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.

To learn more, check out Jonna and Tony Mendez's new book "The Moscow Rules" out now:

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




  • i like this woman do more vids reviews with her!!!!

    Redirect AlljunkRedirect Alljunk40 dakika önce
  • To be honest I think the baby driver scene was spot on because baby wasn't trained in evading police on foot, he was just a kid driver.

    Riverdale MemesRiverdale Memes4 saatler önce
  • theatre kids would be great spies

    Lydia YacoubLydia Yacoub5 saatler önce
  • She said they struggle altering voice changes, i think heath ledger would take that to a whole new level as he was a completely different person as the Joker in Batman the Dark Knight.

    iffyJack RabbitiffyJack Rabbit7 saatler önce
  • She's got a lot of powerful friends

    Szymon BojkoSzymon Bojko8 saatler önce
  • The smile she had shows she's a real war dog

    Szymon BojkoSzymon Bojko9 saatler önce
  • 2:19 when they pause on Jennifer G. she looks sooooo pretty there. That lip colour really does look great!

    KayKay2513KayKay251312 saatler önce

    DuwareonDuwareon13 saatler önce

    K.G.BK.G.B13 saatler önce
  • "what if i said we had it" WHAT CRAZY THINGS IN MOVIES EXIST ?

    Ella Van HalElla Van Hal21 saatler önce
  • she's such a cool lady

    Kate BradyKate BradyGün önce
  • It's annoying how they cut every like 3 seconds and play some little snipit of the movie

    ronthebear koobisronthebear koobisGün önce
  • Something tells me you should not mess around with Miss Mendez. She'll see right through your shits.

    Jérôme Lévesque-BoucherJérôme Lévesque-BoucherGün önce
  • They should make a movie about Virginia Halls!

    Yemima HutapeaYemima HutapeaGün önce
  • Did anyone notice that she said she’s FRIENDS with Jason Matthews!

    Yemima HutapeaYemima HutapeaGün önce
  • But do one beats the disguise of Taylor Swift as the other girl in "You Belong With Me" MV 😂

    Aympoyson PenAympoyson PenGün önce
  • Yo I know they didn’t skip over Mrs. Doubtfire

    LoafLoafGün önce
  • The way this is edited is super jarring, how they keep freeze framing the woman

    Axel StudentAxel StudentGün önce
  • Is no one going to mention that she looks like Ann Dowd?

    katy mkaty m2 gün önce
  • I wish there were Brooklyn Nine-Nine scenes...Jake and Charles always had some good disguises😂😂

    MagicMagic2 gün önce
  • We all know superman has the best disguise

    Lil LinlinLil Linlin2 gün önce
  • me a 2000's Disney channel kid wanting her to analyze that scene in the princess protection program with Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez where they literally just give her layers and call it a day

    Lots of LexieLots of Lexie2 gün önce
  • This lady is quite possibly the coolest person in the world. Also, donor? L pill? 😩

    Sarah BeeSarah Bee2 gün önce
  • why do they have to edit the movies so that they interrupt everything she’s saying

    kacper rskikacper rski2 gün önce
  • She obviously knows nothing about the catholic religion. Priests are well protected. The bishop? Constantly has one to two armed bodyguard priests that are trained in hand to hand and weapon combat. And that's just two low level figures. Imagine what the Pope has.

    David WarrenDavid Warren2 gün önce
  • I love this and her

    Katie AnneKatie Anne3 gün önce
  • the editor went nuts with this one :)

    Brain JuiceBrain Juice3 gün önce
  • Mendez you can't be trusted. Your a spy. Sun Tzu who wrote the Art of War says all spys must die. Why? They can't be trusted.

    John TaylorJohn Taylor3 gün önce
  • "What if I said we had it?" SHE'S SO COOL WHILE SAYING THAT OMG

    jaemin is the missing puzzle piece in my heartjaemin is the missing puzzle piece in my heart3 gün önce
  • Superman's glasses amplify his extremely small hypnosis ability therefore he makes sure people don't think he is Superman

    Yash PatilYash Patil3 gün önce
  • Has this woman written a book about her career? I would love to read it!

    Ally McSquealAlly McSqueal3 gün önce
  • I dislike the editing of this

    Am LilyAm Lily3 gün önce
  • I just started this and if they didnt do white chicks im gonna freak

    Ahhh AhhAhhh Ahh3 gün önce
  • I have an urge to not believe anything she says. She can't give away the secrets!!!😅🤣

    Christoffer EnforsChristoffer Enfors4 gün önce
  • i really felt for her when she spoke about argo. this video came out five months after her husband passed away :(

    megmeg4 gün önce
  • sometimes i forget that spies exist in real world, i mean for a second i thought it's only on fiction movies and books.

