Born in North Carolina in 1959, Angus MacLachlan's first love was acting. He went through his younger years focusing on that, eventually going to the North Carolina School of the Arts to study the art. Following his graduation, he stayed local to North Carolina, mostly performing with local theater companies. He did, however, make his film debut in the comedy "Reuben, Reuben" (1983). But that's about where his screen acting career began and ended. He still was active in theater and started to develop monologues for himself. Those monologues led to plays, which in turn led to screenplays. In the early '90s, his short script "Tater Tomater" (199) became a short film that was screened at Sundance. For the rest of the '90s, he developed plays, and by the early 2000s, he was working on the screenplay for "Junebug" (2005). Set in MacLachlan's home of North Carolina, "Junebug" is best known for being the breakthrough performance of Amy Adams, who received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for the film. MacLachlan received notoriety himself with several award nominations for his screenplay. His next work was the Edward Norton and Robert De Niro-starring "Stone" (2010), which was based on a play he wrote more than a decade earlier. Another one of MacLachlan's plays was turned into a film, though this one was adapted for Swedish audiences in "Fortroligheten" (2013). During the production of "Fortroligheten," MacLachlan worked on his directorial debut "Goodbye to All That" (2014). Using an original script that wasn't based on one of his plays, "Goodbye to All That" starred Paul Schneider as a recent divorcee adjusting to his newfound bachelorhood.