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Cameron, Douglas was born to movie royalty, but his life is not all glamour.
The son of movie star Michael Douglas, 75, and grandson of screen legend Kirk Douglas, 102, Who says that the pressure can be debilitating at times.
“It’s kind of weird growing up and seeing your father and your grandfather, as if the giants will be projected on screens, and billboards . . . It is a decline to be considered, especially when someone else’s son . . . How are you going to have to compete with Kirk Douglas? How do you live in by Michael Douglas, ” shadow?” the 40-year-old wrote in his memoirs, “Long Way Home” (Knopf), out Tuesday.
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He followed in the footsteps of his father, at least when it comes to drugs, it only took a rougher path.
For many years, Who was a cocaine and heroin addict, how to deal in crystal meth, and living a life of destruction, and has led to nearly eight years in prison.
In the book, he recalls a series of stick-ups, for which he was never arrested. For a time, at a pet-friendly motel in los angeles, he pulled an air gun on the fossils of the old lady manning the front desk, and demanded that she open the cash register. It was a single $ 20 bill in it.
The Hollywood scion and grabbed it.
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Cameron Douglas and Michael Douglas attend the ceremony honoring Michael Douglas has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Nov. 06, 2018 in fort lauderdale. Cameron reflected on his Hollywood upbringing in a memoir will be released in October 2019.
“I’ll do it for less money than it is for the country . . . and it’s bragging rights,” Cameron wrote. “I think it’s confusing to people, causing them to be a puzzle as to how someone who came from a lot of privilege to be able to do such a crazy s—t.”
He was arrested in New York City in 1999 for possession of cocaine, and again in 2005, when the Los Angeles police department found heroin and crack cocaine in his car. Two years later, he was charged with the felony of possession of a controlled substance after police pulled him over in Santa Barbara, California, usa. and it was discovered that there was a syringe of liquid cocaine.
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In 2009, Cameron was dealt its biggest blow when he was arrested in a sting at the Gansevoort park hotel in new york city. He pleaded guilty to possession of heroin and conspiracy to distribute drugs and was sentenced to five years, only to be hit in 2011, with a four-and-a-half years for being in possession of items that tested positive for cocaine and heroin that he scored from his fellow inmates.
Who had been exposed to the party scene for most of his life.
He writes about the people of the stars who are going to live in the family home, Jack Nicholson, Pat Riley, Oliver Stone, Danny DeVito.
“Even as a very young child, I remember running from the knuckles, back and forth,” he says in the book. “The father would say, ‘Hey, take this to your mother,” and I wouldn’t realize until years later what it was like to have been. As I got older, I would have to play the role of a house-to-house in the compound, climbing up to a balcony and show more than I was supposed to be good grown-ups do all of the things that is wonderful adult life of excess to do this.”
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As soon as Michael’s celebrity friends were in their room, Him, and his own pal would be first in the stars, the pockets on the search what are the substances in charge of the wanted to the night before.
Cameron tells the story of how, after evenings like this one, and his father would be up early in the morning to have breakfast at a Sunset Boulevard hotel, and it was only as an adult, he writes, that he realized that the father-son moments were when Michael came in, after a long night of partying.
Michael Douglas ‘ then-wife, Diandra, posing with his son, Cameron Douglas, in 1993. Michael and Diandra have since divorced. He remarried to Catherine Zeta-Jones.
The movie star’s wild life, was long a bone of contention between Michael and Cameron’s mother, Diandra.
“When I was seven years old, and we were up in Aspen, [my mother] held up a small plastic bag of what looked like dried flowers, which she used to make the bathroom smell nice . . . “You know what, Cameron?’ This is a type of medicine. Your father is with the use of illegal drugs,’ ” he writes.
Michael and Diandra’s marriage was tumultuous from the get-go.
For her 21st birthday celebration, in 1979, to Michael and threw her in to a raging bash at their home in Beverly Hills, california — in spite of the fact that she had tonsillitis.
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“He’s not cancelling the game, and while he was ill in bed upstairs, he has you on the ground floor [of the band], the Stranger, and some of the other guests, almost all of them are your friends. Finally, at 5 o’clock, his Mother kicked everyone out,” Cameron wrote. “After that, she decided that she didn’t like to see it, or the people in it. This could be a problem, and that it was his father’s life.”
