Directed his first TV series, the Netflix original sci-fi drama "Sense8."
Directed the thriller "Survivor."
Made his directorial debut with the dark sci-fi thriller "V for Vendetta," based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore.
Began his momentous professional relationship with the Wachowskis, acting as first unit director on "The Matrix."
Moved up the production ladder to the position of second unit director with the movie "No Escape."
Started his career in movies as an art department runner for the Australian film "The Wicked."
First became interested in Edgar Allen Poe, whose experiences are fictionalized in McTeigue's film "The Raven," during his teens, when he heard Poe referenced in a song by the band Radio Birdman.
Went through six months of negotiations with the British government to secure permission to shoot at England's historic Whitehall Palace for "V for Vendetta."
Originally cast James Purefoy in the title role in "V for Vendetta," but decided after filming began that the actor wasn't up to the physical demands of acting from behind a mask. He replaced Purfoy with Hugo Weaving, whom he had worked with extensively for "The Matrix" franchise.