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A German Jew born in UsefulNotes/{{Berlin}}, Adam left Germany at age 12 during the rise of UsefulNotes/{{Nazi|Germany}}sm (he was an eyewitness of the Reichstag fire on February 27, 1933). He arrived in England where he studied architecture and served in the Royal Air Force during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII -- one of only three German-born people to do so along with his younger brother Denis. In 1947, Adam entered the British film industry as an assistant art director on such period pictures as ''Film/CaptainHoratioHornblower'' (1950) and ''Film/HelenOfTroy'' (1956). He was a full art director for the European-filmed sequences of Mike Todd's ''Film/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays1956'' and became a production designer in 1960. He worked on ''Film/TheTrialsOfOscarWilde'' produced by [[Creator/AlbertRBroccoli Albert R. "Cubby" Broccoli]]. Two years later, Broccoli hired him to work on the first ''Film/JamesBond'' film, ''Film/DrNo'' (1962). Inspired by both German Expressionism and the modernist architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, Adam succeeding in giving a multimillion-dollar veneer to what was a very economical production - in fact, they recognised the value of his work so much the producers gave him an additional £6000 out of their own pockets to build his designs. His imaginative work in that film caught the attention of director Creator/StanleyKubrick, who enlisted him for his production of his nuclear war comedy ''Film/DrStrangelove (Or How I Stopped Worrying And Love The Bomb'' (1964). His "War Room" remains one of the most memorable sets ever seen on film. In addition to the War Room, his team also managed to guesstimate the exact interior of the B-52 bomber (access to the interior was classified at the time), to the point that Kubrick actually worried if Adam's team had carried out its research legally. (They, in turn, claimed they just logically extrapolated from WW2 bombers.) In ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' (1964), the story's climax takes place inside the U.S. gold depository at Fort Knox. Adam was denied access to the Fort's actual interior, and had to conjure up the contours of the vault from his own imagination. His version of Fort Knox was a "Cathedral of Gold" with stacks and stacks of gold bars. Adam remained with the Bond series until the 1970s, his budget (and his creativity) expanding with each successive feature. His last Bond film would be ''{{Film/Moonraker}}'', providing the memorable underground launch site and space station sets.

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A German Jew born in UsefulNotes/{{Berlin}}, Adam left Germany at age 12 during the rise of UsefulNotes/{{Nazi|Germany}}sm (he was an eyewitness of the Reichstag fire on February 27, 1933). He arrived in England where he studied architecture and served in the Royal Air Force during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII -- one of only three German-born people to do so along with his younger brother Denis. In 1947, Adam entered the British film industry as an assistant art director on such period pictures as ''Film/CaptainHoratioHornblower'' (1950) and ''Film/HelenOfTroy'' (1956). He was a full art director for the European-filmed sequences of Mike Todd's ''Film/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays1956'' and became a production designer in 1960. He worked on ''Film/TheTrialsOfOscarWilde'' produced by [[Creator/AlbertRBroccoli Albert R. "Cubby" Broccoli]]. Two years later, Broccoli hired him to work on the first ''Film/JamesBond'' film, ''Film/DrNo'' (1962). Inspired by both German Expressionism and the modernist architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, Adam succeeding in giving a multimillion-dollar veneer to what was a very economical production - in fact, they recognised the value of his work so much the producers gave him an additional £6000 out of their own pockets to build his designs. His imaginative work in that film caught the attention of director Creator/StanleyKubrick, who enlisted him for his production of his nuclear war comedy ''Film/DrStrangelove (Or How I Stopped Worrying And Love The Bomb'' (1964). His "War Room" remains one of the most memorable sets ever seen on film. In addition to the War Room, his team also managed to guesstimate the exact interior of the B-52 bomber (access to the interior was classified at the time), to the point that Kubrick actually worried if Adam's team had carried out its research legally. (They, in turn, claimed they just logically extrapolated from WW2 [=WW2=] bombers.) In ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' (1964), the story's climax takes place inside the U.S. gold depository at Fort Knox. Adam was denied access to the Fort's actual interior, and had to conjure up the contours of the vault from his own imagination. His version of Fort Knox was a "Cathedral of Gold" with stacks and stacks of gold bars. Adam remained with the Bond series until the 1970s, his budget (and his creativity) expanding with each successive feature. His last Bond film would be ''{{Film/Moonraker}}'', providing the memorable underground launch site and space station sets.


