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 & TV | WIRED




  • dont use the media as a cover? what about operation mockingbird lol

    JAMES FINELYJAMES FINELY5 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Loved how the thumbnail makes no sense

    Udita SinghUdita Singh5 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • CAI don't cover as reporters. Ok

    Mr ChangMr Chang23 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • So uhhh..... WHERE'S SALT?? Angelina Jolie's disguise as a guy was ABSOLUTE BRILLIANCE!!

    James StoffbergJames Stoffbergวันที่ผ่านมา
  • CIA agents overthrow democratically elected governments and subject people to torture, but decorum doesn't allow them to pose as priests, journalists, or NGO personnel! Hmmmmm! I guess she didn't get the memo about NED among others!

    Darius SarrafiDarius Sarrafiวันที่ผ่านมา
  • CIA agents aren't allowed to disguise themselves as priests. That privilege is reserved for pedophiles!

    Darius SarrafiDarius Sarrafiวันที่ผ่านมา
  • The one with the "british" soilder counting wrong with his hand is a cool movie moment but I don't think i've ever seen one of my fellow countrymen count like that. Infact many southerners (myself included) are actually physically incapable of counting in such a way as the little and ring finger are not sufficiently independently mobile

    matt houghmatt houghวันที่ผ่านมา
  • I'm very aware that I am nitpicking here, but it annoyed me that no one pointed out the fact that the quick change in TMNT was clearly helped by Hollywood magic. The girl has a pencil skirt and tights, never takes anything off and by the end of the scene the pencil skirt has disappeared and her tights become long socks by magic x) The rest of it is well done though.

    Nell RichardNell Richardวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Is this why Most countries fear the United states and is this why America is seen as Great?

  • Imagine what she CANT tell.

  • Make more videos with her ,make a full video series with her she's amazing

    08680868086808682 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I don't believe this women at all....cus she is so good. OMG!

    Aarush TiwariAarush Tiwari2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • "Surveillance isn't following her face, they never are" Right!

    rabble _rabblerabble _rabble2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 1:17

    darkrose joshdarkrose josh2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Imagine being the agent with the lisp

    Ricky LRicky L2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Your welcome 21:23

    Sotoshi KorutoSotoshi Koruto2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You forget the movie SALT

    michael noormichael noor2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Why do they have her introduce the clips in such a cheesy way? It’s annoying.

    Mitchell HughesMitchell Hughes2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Imagen ppl about to rob a bank and looking how to quick change

    SupremeboijinSupremeboijin2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I LOVE her!

    M.G. CarterM.G. Carter2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I'm sure she's been involved in some shady situations throughout her career.

    Bigtruther92Bigtruther922 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Evidence that show the U.S. was where they weren’t supposed to be

    David BostonDavid Boston2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Yes there is boxes of ID’s guns and money

    David BostonDavid Boston2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I dont believe a word she says

    Bojan MarseticBojan Marsetic3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I think i have just wasted 3 mins of my life thinking that this might be even a little interesting.

    John MilesJohn Miles3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • She’s in disguise right now, you think she’d tell this much as herself

    Dreadboi87Dreadboi873 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Hhhmmmmmm!!? is she in a disguise now? Help!! I can't tell!! somebody help me!! 😂

    Pablo EscobarPablo Escobar3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This lady has given points to Alias. %(*&$#! Now Im tempted to see some episodes of a random tv show that isn't around anymore

    gigas81gigas813 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Anyone else read it as CHEF of Disguise?? no? -okay

    Kalin GreeneKalin Greene3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Really ?! CIA now is moral ? I can unterstand not wanting to use media (the ones facing camera) as a cover because it can blew up but other than that i don't believe what you said, i was really listening to you until that MI3 sequence.

    Eren JägerEren Jäger3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • "We invented something that didn't exist." And still doesn't exist I'm sure...

    icykickflipicykickflip3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • i could listen to this woman’s stories for hours

    eggegg4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 20:01, I don't get it... Who is trying to hide with a blue suit? The man in the circle looks completely normal to me... am I missing something?

    AnkiAnki4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Best disguise ever... Superman's a spy! I never knew that, what a fantastic disguise. The bright outfit seems a bit attention grabbing, but sure, x-ray vision and super speed would come in handy I guess.

