered actor right before everyone’s eyes, and leaving a young Carrie Fisher unable to keep a straight face.

#7: Lando’s Lines
“Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi” (1983)

No one is immune to messing up a line from time to time and for Billy Dee Williams, his moment came on the set of Return of the Jedi. In the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon, Lando is leading the assault on Imperial forces at Endor, only to find that it’s a trap. Williams makes several attempts at commanding the fighter pilots who accompany him. In fact, he stumbles over his words time and time again until finally giving up, proving that sometimes, just speaking can be as difficult as fighting a war.

#6: Letting Go
“Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones” (2002)

While it’s common knowledge to anyone who has ever watched a blooper reel that actors often forget their lines, it’s less common that an actor completely forgets their stage directions. When deciding that it’s their duty to save Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin and Padme squabble, with Anakin wanting to keep Padme from danger. He grabs her arm in an attempt to keep her aboard their ship. Only, in this blooper, Hayden Christensen lets go of Natalie Portman’s arm too early. So when she, straight-faced and serious, tells him to let go of her arm, it takes them a second to realize that he isn’t even holding it in the first place. We, along with them, collapse into gales of laughter at the mistake.

#5: Tree Collision
“Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi” (1983)

If you’ve ever watched a Star Wars film, you know that some of the coolest modes of transportation are the speeders. Levitating off the ground, they can zip between trees, or fly high above cities. The Battle of Endor shows us a few stormtroopers chasing down rebels on some of these awesome vehicles. But they aren’t always as great as they seem. In this blooper, when a couple of stormtroopers fly by on screen, the guy on the speeder to the right has some pretty awful luck, as his vehicle takes him headfirst into a tree.

#4: R2-D2 Falls
“Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace” (1999)

We all know and love R2 as the little blue-and-white astromech droid with a whole lot of personality, who follows Anakin and then Luke on their various adventures. But for such a little droid, filming with him brought a lot of trouble. As it turns out, R2 doesn’t do well over uneven terrain, and there’s a lot of footage of him rolling forward and toppling over mid-scene, startling both actors and crew alike …and interrupting some serious moments. Luckily for R2, he’s a lot smoother in the films than he is in real life.

#3: Stuntman Wirework
“Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back” (1980)
It might seem like one of the coolest jobs on the planet, but very few people are under the illusion that being a stunt actor is easy work. For the battle scene on Hoth, when the Imperials attack the rebel base and a gigantic AT-AT walker has its legs tangled up with wire, one stuntman ended up on the ride of his life. Unable to detach from his wire, the man was dragged along the snow then hoisted up into the air. We can’t help but think that when you see that AT-AT come down in one of the most memorable moments of the original trilogy, all the dangerous stunt work was well worth it.

#2: Tripping Troopers
“Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope” (1977)

You might think that, as the henchmen of one of the most menacing people in the galaxy, the stormtroopers might also come across as elegant and precise in their movements. But when several of them have to make it through a hole in the wall that’s an awkward shape and size, their bulky armor makes it hard to be graceful or efficient. As such, when filming this scene, they couldn’t help but slip and slide all over the place as they try to both regain their balance and shoot straight at our beloved rebel heroes.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions:
- Padmé Amidala Takes a Tumble
“Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones” (2002)

- Qui-Gon Jinn’s Flying Light Saber
“Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace” (1999)

- Microphone Snack
“Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope” (1977)

#1: C-3PO Crashes
“Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith” (2005)

Love him or hate him, C3PO, along with his companion R2D2, are some of the most iconic characters of the Star Wars universe. 3PO delivers some of the greatest moments, and in this blooper, his awkward walk brings us some on set mayhem. During a tense scene, an off-screen C3PO walks away and gets caught in a set piece. He falls face forward and destroys the piece as Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, and the rest of the crew look on with a mix of astonishment, disbelief… and whole lot of amusement. We don’t know what it is, but there’s something about those droids falling over that brings us great joy.
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