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McG made his feature film directorial debut with Charlie's Angels, which boasted the biggest box office opening for a first-time director. The film debuted at #1 in the U.S. with over $40 million at the box office, and also opened at #1 in 31 territories internationally, grossing over $250 million worldwide. McG also directed the sequel Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, which went on to gross another $265 million.

With two hit films and over $500 million at the box office, McG formed a production company, Wonderland Sound and Vision, which has a first-look film deal with Columbia Pictures, a television deal with Warner Bros. Television and a record deal with Warner Music. Wonderland most recently released the low budget feature Stay Alive, which opened at $10.7 million. The company is currently shooting Revenge of the Nerds for an August 2007 release. For television, Wonderland produces the primetime phenomenon The O.C., which had its fourth season premiere in November, and Supernatural, which is currently in its second season on The CW. Together with Steven Spielberg, Wonderland produced The Dan Finnerty Show, a special that aired on Bravo last year.

McG began his career producing records for rock group Sugar Ray, directing commercials for The Gap and Coca Cola, as well as directing over 50 music videos for a wide array of recording artists including Sublime, Korn and Wyclef Jean. These music videos have contributed to the sale of over 100 million albums worldwide.

Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, McG grew up in Newport Beach, California. He graduated from University of California Irvine with a degree in psychology.

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McG Facts

Birth NameJoseph McGinty Nichol
BirthplaceKalamazoo, Michigan, USA

Selected Filmography

This Means War
Terminator 4: Salvation
3 Days to Kill
Charlie's Angels
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
We Are Marshall
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