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


  1. spookym123

    spookym123Hace 42 minutos

    The Jennifer Garner scene in "Alias", the former CIA Chief say the distraction and sweet talk she used were brilliant. However, when I was a cashier many years ago, I was conditioned by experience to be wary of that type of person, because the bad check cashers often used that tactic.

  2. Bobby Fisher

    Bobby FisherHace un hora

    merkel never looked that healthy(merkel is ex SED)

  3. Warren Panayides

    Warren PanayidesHace un hora

    We don't use the media as a cover for the same reason, blinks erratically 4 times like she's lying..

  4. Brice Abbott

    Brice AbbottHace 2 horas

    Ok on the superman scene, Clark slouches parts his hair on the left side and develops a speech amendment. For a 70's movie he was invisible.

  5. Matthew Shinn

    Matthew ShinnHace 2 horas

    The clips cutting in between her lines is painfully annoying. Cut it off immediately.

  6. RedSoilMage

    RedSoilMageHace 3 horas


  7. Nomade

    NomadeHace 3 horas

    I know its a detail (but "the non european" just got me beacuse its a british spy^^)

  8. f1r3 hunt3rz

    f1r3 hunt3rzHace 3 horas

    What she told you is probably what CIA wants you to believe

  9. JOKER I

    JOKER IHace 4 horas

    evil person

  10. Davidpopy1

    Davidpopy1Hace 4 horas

    Bruh spies really be taking L pills to conceal American information... take their life to ensure a country doesn’t find out secrets held only by America... We’re raiding Area 51 boys 💪🏽💪🏽

  11. vservo

    vservoHace 6 horas

    Dont use the media as cover lol

  12. Bert Visscher

    Bert VisscherHace 7 horas

    14:18 I'm European and I would start with my index finger.

  13. fallen feather

    fallen featherHace 7 horas

    wow...let me find that argo

  14. Alex Shepard

    Alex ShepardHace 8 horas

    CIA talking about purity lmaoooooo

  15. Jan Jo

    Jan JoHace 8 horas

    Bring her back for gods sake!

  16. Aurora BoobeeAlis

    Aurora BoobeeAlisHace 10 horas

    That was fun, I loved Jonna Mendez, wicked savvy woman. Thanks for the upload, Wired.

  17. Partial Bullet

    Partial BulletHace 11 horas

    A secondary disguise would be an amazing mechanic in the Hitman series So far, you get your disguises by knocking someone out, finding a piece of clothing, or you start the mission with a disguise Though most people I know of, would start the mission with the suit for nostalgia.

  18. stgm

    stgmHace 12 horas

    She's an American terrorist.

  19. Califragilistic Bear

    Califragilistic BearHace 12 horas

    What does it mean if one counts with one's toes? That's probably just a dead give away.

  20. KaisWonderfulAdventure

    KaisWonderfulAdventureHace 13 horas

    Imposters would have been an interesting one :)

  21. Orbital Jellyfish

    Orbital JellyfishHace 13 horas

    Not a fan of the cut clips responding to what she says. Ugh. Cool series otherwise.

  22. Kali Love

    Kali LoveHace 13 horas

    The editing made this video not only interesting but funny too lol

  23. Nicole Mendoza

    Nicole MendozaHace 13 horas

    Alias is the best!!!

  24. Dan Silverio

    Dan SilverioHace 14 horas

    "Ben Affleck is playing my husband in this movie" - as if she is not badass enough!!!

  25. Mr. Scribbles

    Mr. ScribblesHace 14 horas

    When she said alias names, and that at the CIA they were assigned unattractive names, I thought: Lynch. Its always Lynch. You ask an agent: Hey I didn't catch your name He would say: Lynch. Of course it is.