A German Jew born in UsefulNotes/{{Berlin}}, Adam left Germany at age 12 during the rise of UsefulNotes/{{Nazi|Germany}}sm (he was an eyewitness of the Reichstag fire on February 27, 1933). He arrived in England where he studied architecture and served in the Royal Air Force during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII -- one of only three German-born people to do so along with his younger brother Denis. In 1947, Adam entered the British film industry as an assistant art director on such period pictures as ''Film/CaptainHoratioHornblower'' (1950) and ''Film/HelenOfTroy'' (1956). He was a full art director for the European-filmed sequences of Mike Todd's ''Film/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays1956'' and became a production designer in 1960. He worked on ''Film/TheTrialsOfOscarWilde'' produced by [[Creator/AlbertRBroccoli Albert R. "Cubby" Broccoli]]. Two years later, Broccoli hired him to work on the first ''Film/JamesBond'' film, ''Film/DrNo'' (1962). Inspired by both German Expressionism and the modernist architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, Adam succeeding in giving a multimillion-dollar veneer to what was a very economical production - in fact, they recognised the value of his work so much the producers gave him an additional £6000 out of their own pockets to build his designs. His imaginative work in that film caught the attention of director Creator/StanleyKubrick, who enlisted him for his production of his nuclear war comedy ''Film/DrStrangelove (Or How I Stopped Worrying And Love The Bomb'' (1964). His "War Room" remains one of the most memorable sets ever seen on film. In addition to the War Room, his team also managed to guesstimate the exact interior of the B-52 bomber (access to the interior was classified at the time), to the point that Kubrick actually was worried if Adam's team had carried out it's research legally. In ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' (1964), the story's climax takes place inside the U.S. gold depository at Fort Knox. Adam was denied access to the Fort's actual interior, and had to conjure up the contours of the vault from his own imagination. His version of Fort Knox was a "Cathedral of Gold" with stacks and stacks of gold bars. Adam remained with the Bond series until the 1970s, his budget (and his creativity) expanding with each successive feature. His last Bond film would be ''{{Film/Moonraker}}'', providing the memorable underground launch site and space station sets.

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A German Jew born in UsefulNotes/{{Berlin}}, Adam left Germany at age 12 during the rise of UsefulNotes/{{Nazi|Germany}}sm (he was an eyewitness of the Reichstag fire on February 27, 1933). He arrived in England where he studied architecture and served in the Royal Air Force during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII -- one of only three German-born people to do so along with his younger brother Denis. In 1947, Adam entered the British film industry as an assistant art director on such period pictures as ''Film/CaptainHoratioHornblower'' (1950) and ''Film/HelenOfTroy'' (1956). He was a full art director for the European-filmed sequences of Mike Todd's ''Film/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays1956'' and became a production designer in 1960. He worked on ''Film/TheTrialsOfOscarWilde'' produced by [[Creator/AlbertRBroccoli Albert R. "Cubby" Broccoli]]. Two years later, Broccoli hired him to work on the first ''Film/JamesBond'' film, ''Film/DrNo'' (1962). Inspired by both German Expressionism and the modernist architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, Adam succeeding in giving a multimillion-dollar veneer to what was a very economical production - in fact, they recognised the value of his work so much the producers gave him an additional £6000 out of their own pockets to build his designs. His imaginative work in that film caught the attention of director Creator/StanleyKubrick, who enlisted him for his production of his nuclear war comedy ''Film/DrStrangelove (Or How I Stopped Worrying And Love The Bomb'' (1964). His "War Room" remains one of the most memorable sets ever seen on film. In addition to the War Room, his team also managed to guesstimate the exact interior of the B-52 bomber (access to the interior was classified at the time), to the point that Kubrick actually was worried if Adam's team had carried out it's its research legally. (They, in turn, claimed they just logically extrapolated from WW2 bombers.) In ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' (1964), the story's climax takes place inside the U.S. gold depository at Fort Knox. Adam was denied access to the Fort's actual interior, and had to conjure up the contours of the vault from his own imagination. His version of Fort Knox was a "Cathedral of Gold" with stacks and stacks of gold bars. Adam remained with the Bond series until the 1970s, his budget (and his creativity) expanding with each successive feature. His last Bond film would be ''{{Film/Moonraker}}'', providing the memorable underground launch site and space station sets.


In 1975, Adam won an Academy Award for his re-creation of 18th century England in Kubrick's ''Film/BarryLyndon'', and in 1981 he was given "visual consultant" credit for designing a vast Edward Hopper-style cityscape in Herbert Ross' ''Film/PenniesFromHeaven''. Among Ken Adams' other most notable achievements has been his brilliant literalization of the creepy cartoon world of Charles Addams in 1993's ''Film/AddamsFamilyValues''. Ken Adam received his second Oscar in 1994 for ''Film/TheMadnessOfKingGeorge''.

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In 1975, Adam won an Academy Award for his re-creation of 18th century England in Kubrick's ''Film/BarryLyndon'', and in 1981 he was given "visual consultant" credit for designing a vast Edward Hopper-style Creator/EdwardHopper-style cityscape in Herbert Ross' ''Film/PenniesFromHeaven''. Among Ken Adams' other most notable achievements has been his brilliant literalization of the creepy cartoon world of Charles Addams in 1993's ''Film/AddamsFamilyValues''. Ken Adam received his second Oscar in 1994 for ''Film/TheMadnessOfKingGeorge''.


A German Jew born in UsefulNotes/{{Berlin}}, Adam left Germany at age 12 during the rise of UsefulNotes/{{Nazi|Germany}}sm (he was an eyewitness of the Reichstag fire on February 27, 1933). He arrived in England where he studied architecture and served in the Royal Air Force during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII -- one of only three German-born people to do so along with his younger brother Denis. In 1947, Adam entered the British film industry as an assistant art director on such period pictures as ''Film/CaptainHoratioHornblower'' (1950) and ''Film/HelenOfTroy'' (1956). He was a full art director for the European-filmed sequences of Mike Todd's ''Film/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays1956'' and became a production designer in 1960. He worked on ''Film/TheTrialsOfOscarWilde'' produced by [[Creator/AlbertRBroccoli Albert R. "Cubby" Broccoli]]. Two years later, Broccoli hired him to work on the first ''Film/JamesBond'' film, ''Film/DrNo'' (1962). Inspired by both German Expressionism and the modernist architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, Adam succeeding in giving a multimillion-dollar veneer to what was a very economical production. His imaginative work in that film caught the attention of director Creator/StanleyKubrick. Kubrick enlisted him for his production of his nuclear war comedy ''Film/DrStrangelove (Or How I Stopped Worrying And Love The Bomb'' (1964). His "War Room" remains one of the most memorable sets ever seen on film. In addition to the War Room, his team also managed to guesstimate the exact interior of the B-52 bomber (access to the interior was classified at the time), to the point that Kubrick actually was worried if Adam's team had carried out it's research legally. In ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' (1964), the story's climax takes place inside the U.S. gold depository at Fort Knox. Adam was denied access to the Fort's actual interior, and had to conjure up the contours of the vault from his own imagination. His version of Fort Knox was a "Cathedral of Gold" with stacks and stacks of gold bars. Adam remained with the Bond series until the 1970s, his budget (and his creativity) expanding with each successive feature. His last Bond film would be ''{{Film/Moonraker}}'', providing the memorable underground launch site and space station sets.

