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1. In action-adventure movies, the hero shot is usually either the first appearance of the hero or early in the film, when, using dramatic cinematography, the hero is shown front and center in full costume.

2. A candid picture of a person at their most typical. A shot of someone, often in the prime of their life, that sums up who that person was.
"Ok, Harrison, when you come around the corner with the torch, turn and stare straight ahead for a few seconds. That's our hero shot."
by Howie Roark March 04, 2009
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