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


  • Aympoyson Pen
    Aympoyson Pen9 orë më parë

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

  • Loaf
    Loaf16 orë më parë

    Yo I know they didn’t skip over Mrs. Doubtfire

  • Axel Student
    Axel Student20 orë më parë

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

  • katy m
    katy m23 orë më parë

    Is no one going to mention that she looks like Ann Dowd?

  • Magic
    MagicDitë më parë

    I wish there were Brooklyn Nine-Nine scenes...Jake and Charles always had some good disguises😂😂

  • Lil Linlin
    Lil LinlinDitë më parë

    We all know superman has the best disguise

  • Lots of Lexie
    Lots of LexieDitë më parë

    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

  • Sarah Bee
    Sarah BeeDitë më parë

    This lady is quite possibly the coolest person in the world. Also, donor? L pill? 😩

  • kacper rski
    kacper rskiDitë më parë

    why do they have to edit the movies so that they interrupt everything she’s saying

  • David Warren
    David WarrenDitë më parë

    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.

  • Katie Anne
    Katie AnneDitë më parë

    I love this and her

  • Brain Juice
    Brain Juice2 ditë më parë

    the editor went nuts with this one :)

  • John Taylor
    John Taylor2 ditë më parë

    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.

  • jaemin is the missing puzzle piece in my heart
    jaemin is the missing puzzle piece in my heart2 ditë më parë

    "What if I said we had it?" SHE'S SO COOL WHILE SAYING THAT OMG

  • Yash Patil
    Yash Patil2 ditë më parë

    Superman's glasses amplify his extremely small hypnosis ability therefore he makes sure people don't think he is Superman

  • Ally McSqueal
    Ally McSqueal2 ditë më parë

    Has this woman written a book about her career? I would love to read it!

  • Am Lily
    Am Lily2 ditë më parë

    I dislike the editing of this

  • Ahhh Ahh
    Ahhh Ahh2 ditë më parë

    I just started this and if they didnt do white chicks im gonna freak

  • Christoffer Enfors
    Christoffer Enfors2 ditë më parë

    I have an urge to not believe anything she says. She can't give away the secrets!!!😅🤣

  • meg
    meg2 ditë më parë

    i really felt for her when she spoke about argo. this video came out five months after her husband passed away :(

  • Sangnamja Rugene
    Sangnamja Rugene3 ditë më parë

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

  • Elena-Livia Săvulescu
    Elena-Livia Săvulescu3 ditë më parë

    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.

  • UlanxRain M.
    UlanxRain M.3 ditë më parë

    Wowww. I LOVE ALIAS 😘

  • Lelouch Vi Britania
    Lelouch Vi Britania3 ditë më parë

    Ok i definetly didnt expect "My name is jeff,,

  • Roskilde
    Roskilde3 ditë më parë

    Okay i take it back humans are cool

  • Laura Jimenez
    Laura Jimenez3 ditë më parë

    Her husband passed away about three months before they filmed this, rip

  • getting_better always
    getting_better always4 ditë më parë

    is this lady still alive today?

  • 1000 subscribers no videos
    1000 subscribers no videos4 ditë më parë

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1283">21:23</a> Thank you god

  • 1000 subscribers no videos
    1000 subscribers no videos4 ditë më parë

    She revealed quite a bit

  • Ada Vanja
    Ada Vanja4 ditë më parë

    Priests are too vulnerable?!??? 😆

  • Dina Karimi
    Dina Karimi4 ditë më parë

    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

  • Jesus Christ Is The Answer
    Jesus Christ Is The Answer4 ditë më parë

    I'm assuming we'll be seeing the school that we partly saw in Avengers age of Ultron in the Black widow movie.

  • Serafina Francis
    Serafina Francis4 ditë më parë

    Say the Rosary The Holy Rosary

  • Honor A
    Honor A4 ditë më parë

    my brain at 3am: you need to watch this me: why? my brain: you just gotta

  • Chad Chaddington
    Chad Chaddington4 ditë më parë

    I wished she commented on "Day of the Jackal" disguise.

  • Alexis Kama
    Alexis Kama4 ditë më parë

    I'm surprised no White Chicks!!!!

  • Fareedah Zaibaa
    Fareedah Zaibaa4 ditë më parë

    She should see sailor moon.

  • appleblossom345
    appleblossom3454 ditë më parë

    "We had no success with [altering voices]." Wow Elizabeth Holmes could be a case study for this LMAO.

