Why he rules: Looking at James Clyne's huge cityscapes and alien worlds, it's easy to get lost in all the details as well as the hugeness of everything. Clyne started out doing conceptual designs and set designs for Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, Titan A.E., Galaxy Quest, Mission To Mars, and Mystery Men. He started using Photoshop and other digital tools more and more, especially when he worked on Spielberg's Minority Report and A.I.. He's most recently worked on X-Men 3, The Fountain, and Transformers. (His concept art from the latter two movies is way huger, and more mind-blowing, than the actual movies themselves were.)
What he's working on: J.J. Abrams' Star Trek and James Cameron's Avatar, plus Battle Angel.