Magazine article Screen International

The Arquette Family Business

Magazine article Screen International

The Arquette Family Business

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Richmond Arquette talks about Sundance award-winner This Is Martin Bonner.Richmond Arquette in This Is Martin Bonner

Richmond Arquette, who is one of the leads in Chad Hartigan's This Is Martin Bonner, says he didn't always plan on following his brothers and sisters into the family business. "I come from this acting family, so for me growing up it made me decide I didn't want to be involved in acting. I'm more of an introvert."

After a joke from an ex-girlfriend about his siblings' successes, he said he secretly took acting classes "and it fed something in me."

His sister Patricia took him to Roy London's acting classes and that's when he really got the bug. "I started hearing there was a way to do acting that I could relate to," he says of London's lessons. "There was a way to put yourself in that situation so you're working connecting something in yourself."

He was immediately drawn to Hartigan's script, about an older man, Martin Bonner, who relocates to Reno, Nevada to find work helping released prisoners; Arguette plays Travis Holloway, a man who faces the challenges of free life after 12 years in prison. …

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