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Stormtrooper Cameos Throughout The 'Star Wars' Universe

Updated January 24, 2020 1.8k votes 302 voters 18.6k views14 items

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This should come as no great surprise, but there are plenty of stormtrooper celebrity cameos throughout the Star Wars franchise. Famous people are chomping at the bit to shuffle into the white armor and geek out. From musicians to actors, directors to members of the British royal family, a lot of well-known people have gotten the chance to live out a few childhood fantasies.

  • Which Movie? Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

    Which Scene? Exactly an hour and a half into the movie, Rey is under the watch of a stormtrooper after she has been captured by Kylo Ren and the First Order. She ends up Jedi Mind-Tricking her way out of the situation. That stormtrooper is James Bond, himself.

    How Did This Cameo Come To Be? Well, according to Entertainment Weekly, both The Force Awakens and Craig's then-new Bond flick Spectre were filming at the historic Pinewood Studios in England at the same time. Craig supposedly found out and worked his way into a minor scene in the Star Wars movie.

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  • Which Movie? Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi

    Which Scene? A deleted scene with Finn, where he is recognized as a former stormtrooper while attempting to infiltrate a First Order ship.

    How Did This Cameo Come To Be? While it is unclear just how Prince William or Harry managed to book the cameo, it is safe to say the pair have a level of notoriety that is sure to open doors when called upon. Benicio del Toro described the brothers as "very nice" and John Boyega even personally apologized for their minor scene being cut.

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  • Which Movie? Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi

    Which Scene? Tom Hardy is in the same deleted scene that Prince William and Harry appear in, where Finn is recognized by a stormtrooper while attempting to infiltrate a First Order ship. Hardy even has a speaking role in the scene; he puts on an odd, Southern drawl and compliments Finn for being promoted. 

    How Did This Cameo Come To Be? Before The Last Jedi came out, rumors started to circulate that Hardy had a role to play in the upcoming film. When asked about the possibility by The Hollywood Reporter, Hardy played coy and said, "Ah, the internet is a glorious web of deceit and misinformation, isn't it?" When the film was released, he posted a behind-the-scenes image to his Instagram account that confirmed his involvement. 

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  • Which Movie? Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi

    Which Scene? A deleted scene with Finn, where he is recognized as a former stormtrooper while attempting to infiltrate a First Order ship.

    How Did This Cameo Come To Be? It's unclear how Harry came to be in the movie. Benicio del Toro described him and his brother William as "very nice" and John Boyega even personally apologized for their minor scene being cut.

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