Tom Clancy crafted the kind of smart, savvy action stories that Hollywood loves, with actors such as Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck, Scott Bakula and Sean Connery bringing Clancy's CIA agent Jack Ryan and other characters to life in six films based on his novels:
— "The Hunt for Red October," 1990, starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin.
— "Patriot Games," 1992, starring Harrison Ford.
— "Clear and Present Danger," 1994, starring Harrison Ford and Willem Dafoe.
— "NetForce," 1999, TV movie starring Scott Bakula.
— "The Sum of All Fears," 2002, starring Ben Affleck and Morgan Freeman.
— "Jack Ryan: Shadow One," due in 2013, starring Chris Pine and Kevin Costner.