  26. Joseph Galimidi

    Joseph GalimidiHace 14 horas

    Dang I would've loved some reservoir dogs

  27. Game Streams

    Game StreamsHace 15 horas

    Lol, such a stupid video

  28. D Laws

    D LawsHace 15 horas

    This woman husband also in the CIA... poor kids hah

  29. Chris C

    Chris CHace 15 horas

    “What if I said we had it?” SO BADASS

  30. silveryfeather208

    silveryfeather208Hace 16 horas

    The religious are vulnerable? Really???

  31. James Pittsford III

    James Pittsford IIIHace 17 horas

    When she said that the CIA would not use a newscaster as a cover, I guess that she is unaware of Mockingbird

  32. Airik1111

    Airik1111Hace 17 horas

    Don't use the media ROFL ...Riiiiiight Anderson Cooper is CIA.

  33. Daniel Röder

    Daniel RöderHace 17 horas

    Those freeze frames are super irritating, also that the view of her changes all the time. Why did you decide to film it that way?

  34. PhobosDynami

    PhobosDynamiHace 18 horas

    Lol "we don't use priests because they're out there and vulnerable." She should pay attention to the news.

  35. Eli Kh

    Eli KhHace 19 horas

    25:07 Is where you can notice the beginning of deceit and telling a lie...

  36. Christopher Buchet

    Christopher BuchetHace 19 horas

    Eating at McDonald's makes you an expert?

  37. Max Ambient

    Max AmbientHace 19 horas

    It's not the glasses that make the Clark Kent disguise impenetrable. It's the hair parted on the other side.

  38. STONEDay

    STONEDayHace 21 un hora

    4:48 her quick changed most when she closed her mouth

  39. Joe Caruso

    Joe CarusoHace 21 un hora

    This made me wonder, why did Christian Bale as Batman talk in his Batman voice to Alfred

  40. Burt Maclin

    Burt MaclinHace 21 un hora

    "3 off limits covers are...". So what you're saying is all CIA agents only use one of these 3 covers. Got it.

  41. Veronica Saitta

    Veronica SaittaHace 23 horas

    On the counting thing in Inglorious Basterds... I am Italian and I can confirm that the majority of the people here counts starting with the thumb (they even teach us to do so in elementary school) but I noticed that it really comes down to personal preferences and age: I start with my thumb, as most children do, my boyfriend doesn't. He finds it easier to start with the index finger, especially when ordering something for two - and I do this as well.

  42. Awkwardly Cast

    Awkwardly CastHace 23 horas

    Earth is flat and stationary. Space is fake. Proof: @t

  43. ned kelly

    ned kellyHace 23 horas

    They should have showed her Charlize Theron at The Oscars, then showed her Charlize Theron as Aileen Wournos for a comparison.

  44. ned kelly

    ned kellyHace 23 horas

    What I would like to know is what motivates anyone to become any sort of spy, espcially a plant or double agent. Seems to me to be a high possibility of being caught and killed sooner or later. And at least while you are working your standard of living would not be all that great. Is there like HUGE money involved ? Some sense of adventure? Or maybe when you join the CIA, you commit to whatever you are asked to do? The only way I could see doing it is if the money was so big, I'd be set for life after only a couple of years.

  45. fazyt86

    fazyt86Hace 23 horas

    I was waiting for Mrs. Doubtfire

  46. Aayush Kumar

    Aayush KumarHace 23 horas

    *casually mentions her husband is Tony Mendez*

  47. faith dizon

    faith dizonHace un día

    her first alias name was Faith. MY name is Faith. or is it?

  48. malimillions

    malimillionsHace un día


  49. Teemeah

    TeemeahHace un día

    but are they allowed to talk about this after leaving their jobs? I dunno, this seems unlikely.

  50. YeshuaJesusis King

    YeshuaJesusis KingHace 9 horas

    Teemeah It’s declassified

  51. ysesq

    ysesqHace 14 horas

    if its declassified its fine.

  52. Clyde Vraagom

    Clyde VraagomHace un día

    Why didn't this include the movie Salt???