* ActorAllusion: Stanley Anderson played the President in Bay's earlier film ''Film/TheRock', and' the demeanor of both Presidents is highly similar.
* BackedByThePentagon: NASA in this case. Hard to believe but it's true this did have NASA scientists as advisers and the movie was able to shoot in the NASA facilities. The only NASA place that isn't real is the control room which was designed for the film. Though the real MissionControl room does appear in the film. Also the Pentagon.
* BreakawayPopHit: Aerosmith's "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing"
* DuelingMovies: This one was the winner vs. ''Film/DeepImpact'', at least financially. Primarily because where ''Deep Impact'' "[[TookTheBadFilmSeriously tries]]" to be "inspirational", Armageddon ''[[{{Troperiffic}} knows]]'' it's 10% IWantMyJetPack/90% HollywoodScience and [[HamAndCheese just runs with it]].
* HeyItsThatGuy:
** "[[{{Film/Fargo}} You look like guy I once stuffed into a wood-chipper!]]" Also a ThoseTwoActors movie for SteveBuscemi and PeterStormare.
** And [[Film/HarryPotter Lucius Malfoy]] makes a firecracker analogy near the beginning of the movie!
** Creator/KeithDavid plays a FourStarBadass.
** William Fichtner is the poster boy for this page and plays [[ColonelBadass Colonel Sharp.]]
** Wait...Owen Wilson was in this movie? [[spoiler:You'd be surprised how many people forget, seeing how his character dies before actually starting the asteroid digging.]]
** The late MichaelClarkeDuncan as Bear
** [[TheBigLebowski You're out of your element, Rockhound!]]
** Stamper's last words before he blew up that asteroid should have been [[Film/DieHard "Yippie Ki Yay Mother Fucker"]]
** What business does [[Film/LordOfTheRings Arwen]] have with mortals when their planet is doomed?
** [[{{Film/Daredevil}} Daredevil]] helped saved the planet, and he gets with his boss's daughter.
* MathematiciansAnswer: in some markets, this film was advertised as starring "Oscar winners Ben Affleck and Billy Bob Thornton". While it is true that both these men won Oscars, neither of them won for acting.
* MoneyDearBoy: The reason why why Billy Bob Thornton was in this movie, which he wasn't shy to admit as soon as his contractual obligation to advertise the movie ended.
* OldShame: Subverted. In an interview with ''Miami Herald'', Michael Bay said "I will apologize for Armageddon", and explained how being forced to film the whole movie in 16 weeks caused the crew's performance to suffer, but later added on his website's forum that his words had been taken out of context and he actually was proud of the movie.

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