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Stuart Galbraith IV / Special to The Daily Yomiuri
What do Ben Affleck, Harrison Ford and Alec Baldwin have in common? They've all played best-selling author Tom Clancy's U.S. Central Intelligence Agency analyst hero, Jack Ryan. Despite the enormous popularity of Clancy's novels--Clear and Present Danger was the bestselling novel of the entire 1980s--Paramount Pictures has been less committed to cranking out Jack Ryan movies. Since 1990 there have been just four, although a new movie reportedly is in development. Like those of James Bond, Jack Ryan's adventures are a reflection of the political climate in which they were …