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Michael Douglas Film Role Reflects Real Life Experience

Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Michael Douglas attended the Manhattan premiere of his new film And So It Goes Sunday and commented on how his role as a man with a drug-addicted son who is sent to prison reflects his real life experience with his jailed son Cameron.

According to the New York Post, when asked if his personal experience attracted him to the film, Douglas replied, “You read a script and you smile in those pieces...that come close to your heart.”  The 69-year-old actor then added, “I guess at this point in my life, at my age, you’ve gone through so many things that nothing really surprises you.”

The film’s director, Rob Reiner, told the Post that Douglas could have changed the script if he wanted to, but he said leave it the way it was. “It obviously must have been tough on him,” says Reiner.

Cameron Douglas is serving time for drug-related crimes.

In the movie, Douglas plays a realtor who enlists the help of his neighbor, played by Diane Keaton, when a granddaughter he never knew he had moves in with him.

And So It Goes opens July 25.

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