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A German Jew born in UsefulNotes/{{Berlin}}, Adam left Germany at age 12 during the rise of UsefulNotes/{{Nazi|Germany}}sm (he was an eyewitness of the Reichstag fire on February 27, 1933). He arrived in England where he studied architecture and served in the Royal Air Force during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII -- one of only three German-born people to do so along with his younger brother Denis. In 1947, Adam entered the British film industry as an assistant art director on such period pictures as ''Film/CaptainHoratioHornblower'' (1950) and ''Film/HelenOfTroy'' (1956). He was a full art director for the European-filmed sequences of Mike Todd's ''Film/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays1956'' and became a production designer in 1960. He worked on ''Film/TheTrialsOfOscarWilde'' produced by [[Creator/AlbertRBroccoli Albert R. "Cubby" Broccoli]]. Two years later, Broccoli hired him to work on the first ''Film/JamesBond'' film, ''Film/DrNo'' (1962). Inspired by both German Expressionism and the modernist architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, Adam succeeding in giving a multimillion-dollar veneer to what was a very economical production. production - in fact, they recognised the value of his work so much the producers gave him an additional £6000 out of their own pockets to build his designs. His imaginative work in that film caught the attention of director Creator/StanleyKubrick. Kubrick Creator/StanleyKubrick, who enlisted him for his production of his nuclear war comedy ''Film/DrStrangelove (Or How I Stopped Worrying And Love The Bomb'' (1964). His "War Room" remains one of the most memorable sets ever seen on film. In addition to the War Room, his team also managed to guesstimate the exact interior of the B-52 bomber (access to the interior was classified at the time), to the point that Kubrick actually was worried if Adam's team had carried out it's research legally. In ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' (1964), the story's climax takes place inside the U.S. gold depository at Fort Knox. Adam was denied access to the Fort's actual interior, and had to conjure up the contours of the vault from his own imagination. His version of Fort Knox was a "Cathedral of Gold" with stacks and stacks of gold bars. Adam remained with the Bond series until the 1970s, his budget (and his creativity) expanding with each successive feature. His last Bond film would be ''{{Film/Moonraker}}'', providing the memorable underground launch site and space station sets.


A German Jew born in UsefulNotes/{{Berlin}}, Adam left Germany at age 12 during the rise of UsefulNotes/{{Nazi|Germany}}sm (he was an eyewitness of the Reichstag fire on February 27, 1933). He arrived in England where he studied architecture and served in the Royal Air Force during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII -- one of only three German-born people to do so along with his younger brother Denis. In 1947, Adam entered the British film industry as an assistant art director on such period pictures as ''Film/CaptainHoratioHornblower'' (1950) and ''Film/HelenOfTroy'' (1956). He was a full art director for the European-filmed sequences of Mike Todd's ''Film/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays1956'' and became a production designer in 1960. He worked on ''Film/TheTrialsOfOscarWilde'' produced by [[Creator/AlbertRBroccoli Albert R. "Cubby" Broccoli]]. Two years later, Broccoli hired him to work on the first ''Film/JamesBond'' film, ''Film/DrNo'' (1962). Inspired by both German Expressionism and the modernist architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, Adam succeeding in giving a multimillion-dollar veneer to what was a very economical production. His imaginative work in that film caught the attention of director Creator/StanleyKubrick. Kubrick enlisted him for his production of his nuclear war comedy ''Film/DrStrangelove (Or How I Stopped Worrying And Love The Bomb'' (1964). His "War Room" remains one of the most memorable sets ever seen on film. In addition to the War Room, his team also managed to guesstimate the exact interior of the B-52 bomber, to the point that the US Air Force worried they had an inside source. In ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' (1964), the story's climax takes place inside the U.S. gold depository at Fort Knox. Adam was denied access to the Fort's actual interior, and had to conjure up the contours of the vault from his own imagination. His version of Fort Knox was a "Cathedral of Gold" with stacks and stacks of gold bars. Adam remained with the Bond series until the 1970s, his budget (and his creativity) expanding with each successive feature. His last Bond film would be ''{{Film/Moonraker}}'', providing the memorable underground launch site and space station sets.

