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Mr. Tony Mendez

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Antonio Joseph ..., 26 Feb 2013 [cached]
Antonio Joseph Mendez
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Tony Mendez A former Chief of Disguise and Chief of the Graphics and Authentication Division in the CIA's Office of Technical Service, Mr. Mendez's 25-year career with the Agency included undercover work in the most important theaters of the Cold War. Mr. Mendez conducted the secret rescue of six U.S. diplomats during the Iran hostage crisis in 1980. That operation was the basis of the 2012 blockbuster film Argo starring Ben Affleck as Mr. Mendez.
Mr. Mendez is currently a landscape painter, author, lecturer, and consultant on intelligence matters and served as a consultant to the CBS television series "The Agency.
With her husband Antonio, she published Spy Dust: A True Story of Espionage and Romance.
The escape plot was run by ..., 18 May 2014 [cached]
The escape plot was run by Antonio Mendez, head of the CIA's extraction team and a master of disguise. Mendez came up with an idea so daring and potentially foolish that it seemed destined for Hollywood... and indeed it was. He invented a fake sci-fi film called 'Argo' (from the actual name of the CIA mission, a reference to Jason and the Argonauts). After announcing the production to the movie industry, Mendez put together a team of real 1970s Hollywood actors, directors and producers - along with covert CIA officers. They would travel to revolutionary Iran under a foreign film visa, and while 'scouting locations' throughout the country they would track down the six Americans who were hiding out. After giving them false identities as part of the film crew, they would spirit them back across the border.
One part 'Ocean's 11' and another part 'Black Hawk Down', Mendez's mind-bogglingly complicated and risky gamble paid off: each escapee was extracted without a shot being fired. Mendez is considered one of the greatest officers in CIA history. The story of this, his greatest mission, has never been told.
As a documentarian, Drew's highlight ..., 5 Nov 2014 [cached]
As a documentarian, Drew's highlight interviews include Prime Minister Joe Clark, Ambassador Ken Taylor, and CIA Agents Tony Mendez and Bill Daugherty.
BURBANK, Calif, August 27, 2013 - ..., 27 Aug 2013 [cached]
BURBANK, Calif, August 27, 2013 - On December 3, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) will release Argo Extended Editionon Blu-ray™, featuring an additional nine minutes of footage that delves deeper into CIA specialist Tony Mendez's personal relationships with his wife and son.
In addition, there are collectible premiums of a one-sheet poster, map of Tehran, reproduction of Tony Mendez's CIA ID card, and a 40-page book with behind-the-scenes photos, production notes, cast bios and more.
Screenwriter Chris Terrio won Oscar® and Writers Guild of America awards for his screenplay, based on a selection from The Master of Disguise by Antonio J. Mendez and the Wired Magazine article "The Great Escape" by Joshuah Bearman.
The CIA turns to their top "exfiltration" specialist, Tony Mendez, to come up with a plan to get the six Americans safely out of the country. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies.
Argo Declassified - Tony Mendez's daring operation gets honored as part of the CIA's 50th anniversary
Rescued from Tehran: We Were There -President Jimmy Carter, Tony Mendez and the actual houseguests recount the real-life harrowing experience they endured.
Argo: The CIA & Hollywood Connection - Director Ben Affleck and former CIA agent Tony Mendez give a firsthand view of the actual documents and cover story used to create the phony movieArgo that had all of Hollywood believing in.
Tony Mendez on Tony Mendez - Former CIA agent Tony Mendez shares additional details and stories from the mission
Reproduction of Tony Mendez's CIA ID card
Featured speakers for the 23nd Annual ..., 5 Nov 2013 [cached]
Featured speakers for the 23nd Annual One from the Heart Awards Breakfast were Tony Mendez and his wife Jonna Mendez.
Tony is the author of Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History, which was the inspiration for the feature film directed by and starring Ben Affleck as Tony.
Tony is the author of Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History, which was the inspiration for the feature film directed by and starring Ben Affleck as Tony.
Jonna and Tony shared details of how Tony, Chief of Disguise at the CIA, engineered and conducted an operation to rescue six American diplomats from Iran during the hostage crisis.
Argo Author Tony Mendez to Speak at...
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