Noun. When a recognizable or distinguished actor appears in a film whose cast are predominantly unknowns. Refers to the 2009 Best Picture Winner "The Hurt Locker," in which actors Ralph Fiennes, Evangeline Lilly, and Guy Pearce made brief cameos.
Lance Henriksen pulled a Hurt Locker Cameo when he made Screamers 2.
by LongMayBlues June 19, 2010