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George Chakiris Interview: Academy Award-Winning Actor Talks "West Side Story"

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George Chakiris

George Chakiris was cast in the London production of the musical romantic drama West Side Story in 1958, portraying Riff, leader of the Jets. However, he is best known for his appearance in the 1961 film version of the same play as Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks gang, for which he won both the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor.

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