For directing Charlie's Angels - Full Throttle in 2003, McG earned US$4,000,000.
McG's alias comes from his middle name, McGinty which was his mother's maiden name.
McG went to the University of California-Irvine where he obtained his B.A. in Psychology.
McG: I'm pretty convinced there's a chemical reality to who I am, regarding my brain, that makes me kind of a strange guy. And there's the behavioral component of growing up in a house where my dad would lose his temper a lot and my mother has a little bit of a hypochondriac streak. It doesn't take a genius to see the writing on the wall. I'm fundamentally a pretty neurotic guy, but I've come to terms with that.
McG: There's no doubt that there's certain songs and arrangements of music that release a chemical reaction in my brain. This sounds a little goofy, but I really believe that. It's such a euphoric experience that I sort of want to chase that experience as often as possible. And it's also that set of chemical circumstances in my brain that makes me messed up. So, you know, you take the good with the bad.
McG: I always remember responding very emotionally to film. I had a lot of lonely time on my hands because I wasn't really the best-looking kid in my town and I sort of pined after girls. I had to sort of immerse myself in the arts because girls weren't particularly interested in me.