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Obit: Tom Clancy, Author of Jack Ryan Thrillers 'Hunt for Red October,' 'Patriot Games' and More, Has Died at 66 (FILM CLIPS)

Thompson on Hollywood By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood October 2, 2013 at 12:52PM

Tom Clancy, bestselling author of many a thriller that would find an even wider audience with the help of Hollywood adaptations, has died at age 66. Check out clips below from his four books turned into films, "The Hunt for Red October," "Patriot Games," "Clear and Present Danger" and "The Sum of All Fears."

The Hunt for Red October (March 2, 1990), starring Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery, Scott Glenn, Sam Neill, James Earl Jones (worldwide gross: $200 million).


Patriot Games (June 5, 1992), starring Harrison Ford, Anne Archer, Sean Bean, and James Earl Jones (worldwide gross: $178 million).

A Clear and Present Danger (Aug. 3, 1994) starring Harrison Ford, Anne Archer, Willem Dafoe, and Joaquim de Almeida (worldwide box office: $215.8 million).

The Sum of All Fears (May 31, 2002) starring Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, Liev Schreiber, and Bridget Moynahan (worldwide gross:$193.9 million).

This article is related to: News, Obit, Tom Clancy/Jack Ryan, News, Video, Paramount, Paramount Pictures

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.