Rick's desire, even as a young boy, was to create the perfect gorilla costume. I think he achieved it with his gorillas in "Gorillas in the Mist" (1988). The studio didn't want the audience to know the star gorillas where not real so Rick's "gorilla" crew did not receive credit on the film and Rick was given a associate producer credit. Even though the gorilla suites are stored at Rick's studio he's not allowed to use them in any other film or to display them in public.
Rick has won seven Oscars.