During the 1980s, Apple had a bitter battle with the computer giant IBM. It resulted in a  classic commercial called “1984”, that was directed by none other than Ridley Scott.

A lesser known variant on this theme is “1944”, a nine-minute World War II story of “good vs IBM””, created to motivate Apple’s sales force. In the role as President Franklin D. Roosevelt, we see none other than Steve Jobs himself. Steve makes his appearance around 5:28.

For more information about “1944”, visit Michael Mark’s blog, where he writes that Steve Jobs was very excited to play Roosevelt and that they originally wanted to use footage from Charlie Chaplin‘s masterpiece “The Great Dictator” in he film.

(via Mickeleh’s Take)