Blast from the past

A quick reminder of all the Jack Ryan flicks


Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck, Chris Pine and John Krasinski. What do all of these actors have in common? One character. Jack Ryan.

Krasinski is the 5th actor (and first in a TV series) to portray the famed CIA agent and bad ass fictional character, but he will be doing that in Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.

Yup/// Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan is an upcoming Amazon TV project created by Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland and is set to air next year… on Amazon of course. The first teaser for Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan is already out, and Krasinski is now occupying the role of Jack Ryan.

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan follows an up-and-coming CIA analyst thrust into a dangerous field assignment for the first time. The series follows Ryan as he uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication that launches him into the center of a dangerous gambit with a new breed of terrorism that threatens destruction on a global scale.

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan also stars Wendell Pierce (The Wire) and Abbie Cornish (Seven Psychopaths). Krasinski and Baldwin appeared in State and Main (2000), It’s Complicated (2009), and Aloha (2015), but while we wait for the first episode to air, and let’s look back at the previous Jack Ryan’s (on screen).

The Hunt for Red October

Alec Baldwin as Dr. Jack Ryan
Director: John McTiernan
Fun fact about the movie: 20,000 dollars was spent on Sean Connery’s toupée.

Patriot Games (1992)

Harrison Ford as John Patrick “Jack” Ryan
Director: Phillip Noyce
Fun fact about the movie: Due to Harrison Ford replacing Alec Baldwin, the age of Jack Ryan had to be changed from thirty-five to fifty.

Clear and Present Danger (1994)

Harrison Ford as Jack Ryan
Director: Phillip Noyce
Fun fact about the movie: The film cast includes five Oscar nominees: Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe, Anne Archer, James Earl Jones and Hope Lange.

The Sum of All Fears (2002)

Ben Affleck as Jack Ryan
Director: Phil Alden Robinson
Fun fact about the movie: When Ben Affleck first arrived on the set, he told Director Phil Alden Robinson, “Nice working with you again”. Robinson said, “What do you mean ‘again’?” Affleck explained that when Robinson was filming the scene in Boston’s Fenway Park for Field of Dreams (1989), he and Matt Damon were among the thousands of extras.

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

Chris Pine as Jack Ryan
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Fun fact about the movie: After having played British, German, Australian, Swedish, Danish and American characters in his career, this is the first time that Kenneth Branagh has played a Russian character.


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