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




  • "My name is Jeff!"

    Ivan IvanIvan Ivan14 dakika önce
  • Just a move. Wow you're so smart woman

    I told you not to look me upI told you not to look me up40 dakika önce
  • 8:46 Me: Is that. . . God. . ? (Please watch Lucifer on Netflix if you don't get it...)

    Mango Juice27Mango Juice272 saatler önce
  • When your names Jeff 21:23

    Hytekr1Hytekr12 saatler önce
  • 5:20 if some stranger were to take my hat like that i would hunt them down and take my hat back

    Stray216Stray2162 saatler önce
  • Jenna marbles about to change furniture concealment for the cia

    ZZSHEEPZZSHEEP2 saatler önce
  • The joke about Clousseau was that no matter what disguise he underwent he still ended up looking like Clousseau 😀

    Rene BraunRene Braun2 saatler önce
  • That GUY is brilliant!!! Totaly could'nt tell she is a he! Great disguise

    John CampbellJohn Campbell3 saatler önce
  • She's lovely.

    FerqrcFerqrc4 saatler önce
  • Just imagine how many guys would have fell straight in to her trap ?????

    Mirunan SjcrMirunan Sjcr4 saatler önce
  • "The Americans" did some amazing stuff.

    Emsley WyattEmsley Wyatt5 saatler önce
  • Fake name

    The sociopathThe sociopath5 saatler önce
  • What a literal badass

    Kevin SKevin S5 saatler önce
  • - her on megan fox: "I think the change into the schoolgirl outfit was very well done: Me - "I concur!"

    Alexei DoncovAlexei Doncov6 saatler önce
  • I feel like I watched a bit of this video for a bit and got nothing out of it. :thinking emoji:

    TieTheFoxTieTheFox6 saatler önce
  • Okay but her videos/interviews? are my fav 😩

    Ashton SmithAshton Smith7 saatler önce
  • I don't believe a word she says. Why would a CIA person spill secrets like that?

    Gus HRGus HR7 saatler önce
  • Now I know how to be a spy, thanks Wired.

    Edward JamEdward Jam8 saatler önce
  • 20:02 this is a joke, right?

    Daniel SmithDaniel Smith9 saatler önce
  • Tmnt. A kids movie. Meghan Fox. FFS.

    1x41x49 saatler önce
  • pretty sure they used religious figures in mosques post 9/11.......

    Jared SmithJared Smith10 saatler önce
  • 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.

    Lil MermaidLil Mermaid13 saatler önce
  • Uma Thurman wore the catsuit because Diana Rigg did in the TV series version of The Avengers.

    Robert RouseRobert Rouse13 saatler önce
  • "Ben Affleck is playing my husband..." That is so casually badass

    Bi CycleBi Cycle13 saatler önce
  • Very interesting. She was great. Now that’s a true Power Couple.

    William RWilliam R15 saatler önce
  • Oh hello... AUNT LYDIA!

    BHMusicChannelBHMusicChannel15 saatler önce
  • lmao the cia got agents posing as mormons all over the world hahahahhaa

    Tomas ignacioTomas ignacio15 saatler önce
  • Media off limits? ....I'm still laughing.

    2nd Shooter2nd Shooter16 saatler önce
  • Lois always knew Kent was Superman. She just pretended his disguise was good to protect his ego.

    Peta Pan 88Peta Pan 8817 saatler önce
  • I kind of don't trust her but I also kind of do...

    Nikko CachilaNikko Cachila17 saatler önce
  • You can so clearly see just how pissed she is at all of these XD

    ineedhelpineedhelp21 saatler önce
  • 9:34 mind blown

    XmanDammitXmanDammit21 saatler önce
  • 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?

    timberhofftimberhoff21 saatler önce
  • Bit worrying she doesn't know Britain is in Europe

    hogy33hogy3321 saatler önce
  • I wold be the best agent ever...

    cibriosiscibriosisGün önce
  • The Superman one is super obviously annoying

    Richard RomeroRichard RomeroGün önce
  • 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

    Vonnie 8623Vonnie 8623Gün önce
  • 15:54 wow.... oh my god..... that sounds so movie-like and seriously amazing.... that agent lived an awesome life i betün önce
  • You merchant of death, shame on you.

