Top 13 Quotes of George Chakiris

Why do Greeks always open restaurants that fail?

George Chakiris

To be honest, I think I have a nice voice. A good voice… and I loved recording.

George Chakiris

One of my favorite credits is to say that I worked behind Marilyn Monroe, and I love saying that. She was phenomenal.

George Chakiris

No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible.

George Chakiris

It sounds corny to say, but we’re like a family. That experience for all of us really created a bond… The ‘West Side Story’ experience, it really is a family. There’s a closeness that has continued.

George Chakiris

If you buy a lottery ticket, you really don’t expect to win. However, if you do win, it’s a different story. The same is true about getting an Oscar. Of course I knew I was nominated, but I never expected my name to be called. When it was, I’m still at a loss to describe the feelings that I experienced.

George Chakiris

I made movies with some very nice people, experienced actors.

George Chakiris

I had a recording contract with Capitol Records. I loved recording and being in that studio. I made four albums.

George Chakiris

I don’t regret ‘West Side Story’ one bit. It was an incredible movie full of young people with amazing rapport.

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I don’t believe I was jinxed or hexed by winning an Academy Award in my first picture, ‘West Side Story.’

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I can go into any working circumstance and, simply, I’m prepared to deal with the work. It was a long, hard lesson I learned.

George Chakiris

As far as dancing was concerned, I always wanted to do it. To actually be performing was thrilling for me.

George Chakiris

A lot of people know that I danced, but I also sang.

George Chakiris