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Diane Sawyer Sits Down for Emotional Interview With Michael and Cameron Douglas


Growing up with famous parents can be a fairytale for some, but for Cameron Douglas, third generation in an elite Hollywood family, problems with drugs put him on the path to a nightmare ending in a long stint in federal prison. The son of Michael Douglas (and grandson of Kirk Douglas), Cameron starred in four movies in the 2000s — including It Runs in the Family with Michael and Kirk.

 By that time, Cameron had already had a couple run-ins with the legal system on drug offenses, but it was his arrest in 2009 by the DEA when the now 40-year-old approached his rock bottom, which he will address in detail when he sits with his father and Diane Sawyer to discuss his addiction struggle and his new memoir about his incarceration and recovery, Long Way Home.

Why was Cameron Douglas in prison?