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A German Jew born in UsefulNotes/{{Berlin}}, Adam left Germany at age 12 during the rise of UsefulNotes/{{Nazi|Germany}}sm (he was an eyewitness of the Reichstag fire on February 27, 1933). He arrived in England where he studied architecture and served in the Royal Air Force during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII -- one of only three German-born people to do so along with his younger brother Denis. In 1947, Adam entered the British film industry as an assistant art director on such period pictures as ''Film/CaptainHoratioHornblower'' (1950) and ''Film/HelenOfTroy'' (1956). He was a full art director for the European-filmed sequences of Mike Todd's ''Film/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays1956'' and became a production designer in 1960. He worked on ''Film/TheTrialsOfOscarWilde'' produced by [[Creator/AlbertRBroccoli Albert R. "Cubby" Broccoli]]. Two years later, Broccoli hired him to work on the first ''Film/JamesBond'' film, ''Film/DrNo'' (1962). Inspired by both German Expressionism and the modernist architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, Adam succeeding in giving a multimillion-dollar veneer to what was a very economical production. His imaginative work in that film caught the attention of director Creator/StanleyKubrick. Kubrick enlisted him for his production of his nuclear war comedy ''Film/DrStrangelove (Or How I Stopped Worrying And Love The Bomb'' (1964). His "War Room" remains one of the most memorable sets ever seen on film. In addition to the War Room, his team also managed to guesstimate the exact interior of the B-52 bomber, bomber (access to the interior was classified at the time), to the point that the US Air Force Kubrick actually was worried they if Adam's team had an inside source.carried out it's research legally. In ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' (1964), the story's climax takes place inside the U.S. gold depository at Fort Knox. Adam was denied access to the Fort's actual interior, and had to conjure up the contours of the vault from his own imagination. His version of Fort Knox was a "Cathedral of Gold" with stacks and stacks of gold bars. Adam remained with the Bond series until the 1970s, his budget (and his creativity) expanding with each successive feature. His last Bond film would be ''{{Film/Moonraker}}'', providing the memorable underground launch site and space station sets.


A German Jew born in UsefulNotes/{{Berlin}}, Adam left Germany at age 12 during the rise of UsefulNotes/{{Nazi|Germany}}sm (he was an eyewitness of the Reichstag fire on February 27, 1933). He arrived in England where he studied architecture and served in the Royal Air Force during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII -- one of only three German-born people to do so along with his younger brother Denis. In 1947, Adam entered the British film industry as an assistant art director on such period pictures as ''Film/CaptainHoratioHornblower'' (1950) and ''Film/HelenOfTroy'' (1956). He was a full art director for the European-filmed sequences of Mike Todd's ''Film/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays1956'' and became a production designer in 1960. He worked on ''Film/TheTrialsOfOscarWilde'' produced by [[Creator/AlbertRBroccoli Albert R. "Cubby" Broccolli]]. Two years later, Broccoli hired him to work on the first ''Film/JamesBond'' film, ''Film/DrNo'' (1962). Inspired by both German Expressionism and the modernist architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, Adam succeeding in giving a multimillion-dollar veneer to what was a very economical production. His imaginative work in that film caught the attention of director Creator/StanleyKubrick. Kubrick enlisted him for his production of his nuclear war comedy ''Film/DrStrangelove (Or How I Stopped Worrying And Love The Bomb'' (1964). His "War Room" remains one of the most memorable sets ever seen on film. In addition to the War Room, his team also managed to guesstimate the exact interior of the B-52 bomber, to the point that the US Air Force worried they had an inside source. In ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' (1964), the story's climax takes place inside the U.S. gold depository at Fort Knox. Adam was denied access to the Fort's actual interior, and had to conjure up the contours of the vault from his own imagination. His version of Fort Knox was a "Cathedral of Gold" with stacks and stacks of gold bars. Adam remained with the Bond series until the 1970s, his budget (and his creativity) expanding with each successive feature. His last Bond film would be ''{{Film/Moonraker}}'', providing the memorable underground launch site and space station sets.

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A German Jew born in UsefulNotes/{{Berlin}}, Adam left Germany at age 12 during the rise of UsefulNotes/{{Nazi|Germany}}sm (he was an eyewitness of the Reichstag fire on February 27, 1933). He arrived in England where he studied architecture and served in the Royal Air Force during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII -- one of only three German-born people to do so along with his younger brother Denis. In 1947, Adam entered the British film industry as an assistant art director on such period pictures as ''Film/CaptainHoratioHornblower'' (1950) and ''Film/HelenOfTroy'' (1956). He was a full art director for the European-filmed sequences of Mike Todd's ''Film/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays1956'' and became a production designer in 1960. He worked on ''Film/TheTrialsOfOscarWilde'' produced by [[Creator/AlbertRBroccoli Albert R. "Cubby" Broccolli]].Broccoli]]. Two years later, Broccoli hired him to work on the first ''Film/JamesBond'' film, ''Film/DrNo'' (1962). Inspired by both German Expressionism and the modernist architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, Adam succeeding in giving a multimillion-dollar veneer to what was a very economical production. His imaginative work in that film caught the attention of director Creator/StanleyKubrick. Kubrick enlisted him for his production of his nuclear war comedy ''Film/DrStrangelove (Or How I Stopped Worrying And Love The Bomb'' (1964). His "War Room" remains one of the most memorable sets ever seen on film. In addition to the War Room, his team also managed to guesstimate the exact interior of the B-52 bomber, to the point that the US Air Force worried they had an inside source. In ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' (1964), the story's climax takes place inside the U.S. gold depository at Fort Knox. Adam was denied access to the Fort's actual interior, and had to conjure up the contours of the vault from his own imagination. His version of Fort Knox was a "Cathedral of Gold" with stacks and stacks of gold bars. Adam remained with the Bond series until the 1970s, his budget (and his creativity) expanding with each successive feature. His last Bond film would be ''{{Film/Moonraker}}'', providing the memorable underground launch site and space station sets.


