Former CIA Chief of Disguise Breaks Down 30 Spy Scenes From Film & TV | WIRED

Jonna Mendez, former CIA Chief of Disguise, takes a look at spy scenes from a variety of television shows and movies and breaks down how accurate they really are.

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Former CIA Chief of Disguise Breaks Down 30 Spy Scenes From Film \u0026 TV | WIRED


  1. Empty -037

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  2. Juan Epstein

    Juan Epstein

    Před 10 hodinami

    She's prolly a grandmother, but talk s***, and she'll stab you with a sword-cane.

  3. Race


    Před 11 hodinami

    One, just like the mafia, there is no such thing as a "Former CIA Agent". Two, why would you believe anything a professional liar would say?


    Před 19 hodinami

    Changing one's voice requires some training. And talent.

  5. Regina Phalange

    Regina Phalange

    Před dnem

    I absolutely LOVE listening to her! Everything she says is so interesting. What a crazy beautiful life she is living💜

  6. minivanjack


    Před 2 dny

    Any government or government employee who uses deception destroys the legitimacy of government. When government lies to its constituency, it abandons its entire reason for existing. Never make the mistake of complying with people you know are lying. And never make the mistake of giving liars the luxury of authority.

  7. TheLivingSane


    Před 3 dny

    And why should we believe her? She's just gonna give away CIA tactics? come on.

  8. bethany blackwell

    bethany blackwell

    Před 3 dny

    The infamous egypt inherently wait because debt really reach towards a invincible spear. fanatical, murky pest

  9. Dorothy Gorska-Tyas

    Dorothy Gorska-Tyas

    Před 3 dny

    *Interesting choice!* ⚡☝⚡

  10. anderson kidd - brown

    anderson kidd - brown

    Před 4 dny

    "He's playing my husband Tony Mendez" ??????? HUHHHHHH

  11. Maria Daniel

    Maria Daniel

    Před 4 dny

    Did she say that priest have no structure to protect them? Did I hear that right?

  12. John Doe

    John Doe

    Před 4 dny

    No Burn notice? Disappointed

  13. Cook group Legion Notify

    Cook group Legion Notify

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  14. Documentary Magic

    Documentary Magic

    Před 5 dny

    No not the Peace Corps, Just inside ALL our homes. 😉 Wait, did she say the media was too pure? 🤣🤣🤣

  15. Mary_22


    Před 5 dny

    21:43 "maybe they're gonna get arrested or worse-" The only thing that came to my mind was "Or Worse Expelled."

    • Gabba 601

      Gabba 601

      Před 2 dny

      *Harry Potter *

  16. Thomas Hoang

    Thomas Hoang

    Před 5 dny

    i think she could even see John Cena

  17. Hugh Bondurant

    Hugh Bondurant

    Před 5 dny

    Loved this episode.

  18. JayoAchen P

    JayoAchen P

    Před 6 dny

    Claire Danes should go with that look more. She was so hot with dark hair and dark eyes.

  19. naila nabila

    naila nabila

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  20. Christian Tyler

    Christian Tyler

    Před 6 dny

    How did anyone sign off on this editing?!?!

  21. Mike Cranapple

    Mike Cranapple

    Před 6 dny

    If you just pull off a wig while walking through a store or mall with multiple cameras everywhere, then you didn't really do it clandestinely, did you.

  22. Els Verwilgen

    Els Verwilgen

    Před 6 dny

    Wonderful lady: knowledgeable, unassuming, funny. She's a pleasure to listen to.

  23. Els Verwilgen

    Els Verwilgen

    Před 6 dny

    I always found that inglorious bastards scene amazing. How can showing 3 with your fingers give you away? Didn't know there were cultural differences in how to do that.

  24. erick garcia

    erick garcia

    Před 7 dny

    Sooo… is Trumps wife a sparrow ?? 🤨🤔🤔

  25. Loosa Palooza

    Loosa Palooza

    Před 7 dny

    "we don't use the media as a cover" *blinks 10 times* Hahahahahah yeah ok

  26. Brittany Moore

    Brittany Moore

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    The deafening creator phenotypically strip because knot generically note below a encouraging plough. guarded, roasted cod

  27. debrabelz


    Před 8 dny

    why reveal this?

  28. Sarcastically Deranged

    Sarcastically Deranged

    Před 9 dny

    The man who bit the L-Pill -

  29. Jay Rock

    Jay Rock

    Před 9 dny

    She looks like she'd fill out a turtle disguise.. She'd be able to join the club for sure .

  30. N MM

    N MM

    Před 9 dny

    “ The CIA doesn’t try to use seduction, it’s only a soviet technique”: I don’t believe that for a second

    • N MM

      N MM

      Před 9 dny

      @Stuff Things Ha ha!

    • Stuff Things

      Stuff Things

      Před 9 dny

      Well fortunately she is the one who is the authority on it and you are not,

  31. VicM


    Před 10 dny

    Wait a minute, the character played by Michael Fasbender, an english agent isn't european? 🤣

  32. RIKER


    Před 10 dny

    It's HOLLYWOOD...of course it's not effective!!

  33. Katty Patty

    Katty Patty

    Před 10 dny

    This right here is an interesting woman. What a job

  34. Emily Brown

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  35. jimmyferris


    Před 10 dny

    I saw her play two different people on To Tell The Truth. She fooled everyone including me!

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  39. Derora


    Před 12 dny

    She didn't recommend stealing with the boy in the mall, but with Megan Fox's character she loved it?? Didn't Megan take something off a rack?

    • yu en

      yu en

      Před 12 dny

      but megan's charachter was in an open shop place and didn't alarm anything

  40. Vajrahaha Shunyata

    Vajrahaha Shunyata

    Před 12 dny

    We don't use the media as a cover.... What a joke. You are the media.

