ByTom Cox, writer at Creators.co
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Nothing is perfect. Not even Star Wars or Pirates Of The Caribbean. Despite weeks and months of painstaking editing, mistakes sometimes slip through, shattering the fourth wall and revealing a juicy peek at the film set.

From the suicidal munchkins of Oz to an Empire-saving ice cream maker in Star Wars, check out these 10 filmic fumbles:

10. 'Star Wars' stormtrooper hits head

Perhaps the most famous un-blooped blooper of all time. Eagle-eyed fans spotted this stormtrooper in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) smashing his forehead into a low-flying door.

The actor, Laurie Goode, said:

"I was ambling along and felt I needed to rush back to the loo — bang! No one shouted 'cut' so I assumed the shot wasn’t wide enough to include me."

9. 'Pirates Of The Caribbean' invaded by a cowboy

Cowboys of the Caribbean
Cowboys of the Caribbean

A wayward extra was lassoed, Wild West style, in this shot as he gazed out to sea behind Jack Sparrow in The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003).

8. Meat Loaf caught with his pants down in 'Fight Club'

Loafing about
Loafing about

Rockstar Meat Loaf's bird-seed-stuffed fat suit is revealed when his trousers fall down while leaving a police ball with Edward Norton and Brad Pitt's characters.

7. Ice-Cream-Maker Guy in 'Star Wars'

An ice cream maker, this is
An ice cream maker, this is

Obviously, when you're fleeing the Empire, you must ensure you can whip up a frozen treat at your chosen destination.

Rebellion secret-holder or fluffy sundae-sorter?
Rebellion secret-holder or fluffy sundae-sorter?

The jumpsuited gent, Willrow Hood (actor unknown), was actually being a hero by carrying a computer memory full of Rebellion contacts to prevent the Galactic Empire from accessing it.

But this has not deterred legions of fans from making the comparison, dubbing him "Ice Cream Maker Guy."

6. Camera sneaks into 'The Matrix'

What were they thinking
What were they thinking

While filming a fisheye mirror shot in a doorknob in The Matrix (1999), the team seems to have forgotten that cameras are not vampires and also have reflections.

5. Cables in 'Indiana Jones'

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves
It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves

The magic is ruined in Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull (2008) when the cables holding Irina Spalko (Cate Blanchett) are exposed.

4. Camera crew on 'Transformers' bumper

Optimus Shine
Optimus Shine

In Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014), as Optimus Prime speeds across the desert, a camera-truck reflection was captured on his massive bumper.

3. Dead Munchkin in 'The Wizard Of Oz'?

Skipping past what could be a corpse
Skipping past what could be a corpse
Munchkin or bird?
Munchkin or bird?

In the final scene of The Wizard Of Oz (1939), the joyous trio appear to skip merrily toward what many theorize to be a munchkin who committed suicide over the love of another munchy.

However, it has also been claimed to be one of the giant birds from LA Zoo that roamed the set. Whatever it is, it's distracting. And a little spooky.

2. Jeans in 'Gladiator'

How embarrassing
How embarrassing

Comfort trumped the need for historical accuracy in this Gladiator (2000) shot in which a crew member in denim ambles behind Russell Crowe. See here for the full clip.

1. Chopper shadow in 'The Shining'

Heeere's a helicopter!
Heeere's a helicopter!

In the opening credits, the shadow of the helicopter filming the shot can be seen as it sweeps over the landscape of Glacier National Park.

What are your favorite bloopers?

Sources: Moviestalk, What Culture and Looper

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