A German Jew born in Berlin, Adam left Germany at age 12 during the rise of UsefulNotes/{{Nazi|Germany}}sm (he was an eyewitness of the Reichstag fire on February 27, 1933). He arrived in England where he studied architecture and served in the Royal Air Force during WWII -- one of only three German-born people to do so along with his younger brother Denis. In 1947, Adam entered the British film industry as an assistant art director on such period pictures as ''Film/CaptainHoratioHornblower'' (1950) and ''Film/HelenOfTroy'' (1956). He was a full art director for the European-filmed sequences of Mike Todd's ''Film/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays1956'' and became a production designer in 1960. He worked on ''Film/TheTrialsOfOscarWilde'' produced by Albert "Cubby" Broccolli. Two years later, Broccolli hired him to work on the first ''Film/JamesBond'' film, ''Film/DrNo'' (1962). Inspired by both German Expressionism and the modernist architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, Adam succeeding in giving a multimillion-dollar veneer to what was a very economical production. His imaginative work in that film caught the attention of director Creator/StanleyKubrick. Kubrick enlisted him for his production of his nuclear war comedy ''Film/DrStrangelove (Or How I Stopped Worrying And Love The Bomb'' (1964). His "War Room" remains one of the most memorable sets ever seen on film. In addition to the War Room, his team also managed to guesstimate the exact interior of the B-52 bomber, to the point that the US Air Force worried they had an inside source. In ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' (1964), the story's climax takes place inside the U.S. gold depository at Fort Knox. Adam was denied access to the Fort's actual interior, and had to conjure up the contours of the vault from his own imagination. His version of Fort Knox was a "Cathedral of Gold" with stacks and stacks of gold bars. Adam remained with the Bond series until the 1970s, his budget (and his creativity) expanding with each successive feature. His last Bond film would be ''{{Film/Moonraker}}'', providing the memorable underground launch site and space station sets.

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A German Jew born in Berlin, UsefulNotes/{{Berlin}}, Adam left Germany at age 12 during the rise of UsefulNotes/{{Nazi|Germany}}sm (he was an eyewitness of the Reichstag fire on February 27, 1933). He arrived in England where he studied architecture and served in the Royal Air Force during WWII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII -- one of only three German-born people to do so along with his younger brother Denis. In 1947, Adam entered the British film industry as an assistant art director on such period pictures as ''Film/CaptainHoratioHornblower'' (1950) and ''Film/HelenOfTroy'' (1956). He was a full art director for the European-filmed sequences of Mike Todd's ''Film/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays1956'' and became a production designer in 1960. He worked on ''Film/TheTrialsOfOscarWilde'' produced by [[Creator/AlbertRBroccoli Albert R. "Cubby" Broccolli. Broccolli]]. Two years later, Broccolli Broccoli hired him to work on the first ''Film/JamesBond'' film, ''Film/DrNo'' (1962). Inspired by both German Expressionism and the modernist architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, Adam succeeding in giving a multimillion-dollar veneer to what was a very economical production. His imaginative work in that film caught the attention of director Creator/StanleyKubrick. Kubrick enlisted him for his production of his nuclear war comedy ''Film/DrStrangelove (Or How I Stopped Worrying And Love The Bomb'' (1964). His "War Room" remains one of the most memorable sets ever seen on film. In addition to the War Room, his team also managed to guesstimate the exact interior of the B-52 bomber, to the point that the US Air Force worried they had an inside source. In ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' (1964), the story's climax takes place inside the U.S. gold depository at Fort Knox. Adam was denied access to the Fort's actual interior, and had to conjure up the contours of the vault from his own imagination. His version of Fort Knox was a "Cathedral of Gold" with stacks and stacks of gold bars. Adam remained with the Bond series until the 1970s, his budget (and his creativity) expanding with each successive feature. His last Bond film would be ''{{Film/Moonraker}}'', providing the memorable underground launch site and space station sets.


[[caption-width-right:350:Ken Adam on one of his most famous sets.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Ken Adam on [[Film/DrStrangelove one of his most famous sets.sets]].]]


He died in March 2016 at the age of 95.

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He died Ken Adam passed away in March 2016 at the age of 95.


[[caption-width-right:350:Ken Adam on his most famous set.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Ken Adam on one of his most famous set.sets.]]



In 1975, Adam won an Academy Award for his re-creation of 18th century England in Kubrick's ''Film/BarryLyndon'', and in 1981 he was given "visual consultant" credit for designing a vast Edward Hopper-style cityscape in Herbert Ross' ''Film/PenniesFromHeaven''. Among Ken Adams' other most notable achievements has been his brilliant literalization of the creepy cartoon world of Charles Addams in 1993's ''Film/AddamsFamilyValues''. Ken Adam received his second Oscar in 1994 for ''Film/TheMadnessOfKingGeorge''. He died in March 2016 at the age of 95.

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In 1975, Adam won an Academy Award for his re-creation of 18th century England in Kubrick's ''Film/BarryLyndon'', and in 1981 he was given "visual consultant" credit for designing a vast Edward Hopper-style cityscape in Herbert Ross' ''Film/PenniesFromHeaven''. Among Ken Adams' other most notable achievements has been his brilliant literalization of the creepy cartoon world of Charles Addams in 1993's ''Film/AddamsFamilyValues''. Ken Adam received his second Oscar in 1994 for ''Film/TheMadnessOfKingGeorge''.