    Sangnamja RugeneSangnamja Rugene4 gün önce
  • I'm surprised about the drinking. How not to have something that would make you sober fast, allowing you to drink as much as you can. Europeans had decades ago drinking pills that made them sober fast after drinking as much as they wanted. They even could drive after taking those pills.

    Elena-Livia SăvulescuElena-Livia Săvulescu4 gün önce
  • Wowww. I LOVE ALIAS 😘

    UlanxRain M.UlanxRain M.4 gün önce
  • Ok i definetly didnt expect "My name is jeff,,

    Lelouch Vi BritaniaLelouch Vi Britania4 gün önce
  • Okay i take it back humans are cool

    RoskildeRoskilde4 gün önce
  • Her husband passed away about three months before they filmed this, rip

    Laura JimenezLaura Jimenez5 gün önce
  • is this lady still alive today?

    getting_better alwaysgetting_better always5 gün önce
  • 21:23 Thank you god

    1000 subscribers no videos1000 subscribers no videos5 gün önce
  • She revealed quite a bit

    1000 subscribers no videos1000 subscribers no videos5 gün önce
  • Priests are too vulnerable?!??? 😆

    Ada VanjaAda Vanja5 gün önce
  • the movie argo is in iran. That looks nothing like iran and that movie is extremely offensive. Sorry im persian I cant help but notice

    Dina KarimiDina Karimi5 gün önce
  • I'm assuming we'll be seeing the school that we partly saw in Avengers age of Ultron in the Black widow movie.

    Jesus Christ Is The AnswerJesus Christ Is The Answer5 gün önce
  • Say the Rosary The Holy Rosary

    Serafina FrancisSerafina Francis5 gün önce
  • my brain at 3am: you need to watch this me: why? my brain: you just gotta

    Honor AHonor A5 gün önce
  • I wished she commented on "Day of the Jackal" disguise.

    Chad ChaddingtonChad Chaddington5 gün önce
  • I'm surprised no White Chicks!!!!

    Alexis KamaAlexis Kama5 gün önce
  • She should see sailor moon.

    Fareedah ZaibaaFareedah Zaibaa5 gün önce
  • "We had no success with [altering voices]." Wow Elizabeth Holmes could be a case study for this LMAO.

    appleblossom345appleblossom3455 gün önce
  • This is amazing video on every level. Congratulations WIRED! You nailed it

    Deborah RoseDeborah Rose5 gün önce
  • Jonna: "We would never let that peice of a disguise fly away, that's evidence." Criminals: Write that down, write that down!

    JahnyJahny6 gün önce
  • you forgot to review tf2 spy lol

    PYTHONPYTHON6 gün önce
  • ahahaahahaha i love this

    Cassandra ProphetCassandra Prophet6 gün önce
  • Oh, no I'm not European

    MetaParalysisMetaParalysis6 gün önce
  • Her life was a movie

    Dea GjoniDea Gjoni6 gün önce
  • "Media figures are off- limits" for the CIA?? Oh really? lol

    Jay the ExplorerJay the Explorer6 gün önce
  • i like the way she kinda talks to carey

    P0NDP0ND7 gün önce
  • What a complete and utter liar. At 4:19. Wake

    M.B. BoyackM.B. Boyack7 gün önce
  • I love how a professional like her still appreciates the entertaining side of inaccurate depictions of her field.

    UnownzoneUnownzone7 gün önce
  • About the voice thing, you can definitely change your voice as I speak two different languages with different pitch. My Asian friend speaks her language like a baby (sweet, high pitched voice) and English alot harder. I'm the opposite.

    xxSydneyFoxxxSydneyFox7 gün önce
  • Those quick--cuts with the characters in the movies 'responding' to Jonna Mendez are so incredibly annoying. Couldn't finish this otherwise very interesting item.

    UnlimitedMoonUnlimitedMoon7 gün önce
  • where did megan fox trousers go tho?

    Sara VinciSara Vinci7 gün önce
  • Wow, Aunt Lydia has a past.

    morkhanmorkhan7 gün önce
  • How does someone even manage to get into a career like this? That amazes me and seems badass.

    Taylor FreemanTaylor Freeman7 gün önce
  • Keep an L-Pill in your pen, they said. It'll be fun, they said.

    Holly PerrinHolly Perrin7 gün önce
  • I think it would be funny to talk about how Team Rocket descise themselves in Pokemon. 😂

    Christine ElizaChristine Eliza7 gün önce
Former CIA Chief of Disguise Breaks Down 30 Spy Scenes From Film & TV | WIRED