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Ken Adam (1921–2016)

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 was married to Maria-Letizia Moauro. He died on March 10, 2016 in London, England. See full bio »

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(age 95) in London, England, UK

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Goldfinger
Goldfinger Production Designer
(1964)
Dr. No
Dr. No Production Designer
(1962)
Barry Lyndon
Barry Lyndon Production Designer
(1975)

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Alternate Names:

Kenneth Adam | Sir Ken Adam | Kenneth Adams | Ken Adams
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[Discussing his ambitious volcano set for the James Bond film You Only Live Twice (1967): "The challenge appealed to me also, the shape of the volcano. I knew if it didn't work I'd never work in movies again. [Producer] Cubby Broccoli asked me how much it would cost. I quoted him a million dollars, which at that time was a huge amount of money. He said if I could do it for a million, then do it. ... See more »

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Another 18th Century period film - "The Madness of King George" - was filmed on location, but a lot was filmed on studio sets. Ken Adam was able to build the entire palace interior, which is a great advantage, because you can move from one room to another far more freely. Ken Adam's happiest experiences were always productions which he could transcend reality in his designs. That is why he ... See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

Heinie the Tank-buster

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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