Ken Adam was born on February 5, 1921 in Berlin, Germany as Klaus Hugo Adam. He is known for his work on Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), Goldfinger (1964) and Dr. No (1962). He has been married to Maria Letitzia since August 16, 1952. See full bio »
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[on Stanley Kubrick] Most days during production [of Dr. Strangelove] I drove him to the studio... I recommend this as a way to get to know your director. See more »


The same year that "Goldfinger" captivated audiences, Ken Adam created another memorable set, the gigantic war room in Stanley Kubrick's "Dr. Strangelove." Adam and Kubrick clicked during the making of the film. Adam drove Kubrick to the set every day. "He insisted that I didn't exceed 30 miles an hour," Adam said. "But if you are with a director almost every day for five months, driving an hour ... See more »


He often uses timeless production design, and future-look combined with old culture design.

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