Why he rules: Manser got his start designing stuff for Sam Raimi's amazing Army Of Darkness, including Bruce Campbell's awesome Chopper Car. Raimi must have remembered him, since he hired him to do concept art for the Green Goblin and Spider-Man himself in Raimi's first Spider-Man movie. He also did conceptual design work for Kubrick's original version of A.I., Serenity, and Minority Report.

What he's working on: His most recent project is the new Speed Racer, for which he helped redesign the Mach-5.