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McG's feature-film directorial debut of "Charlie's Angels" boasted the biggest opening ever for a first-time director. The film debuted at #1 in the United States with over $40 million at the box office. It opened at #1 in 31 territories internationally with total grosses over $250 million worldwide. McG also directed the sequel "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle," which went on to gross an additional $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 recently released the low-budget feature "Stay Alive," which opened at $10.7 million. They are currently completing "Revenge of the Nerds" for an August 2007 release. McG also recently directed "We Are Marshall," which centers on the true story of the Marshall University football team. The film starred Matthew McConaughey and David Strathairn.
For television, Wonderland produced the phenomenon "The O.C.," which recently ended its four-year run, and "Supernatural," which is now entering its third season. Together with Steven Spielberg, Wonderland produced "The Dan Finnerty Show," a special that aired on Bravo last year.
McG got his start by producing records for the rock group Sugar Ray, and by directing commercials for The Gap and Coca Cola. He also directed over 50 music videos for diverse artists such as Sublime, Korn and Wyclef Jean. These music videos have contributed to the sale of over 100 million albums worldwide.
McG was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, in 1968 and grew up in Newport Beach, California. He graduated from the University of California at Irvine with a degree in psychology. He currently resides in Los Angeles.