    Political PrisonerPolitical PrisonerGün önce
  • 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 lujason luGün önce
  • She's not actually a CIA operative, but rather 13 ducks in disguise.

    Jason SnugJason SnugGün önce
  • 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

    Shuru10Shuru10Gün önce
  • Have her review Burn Notice!

    uofc57uofc57Gün önce
  • We dont use media as cover. Ya know except that one time we did that a movie was made out of.

    Amateur GamerAmateur GamerGün önce
  • imagine her and her husband telling stories to their grandchildren every night

    xeflatio93xeflatio93Gün önce
  • 4:50 It looked like it physically hurt her to say "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" 😂 Such a cool person, btw

    EGullEGullGün önce
  • 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.

    ChuckieJ GamingChuckieJ GamingGün önce
  • She's lying.

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

    DPhoenixDPhoenixGün önce
  • 01:12 👀

    Mr0JusticeMr0JusticeGün önce
  • I'd love to see her comment on the original Get Smart series

    Kara SheaKara SheaGün önce
  • CIA are scumbags that lie, murder, sell drugs and children.

    first namefirst nameGün önce
  • 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.

    Jessica OhJessica OhGün önce
  • >we don't use media as a cover *KEKW*

    Imperial GuardsmanImperial GuardsmanGün önce
  • What a badass B O S S

    Pierre-Philippe R.-GauthierPierre-Philippe R.-GauthierGün önce
  • after watching this i just wanna be her, so fascinating!

    Amy MantillaAmy MantillaGün önce
  • They should’ve asked do they have a kill switch in certain agents

    VofNovemberVofNovemberGün önce
  • 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.

    Wally WangWally WangGün önce
  • 19:47 "Turning Myself Into a Chair" - Jenna Marbles, 2018

    lee leelee leeGün önce
  • she should do white chicks!!

    rissuhrissuh2 gün önce
  • austin powers??!

    ellie bellyellie belly2 gün önce
  • I can't help but feel like she shouldn't be telling us this stuff

    rabbitsfoot33rabbitsfoot332 gün önce
  • It's my favourite thing, when these come on whilst I'm dyeing my hair.

    Kait EcklesKait Eckles2 gün önce
  • That was so fun! Thank you both, Mrs. and Mr. Mendez for your acute, creatively heroic service to The Free World!

    Wade RemingtonWade Remington2 gün önce
  • I would love if she critiqued SALT w/ Angelina Jolie!

    Madaja FarmerMadaja Farmer2 gün önce
  • I love this.

    Madaja FarmerMadaja Farmer2 gün önce
  • She is a pro. No doubt.

    Saima BaigSaima Baig2 gün önce
  • The clark kent one -- have you seen zoey deschanael without bangs or glasses?

    Voltaire GamingVoltaire Gaming2 gün önce
  • See this is where the US goes wrong all people working for Border Patrol and many peeps in the gov have mexican names. And then wonder why so many illegal aliens come in? I realy find that strange indeed miss MENDEZ wich totally doesnt sound like MENDOZA.

    Jasper GerritsJasper Gerrits2 gün önce
  • *I would love to be recruited as a local spy with no physcial/psychological/or other skills/training required, FOR MONEY and other priveliges, such as asylum, citizenship and protection for example* *Also that would be nice before contacting me if you leave some kind of alibi for me incase if I get caught, and less I know is better, for my own good, do not overshare unnecessary information with me, so there would be less chance of me becoming a double spy* _FOR MY ALIBI, I AM JUST KIDDING I WOULD NOT SPY OR DO ANYTHING ILLEGAL_ 😜

    Samuel FisherSamuel Fisher2 gün önce
Former CIA Chief of Disguise Breaks Down 30 Spy Scenes From Film & TV | WIRED