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

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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: amzn.to/2J8zPWa

The International Spy Museum located in Washington, D.C. is a 501c3 nonprofit with a mission to educate the public about the history and impact of espionage and intelligence. The Museum features the largest collection of international espionage artifacts ever placed on public display. www.spymuseum.org
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  • LednacekZ

    LednacekZ

    2 minutes ago

    She looks like a normal suburban wife but when she speaks, i cant but think that she knows so much more than i can dream about.

  • your-pseudo-boyfie

    your-pseudo-boyfie

    28 minutes ago

    I want to be her grandchild

  • Jonny

    Jonny

    51 minute ago

    Like this one. Very likeable woman.

  • Hendrick Smit

    Hendrick Smit

    Hour ago

    Tip: Don't blink so much when you claim "We don't use the media as coverage". And then confess that Argo was a true story.

  • JackSpeed 439

    JackSpeed 439

    4 hours ago

    Too cool.

  • Tom

    Tom

    4 hours ago

    ma nem e jef

  • JackSpeed 439

    JackSpeed 439

    4 hours ago

    The cia is worried about priests being accused of being spies.... but not of being proven pedophiles. They don’t need help,as,god,is,on there side.

  • Mn Nn

    Mn Nn

    4 hours ago

    Oh alias was my favorite show 😍

  • mr saxophon

    mr saxophon

    7 hours ago

    "Priests are too vulnerable, they don't have any structure to protect them" ... may I introduce you to the church

  • Yautja

    Yautja

    9 hours ago

    +1 SUBS...Awesome

  • fabian lopez

    fabian lopez

    9 hours ago

    that makes so much sense since Donald Trump is married to a russian.... =0

  • A Lass In Wanderland

    A Lass In Wanderland

    10 hours ago

    ya know what would be FUN to use is powdered alcohol it is tastless and can be added to stuff to MAKE SOMEONE DRUNK

  • A Lass In Wanderland

    A Lass In Wanderland

    10 hours ago

    I have seen some GREAT effects makeup... I LOVE QUICKK CHANGE look i do it for fun a hobby

  • SpaceCowboyMugen

    SpaceCowboyMugen

    10 hours ago

    The added little clips between her talking are more annoying than funny, clever, or cute. I'm trying to listen to what she says and it's super distracting when those clips just chime in

  • a lxra

    a lxra

    11 hours ago

    “We also don’t use media as cover.” LMFAO!!!!

  • James Spear

    James Spear

    11 hours ago

    Media figures off limits, eh? Ahem... Mockingbird

  • Straight talking

    Straight talking

    12 hours ago

    Anyone else having problems with the comment section relating to a previously watched clip? i'm watching Desi-Rae but the comments are about an ex CIA disguise head.

  • Diego S

    Diego S

    13 hours ago

    alguém mais notou que o ator de 3:18 parece com o Iberê?

  • BadWorksFun

    BadWorksFun

    13 hours ago

    But Austin was British...

  • Team2Litty

    Team2Litty

    13 hours ago

    I could listen to her stories for hours, id love to just sit back and have a fee drinks with her an just listen.

  • Team2Litty

    Team2Litty

    13 hours ago

    The saint scie tist disguise is actualy closer to what some is the state police agencies use. Expecialy those oversized "denture" style teeth

  • Nathan T

    Nathan T

    14 hours ago

    Very interesting! No comments on Burn Notice though? Practically every episode has a "spy moment."

  • nimmo willems

    nimmo willems

    14 hours ago

    Why do you americans all hate russia!!!???

  • ryutheslayer123

    ryutheslayer123

    14 hours ago

    Should she be revealing this in a video?

  • Obey Ted

    Obey Ted

    15 hours ago

    She probably IS Ben Affleck

  • Oliver Lewis

    Oliver Lewis

    15 hours ago

    When Jonna was re-introduced as the CIA Cheif of Disguise, you should have had the cameraman sat on the chair.

  • JiXable - Party Fitness Fighter

    JiXable - Party Fitness Fighter

    15 hours ago

    Is there Chuck in it?

  • JiXable - Party Fitness Fighter

    JiXable - Party Fitness Fighter

    15 hours ago

    its not:(

  • UN civilized

    UN civilized

    16 hours ago

    Tv shows next PLEASE Burn Notice is a really good example

  • Nii Kojo

    Nii Kojo

    16 hours ago

    Its funny how i've subconsciously used some of these techniques. I was wearing a suit and tie and dipped into a place waved at the concierge, he just assumed I was part of the people in front of me. I went for a pee like I intended to and when i saw the bathroom I panicked because of how high quality the place was!

  • TheNotSoFakeGilbert

    TheNotSoFakeGilbert

    17 hours ago

    what about Perry the Platypus?

  • EchmesAmok

    EchmesAmok

    17 hours ago

    cant wait until the "Former Neanderthal breaks down 30 Discovery scenes" video

  • Preston Cole

    Preston Cole

    17 hours ago

    someone stop this video editor

  • vinny Durham

    vinny Durham

    18 hours ago

    I'm sorry but the megan fox scene is ridiculous

  • pyrotheevilplatypus

    pyrotheevilplatypus

    18 hours ago

    Aw, I'm sad she didn't do the ending of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo when Lisbeth empties Wennerström's bank account.

