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    Posted on Jun 29, 2018

    20 Years Later, Here's What The "Armageddon" Cast Looks Like Now

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    Bruce Willis (Harry S. Stamper)

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    Then: In 1998, Bruce Willis also appeared in Mercury Rising and The Siege. One year earlier, he starred in the cult classic The Fifth Element and one year later, he would go on to make The Sixth Sense. One week before the Armageddon release, Willis announced his seperation from wife of 11 years, Demi Moore.

    Now: Earlier this year, Bruce starred in the Death Wish remake. His films Reprisal and Unbreakable Spirit are set to be released later in 2018. A Die Hard prequel was recently announced, and although someone else will play young John McClane, it is rumored that Bruce will still appear in the film.

    Ben Affleck (A.J. Frost)

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    Then: Affleck was killing it in the late '90s. A year before Armageddon, he starred in Chasing Amy and was featured in Good Will Hunting, which earned him and Matt Damon writing Oscars. In '98, he also co-starred in Shakespeare in Love, which ended up winning Best Picture. The next year, he'd go on to make 200 Cigarettes, Forces of Nature, and Dogma. At the time, he was dating Gwyneth Paltrow.

    Now: Last year, Affleck reprised his role of Batman in Justice League. He has many projects in the works, including 2019's Triple Frontier, which he'll be starring in with Charlie Hunnam and Oscar Isaac.

    Liv Tyler (Grace Stamper)

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    Then: Liv was coming into her own as an actress in the mid-90s. In '95 and '96, she co-starred in Empire Records and That Thing You Do!. Once Armageddon was released, she was three years away from her role as Arwen in Lord of the Rings.

    Now: Last year, her excellent portrayal of Meg Abbot in The Leftovers came to an end when the series wrapped after three seasons. She was also featured in the mini-series Gunpowder and earlier this year, she starred in the fantasy/horror film Wildling.

    Billy Bob Thornton (Dan Truman)

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    Then: In 1998, Thornton had roles in Primary Colors, Homegrown, and A Simple Plan. A year earlier, he made multiple onscreen appearances, including voicing Jigo in the English version of Princess Mononoke. At the time, he was engaged to Laura Dern, who he would soon leave for Angelina Jolie.

    Now: Last year, he lent his voice to an episode of Fargo, three years after starring in the first season. He currently stars as Billy McBride in the Prime Original, Goliath. His next film, London Fields, is set to be released in September. He is currently married to his sixth wife, Connie Angland.

    Will Patton (Charles 'Chick' Chapple)

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    Then: A year before he went into space, Patton co-starred in Inventing the Abbotts, which also featured Liv Tyler. In '98, he also appeared in O.K. Garage and I Woke Up Early the Day I Died. Two years later, he went on to make Gone in Sixty Seconds and Remember the Titans.

    Now: Last year, Patton co-starred in the ten-part crime drama, Shots Fired. This year, he'll be featured in the films Boarding School, An Actor Prepares, and the much anticipated Halloween.

    Owen Wilson (Oscar Choice)

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    Then: A year before playing Oscar, Wilson was featured in Anaconda. A year later, he starred in multiple movies, including The Haunting and The Minus Man, which co-starred his then-girlfriend, Sheryl Crow.

    Now: Last year, he starred in Wonder, Father Figures, and reprised his role as Lightning McQueen in Cars 3. Next year, he'll be playing Zeus in Naya Legend of the Golden Dolphin. It was recently announced that he'll be reprising another role: Roy O'Bannon in a third Shanghai movie.

    Steve Buscemi (Rockhound)

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    Then: 1998 was a big year for Buscemi, who was also featured in The Wedding Singer and The Big Lebowski. A year earlier, he played Garland 'The Marietta Mangler' Greene in Con Air.

    Now: Last year, Buscemi made tons of TV appearances, including Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams, Broad City, and Spongebob. This year, he has already co-starred in the films Nancy and The Week Of, and can soon be heard reprising his role of Wayne in Hotel Transylvania 3.

    Keith David (General Kimsey)

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    Then: In 1998, Keith David portrayed Earl Woods in The Tiger Woods Story and Mary's Dad in There's Something About Mary. In 1997, he also lent his voice to the English version of Princess Mononoke and voiced Apollo in Hercules. He was also Goliath in the television cartoon Gargoyles.

    Now: Keith David might be working harder than anyone else in Hollywood. He continues to voice-act in multiple shows, including Rick and Morty and Adventure Time. He's one of the stars of the series Greenleaf and has over ten projects in the works.

    William Fichtner (Colonel Willie Sharp)

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    Then: A year before playing the Colonel, Fichtner was featured in another '90s sci-fi classic, Contact. A year later, he was featured in Go and The Settlement.

    Now: He currently has a recurring role on the sitcom Mom and was featured in multiple films, including 12 Strong, in which he played another Colonel. He recently completed filming Finding Steve McQueen and St. Sebastian.

    Peter Stormare (Lev Andropov)

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    Then: In 1998, Stormare acted alongside Buscemi in The Big Lebowski. He also starred in Commander Hamilton and was featured in an episodoe of Seinfeld. One year earlier, he portrayed Dieter Stark in The Lost World: Jurassic Park.

    Now: He recently provided the voice of Lord Dregg on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which also (no surprise) featured the voice of Keith David. He had a recurring part during the first season of Get Shorty and will soon reprise his role of Czernobog in the second season of American Gods.

    Michael Clarke Duncan (J. Otis 'Bear' Kurleen)

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    Then: A year before Armageddon, Duncan made many telvision appearances, which included Living Single and The Jamie Foxx Show. In 1998, he was featured in multiple films, including Bulworth and A Night at the Roxbury. In '99, he went on to co-star in The Green Mile, which earned him an Oscar nomiation.

    Now: Sadly, Michael Clarke Duncan passed away in 2012, less than two months after suffering a heart attack. He was last seen in the sports drama The Challenger, which wasn't released until 2015.

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