Actor George Chakiris
A new special edition DVD of the film West Side Story has been released. We speak with cast members. The film, which won ten Oscars, is a screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical about New York City gangs circa 1960. George Chakiris, who played Bernardo in the movie, won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for the role. Chakiris has been in many films, TV shows and plays. Oddly enough, he won the Bernardo role after playing the role of Biff, Bernardo's main rival, in the London theater production of West Side Story. This interview first aired October 25, 2001.