1. Multiple actors have played him
From Sean Connery to Daniel Craig, several actors have been cast as 007 during the past five decades. Like the fictional British Secret Service agent, Jack Ryan has also been portrayed by many notable actors. Alec Baldwin first played the character in the 1990 film “The Hunt for Red October” before Harrison Ford (pictured) took over for “Patriot Games” and “Clear and Present Danger.” The franchise was rebooted when Boston’s own Ben Affleck starred as the famed CIA agent in 2002’s “The Sum of All Fears.” Chris Pine will be the fourth person to take over the role when “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” hits theaters.