A clumsy Stormtrooper, who bumped his head on the raised door of the Death Star in the 1977 film “Star Wars: A New Hope,” has finally broken his silence some 40 years later. It turns out the actor in question is one Laurie Goode.

Laurie Goode opens up about his experience as a Stormtrooper

According to a report by the Hollywood Reporter, Goode opened up to Heat Vision about what really happened that day. Goode said he was placed on the cast at the last minute. He received a call from his agent, asking for his measurement details. On giving his measurements, his agent then asked if Goode was available to stand in for Peter Dukes, a fellow actor, on something that was called “Star Wars” as Dukes had phoned in sick.

Upset stomach made the Stormtrooper clumsy

The blooper happened on his second day of filming the "Star Wars" movie when, according to Goode, he was suffering with a really bad upset stomach. The Stormtrooper said he had made three or four visits to the bathroom by midmorning, due to the bug.

Obviously with that elaborate Stormtrooper costume, this was a bit of a problem. He said that after having got back into his costume and back on to the set, he had the urgent call to return to the toilet, but he was already placed ready for the shot. He said it was on around the fourth take that, as he shuffled along, he felt his stomach start rumbling again and with a “bang” he hit his head.

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Goode said he wasn’t moving that quickly, so he didn’t really get hurt. He continued by saying no one yelled “Cut” at that moment, but he believed the frame wasn't really wide enough to include him. You can watch the moment as it happened here:

Clumsy Stormtrooper thought the shot would be edited out

Goode, who was 31 years of age when he appeared in the “Star Wars” film, said he always assumed that the unfortunate head bang would get edited out of the final movie, but when he saw it in the theater, he instantly thought “OMG, that’s me!”

As noted by the New York Daily News, what made things even funnier was that George Lucas, the creator of “Star Wars,” even made a callback to the humorous blooper while filming “Episode II – Attack of the Clones.” In that film Lucas got Clone Trooper Jango Fett to bump his head on entering his starship.

It turns out Goode had tried to tell the organizers of the first “Star Wars” convention he attended in 2006 that he was the head-banging Stormtrooper, but they shrugged it off, saying they had heard the same story from several other actors.

Goode decided to also shrug it off, but when the late Michael Leader claimed he was the Stormtrooper in question, Goode wondered how he could prove the fact that it was him. He reportedly ended up writing a song about the classic “Star Wars” blooper, titled, "Who Was Who Was the Stormtrooper Who Banged His Head?" which can be enjoyed below.