Tony Mendez



(Irish, Italian, Mexican) [American]



Known as:  Retired CIA Technical Operations Officer, Author & Artist (Known for his on-the-scene management of the “Canadian caper” during the Iran hostage crisis; His story during that crisis was adapted in Oscar winning film “Argo”)



Written Works:  “Master of Disguise: My Secret Life in the CIA”, “Spy Dust: Two Masters of Disguise Reveal the Tools and Operations that Helped Win the Cold War”, “A Classic Case of Deception”, “Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History”



Awards/Accolades:  Intelligence Star, CIA Trailblazer Award, Order of the Sphinx



More Information: BBC: Tony Mendez, the real CIA spy in Argo, Washington Times: Tony Mendez, clandestine CIA hero of Ben Affleck’s ‘Argo,’ reveals the real story behind film smash, Tony Mendez’s Wikipedia page



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Tony Mendez

(Irish, Italian, Mexican) [American]

Known as: Retired CIA Technical Operations Officer, Author & Artist (Known for his on-the-scene management of the “Canadian caper” during the Iran hostage crisis; His story during that crisis was adapted in Oscar winning film “Argo”)

Written Works: “Master of Disguise: My Secret Life in the CIA”, “Spy Dust: Two Masters of Disguise Reveal the Tools and Operations that Helped Win the Cold War”, “A Classic Case of Deception”, “Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History”

Awards/Accolades: Intelligence Star, CIA Trailblazer Award, Order of the Sphinx

More Information: BBC: Tony Mendez, the real CIA spy in Argo, Washington Times: Tony Mendez, clandestine CIA hero of Ben Affleck’s ‘Argo,’ reveals the real story behind film smash, Tony Mendez’s Wikipedia page


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