Sorry to get your hopes up, It was Phil Stern. And yes that is John Wayne who looks Gay as Hell in those shorts. Photographer Phil Stern, who was responsible for some of the most iconic portraits of Hollywood stars including Marilyn Monroe, James Dean and Frank Sinatra, has died at the age of 95. Stern, who also photographed John Wayne, Marlon Brando, Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart and President Kennedy’s inauguration, passed away in California on Saturday, his agent confirmed. On Sunday morning, director Brett Ratner took to Instagram to express his sadness at his longtime friend's death, writing: 'My good friend pictured here passed today! #PhilStern 95 year old.'