He died in March 2016 at the age of 95.95.
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A German Jew born in Berlin, Adam left Germany at age 12 during the rise of UsefulNotes/{{Nazi|Germany}}sm (he was an eyewitness of the Reichstag fire on February 27, 1933). He arrived in England where he studied architecture and served in the Royal Air Force during WWII. In 1947, Adam entered the British film industry as an assistant art director on such period pictures as ''Film/CaptainHoratioHornblower'' (1950) and ''Film/HelenOfTroy'' (1956). He was a full art director for the European-filmed sequences of Mike Todd's ''Film/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays1956'' and became a production designer in 1960. He worked on ''Film/TheTrialsOfOscarWilde'' produced by Albert "Cubby" Broccolli. Two years later, Broccolli hired him to work on the first ''Film/JamesBond'' film, ''Film/DrNo'' (1962). Inspired by both German Expressionism and the modernist architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, Adam succeeding in giving a multimillion-dollar veneer to what was a very economical production. His imaginative work in that film caught the attention of director Creator/StanleyKubrick. Kubrick enlisted him for his production of his nuclear war comedy ''Film/DrStrangelove (Or How I Stopped Worrying And Love The Bomb'' (1964). His "War Room" remains one of the most memorable sets ever seen on film. In addition to the War Room, his team also managed to guesstimate the exact interior of the B-52 bomber, to the point that the US Air Force worried they had an inside source. In ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' (1964), the story's climax takes place inside the U.S. gold depository at Fort Knox. Adam was denied access to the Fort's actual interior, and had to conjure up the contours of the vault from his own imagination. His version of Fort Knox was a "Cathedral of Gold" with stacks and stacks of gold bars. Adam remained with the Bond series until the 1970s, his budget (and his creativity) expanding with each successive feature. His last Bond film would be ''{{Film/Moonraker}}'', providing the memorable underground launch site and space station sets.

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A German Jew born in Berlin, Adam left Germany at age 12 during the rise of UsefulNotes/{{Nazi|Germany}}sm (he was an eyewitness of the Reichstag fire on February 27, 1933). He arrived in England where he studied architecture and served in the Royal Air Force during WWII.WWII -- one of only three German-born people to do so along with his younger brother Denis. In 1947, Adam entered the British film industry as an assistant art director on such period pictures as ''Film/CaptainHoratioHornblower'' (1950) and ''Film/HelenOfTroy'' (1956). He was a full art director for the European-filmed sequences of Mike Todd's ''Film/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays1956'' and became a production designer in 1960. He worked on ''Film/TheTrialsOfOscarWilde'' produced by Albert "Cubby" Broccolli. Two years later, Broccolli hired him to work on the first ''Film/JamesBond'' film, ''Film/DrNo'' (1962). Inspired by both German Expressionism and the modernist architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, Adam succeeding in giving a multimillion-dollar veneer to what was a very economical production. His imaginative work in that film caught the attention of director Creator/StanleyKubrick. Kubrick enlisted him for his production of his nuclear war comedy ''Film/DrStrangelove (Or How I Stopped Worrying And Love The Bomb'' (1964). His "War Room" remains one of the most memorable sets ever seen on film. In addition to the War Room, his team also managed to guesstimate the exact interior of the B-52 bomber, to the point that the US Air Force worried they had an inside source. In ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' (1964), the story's climax takes place inside the U.S. gold depository at Fort Knox. Adam was denied access to the Fort's actual interior, and had to conjure up the contours of the vault from his own imagination. His version of Fort Knox was a "Cathedral of Gold" with stacks and stacks of gold bars. Adam remained with the Bond series until the 1970s, his budget (and his creativity) expanding with each successive feature. His last Bond film would be ''{{Film/Moonraker}}'', providing the memorable underground launch site and space station sets.


A German Jew born in Berlin, Adam left Germany at age 12 after UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler took over. He arrived in England where he studied architecture and served in the Royal Air Force during WWII. In 1947, Adam entered the British film industry as an assistant art director on such period pictures as ''Film/CaptainHoratioHornblower'' (1950) and ''Film/HelenOfTroy'' (1956). He was a full art director for the European-filmed sequences of Mike Todd's ''Film/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays1956'' and became a production designer in 1960. He worked on ''Film/TheTrialsOfOscarWilde'' produced by Albert "Cubby" Broccolli. Two years later, Broccolli hired him to work on the first ''Film/JamesBond'' film, ''Film/DrNo'' (1962). Inspired by both German Expressionism and the modernist architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, Adam succeeding in giving a multimillion-dollar veneer to what was a very economical production. His imaginative work in that film caught the attention of director Creator/StanleyKubrick. Kubrick enlisted him for his production of his nuclear war comedy ''Film/DrStrangelove (Or How I Stopped Worrying And Love The Bomb'' (1964). His "War Room" remains one of the most memorable sets ever seen on film. In addition to the War Room, his team also managed to guesstimate the exact interior of the B-52 bomber, to the point that the US Air Force worried they had an inside source. In ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' (1964), the story's climax takes place inside the U.S. gold depository at Fort Knox. Adam was denied access to the Fort's actual interior, and had to conjure up the contours of the vault from his own imagination. His version of Fort Knox was a "Cathedral of Gold" with stacks and stacks of gold bars. Adam remained with the Bond series until the 1970s, his budget (and his creativity) expanding with each successive feature. His last Bond film would be ''{{Film/Moonraker}}'', providing the memorable underground launch site and space station sets.