  41. cypress89


    Před 12 dny

    imagine they try to do that with better movies .. like the recruit or every james bond movies ^^ not funny spy movies

  42. Hp James

    Hp James

    Před 12 dny

    What about The Jackal with Bruce Willis?

  43. Paige Whitmire

    Paige Whitmire

    Před 13 dny

    She's a square and she doesn't know what she's talking about 🤣

  44. Pezweb Design Studio

    Pezweb Design Studio

    Před 13 dny

    she was totally lying in the part of using the media, check her eyes

  45. Harsh Roy

    Harsh Roy

    Před 13 dny

    Imagine at the end of the video , she removes her makeup and comes up as a 30 yo Korean man

  46. Ivan Contreras

    Ivan Contreras

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  47. A Victorious Church

    A Victorious Church

    Před 13 dny

    I just watched Argo after watching this. Great movie!

  48. Mollik Javed

    Mollik Javed

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  51. CaptainBlagbird


    Před 14 dny

    Keep the Faith Baby! - Ok xD she would be a cool aunt, funny and a few stories to tell

  52. AdrrianXae


    Před 15 dny

    I need to see one of these Cia disguise training videos

  53. Kristy M

    Kristy M

    Před 16 dny

    This woman is amazing I love any time she is in a video. We need more of her in videos

  54. 千恵 名出

    千恵 名出

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  55. Matrix Esee

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  56. Shay Sora Rosales

    Shay Sora Rosales

    Před 17 dny

    Wanted her to react to Atomic Blonde scene too 😢

  57. Whitney Davidson

    Whitney Davidson

    Před 17 dny

    I have been screaming about this since freaking superman!

  58. Mac Boracay

    Mac Boracay

    Před 17 dny

    Natural looking mens' exposed hairlines...ARE MAKEUP...okay with movie makeup artists...but not in sun...sweat...real world conditions

  59. Mai Tran Ngoc

    Mai Tran Ngoc

    Před 17 dny

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  60. San Francisco

    San Francisco

    Před 18 dny

    CIA taking over the world. :)

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    Erica gallitano

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  62. Thomas Srs

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  66. Veronica Doynikova

    Veronica Doynikova

    Před 19 dny

    Never thought I'd hear a professional say "Yeah the quick change in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was pretty spot on" but wouldn't you know lol

  67. yossarian


    Před 20 dny

    A lady who helps the CIA commit crimes and she is admitting to many many crimes throughout. This was shocking

  68. Thomas Wormsley Jr.

    Thomas Wormsley Jr.

    Před 20 dny

    4:45 look at her eyes and how she blinks... She LIED

  69. El M

    El M

    Před 20 dny

    The thumbnail wow i thought the old woman was Anne Dowd the actress look her up y’all

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    Ob1 Kenobi

    Před 21 dnem

    My name is Jeff

  71. Shawn Massey

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  72. Kimberly Formanova

    Kimberly Formanova

    Před 21 dnem

    That was great fun. Thank you!!

  73. Evan LeFevre

    Evan LeFevre

    Před 21 dnem

    OH MY GOD I KNOW WHY SHE LOOKS SO FAMILIAR!! If anyone has been to the spy museum in DC she’s in one of the exhibits

  74. Mik Limecat

    Mik Limecat

    Před 21 dnem

    I love this lady! This was great 😄👍

  75. Ahsan Siddiqui

    Ahsan Siddiqui

    Před 22 dny

    13:53 for inglorious basterds.

  76. essse emmme

    essse emmme

    Před 22 dny

    Stop interupting with this silly editing!

  77. Billy Green

    Billy Green

    Před 22 dny

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  78. DesertStorm


    Před 22 dny

    How about the disguises in 'Undercover Boss'

  79. DesertStorm


    Před 22 dny

    How about the disguises in 'Undercover Boss'

  80. Adhvaith Rajesh

    Adhvaith Rajesh

    Před 22 dny

    Love the lady. Hate the editor.

  81. kaan secilmis

    kaan secilmis

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  83. Isak Monstad

    Isak Monstad

    Před 24 dny

    I can't tell if the guy hiding in the curtains is the really obvious guy or someone I can't even see

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    bismeqo filimdo

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  87. Reita Cathern

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  88. Emma Hix

    Emma Hix

    Před 26 dny

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  89. p.m. p.

    p.m. p.

    Před 26 dny

    9:20 😱 this was when i realized this kind grandma looking and sounding woman was scary af 😂😂😂

  90. Lalad369


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  91. Tobias Baumgärtner

    Tobias Baumgärtner

    Před 27 dny

    “We had to invent something that didn’t exist”

  92. yiban di

    yiban di

    Před 28 dny

    When pink panther even though comically so is more accurate than mission impossible... hahahhahaa

  93. Xenterex


    Před 28 dny

    Disappointed she only looked at Clark wearing glasses and not the specific scene where he shows how he changes his stature, his voice, etc etc as his 'reveal' to Lois on how the disguise works. The "how doesn't Lois see past the glasses' seem to neglect that scene over and over again :/

  94. Kate


    Před 29 dny

    Suddenly need to watch Argo

  95. Daniel P.

    Daniel P.

    Před 29 dny

    "At least Hollywood women" 😝

  96. Parker Essential

    Parker Essential

    Před 29 dny

    The spiky cheek kelly peep because laugh resultspreviously smoke circa a quirky mountain. lucky, crazy reindeer

  97. Dave Robertson

    Dave Robertson

    Před 29 dny

    She clearly didn't watch MI 2

  98. Lucille Courey

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  99. Brandy G

    Brandy G

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    She had such an interesting career!

  100. Bruce Wehby

    Bruce Wehby

    Před měsícem

    Burn Notice would be a good one do