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

  • Published on: 08 May 2019
  • 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
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  • Lil Mermaid
    Lil Mermaid   2 hours ago

    I did not know she was married to Tony Mendez. Wow the real life Mr. and Mrs Smith except they worked for the same organization.

  • Robert Rouse
    Robert Rouse   2 hours ago

    Uma Thurman wore the catsuit because Diana Rigg did in the TV series version of The Avengers.

  • Bi Cycle
    Bi Cycle   2 hours ago

    "Ben Affleck is playing my husband..."That is so casually badass

  • William R
    William R   4 hours ago

    Very interesting. She was great. Now that’s a true Power Couple.

  • Tomas ignacio
    Tomas ignacio   4 hours ago

    lmao the cia got agents posing as mormons all over the world hahahahhaa

  • 2nd Shooter
    2nd Shooter   5 hours ago

    Media off limits? ....I'm still laughing.

  • Peta Pan 88
    Peta Pan 88   6 hours ago

    Lois always knew Kent was Superman. She just pretended his disguise was good to protect his ego.

  • Nikko Cachila
    Nikko Cachila   6 hours ago

    I kind of don't trust her but I also kind of do...

  • ineedhelp
    ineedhelp   10 hours ago

    You can so clearly see just how pissed she is at all of these XD

  • timberhoff
    timberhoff   10 hours ago

    they ALWAYS have a plan b??? She should ask her husband what was the plan b in argo when they were heading towards the plane?

  • hogy33
    hogy33   11 hours ago

    Bit worrying she doesn't know Britain is in Europe

  • cibriosis
    cibriosis   13 hours ago

    I wold be the best agent ever...

  • Vonnie 8623
    Vonnie 8623   15 hours ago

    she should do a whole run down on the animated show Totally Spies lol or that one movie Pistachio where his family does a lot of disguises or smth

  • aero.
    aero.   15 hours ago

    15:54 wow.... oh my god..... that sounds so movie-like and seriously amazing.... that agent lived an awesome life i bet

  • jason lu
    jason lu   16 hours ago

    the soviets had a intelligence agency 30 years before the US. We had to have a British spy train and help mentor what would be our CIA today.

  • Jason Snug
    Jason Snug   17 hours ago

    She's not actually a CIA operative, but rather 13 ducks in disguise.

  • Shuru10
    Shuru10   18 hours ago

    I saw a classmate hold up 3 fingers the European way and immediately asked her if she was European but said she does it cause she saw it in Inglorious Basterds

  • uofc57
    uofc57   18 hours ago

    Have her review Burn Notice!

  • Amateur Gamer
    Amateur Gamer   18 hours ago

    We dont use media as cover. Ya know except that one time we did that a movie was made out of.

  • xeflatio93
    xeflatio93   19 hours ago

    imagine her and her husband telling stories to their grandchildren every night

  • EGull
    EGull   20 hours ago

    4:50 It looked like it physically hurt her to say "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" 😂Such a cool person, btw

  • ChuckieJ Gaming
    ChuckieJ Gaming   20 hours ago

    I've just loved this video. Thank you for doing it Mrs. Mendez! There's a bit more to the Clark /Superman change and it's more in line with the Alias example. His behavior is totally different and there are other differences more subtle than the glasses.

  • DPhoenix
    DPhoenix   22 hours ago

    I thought she would rip her face off, and a cia chief would pop out, men in black style.

  • Kara Shea
    Kara Shea   23 hours ago

    I'd love to see her comment on the original Get Smart series

  • first name
    first name   23 hours ago

    CIA are scumbags that lie, murder, sell drugs and children.

  • Jessica Oh
    Jessica Oh   1 days ago

    Does she not realize that it's not Claire Danes going though customs in that clip or am I the one missing something?edit: rewatched and she definitely is outright confusing Anna Paquin for Claire Danes.Perhaps it wasn't such a shoddy disguise after all, if this expert can't even tell it's an ENTIRELY DIFFERENT PERSON hahaha.

  • Amy Mantilla
    Amy Mantilla   1 days ago

    after watching this i just wanna be her, so fascinating!

  • VofNovember
    VofNovember   1 days ago

    They should’ve asked do they have a kill switch in certain agents

  • Wally Wang
    Wally Wang   1 days ago

    I don’t believe her when she said they wouldn’t pretend to be priests or media. She follows orders, she doesn’t make decisions.

  • lee lee
    lee lee   1 days ago

    19:47 "Turning Myself Into a Chair" - Jenna Marbles, 2018

  • rissuh
    rissuh   1 days ago

    she should do white chicks!!