George Chakiris



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George Chakiris (born September 16, 1934) is an American dancer, singer and Academy Award-winning actor. He is best known for his appearance in the film version of West Side Story as Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks gang.

Age: 81
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: West Side Story


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1995 Les filles du Lido Saskia
1992 Human Target Robillard
1990 Pale Blood Michael Fury
1988 The Adventures of Superboy Professor Peterson
1985 Hell Town Ric Montenez
1984 Murder, She Wrote Eric Bowman
1984 Santa Barbara Daniel Espinoza
1984 Poor Little Rich Girls Prince Rudolph
1984 Nihon no omokage Lafcadio HEARN
1983 Scarecrow and Mrs. King Angelo Spinelli
1982 Matt Houston Clark Sawyer, Brett Cole


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[About his Oscar-winning role in West Side Story (1961)] "I wouldn`t mind even if it`s the ONLY thing people remember me for. It was a privilege just to be there and to contribute to something so wonderful. The last scene still gets me every time. It still brings tears to my eyes."


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Nominated for 4 Awards | Won 2

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