Their father-son bond was often strained, in part due to Michael’s career.
“Our relationship was a series of jump-cuts, vivid bursts when we were together, and to emphasize longer and longer stretches when we were apart,” Cameron wrote.
One summer, Michael decided that, for Him, it is necessary to have a consistent male influence.”
During lunch, Diandra, at the Ivy in Beverly Hills, california, Michael pointed to a bus-boy.
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“My father used to say:” What about this one? He seems to be very appropriate. It was to be a house husband or something like that.’ The mother was speaking to him in Spanish . . . he was from El Salvador,” Cameron wrote. “Soon [he] was living with us. He took care of me from the moment I woke up until the moment I went to sleep.”
Cameron, age 10, was devastated when the former bus-boy told him that he was leaving.
“Well, I would later learn that she had found the vodka bottles under [his] bed, and I asked him to stop drinking,” he writes.
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Cameron had just started at boarding school, when he learned that his father had checked into rehab for “sex addiction.”
“As far as I could tell, it was mainly because of the drinking, and the spawn Mother…. She had caught him in bed with another woman, who gave him an ultimatum that he had to deal with his drug and alcohol use, and two weeks later he was checked into the Sierra Tucson clinic in Arizona,” he wrote.
Michael continued to wander, and, in the summer of 1995, Diandra reaches her breaking point after a private investigator caught the star at the Beverly Wilshire hotel with another woman.
“It’s sad to think back on it, but then they told me that they were getting divorced, it doesn’t knock my socks off. Actually, I’m excited about it,” Cameron says in the book.
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At a given point in time, prior to Cameron’s jail sentence, Michael told his son that it is not possible to feed a relationship with him.
“I think you’re going to be a drug overdose, or someone is going to kill it, or you’re going to kill someone. I’m trying to prepare myself emotionally,” Michael said, according to the book.
In spite of the family-the ups and the downs, Who was thrilled when he and Kirk, with whom Cameron calls “Pappy went to visit him at the Metropolitan Correction Center in Manhattan, while he was awaiting sentencing in 2009.
“I am so impressed with the Pappy, and touched it. He was ninety-three, and he’s coming all the way from California to see me,” Cameron recalls in the book.
And said to him, “You are the other battles?”
Cameron told him, ” yes.”
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“Are you trying to gain or lose?” Kirk asked.
“Winning,” Cameron replied.
“That’s my boy.”
While in prison, and Who is in command of a huge tattoo on his chest of his grandfather and father.
“I’ve never been able to overcome my conflicting feelings about my name, my pride, and at the same time, and my discomfort with it to determine how other people see me,” he writes.
“When I’m in their face, tattoos on my body, and I feel I’m ready, finally, to show how easy to be proud of them. If I get the tattoo, the Father, and he seems to be embarrassed.”
After he was released from prison in 2016, Who moved to the Bronx, half the house, and, later on, in The apartment of his girlfriend, Viviane Thibes, is a yoga instructor.
He writes about the trips to California to visit the Kirk, who, at 100, was taken by his grandson’s tattoo and grills him about life in prison.
Every time a guest comes over, Pappy calls me and has me show off my abs,” Who writes of the “Spartacus” star.
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“He’s got so much curiosity, asking endless questions about prison life. ‘Were you in a gang? You will have to fight a lot? Did you kill anyone?’ “
Cameron credits his father’s second wife, actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, with a “press and hold the [Michael] in order to extend his fatherly love to me.
“One day, we were hanging out, and [my father] said, ‘I don’t know how you did it. How did you do the things you did.” It was the first time he has ever been recognized like that,” Cameron wrote.
He is now a father himself. In December of 2017, When She gave birth to their daughter, Lua Izzy, Douglas. She lives in the Hollywood Hills, Who is pursuing a career in acting, and the re-establishment of a relationship with his or her family.
“My father and I were never really friends, and, like many fathers and sons do at some point, but for now, we are starting to do it,” Cameron wrote.
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“We have been in the form of the relationship that I’ve always wanted to do.”
This article was originally published on Page Six.