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.

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


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May 8, 2019




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Susan Douglas
Susan Douglas 51 minute ago
i was waiting for the spy kids quick change and it never came
MrLamorso 6 hours ago
I was half expecting her to be in some sort of disguise and reveal it at the end
Arrim Haddad
Arrim Haddad 10 hours ago
I need more videos of this woman
Bert 23 hours ago
F THE CIA. Lying America into illegal wars for the benefit of corporations
Leo Sumaribus
I just finished a 27:54min RUvid video.
Little Carrot
She kinda looks like Aunt Lydia
Mama Bri
Mama Bri Day ago
This woman is a badass! Love her!
Daniel A. Espinoza A.
This is one is my favorites, she is awesome!
Kristen Nicole
Kristen Nicole 2 days ago
so we got her cia name or her other name?
Suvii 2 days ago
I would like her to break down the movie Anna disguises.
Kristen Nicole
Kristen Nicole 2 days ago
would be interesting to see some Archer footage in here haha
Nerdy Tech
Nerdy Tech 2 days ago
I hate when they freeze her. hard to get a tell.
AnthonyG 2 days ago
The CIA "doesn't use the media" guys it's all ok! What a bunch of bs.
LighT 2 days ago
I wonder how many stories she would have for her grandkids
Богдана Мельник
I'm European and I don't start counting on my hands with the thumb, I do it just like the soldier did
bish arse
bish arse 3 days ago
She's lying
abdallah wasey
abdallah wasey 3 days ago
Oh god ain't it too short Lol
Cristina Yang
Cristina Yang 3 days ago
what if it's not even her actual face
Small lee
Small lee 3 days ago
So ur his is a badass noted
オタク 3 days ago
but can she solve the kira case?
Double MW
Double MW 3 days ago
Alright youtube I watched it
Andi Maddux
Andi Maddux 4 days ago
This was fun to watch.
Dennis Van Malderen
Well, as a European I can say that when counting on my fingers I go: pointer finger, middle finger, ring finger. And to my knowledge it's kinda 50/50 on how people do it.
Lyric Please
Lyric Please 4 days ago
Let’s be honest, do you think she would really tell us how the CIA works 😂
Time Bisvit
Time Bisvit 4 days ago
Im already forgettable
Auzsa Beatty
Auzsa Beatty 5 days ago
What about “salt” the movie
Red Rooster
Red Rooster 5 days ago
Megan Fox THUMB
Aaron Olivas
Aaron Olivas 5 days ago
remember boys the cia comes for you you dont come to them
Sarah A
Sarah A 5 days ago
She be walking in the streets analyzing who's wearing a wig 😂
circuscase 5 days ago
What a liar !!! But hey, orders are orders now aren't they.....
as ply
as ply 6 days ago
9:35 Suddenly i wanna rewatch Mr. & Mrs Smith
ASMR TRANCE 6 days ago
The limping forgetfulness is fixed by placing a rock in your shoe. So the voice change forgetfulness can be fixed by placing a rock in your voice
Dasha Akhten
Dasha Akhten 6 days ago
you are my actual queen any chance i can get a reference at langley? im an award winning marksman, im in mensa, and speak fluent russian!
Iva Heart
Iva Heart 6 days ago
*Plot twist: Her real name is not Jonna Mendez and she is still Cheif of Disguise...*
Tom Stafford
Tom Stafford 6 days ago
English are European... but a cool fact about counting
JM L 7 days ago
Her husband died at the beginning of this year, I love how fondly yet professionally she talked about him, I would've cried in her place
James Taylor
James Taylor 7 days ago
I like this woman
ed ude
ed ude 7 days ago
About the clip on Inglorious Bastards Englad (despite being an Island + Brexit) and Germany are both European countries! In Europe just a very small amount of countries starts counting with the thumb, like Germany and Austria, for example, not all of Europe.
J Bruce Feynman Niccolo Bentulan
GENIUS COMMENTS Geoff Chisholm "I can't say whether a CIA agent wore a clown suit." So you're saying a CIA agent wore a clown suit? Nisarg Joshi Pay attention to her verbiage. “What if I told you that we have that technology” [sic] "Most of our men and probably a majority of our women would not have been caught dead in a black catsuit." So you're saying they're effective spywear?
Ashley Oasis
Ashley Oasis 8 days ago
Would she lie
Reid Pattis
Reid Pattis 8 days ago
Out of all of these clips, I'm just surprised that there's an Avengers movie in 1998.
Mad Stellaris
Mad Stellaris 8 days ago
"mY NaME's JeFf"
FonFon ninesix
FonFon ninesix 8 days ago
It was so good. Until red sparrow, disappointed
Bilal Baig
Bilal Baig 9 days ago
Mr and Mrs What???
Lindsay Presley
Lindsay Presley 9 days ago
Absolutely one of the most interesting videos on Wired. The CIA is fascinating.
Bewee BW
Bewee BW 10 days ago
This woman is amazing. Iconic, wonderful.
Zotac 1060 6GB
Zotac 1060 6GB 10 days ago
She looks like that CIA lady in RED movie
lulszec 09
lulszec 09 10 days ago
My name's Jeff
Shannon Mooney
Shannon Mooney 10 days ago
I wonder if the writers/experts working on these shows watch these clips and how they feel. Like if the people behind Alias just smiled after she said they could use that as a training clip :)
Elise Erickson
Elise Erickson 10 days ago
this is it. my favorite youtube video
Christopher Blaskovich
She should do something like this for Burn Notice
Spark 11 days ago
Too bad there's no Ocean's eleven clip reaction
jim hump
jim hump 11 days ago
she is lying that why sher is a cia,, thyye will never give aways cearting things
Maria Hernandez
Maria Hernandez 11 days ago
Hello CIA. If you are reading this I would like to be recruited to become a spy. Can you imagine all the excitement, suspense, and anxiety this would bring to your life....
Ecstasy And Heroin
Ecstasy And Heroin 11 days ago
Paul marsh
Paul marsh 11 days ago
That was Tom Cruise doing this disguised as a woman
Lesley Harrys
Lesley Harrys 12 days ago
This woman perfectly illustrates that actual badasses don't need to brag about how badass they are. They just exude it.
Cordelia L
Cordelia L 12 days ago
poor black widow she's a literal superhero lmao
Michael d'Oliveira
Michael d'Oliveira 12 days ago
The Americans always had a very realistic feel to it. They never dressed in a way that grabbed attention. It always seemed like they were trying to blend in as much as possible.
kavya singh
kavya singh 13 days ago
you guys should bring on karolina zebrowska here on your channel! make her judge period drama movies or tv shows, she's amazing!
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