  • Wasay M

    Wasay M

    18 hours ago

    I am sure her Children couldn't have the normal childhood, they never enjoyed fooling and lying to parents like normal kids do.... lol

  • Scott Long

    Scott Long

    19 hours ago

    The CIA are a terrible spy agency. Everyone knows they exist...

  • Scott Long

    Scott Long

    19 hours ago

    What about the scene where Trump dresses as a Cheeto?

  • crusherbmx

    crusherbmx

    19 hours ago

    She's very vague yet informative....nothing is really a trade secret, just common sense...because like, as if she'd give away something actually secret..

  • Something Strange

    Something Strange

    19 hours ago

    4:47 4:48 " We don't use the Media as cover" LYING ..Eyes gave it away!

  • rusu david

    rusu david

    20 hours ago

    ahahah this is so funny she says "they dont media, religion and whatever the fk the last one was " but they still practice inhumane tortures

  • Chay Factor

    Chay Factor

    20 hours ago

    She is a very interesting woman.

  • John De Luna

    John De Luna

    21 hour ago

    Legend has it Mrs. Mendez is a disguise

  • Cristiano Suzuki

    Cristiano Suzuki

    21 hour ago

    Obama is white and Michelle is a midget.

  • Asafe Gonçalves

    Asafe Gonçalves

    21 hour ago

    This woman is THE COOLEST!

  • Yer Bum

    Yer Bum

    21 hour ago

    4:45 isn't blinking a sign of lying? Hmmmmmm 🤔

  • anthony wragg

    anthony wragg

    23 hours ago

    everybody knows that the disguise of tramp is highly used by secret services, strangely not mentioned

  • anthony wragg

    anthony wragg

    23 hours ago

    Kingsmen was so clever it consistently managed to show cast bad taste throughout the whole movie.

  • anthony wragg

    anthony wragg

    23 hours ago

    If she is Chief of Disguise why is she telling everyone the secrets of her craft?

  • BaraZulu

    BaraZulu

    23 hours ago

    Btw, this agent is actually a 30yr old black man.

  • Kovu The Great

    Kovu The Great

    Day ago

    GILF

  • DrcJr77

    DrcJr77

    Day ago

    Very well done!

  • Diavolo222

    Diavolo222

    Day ago

    Ofc The Americans was brilliant ! YES!

  • Lamma

    Lamma

    Day ago

    Awesome video, but she says in Europe people start by counting with their thumb, I am not sure about the continent, but I haave never met someone in the UK who start counting with their thumb. We generally start with out little finger.

  • Mike S Goodmann

    Mike S Goodmann

    Day ago

    Time to stop romanticizing these CIA scum!

  • Pur901

    Pur901

    Day ago

    this was cool

  • Psycho Killer

    Psycho Killer

    Day ago

    CIA = Criminally Insane Americans.

  • AnxiousAndAnnoyed

    AnxiousAndAnnoyed

    Day ago

    I'm very disappointed there are no catsuits.

  • Monika

    Monika

    Day ago

    I knew a guy who was a pathological liar, so he decided to at least do good with it and go in the CIA, and he did really well.

  • Car mechanic4u

    Car mechanic4u

    Day ago

    Incredible woman.

  • Hammond Think

    Hammond Think

    Day ago

    This woman is a criminal. There is nothing cool about her.

  • Hammond Think

    Hammond Think

    Day ago

    @MsRadical CIA has done plenty of illegal stuff in secrecy. But even legal, when criminals write the rules, this is what you will get.

  • MsRadical

    MsRadical

    Day ago

    The definition of criminal means to do something that isn't legal. Unfortunately what the C.I.A does is legal albeit probably not very moral. But I get your point.

  • Laetitia Chang

    Laetitia Chang

    Day ago

    The reason no one knows who Superman, supergirl and lar Gand really is because they have kryptonian glasses that hides their identity. But I wonder if they have to do ID photos and they have to take off their glasses, wouldn’t that give their identity away?

  • shankar TN

    shankar TN

    Day ago

    Cool GrandMa !

  • Rory Teal

    Rory Teal

    Day ago

    This lady would be so interesting to go with to the movies.

  • Scripted Links

    Scripted Links

    Day ago

    Section Chief Strauss must have had quite the promotion.

  • Alex S

    Alex S

    Day ago

    Things that coat your stomach to handle alcohol, Taco Bell, Jack in the Box, McDonald's, KFC, basically every American fast food...

  • Rebecca McGinn

    Rebecca McGinn

    Day ago

    She signed something when she left her job that made her have to say this ... there are definitely boxes with money and guns

  • Athina Carolina

    Athina Carolina

    Day ago

    This is so cool. Im in the wrong career path

  • Ron Banks

    Ron Banks

    Day ago

    What about Dana Carvey in Master of Disguise??? to complicated huh lol TURTLEY

  • David Vu

    David Vu

    Day ago

    My name is Jeff

  • Coog

    Coog

    Day ago

    Trannys

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