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 »


"Goldfinger" gave Ken Adam a chance to think bigger, and he indulged his taste for impudent fantasy. The "Goldfinger" movie introduced 007's Aston Martin with all kinds of hidden gadgets and weaponry. "The ejector seat was an idea that came from my days as a pilot," Adam said. Another of the film "Goldfinger" choice scenes finds Sean Connery as Bond spread-eagled on a table as a laser beam slices... See more »


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

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