APB Speaker Michael Douglas Says Cancer Survival Led to a Resurgence
22 Dec 2015
"Once you come out of that end, you have a resurgence, certainly of energy." -Michael Douglas
APB speaker Michael Douglas is an Academy Award winner and prominent producer who has starred in numerous films, but one of his greatest achievements has been beating his fight with cancer. An emotional Douglas spoke about his health at an AARP luncheon, sharing his thoughts on surviving and what he has learned coming out the other side.
As he was given AARP’s “Movies for Grownups” Lifetime Achievement Award, Douglas reflected on his new vitality in his senior years. He attributed his longevity to picking the best films to work on instead of the best roles as well as the support he has gained from friends and family. A powerhouse talent, Douglas has consistently chosen socially relevant films that reflect the most pressing issues of the day.
In a passionate weave of experiences and insights, Michael Douglas will share inspiring stories from his legendary Hollywood career. A vocal proponent of universal human rights, Douglas has used his high profile to draw attention to the plight of the less fortunate. His candid presentations about life, family, health and lessons learned will inspire the risk-taker in all of us.