Why he rules: Friend of the Sex Pistols McDowell got his start making music videos for Adam And The Ants, Siouxsie and the Banshees and the Cure. Then he started working in movie design, including The Crow. He had a career turning point when he embraced digital design, in 3-D design program Maya, for Spielberg's Minority Report, for which he designed massive physical sets that were designed, and built, via computer, in the form of massive foam blocks that had to be shipped to the filming location. He also collaborated on the virtual "New City" exhibition for the "Design And The Elastic" show at New York's Museum of Modern Art.
What he's working on: Watchmen! OMG Watchmen! Here's a video of him working on the sets: