There isn't enough space on the Google cloud to store the amount of writing I could dedicate to the phenomenon known as Nic Cage. I am both utterly fascinated and faintly nauseated by Cage -- his idiosyncratic acting style, his undefeatable drive to portray comic book superheroes who aren't quite appropriate for him, and, of course, his epic hair. I don't just want the Nicolas Cage movies I pay good money to see to be awesome...I want them to be sort of comfortingly mediocre. (note to self: get on that "Season of the Witch" review post)
So one can only imagine what Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings saga might have been like had Cage played the role of Aragorn as originally intended. According to Wikipedia, the actor had to turn down the role because of "family obligations." The same article lists other potential Aragorns as Vin Diesel, Stuart Townsend, and Russell Crowe. You have to wonder if there is a Fringe universe out there in which Vin Diesel was Aragorn, and if that was the deciding factor that split it off from its origin world.
Anyway, in case you wanted to continue imagining Cage as Aragorn, I've helpfully included some pics from him in costume (albeit from another movie):