  • Deborah Rose
    Deborah Rose4 ditë më parë

    This is amazing video on every level. Congratulations WIRED! You nailed it

  • Jahny
    Jahny4 ditë më parë

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

    PYTHON5 ditë më parë

    you forgot to review tf2 spy lol

  • Cassandra Prophet
    Cassandra Prophet5 ditë më parë

    ahahaahahaha i love this

  • MetaParalysis
    MetaParalysis5 ditë më parë

    Oh, no I'm not European

  • Dea Gjoni
    Dea Gjoni5 ditë më parë

    Her life was a movie

  • Jay the Explorer
    Jay the Explorer5 ditë më parë

    "Media figures are off- limits" for the CIA?? Oh really? lol

  • P0ND
    P0ND5 ditë më parë

    i like the way she kinda talks to carey

  • M.B. Boyack
    M.B. Boyack6 ditë më parë

    What a complete and utter liar. At <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="259">4:19</a>. Wake

  • Unownzone
    Unownzone6 ditë më parë

    I love how a professional like her still appreciates the entertaining side of inaccurate depictions of her field.

  • xxSydneyFox
    xxSydneyFox6 ditë më parë

    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.

  • UnlimitedMoon
    UnlimitedMoon6 ditë më parë

    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.

  • Sara Vinci
    Sara Vinci6 ditë më parë

    where did megan fox trousers go tho?

  • morkhan
    morkhan6 ditë më parë

    Wow, Aunt Lydia has a past.

  • Taylor Freeman
    Taylor Freeman6 ditë më parë

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

  • Holly Perrin
    Holly Perrin6 ditë më parë

    Keep an L-Pill in your pen, they said. It'll be fun, they said.

  • Christine Eliza
    Christine Eliza6 ditë më parë

    I think it would be funny to talk about how Team Rocket descise themselves in Pokemon. 😂

  • Emilia Flynn
    Emilia Flynn6 ditë më parë

    the movie lines in between the lady talking was SO annoying

  • 13strong
    13strong6 ditë më parë

    I feel like the bit about the media, clergy or the Peace Corps being off-limits is a total bluff.

  • k
    k6 ditë më parë

    Omg Comey burn!!

  • chocolate coffee
    chocolate coffee6 ditë më parë

    I love the smug look she has watching agro

  • Franco Cordini
    Franco Cordini7 ditë më parë

    the scenes with the actors responding all the time to what the lady was saying was kinda cringy

  • Toucannon Pirate
    Toucannon Pirate7 ditë më parë

    *Give me back my pants...*

  • Google Name
    Google Name7 ditë më parë

    Like Obama’s passport for example.

  • DisasterMIDI
    DisasterMIDI7 ditë më parë

    No Archer scenes??

  • Old Nite
    Old Nite7 ditë më parë

    Everything she says "we dont do this or that" they absolutely do.

  • Mark Thomas
    Mark Thomas7 ditë më parë

    omg shes annoying

  • Mark Thomas
    Mark Thomas7 ditë më parë

    ugh shutup she's too judgemental its annoying just shutup

  • Basic gg
    Basic gg7 ditë më parë

    if you didn’t know in the comics clark is shorter than superman cause of other things, not sure why

  • Nomo
    Nomo7 ditë më parë

    And now then first place to look for spy......PEACE CORP !

  • Martijn Van Ooijen
    Martijn Van Ooijen7 ditë më parë

    Can the editor chill with the pauses and weird cuts next time please? Thank you.

  • Karley Mp
    Karley Mp7 ditë më parë

    am i the only one who knows rex harrison and is shocked he was used as a mask?

  • GrownUpGaming
    GrownUpGaming7 ditë më parë

    mentions biting down on pen so casually.. cold blooded

  • sassyEst
    sassyEst7 ditë më parë

    This has been in my recommendations for a long time, and wow glad I watched it!

  • Keith Rockel
    Keith Rockel7 ditë më parë

    i like how she talks about superman like everyone should know hes kent but people nowadays are just figuring out joji is filthy frank, and he doesnt even wear glasses or makeup

  • Holly Posluszny
    Holly Posluszny8 ditë më parë

    Why are they making the clips respond to her ? It's starting to anoying me

  • Maryline Rudier
    Maryline Rudier8 ditë më parë

    Bruce Wayne is a famous man, many people could recognise his voice that they previously heard during a party.

  • Jacob H. B.
    Jacob H. B.8 ditë më parë

    Thats the real "M"!

  • Socrates
    Socrates8 ditë më parë

    Uh faith is pretty interesting name?

  • Socrates
    Socrates8 ditë më parë

    So banned cover is the ultimate cover

  • Socrates
    Socrates8 ditë më parë

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="197">3:17</a> she says forgettable and just praised the red outrageous chick...?

  • Maria Sanclemente
    Maria Sanclemente8 ditë më parë

    My only question is how tf people get this job.

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