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A German Jew born in Berlin, Adam left Germany at age 12 after UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler took over.during the rise of UsefulNotes/{{Nazi|Germany}}sm (he was an eyewitness of the Reichstag fire on February 27, 1933). He arrived in England where he studied architecture and served in the Royal Air Force during WWII. In 1947, Adam entered the British film industry as an assistant art director on such period pictures as ''Film/CaptainHoratioHornblower'' (1950) and ''Film/HelenOfTroy'' (1956). He was a full art director for the European-filmed sequences of Mike Todd's ''Film/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays1956'' and became a production designer in 1960. He worked on ''Film/TheTrialsOfOscarWilde'' produced by Albert "Cubby" Broccolli. Two years later, Broccolli hired him to work on the first ''Film/JamesBond'' film, ''Film/DrNo'' (1962). Inspired by both German Expressionism and the modernist architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, Adam succeeding in giving a multimillion-dollar veneer to what was a very economical production. His imaginative work in that film caught the attention of director Creator/StanleyKubrick. Kubrick enlisted him for his production of his nuclear war comedy ''Film/DrStrangelove (Or How I Stopped Worrying And Love The Bomb'' (1964). His "War Room" remains one of the most memorable sets ever seen on film. In addition to the War Room, his team also managed to guesstimate the exact interior of the B-52 bomber, to the point that the US Air Force worried they had an inside source. In ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' (1964), the story's climax takes place inside the U.S. gold depository at Fort Knox. Adam was denied access to the Fort's actual interior, and had to conjure up the contours of the vault from his own imagination. His version of Fort Knox was a "Cathedral of Gold" with stacks and stacks of gold bars. Adam remained with the Bond series until the 1970s, his budget (and his creativity) expanding with each successive feature. His last Bond film would be ''{{Film/Moonraker}}'', providing the memorable underground launch site and space station sets.


Ken Adam was a legendary production designer and art director, whose film credits include ''Film/DrStrangelove'' and seven ''Film/JamesBond'' films.

A German Jew born in Berlin in 1921, Adam left Germany at age 12 after UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler took over. He arrived in England where he studied architecture and served in the Royal Air Force during WWII. In 1947, Adam entered the British film industry as an assistant art director on such period pictures as ''Film/CaptainHoratioHornblower'' (1950) and ''Film/HelenOfTroy'' (1956). He was a full art director for the European-filmed sequences of Mike Todd's ''Film/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays1956'' and became a production designer in 1960. He worked on ''Film/TheTrialsOfOscarWilde'' produced by Albert "Cubby" Broccolli. Two years later, Broccolli hired him to work on the first ''Film/JamesBond'' film, ''Film/DrNo'' (1962). Inspired by both German Expressionism and the modernist architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, Adam succeeding in giving a multimillion-dollar veneer to what was a very economical production. His imaginative work in that film caught the attention of director Creator/StanleyKubrick. Kubrick enlisted him for his production of his nuclear war comedy ''Film/DrStrangelove (Or How I Stopped Worrying And Love The Bomb'' (1964). His "War Room" remains one of the most memorable sets ever seen on film. In addition to the War Room, his team also managed to guesstimate the exact interior of the B-52 bomber, to the point that the US Air Force worried they had an inside source. In ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' (1964), the story's climax takes place inside the U.S. gold depository at Fort Knox. Adam was denied access to the Fort's actual interior, and had to conjure up the contours of the vault from his own imagination. His version of Fort Knox was a "Cathedral of Gold" with stacks and stacks of gold bars. Adam remained with the Bond series until the 1970s, his budget (and his creativity) expanding with each successive feature. His last Bond film would be ''{{Film/Moonraker}}'', providing the memorable underground launch site and space station sets.

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Ken Hugo Adam (born Klaus Hugo Adam; 5 February 1921 10 March 2016) was a legendary production designer and art director, whose film credits include ''Film/DrStrangelove'' and seven ''Film/JamesBond'' films.

A German Jew born in Berlin in 1921, Berlin, Adam left Germany at age 12 after UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler took over. He arrived in England where he studied architecture and served in the Royal Air Force during WWII. In 1947, Adam entered the British film industry as an assistant art director on such period pictures as ''Film/CaptainHoratioHornblower'' (1950) and ''Film/HelenOfTroy'' (1956). He was a full art director for the European-filmed sequences of Mike Todd's ''Film/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays1956'' and became a production designer in 1960. He worked on ''Film/TheTrialsOfOscarWilde'' produced by Albert "Cubby" Broccolli. Two years later, Broccolli hired him to work on the first ''Film/JamesBond'' film, ''Film/DrNo'' (1962). Inspired by both German Expressionism and the modernist architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, Adam succeeding in giving a multimillion-dollar veneer to what was a very economical production. His imaginative work in that film caught the attention of director Creator/StanleyKubrick. Kubrick enlisted him for his production of his nuclear war comedy ''Film/DrStrangelove (Or How I Stopped Worrying And Love The Bomb'' (1964). His "War Room" remains one of the most memorable sets ever seen on film. In addition to the War Room, his team also managed to guesstimate the exact interior of the B-52 bomber, to the point that the US Air Force worried they had an inside source. In ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' (1964), the story's climax takes place inside the U.S. gold depository at Fort Knox. Adam was denied access to the Fort's actual interior, and had to conjure up the contours of the vault from his own imagination. His version of Fort Knox was a "Cathedral of Gold" with stacks and stacks of gold bars. Adam remained with the Bond series until the 1970s, his budget (and his creativity) expanding with each successive feature. His last Bond film would be ''{{Film/Moonraker}}'', providing the memorable underground launch site and space station sets.


