A Look Back at Tom Clancy's Biggest Films

PHOTO: Author Tom Clancy
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Tom Clancy died last night in a hospital in Baltimore at the age of 66. The American author, known most recently for his very successful "Splinter Cell" games, also wrote influential espionage novels that were turned into blockbuster movies featuring his heroic character Jack Ryan. Clancy's edge-of-your-seat plots were able to garner some of the biggest names in Hollywood to appear in his films. Take a look and see who he worked with.

PHOTO: "The Hunt for Red October"
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The Hunt for Red October - 1990

A young Alec Baldwin takes on the role of Jack Ryan opposite another pretty accomplished actor, Sean Connery, in "The Hunt for Red October." James Earl Jones and Stellan Skarsgard also appear in this thriller about possible submarine warfare between the United States and Russia.

PHOTO: "Patriot Games"
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Patriot Games - 1992

The Jack Ryan most fans of Clancy's movies know is Harrison Ford, who made his debut in "Patriot Games" as the target of revenge after Ryan interferes with an IRA assassination. Films like this and the "Indiana Jones" series is what made Ford one of the biggest action stars in the 1990's. Samuel L. Jackson also made an appearance in the film as Lt. Cmdr. Robby Jackson.

PHOTO: "Clear and Present Danger"
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Clear and Present Danger - 1994

Harrison Ford was back again as everyone's favorite CIA analyst in "Clear and Present Danger" two years after his debut as Ryan. This time, Ford is drawn into a war fought against a Colombian drug cartel alongside rising star Willem Dafoe. Benjamin Bratt and Anne Archer also appear in this flick, which grossed more than $120 million at the box office.

PHOTO: The Sum of All Fears
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The Sum of All Fears - 2002

It took more than 10 years for "The Sum of All Fears" to be made after Clancy wrote the book in 1991, but an up-and-coming Ben Affleck was cast alongside Morgan Freeman and James Cromwell. Before "Argo" and being cast as the next Batman, Affleck showed he could hold his own in action films.

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