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George Chakiris Overview:

Actor, George Chakiris, was born on Sep 16, 1934 in Norwood, OH. As of December 2018, George Chakiris was 84 years old.

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George Chakiris was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Supporting Actor for West Side Story (as Bernardo) in 1961.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1961Best Supporting ActorWest Side Story (1961)BernardoWon
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George Chakiris's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #207 on Nov 15, 2011.

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George Chakiris Quotes:

Riff: Now move in and shake hands.
Bernardo: For what?
Riff: Well, that's the way it's done, buddy boy.
Bernardo: More gracious living. Everyone of you hates everyone of us, and we *hate* you right back.


Dr. Dean Kahanna: [about Mai Chen] How could you lose her?
Dr. Dean Kahanna: Her heart gave out. You lost her.


Dr. Dean Kahanna: Dean. Dean!
Dr. Dean Kahanna: Hey, bad dream? You know, you've been pretty free with my name tonight. Once drunk, once in a nightmare.


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George Chakiris Facts
He was one of the tuxedoed male dancers surrounding Marilyn Monroe for the 'Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend' number in 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes' (1953).

Performed the role of Riff, leader of the Jets, in the London stage production of "West Side Story" before winning the role of Bernardo, leader of the rival Sharks gang, in the film version (West Side Story (1961)).

Often remembered as a "Latin Lover" type in Hollywood, but is actually the son of Greek immigrants.

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