The always directing Spielberg gets props in D.C.

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Even when he has a day off from a movie set, Steven Spielberg is in the director’s chair.

The famed filmmaker was honored Tuesday night in downtown D.C. with the Records of Achievement award from the Foundation for the National Archives. The “Lincoln” director was recognized for fostering “a broader national awareness of the history and identity of the United States through the use of original records.”

While appearing on a red carpet at the event, Spielberg was asked by a handler to pose for a snapshot with a guest and replied, “It’s called a two-shot.” When another guest remarked on how Spielberg was in directing mode, he exclaimed with a grin, “It’s the focal light!”