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Cameron Douglas

Actor & Author

The scion of Hollywood royalty — son of Michael Douglas, grandson of Kirk Douglas — Cameron Dogulas details his struggle to regain his dignity, humanity, and place in society after many years of drug abuse and almost eight years in prison.

Douglas was born into wealth, privilege, and comfort. His parents were glamorous jet-setters, his father a superstar, his mother a beautiful socialite, his grandfather a legend. On the surface, his life seemed golden. But by the age of thirty, he had taken a hellish dive: he became a drug addict, a thief, and —after a DEA drug bust — a convicted drug dealer sentenced to five years in prison, with another five years added to his sentence while incarcerated. Eventually he spent two years in solitary, where he managed, nonetheless, to hold fast to the brutal ethos of prison survival...until he began to reverse his savage transformation, to understand the psychological turmoil that tormented him for years, and to prepare for what would be a profoundly challenging, but eventually deeply satisfying and successful reentry into society at large.

Sparing no one in his sphere — least of all himself — Cameron Douglas gives a raw and unstintingly honest recounting of his harrowing, remarkable, and, in the end, inspiring life story.

BIO

Cameron Douglas, the son and grandson of legendary actors Michael and Kirk Douglas, brings his torrid and complex life experiences to every role he takes on. After starring as Asher Gromberg opposite his father and grandfather in MGM's It Runs in the Family, Cameron's life detoured into one of loss, solitude, resilience, and redemption. After being arrested, he was tried and served a seven-year prison sentence, the result of a powerful and abusive drug problem, which he documents in his book Long Way Home. These days, Cameron is dedicated to paving his own path as an actor, the craft which has defined his family for generations. His spirit is strong and his will to honor his family's legacy remains steadfast.

Cameron Douglas, the son and grandson of legendary actors Michael and Kirk Douglas, brings his torrid and complex life experiences to every role he takes on. After starring as Asher Gromberg opposite his father and grandfather in MGM's It Runs in the Family, Cameron's life detoured into one of loss, solitude, resilience, and redemption. After being arrested, he was tried and served a seven-year prison sentence, the result of a powerful and abusive drug problem, which he documents in his book Long Way Home. These days, Cameron is dedicated to paving his own path as an actor, the craft which has defined his family for generations. His spirit is strong and his will to honor his family's legacy remains steadfast.

SPEECH TOPICS

Long Way Home: A Conversation with Cameron Douglas

Books & Media
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