    Quantum JetQuantum Jet4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • If she's doing my disguise, just give me the L pill first.

    JakeJake4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Little did you know this is Fidel Castro in disguise.

    ??????4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • She looks nice and kind, but after knowing this, I feel a bit uneasy. One wrong word with her and I'm out.

    Ryan PratamaRyan Pratama4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Its a bit disorienting the way her face cam keeps freezing every time she completes a statement.

    tjwoostatjwoosta4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • How do you know she tell the truth in this video? Maybe she said the movie scene is wrong for covering real CIA tactics.

    bluewaterbluewater4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • its nice to notice how shes really trying to choose her words at times to avoid talking about probably still classified info

    MauroghenMauroghen4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • European counting is not true it happens both ways starting with thumb or skipping the tumb

    LittleBraveGirl .xLittleBraveGirl .x4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • HA! Everything she says might be a cover, might be a diversion, might be a dangle, might be part of an op designed to overturn the Pelosi/Schiff Politburo, might be a lie, and might be the truth. She's probably Clappers former cousin's, brother's mistress of 1963's and a Grandma actress.

    MikkallMikkall5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I Love her little stutter when she talked about seduction xD

    Calhaora LightsbaneCalhaora Lightsbane5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 16:10 that fking scary @@~

    Hoai LeHoai Le5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I bet, that's not her real face.. 😂😂

    the one momojombothe one momojombo5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • She scares me.

    Johniluz DelgadoJohniluz Delgado5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I had a regular sub at my school who was an cia agent an was fluent in German

    Jesus EnriquezJesus Enriquez5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I can change my voice consciously. I am I voice actor and an impressionist so that might explain it.

    Dr MondayDr Monday5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Am glad they didnt make her say octopussy. 😂😭

    Oscar SantiagoOscar Santiago5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I had to replay the part "Ben Affleck is playing my husband". Badass lady!

    Philip MagnussonPhilip Magnusson5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • When I was working on my master's degree my advisor's name was Richard Cunningham. I always suspected that guy was such a phony :)

    MisterTutor2010MisterTutor20105 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Your video if you choose to watch it... :)

    MisterTutor2010MisterTutor20105 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Sydney's disguises were one of my favorite parts of Alias.

    MisterTutor2010MisterTutor20105 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • He is better looking than most of your supermodels and super intelligent

    Zoya ZoyaZoya Zoya6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • She has a history with those cat suit! But she just sooooo intelligence.

    Domain DamountDomain Damount6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The Americans was a great show!

    Kevin ParsakiaKevin Parsakia6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Her smile, and the way she searched for the right words tells you "Red Sparrow" was pure propaganda nonsense.

    Lance MurdocLance Murdoc6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • the world is amazing and brutality

    LockEd ghost83LockEd ghost836 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I’m still waiting for her to rip off the mask!

    Ionut ApetreiIonut Apetrei6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • *ShUtŪP*

    iDEaXANAiDEaXANA7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • CIA wana know your location

    3l33l37 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • RIP tony mendez

    wanderer_wanderer_7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Dyes hair and wears it in exactly the same cut and style.

    SemaSema7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • One of her biggest deceits is that they do not use agents in media. That's a joke.

    Adam NoceAdam Noce7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • they said he was dead before he hit the floor im truly depressed by that😓

    Bongo CatBongo Cat8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I just spent 28 minutes watching this video and yet … still zero regrets and might even watch another 🤷🏾‍♀️🤷🏾‍♀️🤷🏾‍♀️🤷🏾‍♀️🤷🏾‍♀️

    Mahogany BMahogany B8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I'm watching SPY right now and it's the funniest movie ever

    Clara FrankClara Frank8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 20:03 - That's not even close. He wasn't trying to blend, someone made that up.

    NullNull8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Mrs. Smith didn't age well

    Simon FlugelSimon Flugel8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • so the spies are in priests, peace corps and media huh?

    SunnySunny8 วันที่ผ่านมา
Former CIA Chief of Disguise Breaks Down 30 Spy Scenes From Film & TV | WIRED