A German Jew born in Berlin in 1921, Adam left Germany at age 12 after UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler took over. He arrived in England where he studied architecture and served in the Royal Air Force during WWII. In 1947, Adam entered the British film industry as an assistant art director on such period pictures as ''Film/CaptainHoratioHornblower'' (1950) and ''Film/HelenOfTroy'' (1956). He was a full art director for the European-filmed sequences of Mike Todd's ''AroundTheWorldInEightyDays'' (1956) and became a production designer in 1960. He worked on ''Film/TheTrialsOfOscarWilde'' produced by Albert "Cubby" Broccolli. Two years later, Broccolli hired him to work on the first ''Film/JamesBond'' film, ''Film/DrNo'' (1962). Inspired by both German Expressionism and the modernist architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, Adam succeeding in giving a multimillion-dollar veneer to what was a very economical production. His imaginative work in that film caught the attention of director Creator/StanleyKubrick. Kubrick enlisted him for his production of his nuclear war comedy ''Film/DrStrangelove (Or How I Stopped Worrying And Love The Bomb'' (1964). His "War Room" remains one of the most memorable sets ever seen on film. In addition to the War Room, his team also managed to guesstimate the exact interior of the B-52 bomber, to the point that the US Air Force worried they had an inside source. In ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' (1964), the story's climax takes place inside the U.S. gold depository at Fort Knox. Adam was denied access to the Fort's actual interior, and had to conjure up the contours of the vault from his own imagination. His version of Fort Knox was a "Cathedral of Gold" with stacks and stacks of gold bars. Adam remained with the Bond series until the 1970s, his budget (and his creativity) expanding with each successive feature. His last Bond film would be ''{{Film/Moonraker}}'', providing the memorable underground launch site and space station sets.

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A German Jew born in Berlin in 1921, Adam left Germany at age 12 after UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler took over. He arrived in England where he studied architecture and served in the Royal Air Force during WWII. In 1947, Adam entered the British film industry as an assistant art director on such period pictures as ''Film/CaptainHoratioHornblower'' (1950) and ''Film/HelenOfTroy'' (1956). He was a full art director for the European-filmed sequences of Mike Todd's ''AroundTheWorldInEightyDays'' (1956) ''Film/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays1956'' and became a production designer in 1960. He worked on ''Film/TheTrialsOfOscarWilde'' produced by Albert "Cubby" Broccolli. Two years later, Broccolli hired him to work on the first ''Film/JamesBond'' film, ''Film/DrNo'' (1962). Inspired by both German Expressionism and the modernist architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, Adam succeeding in giving a multimillion-dollar veneer to what was a very economical production. His imaginative work in that film caught the attention of director Creator/StanleyKubrick. Kubrick enlisted him for his production of his nuclear war comedy ''Film/DrStrangelove (Or How I Stopped Worrying And Love The Bomb'' (1964). His "War Room" remains one of the most memorable sets ever seen on film. In addition to the War Room, his team also managed to guesstimate the exact interior of the B-52 bomber, to the point that the US Air Force worried they had an inside source. In ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' (1964), the story's climax takes place inside the U.S. gold depository at Fort Knox. Adam was denied access to the Fort's actual interior, and had to conjure up the contours of the vault from his own imagination. His version of Fort Knox was a "Cathedral of Gold" with stacks and stacks of gold bars. Adam remained with the Bond series until the 1970s, his budget (and his creativity) expanding with each successive feature. His last Bond film would be ''{{Film/Moonraker}}'', providing the memorable underground launch site and space station sets.


Ken Adam is a legendary production designer and art director, whose film credits include ''Film/DrStrangelove'' and seven ''Film/JamesBond'' films.

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Ken Adam is was a legendary production designer and art director, whose film credits include ''Film/DrStrangelove'' and seven ''Film/JamesBond'' films.



In 1975, Adam won an Academy Award for his re-creation of 18th century England in Kubrick's ''Film/BarryLyndon'', and in 1981 he was given "visual consultant" credit for designing a vast Edward Hopper-style cityscape in Herbert Ross' ''Film/PenniesFromHeaven''. Among Ken Adams' other most notable achievements has been his brilliant literalization of the creepy cartoon world of Charles Addams in 1993's ''Film/AddamsFamilyValues''. Ken Adam received his second Oscar in 1994 for ''Film/TheMadnessOfKingGeorge''.

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In 1975, Adam won an Academy Award for his re-creation of 18th century England in Kubrick's ''Film/BarryLyndon'', and in 1981 he was given "visual consultant" credit for designing a vast Edward Hopper-style cityscape in Herbert Ross' ''Film/PenniesFromHeaven''. Among Ken Adams' other most notable achievements has been his brilliant literalization of the creepy cartoon world of Charles Addams in 1993's ''Film/AddamsFamilyValues''. Ken Adam received his second Oscar in 1994 for ''Film/TheMadnessOfKingGeorge''. He died in March 2016 at the age of 95.

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