This Means War Director
Date of Birth: August 9, 1968
Birth Name: Joseph McGinty Mitchell
There are few Hollywood top guns that can boast to be a quadruple threat... and McG is one of them. Wearing the hat of producer, director, writer and songwriter—there isn't anyone quite like him that's dared to conquer all worlds of entertainment.
McG first made his mark in the music industry, directing almost 50 videos for a number of artists including Barenaked Ladies, Korn, Everclear, The Offspring, Wyclef Jean, Cypress Hill, Smashmouth and Sugar Ray, to name a few. Soon, the industry was buzzing about his enormous talent and it wasn't long before Hollywood came calling—specifically Drew Barrymore.
After hearing about his fresh, energetic and modern approach as a director from his video and commercial work, Barrymore knew McG was the perfect fit to helm the big screen version of the hit '70s TV show, Charlie's Angels , starring Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu. The film was a huge success and he returned to direct the sequel, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003).
From there, McG tackled drama in We Are Marshall (2006), starring Matthew McConaughey and Matthew Fox, and spread his talented producing and directing sensibilities onto the small screen with the successful pop culture phenoms: The O.C., Supernatural and Chuck.
Always one to expand his creative resumé, McG has now taken off into the futuristic world with the highly anticipated movie Terminator Salvation (2009), starring Christian Bale.